Instead of calling for calm and unity, President Obama set up the weekend for a time of unrest and violence in his remarks today concerning the George Zimmerman trial. Given the heat wave gripping much of the nations, Obama’s words may as well as have been gasoline poured on a fire.
“Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago,” Obama is quoted as saying in a host of publications and media outlets. He went on to say, “I think it’s important to recognize that the African- American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that — that doesn’t go away.”
While some might be quick to ask if Obama is making excuses for some of the violence and ugliness committed by some black Americans since the trial began, we’re not going down that road.
We will say that we are deeply concerned about a surge in racial attacks by blacks on whites in the recent days, with attackers often touting “this is for Trayvon” during the attack. SHTF Plan has coverage on this. Also at “White Girl Bleed a Lot“.
If these had been gay-bashing attacks on gays, the media would be in full-tilt apoplectic mode. If these had been racial attacks by whites on blacks – lynchings, if you will – the media and their political allies would be up in arms.
Here are the president’s remarks:
Given the persistent nature of the racial attacks and the disorderly mobs of “protesters”, who we believe to be sprinkled with criminally-inclined individuals looking for an excuse to go lawless, we’re recommending our friends and family exercise an extra level of caution this weekend.
Wise and prudent men will avoid large, boisterous crowds and even small groups of individuals who might be trouble-makers.
Don’t find yourself in a situation that can go south quickly.
Carry your firearm in a lawful manner when you leave your home.
Be prepared to defend your life and your family if you find yourself in a ‘back against the wall’ situation against offenders wanting “justice for Trayvon” at your expense.
Be prudent and be safe.
‘Bash mobs’ sweep through Southern California
(LA Times) - Organized “bash mob” crime rampages of roving groups attacking innocent people and businesses have been striking cities around the United States. Law enforcement agencies in Southern California have reported few similar problems — until now.
In the last several days, there have been several reports of such group crime waves in South L.A., Hollywood, San Bernardino and Victorville. Long Beach police are bracing for another one Friday.
These so-called bash mobs of “flash mob” crime waves are organized through social media and have been a problem in Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington. In April, 28 Chicago youths were arrested on suspicion of attacking pedestrians along the city’s famed Magnificent Mile. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation in May enacting stiffer penalties for people who text or use social media to organize mob attacks.
You notice these “bash mob” types don’t ply their trade nearly as often in places where their potential victims might rapidly and promiscuously poke holes in them.