Seminole County, FL—Neighborhood Block Watch member George Zimmerman stands accused of murdering Trayvon Martin.
Local political types quickly drew the conclusion that Zimmerman gave special attention to Martin because of his race. That phenomena is called, racial profiling. I don’t think they were wrong about that. But let’s discuss just what that really means.
Racial profiling in the Zimmerman case suggests that only racial bigotry was the spark that brought about Martin’s death. Bigotry may be suspected but there’s not a shred of evidence that racial hate was any factor in this event.
The reality is for that area of Sanford violent, sex and property crimes are nearly all exclusively committed by young, African-American males. Additionally with this demographic hiding their identity with hoodies is commonplace.
The elderly, White or female population members are simply not ever involved in these types of crimes.
Simple common sense and due diligence dictates that special attention must be paid to those within the area’s population that statistically fit the profile of law breakers.
Our political correctness and racial sensitivities have gone way over the top. We have allowed the shrill voices of some members of our society to dictate that we disregard all reality and common sense.
When it comes to terrorism acts involving the world’s airlines the offenders are exclusively males between the ages of 18 and 35 and Muslim. Yet we waste untold billions of dollars subjecting the vast majority of travelers that don’t fit the profile to the same scrutiny we give to the real culprits. This is all in the name of political correctness.
George Zimmerman was not in anyway wrong for giving special attention to the activities of Travon Martin. There is no law that bars civilians from making personal survival decisions based on any kind of profiling.
We have to judge Zimmerman only on proof of who committed the original assault. Zimmerman was specifically given the task of watching over the community and that meant keeping a sharp eye on those most likely to do harm in the area of his assigned watch.
Trayvon Martin fit the profile of sex, age and yes, race of someone most likely to commit a crime during the hours of darkness.
Frankly Zimmerman would be considered downright crazy if he was following some White grandmother pushing strollers containing their grandchildren rather than Trayvon Martin.
Those political types that consider criminal profiling racist have only added to society’s problems. They have failed to in anyway address the causes behind the statistical reality of crime in our world.
Zimmerman’s attorneys need to use the profiling aspects of this sad case like a sword rather than a liability.