I have been researching the Roderick Scott case along with the Trayvon Martin case. Folks, I have to tell you, the similarities are striking. The difference here is that the shooter Roderick Scott is a Black man and the victim, Christopher Cervini, was a white teen. Of course, New York’s gun law’s are more strict than Florida; but Scott, like Zimmerman, called 911 BEFORE shooting. Scott thought Cervini was trying to break into a neighbor’s car. What is even more interesting is that most of you probably have never heard of this incident, which took place not that long ago in 2009. There were no marches, no protests and very little media coverage. President Obama didn’t speak on this case. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson didn’t show their faces and Geraldo Rivera didn’t blame Cervini’s clothing attire for him being shot. Scott also was not investigated for a hate crime even though his victim was white and only the local law enforcement investigated this case. Now some will argue that in Zimmerman’s case because Martin is black, the “white” man will get off or never be charged. In fact, one HUGE difference between the two cases is that Scott WAS arrested, he WAS tried in a court of law but ultimately found NOT guilty of manslaughter. To be fair, I think that the reason he was arrested IS because New York does not have the “Stand Your Ground” law, not just because he was Black, and I can’t eliminate nor assert race as a factor for the arrest because it is impossible for me to know what officers were thinking when they arrested him. Writer Michael Filozof of the American Thinker website shared his views in this article on the American Thinker website & I concur: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/03/what_if_trayvon_had_been_white_and_the_shooter_black.html#.T3gcEOicOxJ.facebook Let’s be honest with ourselves – muffled, alleged, racial epithet and assumption that the pronoun “they”automatically means “Black person” aside there is nothing about the Zimmerman case that can directly be linked to a racist motive at all. A white person is not racist just by virtue of being white, nor is any member of any other race.We simply cannot know with certainty what was in George Zimmerman’s mind at the time. We simply cannot assume that every time a White… I mean Hispanic…no I mean White Hispanic has his or her eye on a Black person, that they are RACIALLY profiling the person. If you are now thinking “but he was profiling him!”go back and read again, I emphasized racial, I DID NOT say he was not profiling him. After all, Zimmerman called the police on “suspicious persons” many times since January of 2011 and not all of them were Black but most of them were false alarms. In the Scott case, there were no questions surrounding the sloppiness of the police investigation as in the Zimmerman case. The fact that there was no alleged “sloppy police work” in the Scott case further proves the point that when a black man is the perpetrator, and the victim is white, in this country he absolutely CAN receive a fair arrest and trial. Many black people love to lament about shoddy police work when a black person is the perpetrator and think that if a black person kills a white person, the “system”will fail to be fair due to racism. I’m not saying that the judicial system does not have flaws or racist elements, but given this rampant consensus, we would expect the police to come under fire in the Scott case and this was not the case because they did an unbiased job. The NY police did their job fairly and by the book and I applaud them for that. There are so many criminal cases in which the perpetrator was Black and the police work was questionable. Trust me THIS difference in the cases is a GREAT thing given the percentage of Black men who make up the US prison populations. Also, keep in mind that an accusation of mishandling the investigation and actual evidence of it are two different things. After digging deeper than the surface that is the Liberal media, I think Zimmerman is a rogue, wannabe rent-a-cop who is trigger happy and probably suffering from some deranged “hero complex”, but that does not necessarily make him a racist. He probably thought he was stopping a potential criminal and would get his picture in the paper and community accolades. His heroic fantasies have turned out to be a complete nightmare. I find it very interesting that there was no investigation by the DOJ to determine whether or not the Scott case was a HATE crime. Many will say that on the Zimmerman 911 call, he used the racial epithet “f****** coon” but I must admit, I just didn’t hear it and I won’t pretend to hear something that I don’t in order to justify my feeling that this is a racial killing. Sometimes, when some people WANT to hear something, they do. In the end, both deaths are tragedies, and neither life is more or less valuable than the other. I know the Cervini family must be re-living their son’s death all over again as we all mourn the loss of Trayvon Martin because of the similarities. I know the hearts of the Martin family must be still filled with grief and we grieve with them. I hope and pray that George Zimmerman is arrested and faces trial for taking another life. If it is self-defense, let the courts decide; not the mob and not the media. Nothing bothers me more than widespread incendiary, biased Liberal reporting which taints potential jury pools. Let us also not make the mistake of overshadowing the Martin tragedy with politics by accusing President Obama of having Trayvon Martin killed for political gain (yes some have gone there and I don’t entertain wild conspiracy theories), overanalyzing the fact that Zimmerman is a registered Democrat or in the case of MSNBC political analyst Karen Finney, blaming the “environment” supposedly created by Republicans for the death of Trayvon Martin. When we politicize tragic, non-political events, we dishonor lives lost in the process and I for one won’t take part in that foolishness. Remember, the rule of law, not the rule of the mob and not the media.