Philly Mayor Nutter Calls Martin Killing An “Assassination”

There are certainly many folks who bring unhelpful, inflammatory, and idiotic statements to any discussion of race, such as Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Chris Matthews, Hollywood nitwits who never even graduated high school, Spike Lee, The Black Panthers, Keith Olbermann, but, really, who better to “act stupidly” than Mayor Michael Nutter?

With the one-month anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death only a day away, Mayor Michael Nutter expressed strong views regarding the incident that has garnered national attention.

Nutter referred to the shooting of the 17-year-old teen as an “assassination” during an appearance Sunday on MSNBC:

I’ve called this nothing short of an assassination. There was no reason for that individual, Zimmerman, to do what he did. Trayvon was not doing anything and was not a threat, based on all the information and evidence and 911 tapes that have been released. It was incomprehensible to me why an individual would do something like this unless he had something else either in his heart or on his mind.

Hey, he’s all yours, Philly residents. Of course, to be fair, Nutter did call out Black Philly youths running riot, and was branded an Uncle Tom.

Meanwhile, Soros monkeys Think Progress brand any facts about Trayvon as a “smear campaign.” Just One Minute wonders about the geography of the case. Salon says the memory of Trayvon is being dishonored. And a former head of the NAACP says that Sharpton and Jackson are “exploiting Martin“.

Know what we really need? For everyone to take a deep breath, cool the rhetoric, and let the facts of the story come out.

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11 Responses to “Philly Mayor Nutter Calls Martin Killing An “Assassination””

  1. Facts? Facts? We don’t need no stinkin’ facts!

  2. Dana says:

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  4. gitarcarver says:

    Know what we really need? For everyone to take a deep breath, cool the rhetoric, and let the facts of the story come out.

    The problem is that from the beginning there are factions and people that don’t want the truth to come out and any deviance from their “truth” or “justice” whether supported by the facts or not, will be rejected.

  5. Dana says:

    As of 23:59 yesterday, 85 people had been murdered in Philadelphia this year, the highest total for this day since 2007. March 26th being the 86th day of the year, I guess that it can be said that the fine city of which the Honorable Michael Nutter is Mayor hasn’t quite been killing people at a rate of one a day.

    In 2011, 85.2% of the murder victims in the City of Brotherly Love were black. Perhaps the esteemed Mayor Nutter ought to get his own house in order before he complains about other people.

  6. […] As William Teach noted, the Honorable Michael A Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia, has strongly condemned the killing of Trayvon Martin, calling it an “assassination:” I’ve called this nothing short of an assassination. There was no reason for that individual, Zimmerman, to do what he did. Trayvon was not doing anything and was not a threat, based on all the information and evidence and 911 tapes that have been released. It was incomprehensible to me why an individual would do something like this unless he had something else either in his heart or on his mind. […]

  7. Rose says:

    “Know what we really need? For everyone to take a deep breath, cool the rhetoric, and let the facts of the story come out.”

    William, you are so funny. Thankfully, I already know you well enough to know you know they ain’t ABOUT to “let all the facts come out” and THAT is why they are trying to hold enough riots to distract everyone from “The Awful Truth About Trayvon”, and prevent him from ever having an ACCURATE reputation.

    Same as they did about OJ Simpson, Tawana Brawley, and the stripper in the Duke Lacrosse scandal.

  8. Trish says:

    Nutter goes from being rightfully tough on Philly kids- telling them to talk better, dress better, not let their pants fall down, get rid of the hoody, etc if they truly want to be accepted and find a job. Now he’s making this bogus statement, which will bite him, I can tell you. He really has no leg to stand on here- given all of the aforementioned murders in Phila. There used to be an interactive map for homicides in the city of brotherly love-but that was pre-Obama days- and here is a link to 2007.

    http://inquirer.philly.com/graphics/homicide_map_2007/

  9. gitarcarver says:

    Just as a side note, I find arguments about the hoodie to be slightly irrelevant.

    I have some hoodies and I am not a gansta.

    When it rains or mists as it was that night in February, I put my hood up.

    There is a law in Florida against wearing a hood, mask, hoodie, etc if the purpose is to conceal ones face, but being that Martin was walking in a mist / rain, it is perfectly reasonable and acceptable to me to say the hood was up.

    I could be wrong, but I think this thing about “he was wearing a hoodie which is improper dress” (from people like Geraldo and Thomas Sowell) totally and utterly misses the mark.

    I know that I have clothes that I would not wear to an interview or wear to a formal event, but if I am just hanging out, watching some TV or making a short trip to the store, there is nothing wrong with it.

  10. Trish says:

    It isn’t about the hoodie, as much as it is about mindset! And I wear them myself! But Nutter was right in suggesting that these city kids who don’t want people to think that they are gangsters, can choose to dress better. I didn’t say don’t wear a hoodie, but thanks to a couple of dumb statements, the whole hoodie controversy has a life of its own, it has taken off to be some sort of race baiting theme now. Congress members wearing them is a bit much, don’t ya think?

  11. gitarcarver says:

    It isn’t about the hoodie, as much as it is about mindset!

    I agree. Which is why Nutter “suggesting that these city kids who don’t want people to think that they are gangsters,” is totally wrong.

    It is the mindset that an kid wearing a hoodie must be a gansta that is wrong. Telling kids not to wear them lest they feed into that mindset is ridiculous.

    As proof, should I look at you and think you are a gansta simply because you wear a hoodie?

    Should a kid walking down the street at night in a light rain / mist be automatically presumed to be a “gansta” simply because of an article of clothing? If the kid is presumed to be a gansta, why aren’t you?

    The point I was trying to make is that there are appropriate times for a certain type of dress. While I agree that wearing a hoodie in the halls and chambers of Congress is inappropriate, that doesn’t mean that wearing a hoodie at any time is inappropriate, or that wearing a hoodie definitively classifies the person as a “gansta.”

    It is about the mindset. It is about the mindset of the people seeing someone wearing a hoodie as much as it is the mindset of the brain within the hoodie itself.

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