I meant to post this a few days ago, but got busy.
CSGV made a dramatization video of the Martin/Zimmerman incident. Of course they couldn’t do a real dramatization, because folks would be wondering…what was Mr. Martin doing for 2-4 minutes.
All the voices seem to have this heightened falsetto tone which rather turns me off further. But essentially it ends with dozens of hooded victims on ground and a quote that laws should protect the victims.
And you know what? I agree. Yes, I absolutely agree with CSGV on this. I think the only disagreement we have is WHO was the victim. CSGV has a fundamental flaw. They exist to stop “Gun Violence”. As such, they view any gun violence as bad. Even when that violence is protecting the lives of good/innocent people.
Were they to call themselves CSV, Coalition to Stop Violence. They might have objected to Mr. Martin smashing Mr. Zimmerman’s head into the ground. Might have objected to Mr. Martin initiating physical confrontation. But that is not a concern to CSGV. They only care about guns which in all cases are bad.
This is a common trait of anti-gun groups. And this is why we see criminals in their victim rolls. Because if a woman shoots and kills a man trying to rape her, CSGV views the rapist as the victim and the woman defending herself as the criminal.
PAGunblog.com postulates this video probably wasted a fair chunk of change with little likelihood to have much influence. (I do hope they’re correct.) I hope they’re right. But you know, I’d love to see our side do a video which matches the facts. Namely, Mr. Zimmerman in his car until dispatch asks him which way did the suspect run. Mr. Zimmerman stopping running when asked to do so (which believe it or not, even the CSGV video appears to depict). And then Mr. Zimmerman on the phone with dispatch for a few minutes. Likely watching the rear gate. 2 minutes or more passing by. Hangs up, walks back to his car and is suddenly jumped by Mr. Martin. Who punches him, breaks his nose, and begins smashing his head into the ground.
I wonder if people saw that video, which follows most of the evidence we have. If folks would think differently, and wonder what was Mr. Martin’s problem that he liked to resort to violence.