26 March 2012

Your CBC in action... "We don' need..."

"...no steenkin' witness..."
George Zimmerman, 28, fatally shot the black 17-year-old on Feb. 26 while on a neighbourhood watch shift in Sanford, Fla. Trayvon Martin was returning to his father's house from a convenience store with a bag of Skittles candy and a can of iced tea when the shooting took place. Martin was not armed.

There have been suggestions the killing was racially motivated.
Oh, wow... big bad racist shoots unarmed black kid holding a bag of candy. Pretty powerful imagery. All that's missing here are mounted Klansmen and a flaming crucifix.

In addition, a large component of the story here is the allegedly racist Florida police department not charging Zimmerman with murder. The chief of the department has been forced to step down. But, is it possible... just possible... that not charging Zimmerman had something to do with their investigation... or evidence?
"The Florida neighbourhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin told police that the teenager punched him to the ground and began pounding his head into the pavement, it has emerged."
Of course, you don't wanna simply take the word of the shooter... I mean, what else is he gonna say?

But how about testimony (a decidedly non-CBC account) from an eyewitness?
One man's testimony could be key for the police.

"The guy on the bottom who had a red sweater on was yelling to me: 'help, help'... I told him to stop and I was calling 911."

Trayvon Martin was in a hoodie; Zimmerman was in red.

The witness only wanted to be identified as "John," and didn't not want to be shown on camera. His statements to police were instrumental, because they backed up Zimmerman's claims, saying those screams on the 911 call are those of Zimmerman.

"When I got upstairs and looked down, the guy who was on top beating up the other guy, was the one laying in the grass, and I believe he was dead at that point," John said.
Apparently, prior to being shot, poor defenseless little Trayvon was the aggressor in this conflict.

Just another little factoid you aren't gonna see highlighted on Canada's national broadcaster.


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"If Trayvon Martin really did attack George Zimmerman, he did it armed with an iced tea and a bag of Skittles."
Well... not exactly....
George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch crime captain who shot dead 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, originally told police in a written statement that Martin knocked him down with a punch to the nose, repeatedly slammed his head on the ground and tried to take his gun, a police source told ABC News.
Which, not to tweak anyone's liberal sensibilities too hard... is supported by the physical evidence AND an eyewitness.


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And, hey... how about that "healing" community support? Here's another story you aren't gonna see on CBC...

community support

I guess it's just "unfortunate", because... as we all know, racism is a one-way street... even if you're Latino.

(via BCF)