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Trayvon and Mike

Featured image Last night, basketball player Lebron James tweeted this graphic: As many have noted, there are obvious parallels between the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown cases. Both were young black men who were, as we were told countless times, unarmed. Both were shot by men portrayed as white authority figures–Darren Wilson, a police officer, and George Zimmerman, a “white Hispanic” who, as a neighborhood watch volunteer, was a sort of honorary »

Trayvon Rallies Feature the Usual Suspects

Featured image My sense is that the “Justice for Trayvon” rallies that were held in various cities today didn’t amount to much. One basic question is, did they even have much to do with Trayvon Martin? The answer to that question is suggested by this flyer that was handed out at the rally in New York: This is exactly the same stupidity we have seen over and over from the left. Boycott »

House Democrats Politicize Trayvon Martin

Featured image You can always tell when a political party is out of intellectual ammo. You can tell because it starts doing things like this: House Democrats said Tuesday they will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida. Laws relating to self-defense are entirely a state concern. This is one of many areas where the federal government has no legitimate role. The amendment, which would »

Thoughts on Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman

Featured image We haven’t written anything about one of the day’s major news stories, the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. So let’s wade in: 1) For liberals, it is always 1962, and we are always in Mississippi. Unfortunately, however–from their perspective–it isn’t 1962, and the problems we now face are far more complicated and harder of solution than the problems of the early 1960s. In fact, liberalism offers no guidance »

Obama, Trayvon Martin and the Democrats’ Race-Baiting

Featured image Yesterday President Obama delivered extended observations on the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case to reporters, on a seemingly impromptu basis. Obama’s comments were widely praised, and Paul gave them a characteristically generous assessment here yesterday. My own view of Obama’s comments is more negative, and I also think it is important to put Obama’s often high-sounding statements about race in the context of his administration’s deliberate promotion of racial division to »

Did the Department of Justice Stir Up Trayvon Martin Riots?

Featured image Today Judicial Watch released a set of documents that it obtained from multiple government sources relating to the role of the Department of Justice in demonstrations relating to the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. This is how Judicial Watch described the documents: Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents in response to local, state, and federal records requests revealing that a little-known unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ), »

Not guilty

Featured image That’s the verdict in the George Zimmerman case. He’s not guilty of murder or of manslaughter. And so the jury found, apparently without much difficulty. Justice has been served. Zimmerman was appropriately subdued in the aftermath of the verdict. This was a very unfortunate situation, and one can only feel terrible about the death of Trayvon Martin and the loss suffered by his family. But George Zimmerman should not have »

A travesty of a mockery of a sham

Featured image The farce that is the George Zimmerman “murder” trial took a bizarre turn when the prosecution sought leave to have the jury consider a new charge against Zimmerman — felony murder. Felony murder occurs when one causes someone’s death while committing a felony. What felony did Zimmerman allegedly commit? Why, child abuse, of course. Although it was clearly abusive of Zimmerman to have a child (Trayvon Martin was 17, don’t »

Shades of Sharpton

Featured image We seem to be in the “sentence first, verdict afterwards” phase of the Trayvon Martin affair. Speaking outside of his New York City headquarters, Al Sharpton said that it is important to show “sustained indignation” over Martin’s death. Has that cretin ever beat the drums for a cause that had truth or justice on its side? If so, I don’t remember it, but I suppose there’s always a first time. »

Will the Last Employee of the NY Times Please Turn Out the Lights?

Featured image We have long ripped the New York Times as the ultimate in biased, hard-left news coverage. But as red ink has compelled one layoff after another, and the paper’s management has become ever more comically inept, the situation has deteriorated. The New York Times now lacks the basic competence to put out a newspaper. Yesterday’s edition featured this correction to an article on the nationwide Michael Brown/Eric Garner demonstrations: Correction: »

Alton Nolen: A self-portrait

Featured image Reliable information about Oklahoma beheader Alton Nolen seems to be in short supply. His likeness is subject to the full Trayvon Martin treatment although the local authorities have called in the FBI. Seen on Twitter, the photo Nolen took of himself earlier this month (below) adds a certain context to the news of his horrifying crimes. Why is Breitbart News the only media outlet I can find publishing the photo? »

Is Dick Durbin the Dumbest Democrat?

Featured image The competition is intense, but Durbin is definitely a contender. Here is the latest evidence: In preparation for a previously announced hearing on controversial “stand your ground” laws announced after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., sent letters to more than 300 possible corporate backers of the American Legislative Exchange Council, requesting their position on such policies in states »

The Week in Pictures: Bankruptcy Edition

Featured image So Detroit is bankrupt, Obamacare continues to crumble, and our national security challenges remain a festering mess, and Obama decides he has to talk about . . . Trayvon Martin.  I’m starting to get a bad feeling about this president.  In any case, it’s clear where the biggest bankruptcy of the nation is right now, and its street address is “1600.”   Woo hoo!  Look what’s out in a Polish »

How can the George Zimmerman Case Possibly Go To the Jury?

Featured image The prosecution rested today in the George Zimmerman trial. The defense moved for dismissal, but Judge Debra Nelson denied the motion, saying, “The state has presented enough direct and circumstantial evidence for the case to go to the jury.” That is not a surprise, of course. But really: on what possible basis should this case be going to the jury? The basic standard here is that the prosecution must have »

Stephen Hunter Comments on the George Zimmerman Verdict, and Guns

Featured image We first got to know Stephen Hunter when he was the Washington Post’s movie critic. He is best known as a successful novelist, and he happens to know a great deal about guns. This morning Stephen sent us his thoughts on the George Zimmerman verdict: 1.) Profiling. When the president calls for “calm” in the aftermath of the jury speaking, he is profiling. When police departments call in the manpower, »

Behind the Scenes at MSNBC

Featured image We wrote here about MSNBC’s disgraceful attacks on Charles and David Koch and Koch Industries in connection with the Trayvon Martin shooting. Guest host Karen Finney said: Who was the Typhoid Mary for this horrible outbreak? It’s the usual suspects the Koch brothers…the same people who stymied gun regulation at every point who funded and ghost write these laws. A few days later, Van Jones, a guest on MSNBC, said: »

Teenager Shot In Missouri: So What?

Featured image One of this morning’s big news stories is the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Antonio Martin by a policeman in Berkeley, Missouri–a place that, the Associated Press tells us helpfully, is “just a few miles from Ferguson.” The Antonio Martin shooting is currently the top story on Google News, and it is being headlined on pretty much every newspaper’s website. But why? What makes this a major news story? The Michael »

What Does the Prosecutor Have on George Zimmerman?

Featured image I’m slow in getting to the Florida special prosecutor’s charging of George Zimmerman with second degree murder. I saw most of the press conference in which the prosecutor, Angela Corey, announced the charges. She came across well, I thought, although she seemed to be having a little too much fun, under the circumstances. When the Affidavit of Probable Cause supporting the second degree murder prosecution was made public, it was »

Bill Whittle’s backgrounder

Featured image It’s good to know that the mullahs are with the crowds out in the streets seeking justice for Trayvon Martin today. In a little noted sidebar, Adam Kredo reports that Iran’s foreign ministry on Friday criticized the acquittal of George Zimmerman and chastised the United States for widespread “racial discrimination.” “The acquittal of the murderer of the teenage African American once again clearly demonstrated the unwritten, but systematic racial discrimination »

What a difference an “a” makes

Featured image The other night on Piers Morgan’s show, Rachel Jeantel gave us a lesson in the evolving meaning of the words “n*gga” and “cracka.” As for the “N” word, Jeantel explained that, around the year 2000, the letters “er” were replaced by “a” and the word could now be applied to any kind of male – black, white, Hispanic, and even Chinese. As for “cracka,” it no longer refers to white »