“That child had every right to be where he was,” said the attorney. “That child had every right to be afraid of a strange man following him. … Did that child not have the right to defend himself from that strange man?”
Although 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse had every right to be where he was on that fateful night in Kenosha and had every right to defend himself from the strange man/men following him, he was not the “child” spoken of above.
No, the attorney in question was John Guy, a Florida state prosecutor, and the child he spoke of was 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
“Child” Trayvon was a half-foot taller than either Rittenhouse or the man he savagely attacked in February 2012, George Zimmerman. Had a desperate Zimmerman not shot and killed his attacker, Trayvon would surely have been arrested.
And yet the media and the state prosecutors consistently portrayed Martin, an aspiring MMA fighter, as a boy or a child.
Al Sharpton saw an “American paradox” in that “we can put a black man in the White House but we can’t walk a black child through a gated area in Sanford, Florida.”
Among the numerous charges the state levied against Zimmerman was the “non-enumerated felony” of “child abuse.”
Then, of course, there was the ultimate authority on semantics, the New Black Panther Party, which offered a $10,000 bounty for the capture of “child killer” George Zimmerman.