Originally Posted by jspchief
That police dept does have a history in regards to crime against blacks. This isn't the first time they've been on the radar.
That doesn't mean the race vultures aren't flocking to the scene as they always do, but there is some history.
No denying this, but the Chief is new (10 months) and I believe some of the other city officials were new, and had acknowledged the racial problems...not saying they were perfect, but new officials come in and acknowledge the problems generally means they were trying to work on shit...
The thing that bugs me , that will change after the grand jury is that so far we only hear perfect things about Tayvon from the media.....how he was a good student etc...When he was out on a 10-day suspension, possibly for something gang-related. I have heard he had gang related pictures all over his facebook. Not saying everyone in a hoodie is a gangbanger, but wearing a hoodie in a bad neighborhood (their neighborhood had had a shooting and 20+ break ins over the previous 12 months.....)..I mean where I live, if you are not in a gang, you do everything possible to look like you arent in a gang because it is the people who look like they are bangers who get jumped, drive by shot, confronted etc....generally people don't 'accidentally' dress up like thugs.
I'm not saying any of this means he deserved to get shot but if you start to look at all of the pieces (he was serving a ten day suspension, zimmermans nose broken, head bleeding, he was out late, wearing possibly gang style clothes, facebook had gang images in it, he was possibly 6 foot 3 inches tall) you begin to realize that it might not be as simple as the media and Al Sharpton would like you to think that it is.