The Trayvon Effect


March 30, 2012 | 5:56 PM

The Trayvon Effect

The Trayvon Effect

What a sad day February 26, 2012 would be in the shooting and death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. Now I am not here to prononce innocence or guilt on either of these two. That is the job of the law and it needs to be given an opportunity to work. There will be no posting of pictures of a young Trayvon beside a mugshot of Zimmerman here nor any YouTube posts that may depict a less innocent Trayvon. No discussion of Zimmerman and the potential employment desires or his past 911 calls. My friends, this is a messed up situation that is beginning to spiral out of control.  Police Chiefs are being threatened to be hunted down, US Congressmen donning Trayvon hoodies on Capital Hill, etc. What is happening currently is that this incident is growing in anger and has the potential to blow up into one great big pile of garbage. Some advice needs to be given and I am offering my opinion of the counsel/comments that I would offer if I had a few minutes with the ever-growing cast of members in the drama. No, it’s not sugar-coated.

To the parents of Trayvon Martin –
Your loss is awful and tragic. No parent should ever have to bury a child. Regardless of whether the child was a sinner or saint, he was your son and there is no salve outside of the word of God that will soothe the pain. Staying vigilant is needed to ensure the truth comes to light – whatever that may be. Be patient and give the law the chance to do their job and hold them accountable. However, just because Zimmerman is not in jail does not mean this is an anti-black conspiracy. Trying to paint every white or Hispanic as racist does not promote the cause nor does it honor the memory of your son.

To George Zimmerman –
Whether your story of self-defense is true or was a fabrication in your mind that you have become delusional over, only time will tell. Self-defense or not, you killed a man. Talk to God, George.

To the Sanford Police Department –
You people need to be placing your best foot forward on this. Two families and a nation are watching you.

To the New Black Panthers –
You are slime and the racial equivalent of the Ku Klux Klan. A bounty? Really? Go crawl back under the rock you slithered from.

To Spike Lee and Roseanne Barr –
What were you 2 geniuses thinking? Tweeting addresses? Does the term “aiding and abetting” mean anything to you? What degree of culpability would you have had if harm had befallen these people with the information you shared? Your both idiots.

To President Obama –
Once again, when opportunity came before you to show true leadership –  you laid an egg. Rather than come forth and calm the black community with words to trust our legal system because we are a nation of laws, you pop off about how if you had a son he would look like Trayvon. You essentially took a can of gasoline and poured it onto the emotional fire burning over this issue. You play the race card more than any President in the history of the nation and have not a care for the fallout you cause.

There is no silver lining here. Just sadness and a need for aid. My friends, please pray for the Martin and Zimmerman families; our legal system to provide truth & justice; for those who are making spectacles of themselves (this list is growing); for our leaders in Congress; and even for our President.