At exactly 9:59 PM Saturday night George Zimmerman was pronounced “not guilty.” At exactly 10:01 PM Saturday night — just two minutes after the verdict was read – Ann Coulter tweeted “Hallelujah!” to her followers. Today, less than five days later, she added insult to injury with her column, “To Avoid Looking Like A Criminal, Don’t Commit A Crime,” where she calls Trayvon Martin — whom the jury and conservatives already convicted of his own murder — a “criminal” who “mugged” George Zimmerman.
“The case most like George Zimmerman’s is the Edmund Perry case,” Coulter presumes:
In 1985, Perry, a black teenager from Harlem who had just graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, mugged a guy who turned out to be an undercover cop. He got shot and a few hours later was dead.
Instead of waiting for the facts, the media rushed out with a story about Officer Lee Van Houten being a trigger-happy, racist cop. When that turned out to be false, The New York Times looked at its shoes. It was the kind of story the elites wanted to be true. It should be true. We had such high hopes for that one. Damn!
She then concludes, “[i]nstead of turning every story about a black person killed by a white person into an occasion to announce, ‘The simple fact is, America is a racist society,’ liberals might, one time, ask the question: Why do you suppose there would be a generalized fear of young black males? What might that be based on?”
“Throw us a bone,” Coulter demands. “It’s because a disproportionate number of criminals are young black males. It just happens that when Lee Van Houten and George Zimmerman were mugged by two of them, they survived the encounter.”
Yes, now the murdered 17-year old Skittles-eating, Arizona iced tea-drinker is a “criminal,” a “mugger,” and responsible for his own death.
Conservatives like to blast liberals on gun control, often claiming we blame the gun not the person who pulled the trigger, for the crime. Now, apparently, it’s not the person who pulled the trigger who’s to blame, but their dead victim.
“Black liberals keep bemoaning the danger to their own teenage sons after the ‘not guilty’ verdict in George Zimmerman’s murder trial,” Coulter writes. “To avoid what happened to Trayvon Martin, their boys need only follow this advice: Don’t walk up to a stranger and punch him, ground-and-pound him, MMA-style, and repeatedly smash his head against the pavement.”
I know some might (actually, many have,) call Coulter a racist, but that’s just too easy.
Coulter is the author of Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama.
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