Races Working Together: Temar Boggs Saves Jocelyn Rojas

What is lost in the hub-bub and churn over the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman affair is any positive stories of races working together. Truly, it happens every day and it far out numbers the strife. (Let me say that I don’t consider what happened that night to be racial, but it has sadly turned into that. I don’t think Mr. Zimmerman expressly targeted a young, black man.)

Here is a hero for you, Temar Boggs:

Temar Boggs, 15
Temar Boggs, 15

Temar Boggs, 15, and some friends were helping an old lady move a sofa in Lancaster Township, Pennsylvania when police stopped  to ask if they had seen missing five-year-old Jocelyn Rojas, who vanished from her grandmother’s yard on Thursday.

When they saw more police and TV news crews gathering on their street, the boys decided to join the hunt.

“We got all of our friends to go look for her,” Temar told The Lancaster.

“We made our own little search party.

“I had feeling in my stomach that I was going to find the little girl.”

Temar and six friends searched a nearby woods and creek, before he and friend Chris Garcia set out on their bikes to look around town.

Riding through the streets, they spotted the driver of a maroon car driving erratically and sticking to the side streets, which raised their suspicions.

Temar sped up to the car and saw the missing girl inside.

They chased the car for fifteen minutes, before the driver stopped, pushed the girl out of the car and sped off.

Chris Garcia and Jocelyn Rojas, sounds Hispanic. Got to love this one. I know it occurred down under, in Oz, but will we ever see it in our news? Doubt it. . .

Bernhard Goetz as George Zimmerman

This is interesting, Bernhard Goetz is comparing his situation with four hoods on the subway to the Trayvon Martin case. And his role is played by George Zimmerman:

“I’m surprised,” said Bernhard Goetz, outside of his 20-story apartment building on Manhattan’s 14th Street, the same street he lived on back in 1984, when he shot four black teenagers on a downtown No. 2 subway train. “I’m surprised the same thing is happening 30 years later. It’s a different place, but the prosecution is the same.”

The man he says “the same thing is happening” to now, George Zimmerman, was just 1 year old in 1984, when Goetz, now 65, “stood his ground” against Barry Allen, Troy Canty, Darrell Cabey, and James Ramseur, friends who had come down from the Bronx to rob video-arcade change boxes. When the mild-looking electrical engineer, who’d been violently robbed before, got on the train at 14th Street, the four boys surrounded him and, after one of them asked him for five dollars, he unloaded his unlicensed revolver, hitting all four of them.

I’d say it has vague similarities, but differences as well…

Mike Tyson on Trayvon Martin

Mike Tyson at the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen in 2011

Mike Tyson is certainly not the sharpest knife in the drawer. He has a big mouth and does not think before he speaks. Miracle of miracles, he has his own show in Vegas.

He also recently had the opportunity to weigh in on the George Zimmerman affair:

As a black kid who grew up in Brooklyn, who was beat up, and then moved to the Catskills, and has had to deal with racial issues, what are your thoughts about the Trayvon Martin case?

My personal feeling is that, as a young kid that was beat on by a bully, the guy [Zimmerman] stalked him and didn’t follow instructions from a superior officer. But my all-around perspective, I wasn’t there. I don’t know what happened. Even though this is the best country in the world, certain laws in this country are a disgrace to a nation of savages. It’s a majority versus a minority. That’s the way God planned it. He didn’t want to do something about it, He wanted us to do something about it. We have to continue tweeting, we have to continue marching, we have to continue fighting for Trayvon Martin. If that’s not the case, he was killed in vain, and we’re just waiting for it to happen to our children. It’s a disgrace that man hasn’t been dragged out of his house and tied to a car and taken away. Forget about him being arrested—the fact that he hasn’t been shot yet is a disgrace. That’s how I feel personally about it. [Laughs]

What are you saying, Mike? You call Americans savages and then wonder why no one has shot George Zimmerman? Who is the savage? Or am I misunderstanding something?