Memo to President Trayvon: Your Violent Criminal Son Wasn’t Just Minding His Own Business

Regarding the George Zimmerman case, Obama wants us to believe the same misinformation that most of the media have been spreading for the past year and a half:  That Trayvon Martin had just been innocently traipsing along on his way back from the 7-11 on the fateful night in question, and that the whole thing would have been avoided if not for the tendency by people like George Zimmerman to “profile” young black males such as Martin.

It has not seemed to penetrate the minds of Obama, Eric Holder, or any of the media talking heads just exactly why Zimmerman found Martin suspicious, despite the existence of ample recorded statements and police interviews in which Zimmerman explains it thoroughly.

Even Bill O’Reilly, in his recent heated tirade directed at Obama’s disgusting and divisive speech from last week, made the egregious error of saying the following:  “Trayvon Martin was killed because circumstances got out of control. He was scrutinized by a neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman, because of the way he looked. Not necessarily his skin color, there is no evidence of that but because he was a stranger to Zimmerman and was dressed in clothing sometimes used by street criminals. It was wrong for Zimmerman to confront Martin based on his appearance.”

Why the heck do Obama, Sharpton, O’Reilly, Nancy Grace, and the rest of them get away with spreading this nonsense?

First off, the evidence in the trial all supported Zimmerman’s insistence that he did not confront Martin–in fact, everything points to it being the other way around, that Martin stalked and accosted/attacked Zimmerman.

Second, Zimmerman made it perfectly clear that his reasons for calling the police about Martin had at least as much to do with what Martin was actually doing as with Martin matching the profile of those committing previous break-ins in the neighborhood.

Besides noting that Martin appeared to be “up to no good” and “on drugs or something,” and giving the police dispatcher basic information about Martin’s sketchy behavior, Zimmerman later described repeatedly and in detail how Martin was loitering around the area and looking intently at the houses, especially at one house which had already been the site of a prior attempted break-in.

When Zimmerman first observed Martin, the teenager was actually in the grassy yard in front of that house, instead of on the nearby sidewalk–it was raining, and it seemed especially suspicious to Zimmerman that instead of making his way along the sidewalk as if he had a destination to get to, and to get out of the rain, Martin was standing close to the house entrance and peering around furtively.  Zimmerman made all of this clear when he went back to the scene the day after the shooting with detectives, and described it all in minute detail, re-enacting the entire incident.

Donald Joy

About the author, Donald Joy: Following his service in the United State Air Force, Donald Joy earned a bachelor of science in business administration from SUNY while serving in the army national guard. As a special deputy U.S. marshal, Don was on the protection detail for Attorney General John Ashcroft following the attacks of 9/11. He lives in the D.C. suburbs of Northern Virginia with his wife and son. View all articles by Donald Joy

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