Rasmussen Poll: 40% Say Trayvon Martin Shot in Self-Defense; Only 24% Say It Was Murder … Only 47% of Blacks Think Zimmerman Murdered Martin
As evidence and facts are released in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the more people believe that George Zimmerman shot in self-defense.
My how the opinion is changing in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. Initially when the story was inaccurately reported by the MSM and the race baiters like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were out in force fanning the flames of racism, many thought that George Zimmerman was guilty of murder. The MSM even went as far as purposely manipulating the Zimmerman 911 call and misrepresent the facts. My what a difference actual facts and evidence makes.
According to the most recent Rasmussen poll, 40% now believe that George Zimmerman shot 17 year old Trayvon Martin in self-defense, only 24% now believe that it was murder. WOW, only a mere 15% believed Zimmerman acted in self-defense in March and 24% in April. George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain was charged with second degree murder. What is even more stunning with the polling numbers is that 47% of black adults feel Zimmerman should be found guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, down from 55% in March. Of course the public opinion was influenced by not only the media’s bias reporting, but also President Obama interjecting himself in the case stating that Trayvon Martin could have looked like his son.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 24% of American Adults still believe the man who shot Martin should be found guilty of murder. But that’s down from 33% in late March when the case first began to draw national headlines and 30% in early April.
Forty percent (40%) now think George Zimmerman, who has been charged with second degree murder in the Martin shooting, acted in self-defense. That’s up 25 points from 15% in March and up 16 points from 24% last month. Thirty-six percent (36%) remain undecided, compared to 55% two months ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Interestingly, 47% of black adults still feel Zimmerman should be found guilty of murdering the black teenager, compared to 55% in March.
It is simply amazing how the public opinion has shifted in this case once actual facts came out in the case as opposed to the liberal MSM bias agenda. The calls of racism and racial profiling have been pretty much debunked by the autopsy reports of Trayvon Martin that stated he had bruised knuckles and the medical reports and pics that show that George Zimmerman had two black eyes, a broken nose and cuts to the back of his head.
The real question is will justice be served in this case or will the pressures of political correctness and race baiting win out? One think is for certain, the death of any 17 year old is tragic; however, the manipulating of a case to stir racial tensions and fan the flames of racism is reprehensible. The MSM so wanted there to be a hate crime of a white on black crime. So much that the MSM invented a new category of people, “White Hispanics”.
Great analysis from Weasel Zippers, Anyone else notice a correlation between new evidence backing up Zimmerman’s claims and a huge drop in MSM coverage?
Now This is a Hate Crime: Alton L. Hayes III … I Beat Up White Man Because I Am Mad About Trayvon Martin Case … The MSM, Sharpton & Jackson Remain Silent
Oh the media double standard silence is deafening …
May this be a reminder to the President Barack Obama, the bias MSM, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Rep. Maxine Watters (D-CA), the New Black Panther Party and the rest of the foolish sheep that allow themselves to be manipulated by racist hate … THIS IS WHAT IS CALLED A HATE CRIME!!!
Alton L. Hayes III
Alton L. Hayes III, 18, and a 15 year old boy claimed they robbed and assaulted a victim because he was upset by the Trayvon Martin case and beat the man up because he was white. So let’s understand this … two black beat the crap out of a white guy because they were upset about Trayvon Martin? Really?
Hayes and a 15-year-old Chicago boy walked up behind the 19-year-old man victim and pinned his arms to his side, police said. Hayes, 18, then picked up a large tree branch, pointed it at the man and said, “Empty your pockets, white boy.”
The two allegedly rifled through the victim’s pockets, then threw him to the ground and punched him “numerous times” in the head and back before running away, police said. Hayes and the boy are black; the victim is white.
After being arrested, Hayes told police he was upset by the Trayvon Martin case and beat the man up because he was white, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said, citing court records.
How ignorant could an individual be? This fool just admitted to a “hate crime” as opposed to simple assault and robbery. However,I just two questions, one, George Zimmerman is Hispanic, not white. Two, I must have missed the part where there was a robbery in the Trayvon Martin case.
Actually there is a third question. Where is Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson marching in the streets with “No Justice, No Peace” over this racial hate crime? Where is the NBBP putting out a bounty on the racists? As stated by the Left Coast Rebel, we are awaiting the response from the LEFT.
Hmm … I am betting Barack Obama will not be commenting that Alton L. Hayes III looks like his son, had he had one.
Bill Cosby says that the Trayvon Martin tragedy was not about race … Not about whether the shooter was a racist …
Actor/comedian Bill Cosby has weighed in on the death of Trayvon Martin and the murder charges against George Zimmerman. Cosby stated that the focus should not be on race, but instead on guns. Hmm, what would Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the New Black Panther Party and the liberal MSM have to say about that? Yesterday on CNN, Bill Cosby said that they Trayvon Martin tragedy is more about guns than about race. Whether one believes it is even about guns, what is most interesting is that Bill Cosby does not believe this was a hate crime and that Trayvon Martin was not profiles by Zimmerman as the prosecution claims.
Actor and comedian Bill Cosby says the debate over the killing of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer should be focused on guns, not race.
In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” aired Sunday, Cosby said calling George Zimmerman a racist doesn’t solve anything. Cosby says the bigger question is what Zimmerman was doing with a gun, and who taught him how to behave with it.
From the CNN interview, “State of the Union” that the Trayvon Martin tragedy is more about guns than race. Bill Cosby said the issue isn’t whether a shooter is racist or not. “If he’s scared to death and not a racist, it’s still a confrontational provoking of something,”
CNN VIDEO via the Orlando Sentinel
“I’m a person who believes that gun, the gun, all around this United States, when a person has a gun, sometimes their mind clicks that this thing is — it will win arguments and straighten people out,” Cosby tells Candy Crowley. “And then in the wrong hands, in the wrong mind, it’s death, it’s wounding people.”
“I also believe that when you tell me that you’re going to protect the neighborhood that I live in, I don’t want you to have a gun,” Cosby said. “I want you to be able to see something, report it, and get out of the way, because you happen to be a part of the neighborhood. I don’t want you to get hurt. And I don’t want you to hurt anyone.”
Sadly, those who have made racist and using the race card a cottage industry have done the same with the George Zimmerman shooting of Trayvon Martin. George Zimmerman was arrested and indicted on second degree murder charges; however, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz stated that the Zimmerman arrest affidavit was irresponsible and unethical.
George Zimmerman Charged with Second Degree Murder in Death of Trayvon Martin … Turns Himself In to Authorities
How is justice defined in the death of Trayvon Martin? Will Justice truly be blind?
After 45 days, George Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. The incident has caused outrage and racial tensions over accusations of racial profiling on one side and the an over-zealous media and bias media that has jumped to conclusions without knowing the facts as well as putting forth to the public an edited and deceptive 9-11 audio tape presenting Zimmerman in a racist slant. Zimmerman faces a possible life in prison if convicted’ However, second degree murder under Florida law states that a killing was carried out without premeditation but with “a depraved mind regardless of human life.”
(George Zimmerman – Source: Seminole County Sheriff’s Office)
George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Florida teenager Trayvon Martin 45 days ago, was charged with second-degree murder Wednesday, marking a turning point in a case that has provoked nationwide debate over racial profiling.
Florida special prosecutor Angela B. Corey, who announced the charge in Jacksonville, said that “the search for justice has brought us to this moment.” Zimmerman turned himself in and was brought Wednesday evening to the Seminole County jail.
After a public campaign by the MSM and those who cried racism,managed to some how force the state prosecutor to file charges against an individual who was originally let go. However, the prosecutors have to tough road to hoe as they must prove Zimmerman’s shooting of Martin was rooted in hatred or ill will. This in the face of Zimmerman’s claims of self-defense. This is hardly a slam dunk.
Legal experts said Corey chose a tough route with the murder charge, which could send Zimmerman to prison for life if he’s convicted, over manslaughter, which usually carries 15-year prison terms and covers reckless or negligent killings.
The prosecutors must prove Zimmerman’s shooting of Martin was rooted in hatred or ill will and counter his claims that he shot Martin to protect himself while patrolling his gated community in the Orlando suburb of Sanford. Zimmerman’s lawyers would only have to prove by a preponderance of evidence – a relatively low legal standard – that he acted in self-defense at a pretrial hearing to prevent the case from going to trial.
There’s a “high likelihood it could be dismissed by the judge even before the jury gets to hear the case,” Florida defense attorney Richard Hornsby said.
- Now that they have hired Chicago radio host and daughter of Jesse Jackson, Anita Jackson, as an on air contributor!
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7 Black California Boys Arrested in Attack on 15 Year Old Hispanic Boy … Obama, Sharpton, Jackson and MSM are Silent
ARE ALL HATE CRIMES CREATED EQUAL … NOT ACCORDING TO OBAMA, SHARPTON AND THE MSM …
Dear Barack Obama, how come this 15 year old Hispanic boy does not look like your son? Where is your outrage to this “hate crime”? What’s the matter Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Oprah, Sinbad, Black Panthers, Barack Obama and the MSM … cat got your tongue?
Story Hat Tip: The Gateway Pundit
A 15 year old Hispanic boy was beaten and assaulted by 7 black teens as he walked home from the Cactus Middle School in Southern, CA. During the assault, the black teens made racially derogatory statements toward the Hispanic boy that were captured on video. The teen thugs kicked the Hispanic boy multiple times in the head, knocked out several teeth requiring dental surgery and left shoe impressions on his skin.
Seven black teens have been arrested on suspicion that they committed a hate crime when they attacked a 15-year-old Hispanic boy while he was walking home from school in Southern California, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The March 14 beating in Palmdale was captured on video and posted on YouTube, but has since been removed from the site. The seven boys, ages 13 to 16, were arrested Wednesday for investigation of assault and committing a hate crime, Lt. Don Ford said.
The attack happened near Cactus Middle School, but Ford didn’t know if any of the teens involved were students there.
Seven teens have been arrested on suspicion that they committed a hate crime; however, the police are seeking three more suspects. No arraignment date has not been set yet. How come All Sharpton is not calling for escalated civil obedience until the 3 remaining suspects are are arrested and all of the black teens are charged and convicted of a hate crime? I guess the story does not fit Sharpton’s narrative. How about you Barack Obama, why did you not interject yourself into this horrible event?
So the question remains, are all hate crimes created equal? This is what happens when the President of the United States Barack Obama picks “hate crime” winner and losers. Dear Mr. President, you once said there are no red states, no blues states, only the United States. Prove it. Or like the murders of James Cooper and James Kouzaris, it does not fit your narrative nor is it have any “political value” to you?
Two Dead & Twelve Injured In Mass Shooting In North Miami, FL … No Word From Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Barack Obama & MSM
Two individuals are dead and twelve are injured in what is being called one of the worst mass shootings in South Florida. The incident took place outside of a Miami-Dade funeral home in a drive by shooting. Police believe that it was gang related. The funeral was for 22 year old Marvin Andre of North Miami who was killed in a shooting himself. So where is the outrage over these deaths? Or is Sharpton, Jackson, Obama and the MSM only interested in certain deaths like Trayvon Martin that feed into a particular narrative? Maybe they should worry about the ethnic on ethnic crime and the surge of gang violence that reeks havoc more than they do.
Fourteen people were shot and two are dead in what may be one of the worst mass shootings in South Florida history. Police believe the shooting was gang related.
The shooting took place around 9 p.m. Friday night outside the Funeraria Latina Emanuel funeral home at 14990 W. Dixie Highway.
One person died on the scene while another died at the hospital. Their names have not been released.
A 5-year-old girl was shot in the leg and hospitalized at Jackson Memorial Hospital along with eleven other victims. The girl is listed in stable condition.
Police are looking for six men, who were in a white 2006 or 2009 Pontiac or Impala, according to WSVN-TV.
The funeral was for Marvin Andre, 22, of North Miami, killed in an earlier shooting, according to witnesses. More than 100 people were gathered outside.
The shooting happened outside North Miami city limits in the 14900 block of West Dixie Highway. The area is just southwest of Florida International University’s north campus. Several funeral homes and a cemetery are in the busy area, as well as stores and restaurants.
If anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.
As the Gateway Pundit opined, “Al and Jesse were already protesting the Trayvon shooting to give this mass shooting by black youths across town much notice.”
Al Sharpton Says Civil Disobedience Will Escalate if George Zimmerman is Not Arrested for Death of Trayvon Martin … Local NAACP Condemn Sharpton’s Call
So when does an escalation of civil disobedience turn to … “NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE”?
Al Sharpton continues to fan the flames or racism and has called for an escalation of civil disobedience if George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvone Martin, is not arrested. Then what? Is Sharpton going to call for a continued escalation of civil disobedience is Zimmerman is not indicted, found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison? Seriously, the last thing this situation needs is an individual like Al Sharpton fanning the flames of racism and making ultimatums. Does anyone find it just a bit creepy that Sharption is escalating this story when he has a commercial internist to do so as he is employed by MSNBC?
The irresponsible rantings of Al Sharpton … what happens when this spirals out of control?
If George Zimmerman is not arrested in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin soon, theRev. Al Sharpton will call for an escalation in peaceful civil disobedience and economic sanctions.
George Zimmerman’s Father Blasts Obama, NAACP & Black Caucus: “So Much Hate Coming From The President”
Isn’t a leader supposed to rise above have …
Robert Zimmerman, the father of George Zimmerman, stated in an interview with My Fox Orlando that he was shocked and never foresaw the level of hate coming from President Barack Obama, the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus. Every one is trying to gain notoriety or profit from this in some way. Zimmerman;s dad says he hopes at one point every one will go beyond the hate that they have.
“It’s my understanding that Trayvon Martin got on top of him and just started beating him,” the 64-year-old Robert Zimmerman said.
He said he felt his son has been portrayed in the wrong way. He also said he and his family have received death threats and asked that we not show his face on camera.
Because there has been a lot of break-ins in the area, Robert said George thought it suspicious that someone would not be walking on the street or the sidewalk on a rainy night — that Martin would be walking between the town homes. He said after making those observations, his son decided to call the police
Of course President Barack Obama had to interject himself into the death of Trayvon Martin and really did nothing more than fan the flames. Doing so before really any facts were known of the case. We can remember that Obama did the same thing in Massachusetts with the Cambridge police acted “stupidly” and was quick to cry racism.
“When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids,” Obama told reporters when asked about the case during a Rose Garden press conference.
The father of George Zimmerman says the 17-year old Trayvon Martin threatened to kill George Zimmerman and then beat him so badly that it forced his son to shoot him.
“Trayvon Martin said something to the effect of, ‘You’re going to die now’ or ‘You’re going to die tonight,’ something to that effect,” Robert Zimmerman told Orlando TV station WOFL. “He continued to beat George. At some point, George pulled his pistol. Did what he did.”
Becuase This Is How One Gets Justice for Trayvon Martin … More Racial Intolerance … $10,000 Black Panther Bounty on Zimmerman, Pu$$y A$$ Cracker T-Shirts & The Exploitation of Trayvon Martin’s Death
In the end remember this is about Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and what transpired. Do not get caught up in the exploitation of the tragic event.
As they always say, there are three sides to every story and in the case of Trayvon Martin, there is his side, George Zimmerman’s and the truth. However, before we ever get to that point … we must deal with the intolerance, exploitation and racial hatred from those who are claiming racism.
As we sift through what happened that fateful night that Trayvon Martin died I am struck by one important fact, sadly another teen has died in America far too soon. Whether a child/teen be black, brown, white or purple, it matters little. Scared Monkeys has covered so many missing persons and crime stories of individuals of all race, creeds and colors. In the end, they all feel like our children, not just some of them. We should all be saddened that by the circumstances and look for the truth and the facts to figure out what happened. What “WE” should not have done is what is presently transpiring in Sanford, FL. When this story first broke the first thing I thought was just how soon were the race merchants going to flock to the area and make this all about a black vs. white thing. Unfortunately, I was right.
Let me first say that I believe in what Martin Luther King Jr. so proudly opined, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” No truer words have ever been spoken. This is something that maybe folks of all colors should keep in mind when dealing with the death of Trayvon Martin. Of course there is racism in the United States; however, every incident is not one.
One does not get justice or accomplish anything be espousing the very hate and ills of society that they claim to be against. How can the answer to perceived vigilantism on the parts of blacks be for the Black Panther Party to put out a $10,000 bounty on the head of George Zimmerman?
NBPP Offers Money for the Capture of George Zimmerman
Not to be outdone, those seeking justice for Trayvon Martin are sporting t-shirts in Florida with George Zimmerman’s picture and the words “Pu$$y A$$ cracker”. Are you serious? This is how you honor Trayvon and seek justice, really? Who is hating? What did MLK say about the content of one’s character? How does anyone think that this is good for the cause? Shirt can be seen here too.
As seen at right (click to enlarge), the shirt has a picture of George Zimmerman and the words “Pussy Ass Cracker.” Zimmerman, a 28-year-old Hispanic, killed Martin, 17, last month while acting as a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Florida.
As stated above, it did not take long for the race bait merchants to circle the remains of the Trayvon Martin story. Al Sharpton. Jesse Jackson et all sprinted to Sanford, FL to help fan the flames of racism and exploit the terrible fact that a mother and father lost their son. The former leader of the NAACP C.L. Bryant is accusing Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton of “exploiting” the Trayvon Martin tragedy to “racially divide this country.” Ya think? Although, how else would you expect them to make a living?