As with the mostly violent Occupy protests the media coverage of the post-verdict anti-Zimmerman protests are textbook cases of bias sympathetic toward the mobs. Pretty much every story insists everything is “mostly peaceful” or “largely peaceful” while casually dismissing the violent tendencies, criminal behavior and multiple arrests. Contrast these stories with the fictional accounts of “rowdy” Tea Party gatherings a few years ago. Anyway, last night in Victorville, CA, a bunch of thugs used the Zimmerman verdict as a pretense to go get themselves some free stuff.
See if you can spot the operative word here.
Demonstrators held a peaceful rally in Beverly Hills against the George Zimmerman trial verdict, but 17 people were arrested during a rally that turned rowdy in Victorville, authorities said Wednesday night.
Isn’t the 17 arrests more noteworthy here? Why must everything be prefaced with how “peaceful” things were?
Some carried signs saying “We Are All Trayvon” and “Sin Justicia No Hay Paz,” or Without Justice There is No Peace. The marchers snarled rush-hour traffic in the area but were peaceful, the Beverly Hills Police Department said.
Preventing people from their commute is peaceful? Really? More like disturbing the peace, at minimum.
In Victorville, eight of the 17 people arrested Wednesday night were juveniles, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said. Most of the arrests were made on charges of unlawful assembly.
A department spokeswoman said most of the 80 people who took part in the rally were peaceful.
How do 17 punks getting arrested translate into “peaceful” behavior?
But 10 to 15 juveniles went into a store at a Chevron gas station near Bear Valley Road and Balsam Avenue and reportedly opened items and left without paying, authorities said.
A large group of people gathered at the Mall of Victor Valley parking lot and tried to force their way into the mall. They were stopped by security guards who locked the doors.
Elsewhere, things were — yep, you guessed it — peaceful!
Another peaceful rally and march was held Wednesday evening in Pasadena.