Violence and Family Breakdown

When he was first sworn in as Attorney General, Eric Holder made one of the more obtuse comments in political history. When it comes to issues of race, Holder declared, “We are a nation of cowards. . . . we, as average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race.” Really? It seems to me that we talk endlessly, and usually unproductively, about race. We love nothing better in America than a good racial angle. The Trayvon Martin case pushes all the buttons. Black provocateurs like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton get to strut their stuff. The liberal media get to distort and cheerlead for one side. Conservatives get to indulge their disdain for the race hustlers, and everyone’s blood pressure rises.

We are now engaged in another fruitless shouting match about whether young black men are being hunted on the streets of America, and whether “stand your ground” laws are dangerous. But as the estimable Ann Coulter has pointed out, Florida’s “stand your ground” law was irrelevant to the Martin case. Whichever version of that night’s events you believe: a) that Zimmerman followed and shot Martin in cold blood; or b) that Zimmerman shot Martin in the midst of a fight; the law, which does not require a person who fears for his life to retreat before using deadly force, is not implicated.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H6CMJ3DJPLPO25D7TNB7RCOSCI Andrew

    Please sign this petition for MSNBC to fire Al Sharpton.
    Please pass it on.

     

    http://www.change.org/petitions/msnbc-fire-al-sharpton

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chas-Holman/1333779011 Chas Holman

    For anyone that is interested….
    I am an audio guy.. 

    I took the 911 call with the most audio informatiion regarding screams, compressed it, ran it at half speed and pitch corected it 100 percent.. even though it runs slower (just a tenth over half speed) anyone with an ear for music can tell not a note has been changed.. Digital affords you this luxury. In the analog days we had to physically slow the tape/medium down and you lose pitch and clarity.

    Anyway, what I find most interesting is the ghastly scream at about 1:12 right after the final shot.
    THIS AUDIO IS NOT ENHANCED per sey.. not like enhancing a photo.. the only enhancing has been to adust volume levels so you don’t hurt your ear listening to everything at relative volume levels. 

    There are a few swirling artifacts in this copy because I had to compres the wav file to a 128 kbps mp3 to fit on my  page so you had a player to hear it on.. These artifacts are slight and will not distract.

    The 911 call as you have never heard it before, draw your own conclusions. Listen for the scream after the shot.

    http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=11548279

    Again, draw your own conclusions, I am not here to change any minds tonight. This exercise  is just a way to access the call and hear things you would not of just listening to the raw recording.