'If I had a Son': Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman

'If I had a Son': Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman

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by Jack Cashill
     
 

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“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” President Barack Obama said in March 2012 about the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin four weeks earlier. In so saying, Obama gave the White House imprimatur to a politically irresistible campaign that both stoked the grievances of his racially sensitive base and energized his party’s

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“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” President Barack Obama said in March 2012 about the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin four weeks earlier. In so saying, Obama gave the White House imprimatur to a politically irresistible campaign that both stoked the grievances of his racially sensitive base and energized his party’s gun-control advocates.

That the shooting took place in Florida, the most highly contested state in that year’s presidential election, made its politicization all the more inevitable. From the start, major media worked overtime to convict shooter George Zimmerman in the court of public opinion. To promote their grudge against guns and their skewed view of race, the media ignored or denied the truth.

In another time and place, they might have succeeded, but in the age of social media, their carefully crafted narrative has been thoroughly picked apart. 'If I Had A Son' is a thrill-packed David and Goliath story, the ending of which is still not known.

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ISBN-13:
9781938067211
Publisher:
WND Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,033,703
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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Jack Cashill is an independent writer and producer who has written for Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Weekly Standard. Cashill writes weekly for WND and has authored nine books of nonfiction under his own name, five of which have been featured on Book-TV, and collaborated quietly on six others. Cashill also has produced a score of documentaries for regional PBS and national cable channels. He holds a Ph.D. from Purdue.

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If I Had a Son: Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
JWells37 More than 1 year ago
Jack Cashill has done it again with this book as he exposes the distortions, the half truths, and the flat out lying as presented by the "mainstream" media. This also includes the Jessie Jackson's, the Al Sharpton's, President Obama and the Attorney General. If this had been a "black on black" or "black on white" killing, the only place where this would have been mentioned would have been in the obituaries. The book is well written as Mr. Cashill stays on the subject as outlined in the book's subtitle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you Jack Cahill. In all of my life I have never seen a violation of Civil Rights. The case never should have went to trial and Angela Correy should be disbarred. They never had a case and they knew it and THAT is why it took so long to charge him. And the President of all people, should have done what he took an oath to do-upheld this nations laws and institutions but he did not. He interfered with the judicial process and contributed to the race baiting. Jack Cahill gives us a very well written and impeccably researched account of how this small town shooting became the biggest legal travesty of our time.
western_coyote More than 1 year ago
Of course this book is about the trial of George Zimmerman, but it also or maybe more so about the using of GZ as a pawn in a political power extravaganza. For those not familiar with the trial, Cashill goes over the original incident and evidence finely and carefully. There is probably no better source. The politics is layered. The players are the BGI (Black Grievance Industry), the media, the lawyers, and the public all motivated by different shades of reality. The one constant among them is the need to preserve their own inner sense of reality. A few actors attempt to be objective, not not often. More likely you will find someone like Sharpton on his eternal crusade to slam evil whitey. Or a media type pleading civil rights for a mere child toting candy and soda even when the evidence shows the "kid" pounded a person's head into concrete and threatened to kill that person. Attorneys such as Angela Corey took the smart political position bending to the will of the mob. Prosecutor de la Rionda has his own issues with race. It's a political play, a psychological play, and it will continue in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jack Cashill accurately and thoroughly explains the malicious prosecution of my son, George Zimmerman. This is certainly a book every American should read. Further, the book should outrage every individual previously believing the media's totally false representation of the events of February 26, 2012. Robert Zimmerman
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Zimmerman keeps getting in trouble, it will be interesting to see who he kills next time.......or if it is him that is killed. I don't want to see anyone get hurt or killed, but I feel the day is coming. Zimmerman has serious problems and is VERY dangerous. Zimmerman: Be cool and get help. Public: Watch out for Zimmerman.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seriously B&N? You'rej selling a book that turns George Zimmerman into a hero? He's an angry, misogynistic murderer. The only people who will read this book are right-wing apologists who think it's fine to gun down a black kid because he was wearing a hoodie.