They never bothered to consider, even remotely, that Martin might have attacked Zimmerman because the youth thought some nut was stalking him.

While I’m on this subject, isn’t it time someone questioned Zimmerman’s REAL reason for following and stalking Martin the night of Feb. 12, 2012?

Yes, we know the reason Zimmerman gave: that Martin looked like he was “up to no good” and that there had been several neighborhood burglaries.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been suspicious of grown men that follow and stalk young boys.

3.    There was nothing racial about the July 9 incident.

West said as much himself: the attack was inspired by revenge, not race. The attackers were out to get payback because they thought the 13-year-old had “snitched.”

The beating of the 13-year-old was more a result of the “Stop Snitching” mentality afflicting today’s youth – white ones as well as black ones – than the result of racial animus.

Once again, compare that to the Zimmerman/Martin case. For months, Zimmerman’s supporters have espoused the fiction that the shooting had nothing to do with race, but consider the following, from the transcript of the taped call Zimmerman made to police the night he shot Martin:

“He’s got his hand in his waistband. And he’s a black male.”

Zimmerman was talking about Martin, and it’s clear exactly what he meant.

“Uh oh. Black kid’s got his hand in his waistband. You know how those black males are, especially when they’re reaching into their waistbands.”

4.    No one supports what the 13-year-old attackers did.

Compare that to the support Zimmerman got – and continues to get – from American conservatives. With most of these people, Zimmerman’s a hero.

It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that West is one of them.

(Photo: AP)

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