Sherman Ware

In order to understand how horribly obvious was the creation of this false racism, including lies by omission, you must (re)familarize yourself with the former Sanford Florida case of a black homeless man named Sherman Ware. Ware was beaten by 21-year-old Justin Collison, outside a local Sanford Bar on December 4th, 2010:

Collison was captured on a YouTube video leaving a Sanford bar Dec. 4, walking up behind an unsuspecting Ware and punching him in the back of the head. That drove Ware’s face into a utility pole, and he then hit the pavement.

He was taken to a Sanford hospital, where he was treated for a broken nose.

Sanford police questioned Collison that night and had possession of the video but did not arrest him. He was arrested one month later after news organizations began airing the video. – Orlando Sentinel

Justin Collison’s father is a Sanford police lieutenant and his grandfather is former Circuit Judge Kenneth Leffler, one of several heirs to a land fortune in Volusia County. Collison was not arrested on the night of the beating. The non-arrest created a considerable stir in the community as it was perceived he was given favorable treatment due to his father’s status within the police department, and his powerful family connections.

The publicity surrounding the beating of Sherman Ware, and the cries for justice, were driven by the Seminole County NAACP, and by the actions of George Zimmerman himself. Zimmerman was personally involved in attending multiple small group community meetings, and organized the black community to rally behind Ware and seek justice.

(Daily Caller) Every Sunday, Zimmerman would stroll through Sanford’s black neighborhoods handing out the fliers demanding justice for Sherman Ware, and calling for the police to hold their own officials accountable. Zimmerman would also place the fliers on people’s cars outside churches.

“I challenge you to stand together and to have our voices heard, and to hold accountable all of those officers, and officials whom let this atrocious attack pass unpunished until the media revealed it,” one of the fliers reads in part. “This animal could have attacked anyone of us, our children or loved ones in his alcohol fueled rage.” (more)

After the Trayvon Martin shooting, when the institutional media was screaming racism, many voices within the Sanford community knew that Zimmerman was active in the case to help Sherman Ware find justice. This did not reconcile with screams of racist intent.

Unfortunately the voices of the Zimmerman defenders were drowned out by the megaphones of the institutional media, and the forward marching of the race-baiting class who saw an opportunity for notoriety, financial gain, power, prestige and influence at any cost.

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George Zimmerman’s family pleaded with the community and even wrote a letter to local NAACP President, Clayton Turner, outlining their shock and disbelief. The very people George had tirelessly worked to help, with the specific example of the Sherman Ware case, were now turning on him. It just didn’t make sense:

“Do you know the individual that stepped up when no one else in the black community would?” the family member wrote. “Do you know who spent tireless hours putting flyers on the cars of persons parked in the churches of the black community? Do you know who waited for the church‐goers to get out of church so that he could hand them fliers in an attempt to organize the black community against this horrible miscarriage of justice? Do you know who helped organize the City Hall meeting on January 8th, 2011 at Sanford City Hall??”

“That person was GEORGE ZIMMERMAN. Ironic isn’t it?”

“The main point for this letter is to explain to you that the black community has labeled George a racist without any investigation at all,” the letter continued. “Regardless of the fact that George personally spoke to many of your constituents, not one has stepped forward and said, ‘Hey I know that face. That is the Hispanic guy that was standing up for Sherman Ware. That was the only non‐black face in the meetings for justice in this case.’”

“You know as well as I do that there are many NAACP followers that recognize George from the Ware case as well as many other good things that he’s done for the black community.”

FULL LETTER HERE

However, NAACP’s President Turner Clayton had an agenda of his own, and he was not the least bit interested in the feeble pleas for honesty and support from the Zimmerman family. The New York Times would call them the “White-Hispanic” Zimmerman family:

NAACP leader cites complaints of uninvestigated Sanford killings Turner Clayton, longtime resident of Sanford, Florida and NAACP leader in that community, joins Brooke. Clayton discusses an NAACP gathering in Sanford the previous night in which several citizens voiced their complaints with the Sanford Police Department. He goes on to describe several complaints from citizens regarding killings that were improperly investigated and unprosecuted. (Video)

Orlando Sentinel – The shooting death of the unarmed Trayvon, also black, became “the boiling point,” said Turner Clayton, president of the Seminole County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

“Right now there is no trust. There is no faith in the department,” said Clayton, a former Seminole County deputy sheriff. “It’s probably a good idea that the interim chief come from the outside and not be part of the good-old-boy system.”

Turner Clayton knew how hard Zimmerman worked to help in the Sherman Ware case yet he did nothing. Perhaps the visibility of National NAACP President Ben Jealous arriving with Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton were too challenging to face with divergence. But there is another player within the NAACP officers club who might have been an influence in the decision to turn away from Zimmerman. More on that in a moment.

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