Remember the old Frankenstein movies, when the mob would show up with torches and garden implements demanding the monster come out and be dealt with?
Or, how about all those old westerns where the mob shows up at the jail and demands the Sheriff bring the accused out to be hanged??
I’m sure we all have memories of those “old days” when the mob ruled. Whatever the mob wanted, the mob got. Of course, they were nowhere to be found when it turned out that the person did not do it.
But gee, that was centuries ago, right?? We have progressed since then and have a system of government designed to protect our individual liberties from such mob rule.
Suddenly, I feel transported back 200 years to streets filled with yelling mobs, demanding that the accused be found guilty, because THEY WANT HIM/HER TO BE GUILTY!!!!
Wait, where are the horses, the torches and garden implements?? Oh, wait, they have been replaced with printed signs demanding that the authorities acquiesce to their combined will.
So much for moving out of the dark ages.
The fact is, we all want our own way. Its starts when we are children, and, for a lot of us, never changes! We want what we want, and we want it NOW!!
However, in today’s society we usually learn how to sublimate our wishes and desires to at least try to fit in and get along. We usually keep our opinions to ourselves (except here!!!) so as not to be judged.
But not when it comes to our bent perception of justice. Nope, not gonna happen.
Thursday, I was at my long time barber, getting the bald spot edged. He asked me what I thought about the Houston Police Officer who was recently found innocent of beating a burglary suspect 2 years ago. My reply was: “You mean “not guilty”?”
He immediately caught the distinction. There is a huge distinction. Being found “Not guilty”, IS NOT the same as being “Innocent”. But what troubles me is the “Mob Rule” that is taking place here, in Houston, and in Sanford Florida.
If you haven’t seen the video of the burglary suspect, I suspect the bears want their cave back…
There are many, many points at play here:
Even a video, taken purely out of context, cannot tell the whole story;
Perception is just that…;
Our eyes can deceive us;
And so can people…. ESPECIALLY PEOPLE WITH AN AGENDA!!!
That brings us back to Houston, Texas and Sanford, Florida.
In the George Zimmerman case even the news media (maybe ESPECIALLY the news media) sought to press an agenda… to the point of even editing the 911 call. Throngs of people all over the country gathered in mobs to protest Zimmerman not being arrested. Of course they had all the facts, and knew all the evidence, so of course they knew what the police knew (but had not released to the public, because, gee, it is, after all AN INVESTIGATION!!!) They had to know all that, right??? Why else would they have demanded he be arrested, and Oh, not JUST arrested, but charged with murder!
Oh, but wait, there IS that edited 911 call. You mean he DIDN’T disobey the police dispatcher? OH, the news editor at CBS intentionally left out the crucial part??? NAW!? Why would he do that? Yeah, why WOULD he do that???
All those mobs that protested all over the country with such outrage at what was going on in little ‘ole Sanford, Florida. I mean, really, don’t THEY know what’s best for Sanford and what is going on there?
You mean 95 % of those protesters didn’t even live there (most not even in Florida). So of course they know best.
Oh, wait. The police report and coroners’ report were just recently released, and SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE, George Zimmerman had a gash on the back of his head, just like it might have been beaten on the cement. And my, oh my, is that a broken nose? OUCH! And are his eyes all blackened? Hmmm, looks just like he got his ass kicked. But by whom?? It couldn’t have been that sweet little boy whose picture looked so sweet and innocent and small.
Really, you mean that was not a current picture? That was him at 12? Hmmm, the boy in the surveillance video, from the store, looks much taller and more fit, and seems to have a bit more “swagger”. That’s him? He looks like he might even be bigger than George Zimmerman…
Crap, did he really have THC and other medications (not prescribed to him) in his system???
And lets not forget that Martin had bloody knuckles on both hands from beating the crap out of Zimmerman.
And my, oh my, listen to Mr. Zimmerman scream for help….FOURTEEN TIMES (14) before finally succumbing to what must have been the most dreaded moment of his life, the moment he chose to live, and not die.
Bet if he had it all to do over, he’d probably just shoot himself!
Gee, I wonder if all of that might have been why he was not arrested at the time.
Since, after all, any one of those things qualified him for immunity under the states Castle Law.
No, that can’t be it.
THE MOB KNOWS BETTER. THE MOB RULES!!!!
It must, or why else would the Chief of Police choose to resign for following the law?
Why else would the State Governor appoint a special prosecutor and why else would she choose to arrest, and move to indict a man who clearly met the definition of self defense.
The answer is,… THE MOB KNOWS BEST….. THE MOB RULES!
Don’t like the verdict in the prosecution of the police officer accused of beating a home invasion burglar, caught in the act of carrying property out of someone’s home, in Houston, Texas??
Well, get your mob together and storm the steps of the Court House. Demand to see the DA (who complied) and demand that they pass a law that you cannot have a jury with out black people on it.
They don’t have to be peers, just black!
Forget the fact that it turned out the officer was only there for 8 seconds, before he ran down the street and apprehended another of the 4 burglars!
Forget the fact that he testified he was not kicking the burglar, but was merely trying to sweep the arms back to be handcuffed.
None of that fits the Agenda. The mob wants to be heard. They want their way, and by George (Zimmerman) they are going to get it!
Why are we giving into these mobs?
And what I truly do not understand, and what truly grieves me is WE DO NOTHING!!
Why don’t WE take to the streets and stand up for Zimmerman and those like him? Why Don’t WE picket and protest those that seek to impose their will, and their agenda on US???
The head of the Black Panthers put a $10,000 bounty on George Zimmerman. I guarantee you that if I would have put a $10 bounty (more than he’s worth) on him, I would have been in jail by dinner!
But WE do nothing. WE let the mob rule.
There is one more point at play here…..
Sometimes the obvious is really the obvious.
OTHER THAN THAT… I HAVE NO OPINION
The city of Stanford, Florida posted a copy of the applicable laws on its web site, and thoroughly explained, in detail, point by point WHY George Zimmerman was not arrested at that time.
But really, why should the facts get in the way of the MOB getting their way?