As I listened to various channels through which Black Progressives channel their public sentiments there is an obvious attempt to enforce "congregational unity" around how we should prioritize the case against George Zimmerman - the man who killed Trayvon Martin - as "THE" key reference of how Black people's lives are valued in this nation, in the criminal justice system in particular.
It is critical for those who are pushing this perspective to appraise the "justice" afforded to George Zimmerman as being racistly deferential to him - a WHITE MAN who KILLED A BLACK MAN - as they vacate their previous disposition which opposed "right-wing tough on crime' stances - particularly as it relates to allowing criminal defendants out of jail on their own recognizance.
ANYONE who dares resist fusing the case against George Zimmerman as something close to Emmett Till or "Cheney, Goodman and Schwerner" is setting himself up for "De-Blackification". There are numerous posts on "anti-Conservative blogs posing as 'Pro-Black' " which take various "Black Conservatives" to task for not "being down enough for Trayvon Martin".
BLACK PEOPLE ARE 100% EQUAL. (The Same Capacity To Promote Greatness As Well As Riling Up A Lynch Mob As Any Other People)
I have no interest in controlling the free speech and time investment of any American citizen that has a right to do as he please.
I have no problem with anyone who believes that a great injustice has been executed.
It is ONLY when a person seeks to run a "Black Community Conscious Attention Filibuster" - hiding their incompetence at governing the larger domain of issues WITHIN THE BLACK COMMUNITY as they instead choose to FORGE BLACK UNITY by producing DAILY "SELF-CHUMMED OFFENSES" that spring from this particular court case - that I am heard from.
It is clear that when it comes to DESIRING to use THE SYSTEM for punitive means - Black people are 100% EQUAL as WHITE FOLKS in expressing this spirit.
It must be said that Black folks just never had the POWER to translate this group angst into a systematized effort, violating due process.
AM I SAYING THAT GEORGE ZIMMERMAN'S DUE PROCESS HAVE BEEN VIOLATED? That the people spouting rhetoric have the POWER to violate them?
The main violation that they exact if one of "Black Community Integrity Violations". They show clearly that much of what they lobby for in the way of "judicial mercy" - under the guise of promoting "Progressive Judges Into Power" - is actually a judge who can see the way the winds are blowing (Or as a list of "Diversity Consultants" have said when its "Just between us chickens":.................... "A judge that they can WORK WITH")
This post isn't even about George Zimmerman.
This post is about the "Racial Tribalists" that I have heard all day long.
This court case is merely an agent that is provoking the TRUE EQUAL HUMANITY of certain Black Operatives to be exposed.
I guess I will be branded a "George Zimmerman Supporter" for daring to present information about THE LAW.
It is clear that the proverbial "It Is Better To Let 10 Guilty Men Go Free So That 1 Innocent Man Be Punished" Meme is only as good as a FAVORABLE PERSON at the defendants table.
People are emotionally upset that a criminal defendant with a 2nd Degree Murder Charge was given bond and that the "Bond Was Too Low" - A SYMBOL OF THE VALUE OF BLACK LIFE.
In making this point few of these "Justice Advocates" recognized their inner 'Right Wing Voice" - showing that they are strangers to the Constitution and present law.
(Mental Note - A new standard of assessments of THREATS OF VIOLENCE has been reached. No longer should we count the presence of a verbal threat or a Tweet as proof of "hatred". There must be an actual means of committing this act. I have no problem with this because this was the standard BEFORE OBAMA. When it comes to making the case that "Obama is the most threatened US President In History - they had no such threshold because it was in their best interest to remove this threshold because they were seeking to make an INDICTMENT. Now that "Their Bigots" are making threats - they have the propensity to protect them by diminishing the standard. )
The Current Law That Provides Guidelines On BAIL
18 USC CHAPTER 207 - RELEASE AND DETENTION PENDING JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS
In 1984 Congress replaced the Bail Reform Act of 1966 with new bail law, codified at United States Code, Title 18, Sections 3141-3150. The main innovation of the new law is that it allows pre-trial detention of individuals based upon their danger to the community; under prior law and traditional bail statutes in the U.S., pre-trial detention was to be based solely upon the risk of flight.
18 U.S.C. § 3142(f) provides that only persons who fit into certain categories are subject to detention without bail: persons charged with a crime of violence, an offense for which the maximum sentence is life imprisonment or death, certain drug offenses for which the maximum offense is greater than 10 years, repeat felony offenders, or if the defendant poses a serious risk of flight, obstruction of justice, or witness tampering. There is a special hearing held to determine whether the defendant fits within these categories; anyone not within them must be admitted to bail.
The Supreme Court upheld the 1984 bail law's pretrial detention provisions in the 1987 case of United States v. Salerno.
My question is NOT: "Is George Zimmerman any of these?"
My question IS: "Have you heard any of the propaganda outlets provide this information to you - so that the 'Radio Rwanda-like' rhetoric can be tempered?
$150,000 bail - is a sign of the lack of worth of Trayvon Martin and Black People? 8th Amendment - Reasonable Bail
Section 9 of Virginia's 1776 Constitution states "excessive bail ought not to be required..." In 1785, the following was added, "Those shall be let to bail who are apprehended for any crime not punishable in life or limb...But if a crime be punishable by life or limb, or if it be manslaughter and there be good cause to believe the party guilty thereof, he shall not be admitted to bail." Section 29 of thePennsylvania Constitution of 1776 states that "Excessive bail shall not be exacted for bailable offences: And all fines shall be moderate."
The prohibition against excessive bail in the Eighth Amendment is derived from the Virginia Constitution, on which Samuel Livermore commented, "The clause seems to have no meaning to it, I do not think it necessary. What is meant by the term excessive bail...?" The Supreme Court has never decided whether the constitutional prohibition on excessive bail applies to the States through theFourteenth Amendment
This Is Not A "Gotcha" - But A Reference Point To A "Murdered Defendant" In Atlanta And Who Assaulted A Black Woman While Free - But Did Not Trigger A March Nor Significant Outrage
While 18 year old Antoine Wimes was out of jail on murder charges for killing a store clerk over a $5 t-shirt he committed another violent act.
Wimes cut his electronic ankle monitor and then went on a violent spree in which he ended up shooting a young Black mother in the face and slamming her young son against a wall - as he robbed the mother.
A Fulton County jury Wednesday convicted an 18-year-old man of murdering a convenience store clerk over a $5 t-shirt.The verdict was returned the morning after the jury began deliberating the fate of Antoine Wimes. Superior Court Judge John Goger sentenced Wimes to life in prison plus five years.
Wimes is to go on trial again in a few weeks for allegedly shooting a family friend in the face and slamming her 1-year-old son against the wall. Both survived their attacks.
At the time, Wimes was out on bond for the death of Etus “Obi” Onyemaechi on July 13, 2008, but was wearing an ankle monitoring device to ensure he would stay at home. Police said he cut off the ankle bracelet and called someone to drive him to the house where he allegedly attacked “Nikki” Neely, Wimes’ sister’s best friend.