No one recruited Dylann Roof. His foray into violent white nationalism arose from a single internet search engine query.“The event that truly awakened me was the Trayvon Martin case,” Roof explained in a journal, referring to the 2012 shooting of Martin, an unarmed black teenager, by a vigilante.
These words were read aloud to Roof last month, during his trial on 33 federal crimes, in a South Carolina courtroom accented with dark wood paneling. The voice delivering Roof’s innermost thoughts back to him was Brittany Burke, the crime scene investigator who had documented his carnage.On June 17, 2015, Roof walked into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He sat down and listened to a Bible study, then pulled out a handgun and killed nine attendees.
The spark that ignited his violent fury came to him in a web search after he learned of Martin and the man who shot him, George Zimmerman. Read more.
We’ve touched on O.J.’s If I Did It before, but we haven’t mentioned exactly how much of a scam it was, even for the five or so Juice fans still left in the world. The book contained long passages outlining how Nicole Brown’s wild single lady behavior would one day “be the death” of O.J., attempting to set up the heinous murders as some kind of justified self-defense. When it comes time to hold good to the book’s title, though, O.J. shows up at Nicole’s house and … conveniently blacks out, only to wake up standing next to her dead body, covered in blood.
As tactlessly garish as the premise was, the book didn’t even attempt to deliver on its promise. No one could possibly get a single iota of enjoyment out of this shameless cash grab … except for the family of the other victim, Ron Goldman. They went to court and got 90 percent of the profits of the book. They also added their own commentary and redesigned the cover.
This wasn’t the last time Simpson tried to profit from his “fame,” though. His old pal Donald Trump has admitted that he tried to get Simpson on Celebrity Apprentice, despite being confident that he was guilty, and he said he believed that O.J. “would have done it.” However, NBC immediately vetoed the hell out of the idea, so here’s hoping that O.J. at least lands a spot on his friend’s cabinet as consolation prize.
Black people are expected to constantly go out of their way to make sure they don’t appear threatening. Meanwhile, George Zimmerman never had to care in the slightest that carrying a gun while following a teenager home from the store would make him feel threatened.
Black people are expected to obey if they don’t want to get hurt. Meanwhile, society defends George Zimmerman even though he disobeyed the 911 dispatcher.
Black people’s criminal records are literally used as reasons why they deserve to die. Meanwhile, George Zimmerman is still seen as a hero despite assaulting a police officer and pulling a gun on his intimate partner.
But tell me again how racism doesn’t exist anymore.
On Monday morning, a judge sentenced Matthew Apperson, the 38-year-old Florida man convicted of shooting at George Zimmerman, to 20 years in prison. In the courtroom on Monday, Zimmerman’s description of Apperson is irony at its finest.
*says the N word* *uses black face* *promotes harmful stereotypes of oppressed people*
Well you know, our U.S. soldiers die for our right of free speech, so I should be able to say and express what I want :)
*steps on/burns American flag to express their displeasure in the factual corruption and institutional racism in America*
HOW DARE YOU? That flag represents the lives of soldiers who died for this country and you're basically shitting on them. If you don't like this country or this flag, GTFO! (Southern Whites chime in) We can always go back to the Confederate Flag!
A man who fired a single bullet at George Zimmerman’s pickup truck has been found guilty by a Florida court of attempted second-degree murder and will face a minimum of 20 years. The two had a long-standing feud, and the shooter, Matthew Apperson, tried to plead self-defense, saying that Zimmerman flashed his gun before firing. Zimmerman and Apperson’s feud was related to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Since the debate Sunday, the internet has been obsessed with Ken Bone. But in recently discovered Reddit post about George Zimmerman, Bone wrote that the death of Trayvon Martin “justified.” Meanwhile, Bone is cashing in on his viral fame in numerous ways.