All Lives Matter
Last evening when I turned on the television, I heard Trayvon Martin's mother speaking. The DNC invited a lot of black mothers whose sons had been shot by our nation's police and in this case, a neighborhood watch volunteer. We will never know exactly what happened that night but one thing we do know, Zimmerman was being pummeled while Trayvon was on top of him and Zimmerman shot him to death.
The tattooed Trayvon was a 17 year old kid with problems and was suspended from school several times while he lived in Miami Gardens. Wikipedia says: At the time of the shooting, he was serving a ten-day suspension for having a marijuana pipe and an empty bag containing marijuana residue. He had been suspended twice before, for tardiness and truancy and marking up a door with graffiti. The suspension for graffiti was in October 2011, when Martin was observed by a school police officer on a security camera "hiding and being suspicious" in a restricted area of the school. According to the officer, he later observed Martin marking up a door with "W.T.F." When his backpack was searched the next day by a Miami-Dade School Police officer, looking for the graffiti marker, the officer found a dozen pieces of women's jewelry, a watch and a screwdriver that was described by the school police officer as a burglary tool. The jewelry found in his backpack included silver wedding bands and earrings with diamonds. When Martin was asked by the officer if the jewelry belonged to his family or a girlfriend, he said a friend had given it to him.
A jury found Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder in 2013.
What the Democrats choose to forget is that All Lives Matter and so do the lives of police officers. They never mentioned that last night. They pandered to the black vote and implied that they were the only Party caring about minorities.
Police need to be respected and we criticize them and hold them accountable when they over-react and a life is lost. What we don't agree with is that blacks are targeted by the men in blue. The police target those committing the crimes and they know the statistics better than anyone.