Uncle Luke: Zimmerman's Acquittal Shows There's No Equality in American Courts

George Zimmerman's acquittal for murdering Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin has everything to do with race. That's why I'm offended by white people criticizing African-Americans for making the boy's death about the racial divide that still exists in America. I was especially appalled when Zimmerman's lawyer, Mark O'Mara, had the audacity to claim that had his client been a black man, the case would never have been prosecuted. That's BS.

The Trayvon tragedy is just the latest proof that black people have not beaten racism in the land of the free. You can't tell us race had nothing to do with this case when 58 years ago, two white men named Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam were acquitted of kidnapping, torturing, and murdering 14-year-old African-American Emmett Louis Till in Mississippi. History just repeated itself.

You can't tell us it's not about race when 193 out of the 310 convicts exonerated by DNA evidence and released from prison after being wrongfully convicted are African-American, according to the Innocence Project. You can't argue race didn't play a role when it takes Alabama legislators 82 years to pardon the Scottsboro Boys, nine African-American teens falsely accused and convicted by all-white juries of raping two white women in 1931.

You can't tell us that if Trayvon had been white and Zimmerman had been black, the verdict would have been the same. Hell, a black man in Long Island, New York, already tried the self-defense claim in the killing of a white teenager six years ago and failed. In 2007, a jury found John H. White guilty of second-degree manslaughter for the 2006 slaying a 17-year-old white Puerto Rican named Daniel Cicciaro. White shot Cicciaro in the face after the boy showed up at his house threatening to kill his teenaged son, Aaron.

You can't tell us Zimmerman's acquittal is fair when we just saw the U.S. Supreme Court invalidate the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

You can't tell us Zimmerman walking free is a representation that the American criminal justice system works. In America, equality and justice for black people is a sham.

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drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

George Zimmerman 'Justified' In Shooting  juror B37


the same george zimmerman that

“ex-fiancee, Veronica Zuazo. Zimmerman attacked her while the two were driving to a counseling session

Zimmerman followed a man in his car until the police arrived. Daniel Osmun, the other driver, told police that Zimmerman was tailgating and that he spit his gum out the window "out of frustration.

George Zimmerman cousin’s molestation

zimmerman work as security He was fired for being too aggressive with patrons. He picked up and threw a women. It was pure rage. She twisted her ankle.

He lied about his finances and the existence of a second passport there is no reason to believe anything else he say.

When an armed man can hunt down an unarmed teenager while on the telephone with a 911 dispatcher, kill the teen, and then walk away free, I think it’s fair to assume that there’s a serious problem with justice in the jurisdiction where the event took place.

but his HEART was in the right place" ...............juror B37”

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

Had Mr. Martin shot and killed Mr. Zimmerman under similar circumstances, Mr. Martin would have been quickly arrested by the Sanford Police Department and charged in the killing, without the benefit of the doubt” And vigorously questioned by police if he claimed self-defense. The SPD treated Zimmerman easier than Hannity treated him--few tough questions, few questions about the details. The prosecution was handed a weak case because of the shoddy work of the SPD.” Actually, they would have beat Trayvon to a pulp first! and claimed he was resisting arrest (had Trayvon shot & killed zimmerman)

laor1212
laor1212

GZ didn't shot TM for being black, and what if, what if at the scene of the incident it would of come out that a neighborhood crime watch captain shots and kills, a black Hispanic, Haitian, whatever any other ethnic background young man, would Luke and this nation still feel the same? NO. it be just another story. Furthermore, generally two most people use, black or white. now ETHNICITY is a different story. so people can start educating themselves and not talk shit, just about every ethnic group HAS black skinned people, Hispanics, Haitians, Caribbean's, European's, etc. So, when people are acting the way they are, they're all racists, and hypocrites because what about all those other black skinned victims who were shot and killed but who weren't of an African-American decent? what they don't matter? they're just shit right? Fuck them. Whoever is ashamed of being an American, or rioting or bitching about the verdict, is a racist and hypocrite because no life is more important than the other, and sorry with all due respect but TM, wasn't and isn't the ONLY black in America, there are millions and not necessarily of African-American ethnic background, and those victims, they're rights, their families DO MATTER, NOW WHERE IS THEIR JUSTICE? WHOSE STANDING UP FOR THEM? WHOSE PROTESTING FOR THEM?

YoYo
YoYo

its was about Travon's behavior not his race.  get that.  if you act like a thug, you get treated that way. 

but Luke is probably right, racism is not dead.  but let be fair, its on all sides.  

Quiet honestly, I think you are more racist  than me.   

All Trayvon needed to do was introduce himself, and say where he was staying.  that's all.  walk up the the 'crazy ass white  cracker' and say, 

Hey man, what's up, I'm staying with my Dad's girlfriend for a few days. 


-that's how honest people behave.. 


EnoughAlready
EnoughAlready

It has nothing to do with race. It has to do with the fact that Zimmerman was in fear of his life. I would like to see anyone who was getting the crap kicked out of them who would lay there and take it or if you would harm the person who might kill you. Anyone would want to protect themselves. And I didn't see white people protesting and causing all this craziness when OJ got acquitted of killing not 1 but 2 innocent white people. And if I recall correctly the blacks partied and were beyond happy he got off. That is what I call a double standard.... Everyday blacks kill blacks and it just rolls off everyone's shoulders. Zimmerman is not even white he is hispanic with black grandparents so it's not exactly a white on black crime. The sad thing is when white people have a problem we can't go to the Naacp because if we have a white's only group it is considered racist we don't have a White entertainment TV station but there is a BET, we don't have award shows honoring only whites but the blacks do... So please tell me which of the 2 groups are more racist and are ALLOWED to get away with it? And if i remember correctly Mr Martin is the one calling Zimmerman a creepy ass cracker hmmm is that racist? I think so! You talk about equality so let's make it for all things not only when it doesn't benefit black people. Whites should be able to have all the same groups, tv channels,music channels and award shows without being called racist.... And we should also have our own Naacp so that when a black man kills a white man we have someone to go to the Federal agency for us! 

laor1212
laor1212

@EnoughAlready thank you! yes, everyone forgets OJ killed two white innocent people, but just like I wrote in my post, no one cares about any other race and/or ethnic background....HYPOCRITES! That's just goes to show who are the real racists. Unbelievable. no matter what African-American's will always play the race card, and will never, ever allow their own selves to feel part of any community. They keep living in the past, literally living in it when so much has happened, when so many positive changes have emerged. They set themselves back, its not the white man anymore, because the white man voted for the black Muslim president. There is nothing they can't do, but still insist and argue there's racism, really? get the fuck out.

Tinaw22
Tinaw22

@laor1212 @EnoughAlready Do you know for a fact that OJ killed these people, you don't know because you was not there. But the fact is this grown ass man killed an unarmed kid!!!! Right is Right and wrong is wrong no matter what you and anybody else has to say!!!! It is not about COLOR but about right and wrong!!!!

Tinaw22
Tinaw22

@laor1212 @EnoughAlready Please tell me how the HELL did this man fear for his life when he was carrying a GUN!!!! Can someone please tell me that!!!! This grown as man just wanted to play COP and he had no right to follow that child. If you or anybody else had someone following you and come at you I am pretty sure you would fight for your life. and thats what TM did fight for his life and he did not know that this young man can fight thats when he shot him coward thats what GZ was. I bet he is in fear of his life now!!!!

Enoughalready
Enoughalready

@Tinaw22 Just so you know GZ did not come at TM it was the other way around. If I had someone following me I would have walked to my home which i was like 2min away from if that and went in my front door and locked it! I wouldn't have waited for GZ! So right there that tells me that the angel TM was looking to be a tough guy! Look at the public records of the trail all the info it's all online... And it's sad that GZ has to be in fear for his life now because he got off just like OJ! How come when it's black on black crime it's not a issue? When a black man walked up and killed a innocent 7month old child for no reason it didn't catch as much attention as this case...Hmmmm odd no? But maybe that baby shouldn't have been out at night right? 

 
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