snoqueen wrote: Dangerousman wrote:
DCB wrote:"The chase is on". Those are your words. Why was a large man a gun chasing after a small boy? to preemptively avoid getting punched in the nose? because he was jonesing for some skittles?
Holy shit, you're dense.
D'man, you've earned a certain amount of respect around here for sticking to your principles in a relatively reasonable way and bringing a perspective to the forum that's otherwise not been present. This incident, unfortunately, is not helping you any.
Maybe he's got a point. I'm just really dense. I read stuff like this, and I'm wondering, Is this guy just some racist hot head gunning down black people? In 2012?
No, there must some other explanation, and I'm too dense to understand it.
http://www.democracynow.org/2012/3/20/a ... rage_grows
But what we heard was George Zimmerman talking about race. You know, we heard him say twice that Trayvon was black. You know, we heard him use expletives. We heard him say, "These blanks always get away with it." You know, some people have said that they heard him use the term "coon" on the audio tape, which is a very obvious racial slur, you know, against African Americans. And we also heard the neighbors come forward and say that, "Yeah, in this particular neighborhood, we look for young black males to be committing criminal activity." And that’s exactly what George Zimmerman did that night. He found a young black male that he did not recognize, assumed that he did not belong there, and he targeted him, and he sought him out.
Or when I read this, I just jump to the conclusion that Zimmerman was out looking for trouble. Can it really be that simple? Or am I so dense that I'm missing something?
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/20 ... 8page%29/2
“Why is this dude following me?” she says Trayvon asked. The girl said she suggested that he run, which he did. He stopped running for a moment, then saw Zimmerman again, she reported. At that point, he told her he was just going to walk fast, she recounted. Next, she said, she heard a man ask, “What you doing around here?” The call then ended, and she said she believes that was when Trayvon was pushed and his earpiece fell out.
If one of you Einsteins can explain why Zimmerman was so freaked out by a kid with a bag Skittles, I'd appreciate it. But please explain it in simple terms that even a dense person like me can understand.