Hispanics are Caucasian if you didn't know. America was basically built on anti-African American racism and it lives today. It can be overcome, but it is disingenuous to pretend it does not exist throughout America and particularly in Law Enforcement in large Metropolitan areas which is where the majority of African Americans in this country live.
Very true, but you're ignoring the anti-Hispanic component. Hispanics aren't getting a free pass either. I never said it wouldn't be different if reversed.
If you believe the outcome wouldn't be dramatically different if the roles were reversed you're living in a fantasy land. Seeing you're from Louisiana, and how ridiculous law enforcement is there, I know you know better. Countless blacks were murdered during Katrina down there and the perps will never be brought to justice.
All too true. I'm just glad you didn't try to use the "Jena 6" as an example, although I don't think your Katrina example is any better - it was an overwhelming event and a huge failure on all levels.
Well, he was wearing a hoodie which helps cloud his intent and will keep this thing drawn out. They don't want to punish it at all so they're attacking his character over hip hop photos of himself to say maybe he deserved to be shot in cold blood.
They don't want to punish it at all so they're attacking his character? No, that's not what's going on. The state is prosecuting George Zimmerman. It's George Zimmerman's defense team that would like to attack Trayvon Martin's character.
It's not to say he deserved to be shot, but to build a case that perhaps Trayvon Martin did attack Zimmerman. The important piece of evidence isn't the guns or the drugs, but his interest in street fighting. Relevant? Absolutely. But everyone is wrongly focusing on the guns and drugs.