In 1770, there was an incident in colonial Boston where British soldiers fired on American protestors, who were throwing rocks and snowballs at them. The press of the day and Patriot propagandists labeled the incident “The Boston Massacre” and spun the events as a deliberate attack on American civilians by the British. The colonial government put the nine British soldiers involved in trial and John Adams, a Patriot who later became our second President, volunteered to defend the soldiers. Eventually, seven of the nine soldiers were acquitted and two were convicted of manslaughter but acquitted of murder. The lesson of that incident is that after a proper investigation, the facts are usually not as clear cut as it first appears. However, if the Boston Massacre happened today, all nine British soldiers and John Adams would be hanging from the nearest lamppost before charges were even levied.
Unless you are living under a rock, you will know by now that George Zimmerman has shot and killed Trayvon Martin in the town of Sanford, Florida. Since that has happened, the mainstream media has been whipping up a frenzy by hyping the story, claiming Martin was killed because Zimmerman is a racist and the racist Sanford, FL police department has been helping cover it up. Now, Fat Al $harpton and Je$$e Jackass have gotten involved, along with the rest of the civil rights industry demanding George Zimmerman be arrested. Forget the fact that there are state and Federal investigations ongoing and that nobody really knows what happened that night. We also need to forget that in the American system, guilt has to be proven beyond a shadow of reasonable doubt. The civil rights industry and guilty white liberals want Zimmerman arrested for something, or they will cause civil disobedience and incite riots. To hell with the rule of law and the principle of innocence until proven guilty.
I do not know what happened the night Trayvon Martin died and unless you were there, you don’t know either. That is why we have investigations and if the evidence suggests that Zimmerman did something illegal, then and only then should he be arrested and put on trial, if the jury and/or prosecutor believe there is enough evidence. Only then can he go on trial and have the right to confront his accusers and be judged by a jury of his peers and only if there is enough evidence of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, he should be convicted and punished accordingly. It is not the job of the mainstream media and the civil rights industry, especially led by Fat Al “Crown Heights” $harpton and Je$$e Jackass to whip up a lynch mob and deliver vigilante justice. The way George Zimmerman has been treated is simply un-American.
What is even more disgusting is the actions of celebrities like Spike Lee and Roseanne Barr who have Tweeted the personal information of George Zimmerman and his parents including their addresses. The #KillZimmerman Tweeters have in addition to calling for the deaths of the Zimmerman family, have begun to call for the deaths of those who condemn the #KillZimmerman crowd. Just this week, I had my personal information posted on Twitter when I called them out on it. All decent people, regardless of race and political affiliation, should be appalled by these terrorist tactics.
It is easy to defend against injustice when a popular person or group is the victim of it. For those of us who love liberty, we have an obligation to stand against injustice, even when the person we defend is villanized and especially when it makes us uncomfortable and may even bring physical harm to ourselves and our loved ones.