Monday, March 26, 2012
I am not even buying this Terms of Endearment thing.
Hey, what's up, my fucking goons?
Huh? Is that language supposed to be in any way endearing?
Yeah. When I take that language out for a walk, it doesn't play tricks, it just pees up a tree and tries to bite a neighbor. That wasn't any kind of term of endearment. George Zimmerman was looking for a target--a possible bad guy--an asshole. A "goon" would do nicely.
I don't care who is trotted out as a spokesperson for this guy now that I've heard the 911 tape. I don't have interest in the so-called eyewitness who says lean Trayvon Martin, armed with his Skittles and 140 lbs of fury, tried to fight a guy who outweighed him by a hundred pounds and had a gun. I think people who want to play around about what he looked like that day are missing the whole point--
He wasn't doing a damn thing but walking down the street. George Zimmerman, then and there, didn't have a hundred hours worth of scouring the web and Facebook and all trying to find an image of this young man he could take offense at--he shot him just as he was. Without knowing he was on suspension from school for whatever reason. Without seeing him do anything especially suspicious besides walking down the street.
None of that shit matters. This isn't even strictly about race on Zimmerman's part--he shot a person. That should have been enough to warrant an investigation. And anything Trayvon Martin ever did in his short life is irrelevant to that. I can't see why there are people out there digging to figure out a way that he "deserved it".
All George Zimmerman had to go on was this young man being on the same street as himself. Against the suggestion of the 911 dispatcher, he took it on himself to engage with a stranger who wasn't doing anything. He was without a badge or training or a point. He just had a gun and he used it. I don't even think it matters that his nose got broken--if he got in some random stranger's face for no good reason, maybe he had a poke coming. Was he threatened by the possibility of getting his ass justifiably whipped when he fucking started it by getting out of the vehicle and accosting this kid? Why was Trayvon's body face down? How does Zimmerman's story account for that?
Acquaintances said Zimmerman cried that night. I hope he cried. He should have cried for that young man's life that he wasted. But I wouldn't be surprised if he was crying for himself. I'm not interested in crying for him, though. I'm just interested in an arrest and a trial.