Sunday, April 1, 2012

Email of the Day


In response to today's print column, there's this... 
You know all the facts, don't you? People want justice. This man was sentback on the street with his piece to kill again. When a cop shoots somebody he is taken off the street and an investigation held. Guys like you are making it political and racial. What does black on black crime have to do with this case? There would be no investigation if people didn't speak up. You are a disgusting piece of garbage living off your father's reputation. You have no talent.
          Mel FitzSimmons
Below is my response...


Mel,

I don't know all the facts. But neither do you and neither do all the people who are calling for George Zimmerman to be arrested and charged. That's just the point. But for your information, Zimmerman was not "sent back on the street with his piece to kill again." The police confiscated and kept his firearm for routine ballistics tests. That you don't know that suggests you should be getting your information about this case from more reliable news sources. Even without the inflammatory falsehoods and protests being perpetuated by liberal civil rights activists and cable news anchors, the matter would still be under investigation. No one gets shot and killed in this country without there being one. 

Also, cops enjoy the presumption of innocence when they shoot someone. They are removed from street duty but they are not immediately charged with a crime and locked up. 
If you think America has a major problem today with white people hunting down and killing black people, I would suggest that you are wrong. The problem of young black men killing each other over drugs, gang membership, real or imagined personal slights etc. is a much more prevalent, serious and intractable problem. 

You would think America's black "leaders" would be more interested in dealing with it. It is, after all, their sons and daughters who are being killed. Of course, there are no easy solutions to that. What is easier is for them and their liberal cheerleaders at places like MSNBC, is to focus on very isolated cases of white on black violence. It plays into their preferred narrative that white people are racist and one of the greatest dangers black people face in America. No doubt white racism still exists in this country. But today it's pretty far down on the list of things that hold black people back from living free and successful lives.

As for your personal insults, I take them as the product of angry and disheveled mind. I hope your calmer senses return to you soon. 

Thanks for reading

7 Comments:

Blogger Bob Bohne said...

I think you handled that quite well.

April 1, 2012 at 11:03 AM 
Blogger Dannytheman said...

I agree with Bob!!


(And it didn't hurt to say that)

BUT, can I add one thing. Mr. Zimmerman handed over his handgun as required. That does not mean he gives up his right to carry another one he may own.(Innocent until proven guilty) I only use my owning more than one handgun as an example! AND, I believe he has MORE reason to want to carry one now that a illegal bounty has been placed on his head.

April 1, 2012 at 11:20 AM 
Anonymous lglyspkng said...

Well said, Gil. It is time for everyone to sit down and shut up and let the investigation take place. Elected officials leading hoodie marches and carrying photos of a 12 year old black child who was NOT the victim here are as guilty of inciting rioting and violence as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and the New Black Panther Party. Then they are going to wonder why their towms, boroughs and citys are destroyed and burned to the ground when the riots do come and they will want to rebuild on the tax payers dollar. They are proving how uncommon common sense really is. Whether you think George Zimmerman acted lawfully or not, he is entitled to due process under our Constitution as everyone is and that requires those not charged with that duty to stay out of the way and let the process play out./ If you interfere and he gets off because a fair trial cannot be had, you'll all be rioting over that too.
Thanks for letting me rant, Gil.

April 1, 2012 at 11:52 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are racist

April 1, 2012 at 1:42 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a race-baiter coward

April 2, 2012 at 12:11 PM 
Blogger CharlieSix said...

Good luck with the adjustments of your meds, Mel.

April 3, 2012 at 9:48 PM 
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