Zimerman rightly "profiled" Martin, not because he was black, but because he was an unfamiliar individual in the gated community who was behaving furtively. Martin was present in Sanford visiting his father during the school year because he had been suspended from school for illegal activity. Zimmerman was not stalking Martin, but following the direction he had taken, the better to inform the responding officers where he had gone. Given the statistics of black on black crime, it is likely that Zimmerman's slaying of Martin not only saved his own life, but that of an innocent black child in the future.
When NBC's "Today" show played the audio of George Zimmerman's call to a Sanford, Fla., police dispatcher about Trayvon Martin, the editors made him appear to be a racist who says: "This guy looks like he's up to no good. He looks black." What Zimmerman actually said was: "This guy looks like he's up to no good or he's on drugs or something. It's raining, and he's just walking around, looking about." The 911 officer responded by asking, "OK, and this guy -- is he black, white or Hispanic?" Zimmerman replied, "He looks black." NBC says it's investigating the doctoring of...
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