As the nation boils over from the expected summer heat and from the expected furious demonstrations over the expected verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, unexpectedly, almost no one seems to be addressing the logic behind Zimmerman’s racially profiling Trayvon Martin.

Though not a racist–the FBI found no evidence that racial bias was a motivating factor in the shooting and the lead detective, Sanford Detective Chris Serino, told agents that he believed Zimmerman profiled Trayvon because of his attire and the circumstances, not his race–of course Zimmerman racially profiled Martin.

Why would he not?

Can George Zimmerman prevail against NBC?  Here he was, coordinator of his Neighborhood Watch Committee assigned the duty of keeping a careful eye on his gated community at the Retreat at Twin Lakes where he noticed a stranger meandering through the neighborhood, a mixed-race neighborhood that had recently been beset by a series of burglaries.  He had often reported such strangers to his command post; out of 44 reports over 8 years, he identified 4 strangers as African-American and 3 as white.

Having studied criminal law at Seminole State College, no doubt Zimmerman was acquainted with crime statistics, that blacks, who constitute 13.4% of the American population represented 39.4% of those incarcerated (2009), that black gang membership has skyrocketed to as high as 35% and that 28% of blacks, (average age 17), have committed crimes ranging from possessing a gun to attacking someone, according to Colorlines.com, and that black crime was off the charts up north.

On May 11, 2012, CNN legal analyst Mark Lejame displayed a black-and-white picture of a family of three people, including a dark-skinned man he claims was Zimmerman’s great-grandfather holding  Zimmerman’s mother as a baby, a photo never publicly seen again as far as I know.

Zimmerman’s family had black roots through an Afro-Peruvian great-grandfather and his maternal grandmother had babysat two African-American kids who for years took their meals with the family and attended school with young George.  He had taken a black girl to his high school prom and later partnered with a black friend in opening an Allstate Insurance satellite office,” none of which was publicized, none of which suggest George was ever a racist–and none of which precluded him from racially profiling Trayvon Martin on the rainy night of February 26th, 2012.

Of course, profiling, whether as a means of identifying potential terrorists or potential criminals, has gotten a bad name of late despite its proven effectiveness–largely due to complaints from potential terrorists and civil rights agitators committed to protecting their constituencies at the cost of endangering the public.  Jesse Jackson once said that even he felt uneasy when he encountered a group of young blacks and was tempted to cross the street to avoid them.  Does that make him a racist?  He may very well be a racist when it comes to whites but in such instances he was just exercising reasonable caution and racial profiling.

Trayvon Martin: The Teachable Moment That Never Was - Riehl World News  Let’s face reality: George Zimmerman surely profiled Trayvon Martin on the basis of his race combined with the circumstances of where Martin was at the time, the fact he  appeared to be a stranger in Twin Lakes, and the prevalence of burglaries and break-ins in the community.   Surely, too, Zimmerman could and should have acted differently in many respects but Juror B37 later insisted that race played no role whatsoever in the verdict.

A final surely: Surely America’s liberal-leftist mainstream media should finally step up and concede they have for years misrepresented the racial problems in America –from mis-reporting to non-reporting to distorting the true extent of black crime and then capitalizing on and sensationalizing cases such as the justified killing of Trayvon Martin at the same time equally and far more horrific black crimes go un-reported.

That last is highly unlikely given the MSM’s absolute reliance on the necessity of distortion and sensationalization in order to sell themselves and to satisfy the all-but insatiable appetites of their audiences for distortion, sensationalization–and lies.

Please see Part Two to follow.