Dead dogs for Obama – wnd.com

Dead dogs for Obama – wnd.com.

Exclusive: Roger Hedgecock exposes voter registration of animals, deceased, illegals

by Roger Hedgecock

Voter fraud is the big issue that may decide the outcome of this election

In Seattle, Wash., last month, Brenda Charlston received a voter registration form in the mail from the Voter Participation Center with all the blanks filled in for “Rosie Charlston,” her black Labrador who died in 1998.

The Obama supporting center says it has mailed some 5 million forms using commercially available databases to target Democratic-leaning groups such as unmarried women. What did they use in the Brenda/Rosie mailing? The dead dog mailing list?

In June, in Buford County, Va., Tim Morris received a filled-out voter registration form for “Mozart Morris” addressed to “Mo,” his dog that passed away two years before. Again, the form came in the mail from the Voter Participation Center.

In Bernalillo County, N.M., an anonymous Republican registered his dog as a voter at a voter registration booth at the University of New Mexico to show how easy it would be to defraud the system. Election officials claim they followed the law and referred the case to state prosecutors for criminal investigation of the dog owner!

Election officials throughout the country report a surge of voter registrations from animals, dead people and noncitizens.

Republicans believe Obama is depending on these registrations to win the election and want laws requiring voter ID at the polls. Democrats charge that Republicans are trying to suppress the vote to increase the odds of a Romney win.

This Democrat charge formed the basis of a lawsuit by Obama’s Department of Justice to block a Texas law that requires voter photo ID to vote. Texas is one of 26 states with such laws.

The DOJ claimed the requirement would bar eligible voters from voting and that the cost of getting the proper ID amounted to a “poll tax.” The Texas law provides for a free state ID to anyone lacking a driver’s license or other photo ID.

A study by a DOJ expert produced a long list of Texans who lacked government-issued photo ID and, it was alleged, were thereby disenfranchised. The list and the study were a fraud.

The list turned out to contain the names of 50,000 dead people, 330,377 seniors who can vote by mail without ID, 261,887 voters who included a driver’s license number on their voter registration form, 800,000 Texans who were, in fact, registered to vote and who did have a government issued photo ID.

The list also contained the names of Texans with U.S. military ID (acceptable for photo ID to vote), former Texas residents who had moved to other states, disabled voters who were exempt from the Texas photo ID law and noncitizens.

Strangely, the list of those who “lacked government issued ID” included former President George W. Bush, two state legislators and the wife of another, former U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm, current U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and even the Texas director of elections, Keith Ingram – who was listed not once but twice!

However, even the Texas attorney general has yet to find the names of any dogs, living or dead, on the list.

Obama’s DOJ also went after Florida for passing a similar law. It seems that Obama voters who were dead, felons or noncitizens would not get to vote.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered county election officials to examine the integrity of the voting rolls. In the first review, the names of 83,000 dead people were discovered still registered to vote.

The dead deserve representation given the estate-tax debate, but the law does not yet allow them to vote.

DOJ also objected to Florida’s insistence that felons be barred from voting.

Noncitizens were also found on the voter rolls, and Gov. Scott fought to get access to the federal Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements, or SAVE, database. SAVE will allow Florida to purge the voter roll of noncitizens.

In a strange, parallel world, the Obama Agriculture Department requires ID on every cow, and now on every chicken, on every American farm.

Obama wants to trace the movement of farm animals but not illegal aliens; he wants to ID every farm animal to protect the public health but does not want to ID voters to protect the integrity of elections.

With the memory still fresh that the 2000 presidential election was decided by a handful of voters in Florida, the determination of who gets to vote in 2012 could decide who will be the next president.

Florida 1, Eric Holder 0 – Tea Party Nation

Florida 1, Eric Holder 0 – Tea Party Nation.

You knew this news would come out on a weekend so it does not gain any traction, but Eric Holder’s efforts to allow the dead to vote and many to vote early and often have suffered a serious setback.

 From Fox News:

 Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott on Saturday lauded the Obama administration‘s new announcement that gives the state access to a federal database, but he also called the standoff-ending decision a “significant victory” for Florida.

The Department of Homeland Security reportedly informed Scott this weekend that Florida would have access to the agency’s Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements database.  

The database, known as SAVE, is a list of resident non-citizens maintained by the agency and would help the state to challenge people’s right to vote if they are suspected of not being U.S. citizens.

The Obama administration had for months denied Florida’s request but relented after a judge ruled in the state’s favor in a related voter-purge matter.

“Access to the SAVE database will ensure that non-citizens do not vote in future Florida elections,” the governor said. “I’m appreciative that the federal government is working with us cooperatively… This commitment from the United States Department of Homeland Security marks a significant victory for Florida and for the integrity of our election system.”

Voting rights groups, while acknowledging that non-citizens have no right to vote, have expressed alarm about using such data for a purpose not originally intended — purging voter lists of ineligible people. They also said voter purges less than four months before a presidential election might leave insufficient time to correct mistakes.

  Anyone want to scream every time the media refers to these groups as “voting rights groups.”   

 They are not voting rights groups they are voting fraud enablers. 

 They do not care about voting rights, what they care about is helping the Party of Treason steal elections. 

 Florida has complained about non-citizens on the voting rolls but the Federal Government has not wanted to help.  Finally they are being forced to.

 Good.

 We must be diligent this fall.  The Party of Treason will be rolling out every trick it can to steal this election.

 Our Republic will remain safe, as long as we protect it against those who would destroy it.

The Rise of Back-on-White Violence – Tea Party Nation

The Rise of Back-on-White Violence – Tea Party Nation.

By Alan Caruba

The media and the usual race-mongers made sure that all of America knew about George Zimmerman’s killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida on February 26. The local police initially did not arrest Zimmerman because it was an obvious case of self-defense.

There was no such outcry, however, when a month later on March 26 a 50-year-old white man was attacked and beaten with a hammer by two black teens, in Midway, Florida, just six miles from Sanford. The Orlando Sentinel published a description of the attackers, but neglected to mention their race. One of them had just finished a seventeen month prison sentence.

On May 9, the Star-Ledger of Newark, NJ published an article, “Group of 10 or 15 ‘thugs’ rob and beat 5 people following Prudential Center concert, cops say.” There was no reference to their race in the article and when I emailed the reporter for clarification, I received no response.

This kind of double standard is rampant in the reporting of black-on-white attacks and Colin Flaherty, a radio host on WDEL, Wilmington, Delaware, and a writer who has won more than forty awards for his work, has recently published “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Race Riots to America” that chronicles a trend that is receiving little media attention and one which local police authorities tend to avoid discussing.

The book is not a racist screed. It is the reporting of events.

It is also an appalling record of violence against whites that must be addressed or political correctness will doom any chance of dealing with it. In the introduction to his book, Flaherty writes, “Almost as astonishing as the widespread racial violence is the willingness of people in authority to deny it. Ignore it. Explain it away. Even condone and lie about it.”

The book is a chronicle of black-on-white violence in recent years. “In Chicago,” Flaherty notes, “after weeks of racial violence where the newspapers refused to mention the crime was almost exclusively black gangs on individual whites, the Superintendent of Police said he knew what was causing the violence: Sarah Palin.”

“A member of Congress from Chicago, Bobby Rush, said black violence in Chicago was routine and the only reason anyone was paying any attention to the race riots in downtown Chicago was because it was black on white violence.”

“The riots on the streets of South Philly had ‘no racial component’ and were ‘nothing much’ said the Mayor until events forced him to acknowledge the obvious: black people were taking racial violence to a new level.”

Flaherty says “The deniers fall somewhere in between two points; (on) one hand, they say the racial violence is not happening. On the other, they say it is, but everyone already knows it—and it is happening for a good reason. Sometimes they say both.”

“As I started to unravel the threads of these attacks,” writes Flaherty, “it became clear right away that this was happening all over the country for at least a year or two. And that newspapers were underreporting it—when they reported it at all.”

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches at the end of the month, Flaherty warns about Black Beach Week in Miami Beach and Black Bike Week in Myrtle Beach, Florida, along with Speed Week in Charlotte, North Carolina.

For the past decade the events in Florida “have become the center of the universe of the world’s biggest black beach party. The city doesn’t really host the party. People just show up.” The events are distinguished by “Shootings, assaults on police, mountains of trash, (and) violence against people and property on a scale that can only be called anarchistic.”

These are not isolated events. The pattern was repeated in Indianapolis, Indiana, during its annual Black Expo and in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the several day party that precedes the annual Coca Cola 600, a NASCAR event. In 2011, an estimated 30,000 to 60,000 blacks rioted, resulting in one of the city’s largest mass arrests. Charlotte will be the site of the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

In July 2010, in Milwaukee, some ten to twenty white youths were enjoying a Fourth of July fireworks show when they were set upon by a gang of blacks. In Minneapolis in 2011 more than 800 black people “marauded through downtown followed a few days later by an incident when twenty black women beat a white woman after she confronted them about harassing her child.

In city after city throughout America—Akron, Rochester, Atlantic City, Atlanta, St. Louis, Boston, Seattle, Las Vegas, Detroit, Denver, and even the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., Flaherty documents riots and attacks that can no longer be ignored or seen as isolated events.

It is just too easy to pass this off as “black anger.” It is racism and the Zimmerman-Martin killing is just the tip of the iceberg. Despite decades since the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964 that was passed to redress the wrongs of the past against black Americans, some blacks retain a malignant hatred directed against whites.

“The Return of Race Riots to America” portends that the summer of 2012 could reflect this trend. It is a warning to the leaders in both the black and white communities to condemn it and to the nation’s media to do something other than ignore or exploit it.

The reality is that we are going to be hearing a lot more from Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Louis Farrakhan who thrive on such violence, and the real tragedy is that millions of law-abiding black citizens will be branded by such behavior.

© Alan Caruba, 2012

We need Voter ID laws now! – Tea Party Nation

We need Voter ID laws now! – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

If the videos James O’Keefe has done are not enough to convince people that we need voter ID laws, a new report from the Miami Herald should convince all but the insanely partisan, who want to see Obama win at all costs.

 From the Miami Herald:

 Thousands of foreign citizens — particularly in South Florida — might be registered to vote in Florida and could have unlawfully cast ballots in previous elections.

 The potential problem is largest in Florida’s largest county: Miami-Dade, where the elections supervisor is examining 2,000 potentially unlawful voters, WFOR-CBS 4 News reported Tuesday. Broward is examining 260 suspected foreign voters. One suspected noncitizen voter has been registered for about 40 years, CBS 4 found.

 Over the past year, the Florida Division of Elections has begun identifying potential foreigners on the rolls in coordination with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Division of Elections spokesman Chris Cate told The Miami Herald. He said the state has forwarded the names to county elections supervisors, who are in charge of the rolls.

  “There will be more names,” Cate said.

 The discovery of potentially unlawful voters is sure to fuel the partisan debate over voter fraud and voting rights. With 1.2 million registered voters in Miami-Dade, 2,000 potentially ineligible voters might not seem like a big number. However, it is more than enough to swing a close election in a state like Florida, where the 2000 presidential election was decided in favor of George W. Bush by 537 votes.

 This is why laws like Motor Voter that allow instant registration are extremely bad laws.  Of course the liberals want those laws because the only way they can win many elections is through fraud.

 This is not the first time we have seen allegations of non-citizens voting.

 From the Greely Gazette, May 27, 2011:

 In last year’s Senate race nearly 5000 illegal aliens cast their vote in the election.

 The revelation comes from Colorado Secretary of State, Scott Gessler. Testifying before the House Administration Committee, Gessler said his department conducted a study comparing the state’s voter registration database against driver’s license records.

 After doing so they discovered 12,000 illegal aliens living in the state who were registered to vote. Of these, 5,000 actually cast votes in the last election.

 Gessler told Rep. Gregg Harper, the panel’s Republican chairman, the study was a ‘disturbing wake-up call” and hoped it would prompt every state to verify its procedures to prevent illegal voting.

 Responding to the report, Harper stated, “We simply cannot have an electoral system that allows thousands of non-citizens to violate the law and vote in our elections. We must do more to protect the integrity of our electoral processes.”

 We know the Party of Treason is going to pull out all the stops to try and steal this election.  We must stand up and prevent this from happening.  If we cannot trust our elections, then this nation is finished.  

 The Democrats oppose Voter ID laws for one reason only.  It prevents vote fraud.  We must stop them this year and we must get Voter ID laws in all 50 states.

Who Is ‘Racist’? – Thomas Sowell – Townhall Conservative Columnists

Who Is ‘Racist’? – Thomas Sowell – Townhall Conservative Columnists.

Who Is 'Racist'? - Thomas Sowell - Townhall Conservative Columnists

Whatever the ultimate outcome of the case against George Zimmerman for his shooting of Trayvon Martin, what has happened already is enough to turn the stomach of anyone who believes in either truth or justice.

An amazing proportion of the media has given us a painful demonstration of the thinking — and lack of thinking — that prevailed back in the days of the old Jim Crow South, where complexion counted more than facts in determining how people were treated.

One of the first things presented in the media was a transcript of a conversation between George Zimmerman and a police dispatcher. The last line in most of the transcripts shown on TV was that of the police dispatcher telling Zimmerman not to continue following Trayvon Martin.

That became the basis of many media criticisms of Zimmerman for continuing to follow him. Only later did I see a transcript of that conversation on the Sean Hannity program that included Zimmerman’s reply to the police dispatcher: “O.K.”

That reply removed the only basis for assuming that Zimmerman did in fact continue to follow Trayvon Martin. At this point, neither I nor the people who assumed that he continued to follow the teenager have any basis in fact for believing that he did or didn’t.

Why was that reply edited out by so many in the media? Because too many people in the media see their role as filtering and slanting the news to fit their own vision of the world. The issue is not one of being “fair” to “both sides” but, more fundamentally, of being honest with their audience.

NBC News carried the editing even further, removing one of the police dispatcher’s questions, to which Zimmerman was responding, in order to feed the vision of Zimmerman as a racist.

In the same vein were the repeated references to Zimmerman as a “white Hispanic.” Zimmerman is half-white. So is Barack Obama. But does anyone refer to Obama as a “white African“?

All these verbal games grow out of the notion that complexion tells you who is to be blamed and who is not. It is a dangerous game because race is no game. If the tragic history of the old Jim Crow South in this country is not enough to show that, the history of racial and ethnic tragedies is written in blood in countries around the world. Millions have lost their lives because they looked different, talked differently or belonged to a different religion.

In the midst of the Florida tragedy, there was a book published with the unwieldy title, “No Matter What … They’ll Call This Book Racist.” Obviously it was written well before the shooting in Florida, but its message — that there is rampant hypocrisy and irrationality in public discussions of race — could not have been better timed.

Author Harry Stein, a self-described “reformed white liberal,” raised by parents who were even further left, exposes the illogic and outright fraudulence that lies behind so much of what is said about race in the media, in politics and in our educational institutions.

He asks a very fundamental question: “Why, even after the Duke University rape fiasco, does the media continue to give credence to every charge of racism?”

Harry Stein credits Shelby Steele‘s book “White Guilt” with opening his eyes to one of the sources of many counterproductive things said and done about race today — namely, guilt about what was done to blacks and other minorities in the past.

Let us talk sense, like adults. Nothing that is done to George Zimmerman — justly or unjustly — will unlynch a single black man who was tortured and killed in the Jim Crow South for a crime he didn’t commit.

Letting hoodlums get away with hoodlumism today does not undo a single injustice of the past. It is not even a favor to the hoodlums, for many of whom hoodlumism is just the first step on a path that leads to the penitentiary, and maybe to the execution chamber.

Winston Churchill said, “If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost.” He wasn’t talking about racial issues, but what he said applies especially where race is involved.

Shut up Michael Bloomberg. – Tea Party Nation

Michael Bloomberg - Caricature

Michael Bloomberg - Caricature (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

Shut up Michael Bloomberg. – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

Is anyone else tired of these idiot liberals?  Michael Bloomberg is one of the worst.  He does not believe Americans should have their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

 Now, he does not even like self-defense.

 From Politico:

 The so-called Stand Your Ground self-defense laws in Florida and some other states amount to “a license to murder” and an excuse for “vigilante justice,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg charged Wednesday.

 “The laws are not the kind of laws a civilized society should have and the [National Rifle Association] should be ashamed of themselves,” Bloomberg, a leading gun-control advocate, said at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “This has nothing to do with gun-owners’ rights. This has nothing to do with the Second Amendment.”

 “Plain and simple, this is just trying to give people a license to murder,” he added of the Stand Your Ground laws.

 The laws are enacted in roughly two-dozen states but have been under intense scrutiny since the death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black Florida teen, whose shooter, neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, claimed self-defense.

 Really?

 Perhaps Bloomberg should shut up and worry about what is going on in New York City. 

 At least ten states have “Stand your ground” laws.

 In 2010, there were 866 murders in New York City.   In 2011, in Nashville, Tennessee, a state that has a stand your ground law, there were only 51 murders.    How many of us feel safer in Nashville than New York City?

 In 2010, while there were 866 murders in New York City, a Second Amendment free zone, there were 18 murders in Orlando Florida.  Where would you rather be?  Orlando Florida or New York City?

 In Texas, which has a stand your ground law, in the city of Dallas, in 2010 there were only 148 murders, while in Michael Bloomberg’s socialist paradise, there were 866.

 There is a recurring theme here. Contrary to what Michael Bloomberg says, the Second Amendment and Stand Your Ground laws help protect citizens.

 In the Constitution free zone that is New York City, crime abounds.    Liberals really are crazy.  It does not matter how many times their ideas fail, they insist on trying the same thing over and over again.  Isn’t that the definition of insanity.

 Before the District of Columbia v. Heller case, Washington DC had some of the most stringent gun control laws.  It also had one of the highest homicide rates.  After the Heller case and Washington’s gun control laws were declared unconstitutional, shockingly enough Washington’s crime rate plummeted.

 In short, like every other liberal, Bloomberg ignores the facts lest they interfere with his preconceived notions.  We can only hope the people of New York City will replace this clown with someone who actually respects the Constitution and the Constitutional Rights of American citizens. 

Where in the world is Al? – Tea Party Nation

New Black Panther Party

New Black Panther Party (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Where in the world is Al? – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

What ever else you want to say about Al Sharpton, he is no fool.  He has taken his racial huckstering to a major league art form.  You would think after the Tawana Brawley fiasco in the 80’s, Al would have been quietly retired. 

 Instead he came back from that career ender and remains on the far left national stage.

 He was one of the first and most vocal of the activists to jump on the Trayvon Martin bandwagon. 

 Suddenly, like the deck chairs of the Titanic, he has disappeared.

 From the Daily Caller:

 On Easter Sunday the Rev. Al Sharpton, an MSNBC host, broke a major promise he made to those supporting him and the family of slain teenager Trayvon Martin: He didn’t show up in Sanford, Fla., to “occupy” the town.

 On March 26 Sharpton vowed to “occupy” Sanford over Easter weekend to show support for Trayvon, the 17-year-old black teen who was shot by Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman on Feb. 26.

 “We’re going to have a full blown occupation of Sanford with tents and everything over Easter weekend until [authorities] either arrest George Zimmerman, or arrest us for praying for his arrest,” Sharpton told ABC News about two weeks before Easter.

 On Easter weekend, however, Sharpton is nowhere to be found in the central Florida town. Instead, according to his Twitter feed, he’s in Harlem.

 “On my way to MSNBC to do the Melissa Harris Perry Show live at 11 15 AM EST,” Sharpton said in a tweet on Easter morning around 10:30 a.m. “Then I preach the Easter services at St. Lukes Baptist in Harlem.”

 Sharpton also spent Saturday in Harlem, according to his Twitter feed. “I speak at the Saturday Action Rally at the House of Justice,” Sharpton tweeted around 7 a.m. on Saturday. “Tune in live from 9-11 AM EST at http://www.nationalactionnetwork.net.”

 The “House of Justice” is located in Harlem.

  Anyone wonder why Al is not in Florida?  If I had the choice between New York or Florida, well that is the mother of all no brainers.

 So why isn’t Al in Florida?

 As I said, he is no fool.  He sees where this is going.  He is jumping ship now before he has another Tawana Brawley mess on his hands. 

 Why?

 Anyone with half a brain sees how fast the Trayvon Martin mess is going south.  The evidence is slowly coming out and it is looking pretty convincing that George Zimmerman acted in self-defense. 

 While the racists like the New Black Panther Party continue to circle this mess, some of the people with brains are realizing this story does not fit the narrative they want to push and realize this is going to back fire on them.

 While George Zimmerman has other things to worry about right now, including the grand jury presentation which should come back as self defense and worrying about whether one of those racist nut jobs associated with the New Black Panther Party is going to come and try to administer street justice, he probably has a lawyer with a tally board already looking at who is going to be named in the lawsuits.  NBC, CNN and ABC should already be lawyering up.   For Al’s employer, NBC, the only question is going to be how big the check they will be writing George Zimmerman is going to be.

 Al Sharpton maybe a huckster but he is no fool.  He has been down this road before. 

 Soon both Al and Trayvon Martin will be swept down the memory hole.

Where are Jesse and Al? – Tea Party Nation

Al Sharpton by David Shankbone

Al Sharpton by David Shankbone (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Where are Jesse and Al? – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

There has been a racist attack.  Quick someone call Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.  Wait, I don’t think they will be riding in on this one.

 From Fox Toledo:

 Saturday afternoon around 4:45 p.m., 78-year-old Dallas Watts was walking home from the gas station at the corner of Starr and White in East Toledo.

 He was confronted by six juveniles between the ages of 11 to 17, both white and black, and for the next three or four minutes was nearly beaten to death because of, as he says, the color of his skin.

 “This white man said, ‘Take him down!’ and the next thing I knew, I was sucker punched from the back,” Watts said.

 For the next four minutes, the group of juveniles punched and kicked Watts, until he nearly passed out. Two customers at the nearby gas station stepped in to help.

 “All I could hear before I passed out, ‘Don’t kill him, or we all go to jail,'” Watts recalled. “If (the customers) had not gotten involved, he would have killed me.”

 Watts is calling the weekend attack that occurred a block away from his Mason Street home a hate crime. During the attack, Watts says he brought up Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen killed by a block watch member Feb. 26.

 “Why me? Remember Trayvon! Remember Trayvon!,” Watts recalled. “I meant it as a peaceful way. What happened to Trayvon, I was not responsible for, I live 1,000 miles away! But they kept saying, ‘Kill him! Kill Him! Kill him!’ because I’m a white man.”

 Where are the calls for hate crimes investigations?  Where are Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson? Oh wait, they only come if the allegations fit their narrative.

 Where is the Congressional Black Caucus on this one?  Here is a crime that was clearly racially motivated.  Where are their condemnations?

 Perhaps the most stunning part of this is that detectives do not consider this to be a hate crime.

 Let’s see.  You have attackers of various ethnicities who make a racial comments that seem to explain their attack and this is not a hate crime.

 Does anyone wonder if the victim had been black and racial slurs used, whether the authorities would even hesitate calling this a hate crime.

 This is positively Orwellean.  All are equal.  Some are just more equal than others.

Geraldo’s Point – Thomas Sowell – Townhall Conservative Columnists

Geraldo’s Point – Thomas Sowell – Townhall Conservative Columnists.

It is not often that I agree with Geraldo Rivera, but recently he said something very practical and potentially life-saving, when he urged black and Hispanic parents not to let their children go around wearing hoodies.

There is no point in dressing like a hoodlum when you are not a hoodlum, even though that has become a fashion for some minority youths, including the teenager who was shot and killed in a confrontation in Florida. I don’t know the whole story of that tragedy, any more than those who are making loud noises in the media do, but that is something that we have trials for.

People have a right to dress any way they want to, but exercising that right is something that requires common sense, and common sense is something that parents should have, even if their children don’t always have it.

Many years ago, when I was a student at Harvard, there was a warning to all the students to avoid a nearby tough Irish neighborhood, where Harvard students had been attacked. It so happened that there was a black neighborhood on the other side of the Irish neighborhood that I had to pass through when I went to get my hair cut.

I never went through that Irish neighborhood dressed in the style of most Harvard students back then. I walked through that Irish neighborhood dressed like a black working man would be dressed — and I never had the slightest trouble the whole three years that I was at Harvard.

While I had a right to walk through that tough neighborhood dressed in a Brooks Brothers suit, if I wanted to — and if I could have afforded one, which I couldn’t — it made no sense for me to court needless dangers.

The man who shot the black teenager in Florida may be as guilty as sin, for all I know — or he may be innocent, for all I know. We pay taxes so that there can be judges and jurors who sort out the facts. We do not need Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton or the President of the United States spouting off before the trial has even begun. Have we forgotten the media’s rush to judgment in the Duke University “rape” case that blew up completely when the facts came out?

If the facts show that a teenager who was no threat to anyone was shot and killed, it will be time to call for the death penalty. But if the facts show that the shooter was innocent, then it will be time to call for people in the media and in politics to keep their big mouths shut until they know what they are talking about.

Playing with racial polarization is playing with fire.

Much has been made of the fact that the teenager was unarmed. The only time I have ever pointed a loaded gun at a human being, I had no idea whether he was armed or not. All I knew was that I could hear his footsteps sneaking up behind me at night.

Fortunately for both of us, he froze in his tracks when I pointed a gun at him. If he had made a false move, I would have shot him. And if it had turned out later that he was unarmed, I would not have lost a moment’s sleep over it.

You know that someone was unarmed only after it is all over. If he attacks, you have to shoot, if only to keep the attacker from getting your gun.

It so happened that the man I pointed a gun at was white. But he could have been any color of the rainbow, and it would not have made the slightest difference.

Let the specific facts come out in the Florida case. That is why we have courts.

Have we forgotten the Jim Crow era, with courts making decisions based on the race of the defendants, rather than the facts of the case? That is part of the past that we need to leave in the past, not resurrect it under new racial management.

Who is really showing concern for the well-being of minority youngsters, Geraldo Rivera who is trying to save some lives, or Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and others who are hyping this tragic episode for their own benefit?

Race hustlers who hype paranoia and belligerence are doing no favor to minority youngsters. There is no way to know how many of these youngsters’ confrontations with the police or others in authority have been needlessly aggravated by the steady drumbeat of racial hype they have been bombarded with by race hustlers.

American Justice – Tea Party Nation

American Justice – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen the American justice system play out.  There is one particular case that has grabbed the headlines with one militant group demanding that we forget all notions of due process and simply find someone guilty and have “justice” imposed.

 There is one thing they have forgotten.  What is it and what is the case?

 The case is the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case.

 Zimmerman is the Florida man who as a part of his neighborhood watch followed Trayvon Martin one night.   The resulting confrontation left Martin dead and Zimmerman in hiding, fearing for his life.

 The race hucksters have come out of the woodwork.  Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have both been exploiting the case.  The militant and racist New Black Panther Party, the 21st Century equivalent of the Ku Klux Klan has put a $10,000 bounty on Zimmerman, wanted dead or alive.

 There is only one problem with the mob that has been demanding Zimmerman’s head. 

 Zimmerman may well have acted in self-defense.

 According to the Orlando Sentinel, Zimmerman lost sight of Martin while following him then as returning to his vehicle, encountered Martin again.   According to Zimmerman, Martin asked him “Do you have a problem?” then added, “You do now.”  According to Zimmerman, Martin then punched him, breaking his nose and then began pounding his head into the pavement.

 The police arrived on the scene within two minutes of the shooting.  Zimmerman had a bloody nose, lacerations on the back of his head and grass stains on the back of his clothes.  In other words, the physical evidence supports Zimmerman’s claim he was attacked.

 An eyewitness supports Zimmerman, saying he saw Martin on top of Zimmerman, pounding him.

 American law is quite clear.  You are allowed to use force to defend yourself when someone uses force against you.  You can use deadly force against someone if you reasonably believe your attacker is using deadly force against you.  Deadly force is force that will cause serious bodily injury or death.

 If someone is smashing your head into a concrete sidewalk, that is deadly force. 

 The left wants to put the “Stand your ground” law on trial.  The stand your ground law says that you do not have to retreat before using deadly force if you are in a position where your life is in danger.  Leftists hate the stand your ground law and love any circumstance where they can make citizens vulnerable.  Leftists everywhere want us to be defenseless.   

 Of course, the “Stand your ground” law does not apply here because Zimmerman was on his back.  He could not retreat from Martin even if he wanted to. 

 The mob is demanding to know why Zimmerman was not arrested that night.  It is simple.  In order to arrest someone there must be probable cause to believe a crime was committed.  

 In this case, as the evidence is slowly leaking out, it is looking more and more like this is a true case of self-defense. 

 The American justice system works pretty well.  There is a reason why it works and why it does not follow the whims of the mob.  A grand jury will hear this evidence and if the evidence is what is now coming out in the media, the grand jury will probably say this was self-defense.

 Unfortunately, those who are interested in exploiting this case for their own political advantage have whipped up the emotions of the mob to the point where justice may be impossible.

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