After nearly a dozen years of blogging outrageous stuff from American politics, I should be beyond outrage myself. But no. Not after readin Edward Wyckoff Williams just now in Salon. Here’s a sample, but I suggest you take any prescribed blood pressure medications before reading any further:
The day before a jury delivered an acquittal in the murder trial of George Zimmerman, Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger and Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith gave a national press conference to appeal for a peaceful reaction to the verdict — regardless of its outcome.
Eslinger, who is white, said “We will not tolerate anyone who uses this verdict as an excuse to violate the law.”
The veiled threat of an aggressive police response to imaginary civil unrest belies the very logic that led to Trayvon Martin’s death to begin with. For, you see, African-Americans are never protected or served by the law enforcement apparatus — yet they are always subject to its military might.
Sanford police coyly “tolerated” the actual killing of an unarmed black child, but yet refuse to “tolerate” any anger expressed for the acquittal of his murderer.
This is the new Jim Crow realized.
There are so many lies, evasions, half-truths, and just plain old-fashioned racial hatred in this piece, I hardly know where to begin. My first thought it simply to treat pieces with the quiet contempt it deserves — by ignoring it.
But just George Stephanopoulos set up the whole “War on Women” premise during that GOP debate to help win in2012, the vile progressives will parade over Martin’s corpse if that’s what it takes to win in 2014.
This ain’t over yet. Not by a longshot.