Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman
Media meme: a white guy stalks a shot an innocent black 12 year old honor student (as depicted), was shot for wearing a hoodie while in a white neighborhood. He had just gone to the local convenience store for some medicine and skittles for his sick little brother at home . That was how the media, the left, the black community and Obama played it (one and the same thing). Obama jumps in, makes a federal case about it, and empathizes with the kid that, "If I had a son, he could look like Trayvon".
Truth: Turns out a non-racist latino community-watch guy was responding to a 17 year old, 5'11", tattooed, gold-grilled, self-dubbed "No_Limit_Nigga", thrown out of school for drugs and theft, stoned (THC in his system), with a history of drugs, violence and robbery, walking in the rain at night, looking in windows (house to house). After he had the 3 ingredients for a common thug-drink called Lean or Purple Drank (skittles, cough medicine and AZ Ice Tea). When the community watch guy tried to see where the 6' 3" football playing MMA wanna-be gang-banger got to, he was jumped by Trayvon, assaulted, mounted, and beaten on, until he fired his gun in self defense.
There was no evidence of racism. And if Trayvon had been white, asian, or latino and done the same stuff, the same result probably would have happened, and it wouldn't have been a media store. The President never corrected the race-huckster angle and never tried to calm the racial animus, which emboldened the race baiters, and lead to many more incidents. (You reward their bad behavior with media attention, and you get more of it).
And the problem isn't only that the media ran off half cocked and got everything wrong at the start. They almost always do that. The problem is they didn't make an effort to correct the record, or call bullshit on people repeating the lies. The picture shown of Trayvon at 12 should have been corrected the day they got wind of what the teen grew into. A wannabe street fighter that was in a street fight club and bragged about beating people down on his social media, you don't think that's relevant? He had been forced out of his school (suspended multiple times), and forced to move because of repeated crimes (drugs and theft), and looked to be casing houses in the rain, had ingredients for an illegal cocktail on him (Lean), and when a community watch guy took an interest at the suspicious behavior, called the police and watched him they played Zimmerman as racial profiling, as if that's normal behavior for all black kids? Whose more racist on that assumption? Show me who corrected the story from Zimmerman ambushing poor little Trayvon -- to the truth that Martin laid in wait and ambushed Zimmerman? And after beating on the latino community-watch guy (Trayvon had mounted him and was beating his head against the cement), Zimmerman shot Trayvon in self-defense (having a reasonable concern for his safety), and despite all the hand-waiving by the racists, Zimmerman was acquitted, for obvious reasons.
You can read Obama's racist speech (and my rebuttal) here: That's President Racist to you
And to keep the stupidity coming, you have things like Florida Memorial University (a Black University: of course) awarding Trayvon a posthumous honorary degree in aviation (because he liked getting high?). Nothing like attaching their brand to a dead thug to help their credibility and enrollment: http://www.dailywire.com/news/16103/university-award-trayvon-martin-posthumous-degree-amanda-prestigiacomo
- FBI investigates and finds no evidence of Zimmerman's supposed racism: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/crime/article24732691.html
- CNN's exposes their racist, anti-gun agenda: http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/matt-hadro/2013/07/15/cnns-legal-analyst-says-trayvon-got-death-penalty-buying-skittles
- Obama's racist appeal (so if Trayvon wouldn't have looked like he could have been your kid, it would have been OK)? What about George Zimmerman, because he's latino, it's OK to railroad him? : https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2013/07/19/president-obamas-remarkably-personal-speech-on-trayvon-martin-and-race-in-america/?utm_term=.f5a3644a3208