If you're following along, you'll note there's not a single consideration of Trayvon Martin's rights. Only George Zimmerman's. No mention of the weight difference - a hundred pounds or so difference is pretty substantial. No mention that Mr Martin had a legal right - because we're not in the Soviet Union or China - to be where he was. No thought is given to why Mr Zimmerman might have pursued Mr Martin. An assumption is made that a slight 17 year old was beating Mr Zimmerman, while point 4 is that "no one knows what happened".
- Zimmerman was out doing his neighborhood watch thing and saw Martin.
- He called 911 and followed Martin in his vehicle.
- When Martin walked someplace that Zimmerman couldn't follow in his vehicle, he got out of his vehicle and followed on foot.
- In the process of getting his ass beaten, Zimmerman busts a cap in Martin.
The lack of empathy is appalling, but typical. In the comments, not a single person wonders if the shooter was wrong. It's basically a blame the victim mentality. Oh, and "the media" is keeping the story alive. For nefarious and commercial purposes, etc. (The idiocy and silliness is tangible.) To be fair, The Raving Prophet regrets that Mr Zimmerman's actions haven't done "CCW" (carry a concealed weapon) any favors. Mostly because Mr Zimmerman "bust[ed] a cap in Martin", presumably when the 17 year old kid did what a lot of scared 17 year old kids do - which is take on a guy who outweighs them by a hundred or so pounds. (How do we know he as a scared? He told his girlfriend, who said so in an affidavit.)
The other thing I note is that most people think the President was playing for political points with his comment about how Mr Martin could look like his son. Take a look, people - if the Prez had a son, he'd probably look a lot like Mr Martin. These people discount that he could speaking from his heart, truthfully and with empathy and humanity. Something that is distinctly lacking [in] the commentary I read.
All in all, the impression I got from reading the post, others like it and the various comments to this and other posts? "Who cares? One of the monkeys got busted, so what?" People are more concerned about what it will do to their right to be fearful idiots, pretending we live in the Wild Fucking West and they desperately need the blankie of their concealed weapon than in any consideration for Mr Martin. [In general]
Edit: I added [In general] because I want to make sure this comment wasn't particular and was generalized. My apologies to Tam for not being as clear about that as I should have been.