Federal Prosecutor Derides Trayvon Martin on Facebook
Assistant US Attorney John Craft mocks Obama voters, too
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2013 7:29 PM CDT
Steven Bishop, of Raleigh, N.C. holds a photo of Trayvon Martin during an Occupy Wall Street march, Saturday, March 24, 2012 in New York.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Newser) – A federal prosecutor in Texas has posted his views about Trayvon Martin and President Obama on Facebook, and they're not pretty. Assistant US Attorney John Craft made his opinions known in answer to a status update supporting Stand Your Ground laws, the Beaumont Enterprise reports:

  • "How are you fixed for Skittles and Arizona watermelon fruitcocktail (and maybe a bottle of Robitussin, too) in your neighborhood? I am fresh out of 'purple drank.' So, I may come by for a visit. In a rainstorm. In the middle of the night. In a hoodie. Don't get upset or anything if you see me looking in your window...kay?"

Craft also derided Obama supporters, saying "low information voters carried the day for the Dalibama in the last election." Asked about his Facebook activity, Craft said only that it was "not related to the US Attorney's office." Craft's boss, US Attorney Malcolm Bales, didn't sound too pleased about the whole thing: "It speaks ill of our office in connection," he said. "We don't think like that. We don't act like that." But he didn't say whether disciplinary action would follow. (Hat tip, Raw Story.)

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HMD-SMD-ITY
Aug 17, 2013 9:07 PM CDT
He was probably just fed up with having little to no cooperation with the Black community in regards to Black on Black murders. Oh, if a caucasion person guns down a Black man, you have eye and ear witnesses up the wazoo. But when a Black man guns down another Black man, "We aint know nothing." Of course I'm referring to the Tulsa Chicken Hut incident where Valentino Verner was gunned down in cold blood in front of 100 Black witnesses. The owner of Chicken Hut even asked detectives to get the body away from the order counter so he could serve the waiting customers, who never left after the guy was killed in front of them. http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/Crowd-Watches-Tulsas-9th-Murder-Witnesses-Silent/mPJSVm4H1k60wO3jghR4IQ.cspx http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=12058604
HMD-SMD-ITY
Aug 17, 2013 9:02 PM CDT
To some extent you are correct. But prosecutors wanted to solve the murder of an innocent Black man in North Tulsa. He was in line to buy fried chicken at Chicken Hut. He was near the order counter when another black man walked up to him and gunned him down in cold blood. There were 100 Black witnesses who saw it go down. They saw the vehicle the man used, good details of his identity, clothes,etc. So medics show up to try to treat the dying man, laid out in front of the order counter. The owner of Chicken Hut (a Black man himself) told arriving medics, "Look, get this corpse out of my line, its holding up orders." So police arrive and as you know, 100 people,"we aint know nothing." So just one person saw what happened and its a relative of the corpse. So the detectives show up and the owners once again tell them to work fast and get the body out of the way of customers. So police start canvassing the line of people still there. Nobody in line who saw what happened were willing to talk. A murder went down in front of people and they were quiet about it. So this hit the world news and put Tulsa in a very bad light. Had it been a white man who gunned down that guy, I am confident that 100 people would have described him detail, his getaway car, his tag # and all the specifics that would have helped lead to an arrest and conviction. So this Black man was gunned down in front of 100 witnesses and where is his parade? Why didn't Obama say, "I could have been standing in that line and been gunned down." Where is Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson having a rally in front of Tulsa's Chicken Hut? Where is the NAACP calling for strikes, rallies, and federal investigations for the murder of 27-year-old Valentino Verner, a young and promising Black man. Jim Crowe, sure. Black Jim Crowe, most likely. http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=12058604 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQcYWXO7yU4 http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/Crowd-Watches-Tulsas-9th-Murder-Witnesses-Silent/mPJSVm4H1k60wO3jghR4IQ.cspx
dollarstretcher
Aug 17, 2013 3:03 PM CDT
The term "low information voter" is only half of the equation. The other half is "low information non-voter." The people that didn't vote in 2012 were as instrumental in President Obama's second term as those that did vote. Those that didn't vote failed to understand the ramifications implicit in a second term for President Obama. Ignorance has no favorites. From this perspective "low information" is not so much a assessment of one"s intelligence as it is of one"s knowledge, or one's willingness to listen, nakedly, to the truth.