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In an interview with Yahoo News about his upcoming one-man show in Las Vegas, the former heavyweight champion sounded off on the polarizing Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case:

“My personal feeling is that, as a young kid that was beat on by a bully, that was pretty much singled out—the guy [Zimmerman] stalked him, didn’t follow instructions from a superior officer, when they said, ‘Stop following the kid.’ That tells you everything right there. But my all-around perspective, I wasn’t there, I don’t know what happened. But it’s just so widespread and overt 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. And if we don’t, it’s gonna stay this way. 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. He’ll have gotten away with impunity. It’s a disgrace that man hasn’t been dragged out of his house and tied to a car and taken away. That’s the only kind of retribution that people like that understand. It’s a disgrace that man hasn’t been shot yet. 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.”

In 1992, Tyson was convicted of raping Desiree Washington, a beauty pageant contestant, and served three years in prison.

Let’s parse Mikes remarks:

“as a young kid that was beat on by a bully”  Every single witness, so far, states that it was exactly the opposite.  Trayvon beat Zimmerman.

“didn’t follow instructions from a superior officer”  “we don’t need you to do that” is not an instruction, it is an observation.

“I wasn’t there, I don’t know what happened.”  Don’t let that stop you from calling for Zimmerman’s death Mike.

“But it’s just so widespread and overt what happened.” This makes absolutely no sense, but he’s got the microphone.

“Even though this is the best country in the world, certain laws in this country are a disgrace to a nation of savages.”  Actually, I don’t have a problem with savages being disgraced.  In fact, I think it’s a good idea.  We should do more of it.

“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.”  God has spoken to Mike Tyson and told him that in His infinite wisdom he planned that blacks would be oppressed so that they would be motivated to go against God’s plan.  If I were you Mike, I’d get me a new God…

“It’s a disgrace that man hasn’t been dragged out of his house and tied to a car and taken away.”  I presume you mean by someone other than the Police because tying SUSPECTS to Police Cars would be disgraceful.

“It’s a disgrace that man hasn’t been shot yet. Forget about him being arrested–the fact that he hasn’t been shot yet is a disgrace.”  These statements seem to reflect the desires of way too many in the African-American community.


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