The left really isn’t handling the Zimmerman verdict with dignity. From death threats to physical violence, the liberal mob is acting like a spoiled 4-year-old brat throwing a temper tantrum. None of this is about about justice but about pitching a fit.
Case in point: A Houston grandmother, attempting to rush her granddaughter to the hospital after an allergic reaction to some medication, was stopped by protesters in the middle of the street. When she rolled down her window to express to the protesters how urgent her trip was, she got hit by one of them.
Hundreds of people marched in protest to the George Zimmerman verdict on Monday.
"No justice, no peace," they yelled as they walked from the Byrd Funeral Home in the 2500 block of Wheeler to the Southmore Street overpass bridge near Highway 288.
Just after 7p.m. Monday, the demonstrators spilled out onto the road and blocked traffic for about 15 minutes.
"I looked up and I see all the protesters, they’re everywhere," said Georgia, who asked that her last name not be used. “So, we got into the traffic and they’re stopping us and not letting us go."
…”One of them was hitting the windshield and I was just screaming, ‘We’ve got to get to the hospital,’ and they were screaming and chanting,” she said. “All I could think of was, I got to get my granddaughter to the hospital.”
"My mom rolled down the window," said Georgia’s daughter. “She said, ‘We’re trying to get my granddaughter to the hospital,’ and a guy just started hitting her."
Look, I know we say this a lot on this blog but it bears repeating: this is who the left is. If they truly cared about justice, they would demand that NBC and ABC apologize to Zimmerman for purposely misreporting the facts of the case in an attempt to make him look like a racist and a liar. Instead, they block traffic and assault innocent people and use the jury’s verdict to justify their senseless violence.
This kind of behavior is barbaric and un-American.
LTMC: This is pretty weak. I’m willing to bet that 99% of the people who self-identify as left-leaning in this country are home on their couches right now, not rioting in the streets. I’m also willing to bet many of those people feel that the guy who hit the woman above as she was trying to drive through is a douchebag. To wit, here is a Trayvon Martin sympathizer condemning this sort of behavior.
Despicable behavior at political protests is not the unique bailiwick of “the left,” insofar as that term fairly applies to those present at this particular protest. We could, for example, talk about the mosque protest where anti-muslim activists called 5-year old children murderers and threatened to kill their parents. That’s pretty awful. But as one of the victims of the fore-going protest said, it would be unfair to attribute their behavior beyond those involved:
“When I go to school to drop off my kids, everyone is so friendly. They don’t make me feel as if I am intruding or I don’t belong here. So I was shocked that these people hated us so much, but I also realized it’s not everybody — it’s just a few people.”
In other words, your argument here is really just an overbroad, selectively blind non sequitur. It’s fine to call attention to bad behavior. But it’s an overreach to claim that it represents everybody of a particular political persuasion. In fact, here’s a couple of White dudes who show up to a pro-Trayvon Martin protest with a camera and a shirt that says “NIGGER” on the front. What do you think they were trying to do? Probably start a riot (they were unsuccessful). Do they represent everyone who supports Zimmerman and thinks he’s a good human being? Of course not. It would be pretty foolhardy to assert otherwise.