Unreal: NY Times Uses NBC News’ Heavily Criticized Edited 911 Call That Attempts To Paint Zimmerman As Racist…
Race, Tragedy and Outrage Collide After a Shot in Florida — New York Times
Once again, a river of protest raged through Sanford this weekend to demand justice in the name of an unarmed black teenager shot dead. It gathered strength in front of the historic Crooms Academy, the first high school for black students in Seminole County; surged through the streets; and formed a flood of grief and outrage just outside the Sanford Police Department. […]
“Hey, we’ve had some break-ins in my neighborhood,” Mr. Zimmerman said to start the conversation with the dispatcher. “And there’s a real suspicious guy.”
This guy seemed to be up to no good; like he was on drugs or something; in a gray hoodie. Asked to describe him further, he said, “He looks black.”
“Now he’s just staring at me,” he said.
As we already know, this is how the actual call went down. The 911 operator was the one who brought up race, not Zimmerman.
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.
Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?
Zimmerman: He looks black.
From a comment at Ace’s:
10 Damn that Zimmerman sure has a long history of racism, doesn’t he … or maybe not …
[andycanuck: link to daily caller]
The letter also described how Zimmerman was one of “very few” in Sanford, Fla., who spoke out publicly to condemn the “beating of the black homeless man Sherman Ware on December 4, 2010 by the son of a Sanford police officer.”
“Do you know the individual that stepped up when no one else in the black community would?” the family member wrote. “Do you know who spent tireless hours putting flyers on the cars of persons parked in the churches of the black community? Do you know who waited for the church‐goers to get out of church so that he could hand them fliers in an attempt to organize the black community against this horrible miscarriage of justice? Do you know who helped organize the City Hall meeting on January 8th, 2011 at Sanford City Hall??”
“That person was GEORGE ZIMMERMAN. Ironic isn’t it?”
“The main point for this letter is to explain to you that the black community has labeled George a racist without any investigation at all,” the letter continued. “Regardless of the fact that George personally spoke to many of your constituents, not one has stepped forward and said, ‘Hey I know that face. That is the Hispanic guy that was standing up for Sherman Ware. That was the only non‐black face in the meetings for justice in this case.’”
In December 2010, the son of a local police officer sucker punched a homeless black man outside a bar. The white attacker strutted away from the downed man, obviously proud of his cowardly achievement. Police arrived at the scene and declined to arrest him, despite the fact the unprovoked attack was captured on video.
Over the course of the next several weeks, the community expressed outrage but few stepped up to do anything to demand justice for the homeless man, Sherman Ware. The black community was indifferent. The NAACP ignored the incident. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton were nowhere to be found.
But one man was so determined to obtain justice for Sherman, he did what few others were willing to do. He stepped up and went door-to-door in black communities handing out fliers about the incident. He posted the fliers, put them on cars in parking lots, waited outside churches to give them to parishioners. He worked tirelessly exposing this injustice.
In January, his efforts finally paid off. In part, thanks to public pressure after the video was posted on Youtube, Justin Collison, a man with a violent history, was charged with sucker punching Sherman Ware.
In case you haven’t guessed, the man who worked so hard to bring justice for a homeless black man when the NAACP and other civil rights leaders looked the other way is named below the fold.
(Hat Tip: IHateTheMedia)
Update: This story is breaking, so some of the details weren’t so clear when I wrote the above. The man (named below the fold) was attempting to have the police officers held accountable for not arresting the attacker. The Daily Caller has more, including a copy of the flier distributed.
The man was George Zimmerman.
These noble efforts by Zimmerman to help a stranger get deserved justice were related by a family member who is now in hiding due to death threats. The family member sent this letter to the Sanford Chapter of the NAACP, which has continued to perpetuate the smear that George Zimmerman is a racist who killed Trayvon Martin for being black.
Don’t expect to hear this story in the mainstream media.
more from ace on the deception of the media in its goal to fabricate zimmerman as a white racist to fit the hateful killer white man meme
from ace of spades:NBC Calls Its Deliberate, Frame-Up Editing of George Zimmerman an “Error;” Washington Post Then Calls It A “Screw-Up”
Let’s compare this to the O’Keefe Acorn tapes.
It has been routinely stated by the media, as if a fact, that the Acorn tapes were “deceptively edited.” This is despite the fact that there was no deception, and no intent to deceive. (They are referring to the opening credits and interstitial shots of a ludicrously pimp-garbed O’Keefe, walking with a pimp-cane and stuff — this is plainly comedy shot afterwards like a skit, not the Acorn tapes revelations.)
Now we have the media deliberately editing George Zimmerman to fit their “racist” narrative.
When NBC’s “Today” show aired George Zimmerman’s 911 call to police, here is what the audience heard:
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.
Wow. “Looks up to no good” followed by “He looks black” sounds like Zimmerman made a conclusion of “no good” based upon an observation of being “black.” That would lend credence to the racism angle.
The problem is the conversation was edited by NBC to look that way. Here is the unedited version:
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?
Zimmerman: He looks black.
So the assertion “He looks black” was in direct response to a question about what color Treyvon appears to be. Zimmerman was right – he looks black. Zimmerman was not making any connection between skin color and being good or bad.
NBC’s accounting of the facts, in its correction, is itself false. It was not an “error” to do this. It was done deliberately. NBC’s “error” claim conjures images of a sound editor accidentally brushing a dial with his wrist as he reached for his coffee.
No, this was deliberately cooked, as so much of this story is.