Episode 231: Wannabe Slave Catchers
Remember how people used to serve as self-appointed slave catchers in order to apprehend runaway African slaves in the United States a couple hundred years ago? Well, that's exactly the mentality of George Zimmerman, and quite possibly his neighborhood watch buddies, who helped him pursue Trayvon Martin. On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri provide you with more evidence that George Zimmerman was profiling and tracking young, Black males in his community.
Topics discussed include final 40 prospective jurors have been chosen to move to the second round of questioning, Frank Taaffe’s admission that George Zimmerman patrolled the neighborhood nightly and that he was patrolling the neighborhood the night that he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, calls from loyal listeners Priscilla, L.T. Lanier, and Aja Politics & News, discrepancies in Zimmerman's story, whether the case should be turned over to the Feds as a civil rights case, the public's refusal to face the racist and classist culture in the case and in the country, homeowner versus renter dynamic at Twin Lakes, Zimmerman not wanting the community to do renter background checks because he knew he wouldn't pass, the racial and gender makeup of the 40 jurors who were passed to the next round of questioning, whether the makeup of the jury should reflect the makeup of the community, how the race of the victim and perpetrator play into criminal prosecution, whether the makeup of the jury should reflect the makeup of the community, the difference between ethnicity and race as it concerns the "Hispanic" designation, and more!