This article first appeared at the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, August 2nd, 2013:
At about 3AM on April 4th, 2009, Roderick Scott was asleep when he heard strange noises coming from the street out in front of his house. Three people standing in his driveway crossed the street and begin to rifle through the contents of a neighbor’s truck. He told his girlfriend to call 911, retrieved his pistol for which he had a permit, and left the house to hold them for the police.
Scott shouted for them to freeze, that the cops were coming, and that he had a gun. Two of them ran but the third, one Christopher Cervini, age 16, rushed Scott, yelling “I’m going to get you!” Fearing that he was about to suffer grave bodily injury, Scott fired twice, killing Cervini.
Scott was first charged with second-degree murder but the prosecution backed it down to a charge of manslaughter. During his trial, Scott testified in his own defense:
I didn’t know what I was up against, or if they were armed. I wanted to protect myself and I intended to.
I felt if he got to me he would try to kill me or hurt me.
The jury deliberated for 19 hours over two days and came back with a not guilty verdict. Said Scott: “I was nervous, of course. You never know what direction this whole thing is going to turn … but it worked out and I feel that justice was served today.”
Not according to Cervini’s parents. Said Jim Cervini, Christopher’s father:
The message is that we can all go out and get guns and kill anybody that we feel is threatening us and lie about the fact.
My son never threatened anybody. He was a gentle child, his nature was gentle, he was a good person and he was never, ever arrested for anything, and has never been in trouble. He was 16 years and four months old, and he was slaughtered.
Where was the media over this? It was only when Snopes was asked about this case last week that it even made it into the light.
Here’s why the media left this case alone: Scott was black. Cervini was white. It didn’t fit the narrative. It was the Zimmerman case in reverse. That’s why Jesse Jackson and that scurrilous racist Al Sharpton never made a peep. That’s why the NAACP didn’t show up in force demanding justice. It contradicts everything they believe about how the world works.
Alex Jones, writing at Prison Planet, saw the blatant hypocrisy:
There was no “white uproar” over the shooting of a young white man at the hands of a black man with a “hero-complex.” The NAACP didn’t show up to argue that the shooter should be jailed, or that the Justice Department should pursue charges of civil rights violations against the man for killing Cervini.
Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and all of the other race hate baiters stayed home for the trial. The trial was treated as a tragic situation that a young man brought on himself by turning to violence.
Now we know how to answer the question the media kept raising in the Zimmerman case: What if Trayvon Martin had been white? Just ask Roderick Scott.