This Year’s Duke Lacrosse Case

Ann Coulter, July 10, 2013


It’s becoming painfully obvious why no charges were brought against Zimmerman in this case–until Al Sharpton got involved. All the eyewitness accounts, testimony, ballistics and forensics keep backing up Zimmerman. We should send a big, fat bill for the whole thing to Sharpton, courtesy of MSNBC.

With the prosecution’s witnesses making the defense’s case, the inquisitors’ last stand is to claim that, if the races were reversed, the black guy would have been instantly charged with murder. As explained in The New York Times:

“Had Mr. Martin shot and killed Mr. Zimmerman under similar circumstances, black leaders say, the case would have barreled down a different path: Mr. Martin would have been quickly arrested by the Sanford Police Department and charged in the killing, without the benefit of the doubt.” (Also, CNN could have dropped the “white” and referred to Zimmerman exclusively as “Hispanic.”)

The people who say this are counting on the rest of us being too polite to mention that it is nearly impossible to imagine such a case in a world where half of all murders and a majority of robberies are committed by blacks. To reverse the races with the same set of facts, first, we’re going to need a gated, mixed-race community, similar to the Retreat at Twin Lakes, that has recently experienced a rash of robberies by white guys. The only way to do that is to enter “The Twilight Zone.”

There were at least eight burglaries in the 14 months before Zimmerman’s encounter with Martin. Numerous media accounts admit that “most” of these were committed by black males. I’m waiting to hear about a single crime at Twin Lakes that was not committed by a black male.


The only reason it’s hard to imagine the Zimmerman case with the races reversed is that it’s hard to imagine a white teenager living in a mixed-race, middle-class community, mugging a black homeowner. This is not a problem of society’s reactions, but of the facts.

There is, however, at least one case of a black homeowner fatally shooting a white troublemaker. He was not charged with murder.

In 2006, the ironically named John White was sound asleep at his nice Long Island home when his teenage son woke him to say there was a mob of white kids shouting epithets in front of the house. The family was in no imminent danger. They could have called 911 and remained safely behind locked doors.

But White grabbed a loaded Beretta and headed out to the end of the driveway to confront the mob. A scuffle ensued and White ended up shooting one of the kids in the face, killing him.

White was charged and convicted only of illegal weapons possession–this was New York, after all–and involuntary manslaughter. He was sentenced to 20 months-to-four years in prison, but after serving five months was pardoned by Gov. David Paterson.

With all due compassion for the kid who was killed, the public was overwhelmingly on the father’s side — a fact still evident in Internet postings about the case. The kids were punks menacing a law-abiding homeowner. Even the prosecutor complained only that Paterson hadn’t called the victim’s family first. The local NAACP had campaigned aggressively on White’s behalf. There were no threats to riot in case of an acquittal.

The centerpiece of White’s self-defense argument was his recollection of his grandfather’s stories about the Ku Klux Klan. George Zimmerman’s memory of young black males committing crimes at Twin Lakes is somewhat more recent.

John White wasn’t jumped, knocked to the ground, repeatedly punched, and his skull knocked against the ground. He wasn’t even touched, though he claimed the white teen was lunging at him. Talk about no reason to “follow,” there was no reason for him to leave the safety of his locked home. White’s son knew the kids by name. They could have waited for the cops.

So, yes, this case probably would be very different if Zimmerman and Martin’s races were reversed. It is only when the victim is black that we must have a show trial, a million-dollar reward paid to the victim’s parents and the threat of riots.

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  • The__Bobster

    Ann really know how to cut to the heart of the matter while skewering libtards in the process. I’m glad VDARE is now carrying her column.

    • Oil Can Harry

      The only thing Ann left out of this otherwise excellent piece was that Al Sharpton, one of the Zimmerman Lynch Mob’s ringleaders, lobbied tirelessly on behalf of John White, whose shooting of a white teen was far less justifiable than what happened to St. Skittles.

  • David Ashton

    Yes, give this girl a break. She is getting even better.

  • Ann Coulter, meet BRA. BRA, meet Ann Coulter.

    Speaking of women named Ann, I read on Ann Althouse that someone was bragging that the gated community in Sanford, Florida in question is “more diverse than a Democrat Party photo-op.” Yeah, so how did that work out for them? Really, if I had my way, George Zimmerman would still be in Peru practicing his junior policing skills on a bunch of coca leaf munching Indo tribesmen, Trayvon Martin would be a foot soldier for some General Butt Naked type clown act in West Africa, and Sanford, Florida would be regrettably non-vibrant and unfortunately bereft of gated communities, i.e. it would be identifiably American populated with identifiable Americans. (Or, Dixierons.)

    • Sick of it

      Southron people.

  • Creepy as a cracker!

    If he was named Jorge Jimenez rather than George Zimmerman, we would have never heard the name Trayvon Martin!

    • Joseph Bryant

      The media is so stupid about “Hispanic” names. There’s really no such thing. The first President of Chile had the last name O’Higgins. Go to southern Argentina and there are plenty of Welsh last names. Morons.

      • Alexandra1973

        As I recall one of Mexico’s former presidents was Vicente Fox. I don’t recall Fox being a “Hispanic” name.

        • WR_the_realist

          The white elites rule Mexico so they are happy to send as many of those Mestizo peasants as possible north across the border.

          • Alexandra1973

            Just shove their “useless eaters” off on us.

            I say we send the Mexican government the bill.

  • MekongDelta69

    This is the comment I left on Human Events TWICE:
    “You get rid of self-loathing, guilt-ridden, spineless, genetically-mutated, self-destructive, altruistic (in their own minds) white leftists (along with every black race hustler, who do everything they can to keep ‘their people’ in poverty and perpetually angry and blaming ‘whitey’ for every one of their own self-caused problems), and you get rid of every one of these problems in every white Western country.

    Race is a ‘social construct’ when they want to ramble on about how “we are all the same.”
    However, race only exists when leftists WANT it to exist, so they can further their mentally deranged agendas.”

    It was deleted both times. Go figure.
    [Seriously – try and find it – and if you do, let me know…]

    • Hal K

      I have not had any of my comments deleted from Human Events.

      If anything I have a more directly pro-white viewpoint than you do. I say that whites should start looking out for white group interests explicitly. Sometimes I mention “innate racial differences.” These comments are not deleted.

      By the way, I think it is a mistake to make white liberals the scapegoats for racial problems. White mainstream conservatives have been blocking explicit white solidarity all along.

      • Sick of it

        White “mainstream conservatives” aren’t conservative. Just listen to what they pander. People are finally starting to figure it out, it just took decades.

        • Hal K

          It doesn’t matter if they are “real conservatives.” What matters is whether they are explicitly pro-white. Any conservative who is not for explicit white identity politics is on the wrong side of the divide.

          • Sick of it

            Well, a conservative would be anti-immigration for the sake of maintaining the character of our country. They would be for border security in order to maintain national sovereignty. They would be against biased affirmative action programs. They would be against fiscally insane welfare programs. Seems like the kind of people who would be helpful in cleaning up this country.

          • Hal K

            Race-neutral conservatism is hamstrung by definition. If they believe explicit white solidarity would be immoral then they back down under the accusation of “racism.” Implicit pro-whiteness without explicit pro-whiteness is part of the problem, because it maintains the divide keeping explicit white identity politics out of the mainstream.

    • AllSeeingEyeSpy

      i’m glad they deleted it.

  • bigone4u

    St. Trayvon was NOT legally entitled to beat the hell out of Zimmerman. If Zim wished to harm him, he could have shot him on the spot, NOT after having his nose broken and the back of his head split open. Yet, still, many of the comments I read demand a conviction and the judge is bending over backward to allow a manslaughter or third degree murder verdict. The llibtard whites demanding a guilty verdict even now deserve our contempt. In high profile cases of black criminality, the MSM want a not guilty verdict (OJ, Ray Lewis), but in cases in which a black is a victim or even claims to be one (Duke, Tawana B.) the media demands a blood sacrifice of someone with a lighter skin tone. If Zim is found guilty, I would not be upset if Hispanics rioted by burning down NBC news, et. al. How dare the media not be held accountable for their constant LYING.

    • IstvanIN

      They won’t riot. Zimmerman is an American citizen and therefore doesn’t get the sympathies of the squat monster invaders.

      • bigone4u

        Yeah, the reality is that only blacks riot. However, the fact that Hispanics don’t riot is not a good enough reason to support them or their cause.

        • JDInSanDiego

          Hispanics may not riot on principle but they were more than happy to join in the looting in LA.

    • WR_the_realist

      If you want to up chuck your cookies, go over to some of the recent Young Turks broadcasts where they are complaining that Zimmerman is getting away with too many lies. They just “know” he’s guilty.

  • CJ Haze

    What if Casey Anthony was male?

    Anyone bringing that up? No. But it is equally as absurd. White guilt = black power. And Ann Coulter has one thing on her mind: money.

    This ethnicity-reversal hypothesis has worn the tread clean off. Instead of recognizing the bias it is time to act on it. The problem is, we don’t know how to go about it.

    • Bo_Sears

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  • JohnEngelman

    The only reason it’s hard to imagine the Zimmerman case with the races reversed is that it’s hard to imagine a white teenager living in a mixed-race, middle-class community, mugging a black homeowner.

    – Ann Coulter, July 10, 2013

    Do white muggers even exist? if so do they prey on blacks?

    • Sick of it

      They used to in big cities. Not sure about today. White people have tended more and more away from crime over the years.

    • Jefferson

      NO White mugger would ever go to a Black neighborhood to rob someone.
      His skin color alone would make him stick out like a sore thumb in such
      an environment and bring too much attention towards himself.

      And a mugger especially a White one, would want to bring as little
      attention to himself as possible. Especially if he wants to pull off a
      successful robbery.

    • Alexandra1973

      I’m sure if there’s one we’d hear about it and have our noses rubbed in it.

    • WR_the_realist

      White muggers exist but there are damn few of them.

  • Spartacus

    Good article, Ann Coulter knows her stuff.

  • Luca

    There are no words to express how right Ann is. She really doesn’t pull any punches but needs to be more widely published. I would love to see her column, especially this one, in a mainstream newspaper.

  • Dave4088

    As I’ve always said if the races were reversed and the black Zimmerman were essentially law abiding then no charges would be filed as Ann’s anecdotes clearly prove. The American racial paradigm clearly favors blacks regardless of the circumstances as shown by the throngs of white libtard and black support for a journeyman black thug like Trayvon Martin and his ghetto bombshell Rachel Jenteal.

    Black skin privilege is an unfortunate reality that must be crushed at all costs.

  • [Guest]

    Blacks like to claim that there are two justice systems, one for whites and another for blacks.

    More and more, that seems to be true. But it’s in exactly the OPPOSITE direction that blacks would like us to believe.

    • JohnEngelman

      Blacks and their white apologists blame whites for the high black crime rate. I do not know what I am doing to force those blacks to commit all those crimes. I wish someone would tell me so I can stop doing it.

      • It isn’t you; it’s me. Racism rays shoot out of my head at night while I sleep with Sayaka. I have nightmares in which I am back in federal prison and nobody will tell me why; that’s probably when the racism rays start.

      • Jefferson

        The U.S used to have Japanese internment camps. So why hasn’t past racial discrimination against Japanese Americans in this country turned a high percentage of them today into violent thug yoofs just like Black Americans ?

        Liberals and Blacks love to blame past racial discrimination against Blacks as the main reason the Black community today is so dysfunctional.

        But why isn’t the Japanese community in the U.S today so dysfunctional ? After all in the past the Japanese in the U.S were treated as less than Human and did not have the same rights as Whites.

  • David Paterson pardons John White …..

    The real question is could a white governor ever get away with pardoning a white murderer?

    I contend that the Martin Zimmerman scenario would never be reversed. blacks don’t volunteer for non-status activities. Martin’s gun would have been stolen, not a legal CCW, which would have been shown to be used in other crimes. Martin, if under Zimm, would have hit everything but Zimm’s torso as he popped off shots ghetto style.

    • Dave4088

      I think we know the answer to that question, especially with black supremacists like Obama and Holder in charge and the fanatically anti-white smear brigades that some call the mainstream media.

  • Sqeptique

    Need more be said?

  • anarchyst

    It is one dysfunctional “race” that is primarily responsible for the “school to prison” pipeline–It is well known that most urban underclass blacks do not look at education as being valuable and actually criticize those of their race–black students who attempt to excel in their studies for “acting white”. For most feral underclass blacks, education is held in disdain–blacks are their own worst enemies . . .you can give these black bastards brand-new school buildings, the latest in technology and teachers that (attempt to) teach AND THEY STILL FAIL.
    We always hear stories about pre-civil-war laws being passed making it illegal to teach slaves to read and write. This dysfunctional race is DOING IT TO THEMSELVES.
    I, for one am tired of the excuses made for black dysfunctionality and the TRILLIONS spent attempting to “lift up” this sorry excuse for a race.
    I would wall off the major urban centers, give it to blacks, let them wallow in their own sub-70 IQ stupidity. I blame the blacks that have “made it” in society for not raising hell with their “brethren” about their dysfunctionality.

    • “School to prison pipeline” is yet another in a long series of stupid nonsense phrases that left wingers dream up, such as “green economy,” “war on women,” “progressive stack,” “social justice.” And it’s all a work-up to prohibiting the suspension or expulsion of blacks from “skoo.” In reality, you, I and most people reading these words know that “school to prison pipeline” means that the same young thug Bellcurvii that misbehave in school to get suspended or expelled will probably also misbehave in society to get send to the hoosegow.

      Speaking of schools, and this is especially for you St. Louisans reading this: We just had a big early Christmas (or should that be Kwanzaa? or Ramadan?) present fall out of the sky and land on our laps. All of a sudden, school deseg and busing are now front burner front page issues, because of the way SCOMO decided on the Turner case. It’s a gift for us because the zenith of white crypto-racial political activism in my lifetime has been over deseg. Hell, even whites in Boston took to the streets over it.

  • Reality for Dummies:

    Yearly totals for black-on-White murders average out to about 1.2 White people murdered by blacks every day.

    Yearly totals for real White-on-black murders average out to roughly 0.1 per day.

  • MikeofAges

    Said this before, but the European immigrants developed a functional gangster underground which controlled the streets and did what the police could not do. The “mob” did not allow predatory street crime to function in its territory.

  • Bo_Sears

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  • FourFooted_Messiah

    I have a feeling that no matter what, the media would have cast the black guy as the sympathetic party. No. Matter. What.

  • Jefferson

    Statistically in the U.S, even middle class Black males commit more crimes than poor White males.

    You will find more thugs in the NFL and the NBA, than you will in Appalachia.

  • WR_the_realist

    I don’t believe the immigration rate was higher than now. Currently *legal* immigration is about 100,000 people per month. The great majority being non-white. I don’t know what the illegal immigration rate is other than that it’s almost certainly sure to be higher than any official estimates. And that horrid immigration bill passed by the Senate traitors not only provides a “pathway to citizenship” for illegal immigrants but greatly increases legal immigration – to over 200,000 per month. Yes, the idiots in Washington, District of Corruption actually decided that our immigration system was “broken” because it didn’t allow *enough* immigration.

  • Alexandra1973

    I don’t see the usual race hustlers shaking down Amerinds either…and they owned slaves. They probably are too scared to shake down any Muslims for fear of jihad being declared on them….

    Wonder if my Cherokee ancestors owned any…?

  • Alexandra1973

    Ever read Fred Goldman’s book? He saw a black woman juror giving a “Black Power” sign, he claims.

    I don’t think OJ did it…there is evidence that his son Jason (from his first marriage) is the guilty party. Still, according to one William Dear, OJ knew about it and basically obstructed justice, so in a way he’s still guilty.

    No matter how you slice it (pun definitely NOT intended)…that’s what happens when you hang with the wrong crowd.