I ask in this brief video who’s more deadly to American Blacks: George Zimmerman or thousands of Black murder suspects killing daily?
Disclaimer: I’ve been a citizen on patrol for over 20 years, doing this above the letter of the law based upon my ethics AND ethnicity. I don’t hate cops. I don’t hate White folks. I don’t love Black inner city thugs whom I call “chocolate Klansmen.”
When George Zimmerman exited his vehicle to confront another civilian, Trayvon Martin, over whom he had no authority to stop, question, or detain absent witnessing a crime, he opened Pandora’s box.
Citizens on patrol are strongly advised not to confront those they monitor because of these tragic outcomes. When one private citizen challenges another private citizen in public, it can become dicey.
Absent identifying garb or vehicle marking, the challenged citizen can easily assume he’s being menaced and act preemptively. I’m inclined to believe that’s what young Martin did.
He was also in the same age range as many military recruits and full of the testosterone that makes babies fearsome warriors when challenged.
That’s why police stress calling 911 and maintaining surveillance until officers arrive. Doing so shifts liability to law enforcement who can investigate the subject and determine whether your suspicions were justified.
Not making light of this situation, but there are more than enough young Black man engaged in legitimate criminal activity without going on fishing expeditions to guess what one is up to late one night.
Citizens aren’t obliged to be polite nor submissive when approached by another citizen. To suggest otherwise, especially with a racial context hanging overhead, suggests that non-Blacks somehow have police authority over Black citizens similar to the bad ole days of fugitive slave acts and slave patrols.
This also feeds into an age-old denial of the right of self-defense by Black folks that American courts still grapple with to this day.
Where I agree with the conservative consensus is that the chocolate Klansman murder rate should be the safety issue Black America rallies around as our inner cities play host to frightening body counts.
Imported haters and distant discriminators aren’t killing young Black men and others unfortunate enough to be in the line of fire.
This headline news hatred hails from our families, friendships, and neighborhoods. And, as such demands, those closest must combat it instead of blaming corporations, the GOP, the Tea Party, and whichever White man is persona non grata at the moment in our community.
So yes, I’m an old school brother, a conservative one, who nonetheless thinks Zimmerman was wrong to approach Martin that tragically historic night.
I don’t hate Zimmerman, nor his family, and oppose any call for rioting should he be acquitted. I hasten to add that the federal government may choose to re-try him in their court system should this occur.
Black concern that this possibility is tantamount to declaring open season on us should remember that thugs I call “chocolate Klansmen” already beat us to the deadly punch!
The wrong I feel one non-Black American did that night doesn’t overshadow the wrong done to each other daily in hoods around America!
Mr. Nadra Enzi (aka Cap Black The Hood Conservative) is an anti crime activist and founding member of Brothers Against Crime in New Orleans, LA.
This isn’t an Obama-bashing piece.
This is frank commentary born from the key pad of a free man wondering how long freedom endures under the current regime- let alone while carrying damage done by predecessors.
The NDAA, NSA, and IRS scandals alone paint a dim picture of presidential opinions toward those of us on the proverbial “chitlin circuit” devoid of insider perks or bundler bankrolls.
Obama is either a Black dictator (despite being bi-racial) using his color to cloak autocracy (which would make the average White supremacist blush), or a misunderstood monarch who finds himself in these messes through no fault of his own?
Take your pick.
When white guys like J. Edgar Hoover or Richard Nixon spied on allegedly private communications of non-criminal, non-treasonous Americans, sizable bi-partisan choruses bellowed disapproval.
Kudos to the ACLU for filing suit regarding NSA eavesdropping and showing itself, at least in this instance, to be independent of the chief executive’s hold over progressive activists.
Compare this to Al Sharpton’s timid I trust President Obama, but it’s a bad precedent because he won’t be president forever.”
Shameful accommodation from someone whose history includes a race-driven COINTELPRO pogrom aimed at Black mainstream and militant alike with no regard for the constitution nor basic decency.
Lending deafening credence to the Black dictator argument is not a peep from high profile Black progressives regarding Obama’s political spying.
Is this what 20th Century activists endured so a Black man (or bi-racial man who chooses to be one) can have his political spying overlooked by Black folks, once the most spied upon segment of the American populace until conservatives made it to the top of the chart?
Not quite my idea of progress, but what do I know? I call our ” precious ” drug dealers and other Hood horrors “chocolate Klansmen” and “zombies”!
Obama wants us to believe he’s a misunderstood monarch, beset by Negrophobic knaves praying for his reign to fail.
The best way to persuade liberty-loving skeptics and outright opponents is to stop acting like a Black dictator because that’s what he looks like.
When Richard Nixon played the dictator game, he had to pack up his bags and go home.
Sounds good to me.
While the Brits are known for their “stiff upper lip” (calm in the face of danger), the coolness displayed by these meat cleaver wielding attackers and onlookers was surreal by histrionic American standards.
Another profoundly disturbing element was how the pair of British attackers of Nigerian ancestry held an impromptu press conference despite being bloody from their handiwork.
They could have been a rap duo who’d just stepped off stage for all intents and purposes.
As I stated in the above video, all this duo and possible accomplices accomplished was satisfying every bestial stereotype one could lob toward Black Muslims and the Black community globally.
Attacking a defenseless British soldier in this fashion shows that these two and their cohorts are horrifically divorced from reality.
Black advocates, Muslim and otherwise, who value advancing the cause of freedom should condemn this act.
The absence of such condemnation makes future allegations of racism ring hollow in the ears of skeptics with good memories.
Evil this clear is simple to condemn- unless one agrees with it on some level.
The London beheading did nothing for Black Muslims and Black activists there and globally.
If anything, it may set the clock of racial and religious harmony back as the West wonders just what lurks in its midst.