"What If Trayvon Had Been White?"

Discussion in 'Politics' started by JamesL, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. JamesL


    Did you notice during the George Zimmerman trial how the media kept repeating the salacious question “What if Trayvon Martin had been white?” They acted as if this question was the perfect response to Zimmerman defenders. They pretended that this was a question without a “safe” answer, but in reality, the question had already been answered.

    In April of 2009 Mr. Roderick Scott awoke at 3am to the sounds of three young men breaking into cars on his street. He called the police and went down to the street to make sure the young men did not flee before the police arrived. He shouted at the three to “freeze” and told them that the police were coming soon. The three boys stood before the big man obviously considering what they should do.

    That’s when Christopher Cervini (17) rushed at Mr. Scott uttering “I’ll get you” or “I’ll get him.” Roderick Scott fired twice, killing the teenager. The trial that followed was again a case of prosecutorial overreach, as they tried to charge Mr. Scott with manslaughter. Fortunately for Mr. Scott, a jury of his peers agreed with him that he did only what was needed to protect himself.

    Afterwards the prosecutor opined, “I just hope it’s not a message to this community… that you have the right to shoot an unarmed 17-year-old kid for breaking into a car.” The problem is that Mr. Scott did not shoot young Christopher Cervini for breaking into his car, but for attacking him. While the Cervini family may now be in much pain over the loss of their son, he brought himself to his tragic end through a series of terrible choices. Roderick Scott had every right to protect himself; he did what he should have… and a jury of his peers agreed.

    Oh, and Roderick Scott was a 42 year old black man about the size of an NFL linebacker. Christopher Cervini was a skinny, 17 year old white kid with a little bit of marijuana in his system. Scott was justified in the killing of the younger man not because of the crime that Cervini had committed, but because Scott rightfully feared for his own safety.

    There was no “white uproar” over the shooting of a young white man at the hands of a black man with a “hero-complex.” The NAACP didn’t show up to argue that the shooter should be jailed, or that the Justice Department should pursue charges of civil rights violations against the man for killing Cervini. Jesse Jackson, Al Shartpon, and all of the other race hate baiters stayed home for the trial. The trial was treated as a tragic situation that a young man brought on himself by turning to violence.

    Which is exactly how the George Zimmerman case should have been treated. The next time someone tells you, “What if…?” You can tell them it already happened, and the outcome was exactly the same… minus the racial tension.



  2. James your example is nothing like the Zimmerman case. From what you wrote the boys were breaking into cars. Trayvon was not committing any crime. Geezus H Christ, you guys.
  3. JamesL


    You're right. Supposedly breaking into cars and then rushing you is not the same thing as having your head repeatedly slammed against a concrete sidewalk.

    Two different animals.
  4. Go back to your lunch of Kool Aid JamesL.
  5. JamesL


    BTW, just curious...if you take a rock (or a piece of concrete) and hit somebody in the head is classified assault with a deadly weapon, how is it that hitting the concrete with someone's head does not equate the same inference?
  6. and the kid only had a ''little bit of marijuana'' in his system.:).
  7. pspr


    What an idiot you are brokenarrow. The fact is that Trayvon attacked Zimmerman and Zimmerman defended himself. The other guy did the same thing - he came under attack and defended himself.

    The shooting had nothing to do with the car break-in. It was a case of self defense, fool. Are you really so dense that you can't see that?
  8. There are many more differences in the two cases than there are similarities. I've always said the solution that has the greatest possibility for the Martin family is a civil suit, that's what I still think. Not a guarantee but I think there is a better chance the Martins will win that than Zimmerman. Zimmerman is a person who makes bad choices and a teen is dead because of those choices. And because the news put race into the case, you guys get a hard on for this nitwit Zimmerman. Pick better causes to fight for and you'll be taken more seriously by those who disagree with you.
  9. I'm smarter, more logical than you and can out fuck, fight and bullshit you any day of the week.
  10. LEAPup


    Well, our communist president brought up that question, what if trayvon had been white? Ok. I'll tell you what would have happened: absolutely nothing! Would have been an 11:00 PM news story of a white teen killed after trying to beat the brains out of a night watchman.
    #10     Jul 24, 2013