Wednesday, March 28, 2012

More (Silence) From The Great Uniter

Remember how Barack Obama was supposed to unite the country and heal all racial divides?  Well, as you saw in the last post, he has completely failed to even make a statement (much less DO anything of substance) when the Black Panthers openly called for the kidnapping and illegal retribution against a white man for allegedly killing a young black man.  But now it's gotten even worse:

A school-cafeteria lunch lady and her husband have received hate mail, unwanted visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors — all because their Sanford-area address is being disseminated on Twitter as belonging to Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, her son said late Tuesday.

The woman, 70, who has a heart condition, and her husband, 72, have temporarily moved to a hotel to avoid the spotlight and possible danger, said son Chip Humble of Longwood.

The woman has another son named William George Zimmerman who lived with her in 1995 and still lives in Central Florida. He is no relation to George Zimmerman, 28, who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Feb. 26, sparking national outrage and international interest.

William Zimmerman isn't sure how his mother and stepfather's address became public. He said he used it to register a car, get a drivers license and vote when he lived there briefly after college.

"This is really scary, and I'm concerned for my family," Zimmerman told the Orlando Sentinel Tuesday night. "It's scary because there are people who aren't mentally right and will take this information and run with it."

Zimmerman traced the tweets — which he said have been retweeted by actor-director Spike Lee — to a man in California. Zimmerman has implored the man to stop and said he received this response, "Black power all day. No justice, no peace" and an obscenity.

Lee's tweet has been removed, but it continues to be retweeted.

Again: where is the Great Uniter?

What happens if this poor lunch lady has a heart attack and dies?  Will a wrongful death lawsuit be launched at Spike Lee?  Even if things quiet down now that this address is known to be someone else's, some measure of emotional and financial damage has already been done to these completely innocent people.  Why is this obvious injustice being completely ignored by the White House and the Department of Justice?  Why is the race-driven terrorization by the Black Panthers being allowed to proceed unchecked by law enforcement?

Even a lame and empty generic statement condemning racial violence and intimidation by anyone would make a statement of plausible deniability, so the only possible conclusion is that they agree with it and approve of it.

PS - yes, I know...I've been extremely remiss in not blogging about the Obamacare madness in the Supreme's coming, I promise...

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