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This Time Zimmerman Points his Gun in a White Woman’s Face. Same Result? | The BrownWatch: News for People of Color. – BrownWatch News

From [HERE] The latest conflict in racist suspectGeorge Zimmerman‘s life could come down — like so many others — to what is heard on a 911 emergency recording.

Zimmerman, 30, is scheduled to appear before a judge on Tuesday facing charges including aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief for allegedly pointing a shotgun at his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, during a dispute on Monday. The judge will decide whether Zimmerman, who was taken into custody Monday afternoon and spent the night in a 64-square-foot cell, will be allowed bail.

Zimmerman is no stranger to the jail in Seminole County, having spent time there after he was charged with killing Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager in Sanford, Fla., in 2012. Zimmerman also was sent to jail when his bail was revoked after questions arose about whether he had hidden assets when his initial bail was computed and when he lied about the status of his passport.

Eventually Zimmerman was freed on bail, but his movements were limited until a six-person jury (5 whites 1 Latino = no Blacks) acquitted him of murder charges in July in the shooting of Martin. During the trial, 911 tapes played an important role in establishing the chain of events that the jury considered.

In the current case, Scheibe, 27, called Seminole County authorities from her Apopka, Fla. home about 12:30 p.m. and complained that Zimmerman started an argument when she told him to leave, according to the arrest report from the sheriff’s office. Zimmerman began packing his belongings, including a shotgun and an assault rifle. She said she began putting his things in the living room and outside the house, and he became upset. She is a white person (see above photo).

The latest conflict in George Zimmerman‘s life could come down — like so many others — to what is heard on a 911 emergency recording and what white people think about it. In a white supremacy system, white life is more valuable than non-white life. [MORE]

Zimmerman, 30, is scheduled to appear before a judge on Tuesday facing charges including aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief for allegedly pointing a shotgun at his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, during a dispute on Monday. The judge will decide whether Zimmerman, who was taken into custody Monday afternoon and spent the night in a 64-square-foot cell, will be allowed bail.

Zimmerman is no stranger to the jail in Seminole County, having spent time there after he was charged with killing Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager in Sanford, Fla., in 2012. Zimmerman also was sent to jail when his bail was revoked after questions arose about whether he had hidden assets when his initial bail was computed.

At that point, the report says, he took the shotgun out of its case.

“You point your gun at my freaking face,” Scheibe is heard telling Zimmerman on the 911 call, also released by officials on Monday. “Get out of my house. Do not push me out of my house. Please get out of my house.”

There is a pause and she continues, saying to the dispatcher. “He pushed me out of my house and locked me out. … He knows how to do this. He knows how to play this game.”

Zimmerman, officials said, then barricaded himself inside the house. He called 911 to tell his side of the story.

“I have a girlfriend, who for lack of a better word, has gone crazy on me,” Zimmerman said.

Zimmerman denies pulling a weapon on his girlfriend and said it was she who smashed a table at the home they shared. He also told the dispatcher that Scheibe was pregnant with their child and that she had decided she would raise the child on her own. When Zimmerman started to leave, “she got mad,” he said.

At a Monday evening news conference, Seminole County Sheriff’s OfficeChief Deputy Dennis Lemma told reporters that Scheibe wasn’t pregnant.

Deputies eventually used a key to enter and push the furniture aside, Lemma said. Zimmerman put up no resistance when he was taken into custody.

Monday’s dispute was Zimmerman’s second domestic dispute involving police since he became a national name.  In September,  Zimmerman and his estranged wife were involved in a domestic dispute days after Shellie Zimmerman filed divorce papers. She was living in Lake Mary, Fla., and described to police how Zimmerman allegedly assaulted her father and threatened her and her father with a gun.

Zimmerman “is in his car and he continually has his hand on his gun and he keeps saying step closer and he is just threatening all of us,” Shellie Zimmerman told a 911 operator.

“He punched my dad on the nose. My dad has a mark on his face. I saw his glasses were on the floor. He accosted my father and then took my iPad out of my hand and smashed it and cut it with a pocket knife…. I’m really, really afraid.”

Lake Mary police recently said no charges would be filed against George or Shellie Zimmerman because there was not enough evidence.

Zimmerman has also been pulled over at least three times for traffic stops since his acquittal and at least one was caught on video.

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Miriam Carey « Aletho News

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By Scott Creighton | American Everyman | 

What is the stunning similarity between the Renisha McBride story and that of Miriam Carey? What justifies prosecution in the former and complete silence in the latter? You might be surprised just how obvious this hypocrisy is. And no, it’s not about race.

I would like to start this article by making this point perfectly clear: I believe Theodore Wafer, the man who shot Renisha McBride on his front porch at 4:30am,  should be charged with a crime.

Manslaughter? Involuntary manslaughter? Any of those would do if in fact the gun he was holding went off by accident. Murder in the 2nd degree is also a possibility in that it is not premeditated and there is nothing to suggest he was planning on having Renisha show up at his home so he could kill her.

The fact is, Wafer shot her through a closed and locked screen door according to his own statement. Unlike the Trayvon Martin case, Renisha wasn’t assaulting him and there is nothing at this point to indicate she posed a threat to his life.

As far as the reports go to this point, Wafer only attempted to call the police after the shooting. That fact in itself is reason enough to suggest Mr. Wafer handled the situation badly and must therefore answer for the actions that took place afterward resulting in the death of Renisha McBride.

You don’t have a right to take a life simply because someone is drunk and beating on your door at 4 in the morning. You mightwant to, but you don’t get to. We have laws in this country which we “little people” have to abide by.

Had Wafer simply called the cops and waited for them to show up, Renisha would have been arrested for being intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident as well as a DUI … but she would be alive to pick up the pieces of her life and move on. As it turns out, because of the actions of Theodore Wafer, her parents are now faced with that task while Renisha lies covered in a premature grave.

Renisha was only 18 years old.

That said, I don’t really have to wonder for too long why it is that the Renisha McBride story is now plastered all over CNN, theNew York TimesFox News, the Huffington Post (Black Voices section), ABC news and pretty much everywhere else whilethe story of what happened to Miriam Carey has disappeared down the memory hole.

Miriam Carey was the 35 year-old mother of one who was shot and killed by Capitol Police and the Secret Service after she made a wrong turn into an access road at the White House and immediately turned around to leave. That’s the official story.

She was chased by Secret Service from the scene in broad daylight down Pennsylvania Ave. and she ended up being surrounded and subsequently executed… while unarmed… with her 14 month-old child watching a few feet away.

Miriam was shot multiple times.

The police as well as the Secret Service violated their SOP by firing at her car on a busy city street while she was simply trying to flee the area.

Whenever the MSM have to report on this case (and it is extremely rare at this point) they always make the claim that she tried to “ram the gates” at the White House in order to gain entry.

That simply didn’t happen.

It didn’t happen according to the one eyewitness at that location and it didn’t happen according to the police report and the official story. But that doesn’t stop the press from using that lie to justify the shooting.

According to both the eyewitness and the police report, Miriam was attempting to leave the grounds of the White House when a Secret Service agent placed a barricade, a portable bike-rack, in front of her car. That is an important distinction.

She pushed through that bike-rack with her vehicle and the Secret Service agent jumped up on her hood to stop her. She sped off once clear of the others causing the agent to fall off her vehicle.

The point is, she was only viewed trying to leave the grounds and the “ramming” she did, was an effort to accomplish that goal, not as the the press would have you believe, to gain access to the grounds.

Now let’s go back to the Renisha McBride story.

What if Renisha had knocked on Wafer’s door, realized she was at the wrong house (her house was on a corner as well) and as she tried to leave, Wafer came out, grabbed her, pointed weapons at her and told her she couldn’t?

What if Renisha had “rammed through” his barricade (porch chairs) and made it out onto the street running away as fast as she could and Wafer had opened fire on her multiple times giving chase?

What if Wafer had caught up with Renisha 10 blocks away and gunned her down while she begged for mercy?

Would there be any question as to his guilt? Would there even be a need for a trial? Of course not. That’s murder in the first, by the way.

But essentially, as ridiculous as my hypothetical “what if” story is, that is EXACTLY what happened to Miriam Carey.

Carey wasn’t trying to gain access to the White House, where-as it can be argued that Renisha was doing just that at Theodore Wafer’s residence.

Carey was no longer on the president’s property, where-as Renisha was still on Wafer’s front porch when she was tragically killed.

And though it only pertains to the story by way of estimating their state of mind, Carey was sober as a judge when she died, where-as Renisha had more than double the legal limit of intoxicants in her system (alcohol and pot)

In the case of the Secret Service, they fired at Miriam at multiple locations with the intention to kill her and in the case of Renisha, one shot was fired and it may turn out it was by accident (still doesn’t absolve Wafer from responsibility or prosecution in my opinion)

In Washington, at the White House, the Secret Service reserves the right to use deadly force in order to prevent unwarranted access to the president’s home.

Ultimately that’s the justification given for the execution of Miriam Carey. That she attempted to “ram the gates” at the White House and gain entry to the building. And she died for it, according to the official story.

But of course, none of that is true.

Not a word from the like of Al Sharpton or Jessie Jackson on behalf of Miriam Carey is to be found.

Al has already jumped on the Renisha bandwagon though.

When viewed in these terms, the stories are remarkably similar and yet the end results in terms of moral outrage from the press and the community are vastly different.

Why is it that Renisha has posters and Twitter feeds and marches while Miriam lays unavenged in her premature grave as well?

You have to be the judge of that.

Should Theodore Wafer be prosecuted? Yes, he should.

Should the Secret Service be investigated for the extra-judicial murder of Miriam Carey? Should there be a real, independent investigation into what really happened that afternoon at the White House?

Renisha wasn’t armed and neither was Miriam. There is no indication that either had malice on their minds when they made their respective geographical mistakes.

So why scream outrage over the one while ignoring the other?

Miriam Carey « Aletho News.

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▶ The Murder of Emmett Till – YouTube

Bob Dylan’s “Ballad (Death) of Emmett Till” with pictures of Emmett, the trial & other lynchings. Dylan’s song is a call to action for all those who want to see change in this world away from hatred, discrimination & prejudice that is based on the color of a (wo)man’s skin.

▶ The Murder of Emmett Till – YouTube.

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