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. . .

Ain’t No Fool Like An Old Fool

I can’t help that I’m a linguist; I can’t turn my ears off. So when I’m in public and an old couple sits near me talking about the Trayvon Martin case, I try not to listen. But they are super loud with their raspy voices:

Lady: I’ve been thinking about this Trayvon Murder in Florida.
Man: What about it?
Lady: It is like Einstein said. He had a curiosity question in his mind.
Man: Zimmerman?
Lady: Yes and his question was about an urge to kill someone who was taking over his neighborhood.
Man: And was angry about it.
Lady: No one saw it, so we’ll never know.

I hum to myself so I don’t have to hear any more of their stupidity. I have no idea what Einstein has to do with it. And I don’t doubt that is exatctly what did not happen. Who thinks that Zimmerman was hunting neighborhood kids for kicks? And the old folks were totally wrong about no one seeing it. Both Joe Manalo and John Good were eyewitnesses. And Rachel “Dee Dee” Jeantel was an earwitness. In that she was on the phone with Trayvon.

The Black and White Mohawk

For those protesting the tragic death of Trayvon Martin, you must protest each and every young man’s murder.

For I have friends of all races.

And if you merely protest Trayvon’s death, you are telling me (and the world) that you are a racist. That it takes a White-Hispanic man to elevate you to action.

And that same race violence is acceptable:

A man, who identified himself as Mohawk Gaz, sports an image of black teenager Trayvon Martin on his hair during a Miami rally.

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?

My Sole Post About Trayvon

The Trayvon Martin affair in Florida is still unwinding. All the facts haven’t yet surfaced. Still, there are Americans, Brooklyn New Yorkers, exercising their right to peaceful assembly:

Tyrone Boykins, of the Brooklyn borough of New York, takes part in the Million Hoodie March in Union Square Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in New York. The march was in memory of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager shot to death by a Hispanic neighborhood watch captain in Florida. The teenager was unarmed and was wearing a hoodie.

So the gentlemen has a sign taped his hoodie: Do I Look Suspicious? The truth? Yeah, you look suspicious. The sunglasses, the hoodie, the ankh. That ankh is a real give-away.