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By Dean Weingarten

 

Gabriel Mobley

Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten

Arizona - -(Ammoland.com)- Gabriel Mobley and a friend, Jose Correa, were attacked without provocation in February, 2008, as they stood on a sidewalk outside a restaurant.    Jose had his eye socket fractured by the first punch thrown in the surprise attack.   As the first attacker danced back after delivering the blow, the second of the team of attackers rushed the victims.

Mobley said that he saw the second attacker reach under his shirt.   He drew his legally concealed Glock pistol and fired at the attackers.   Both were hit and died of their wounds.   All of this was captured on security video.   The action took a total of about 12 seconds.   Two knives were found where the second attacker fell.  If you want to read the details  there is a good account at  Legal Insurrection.  Mobley was vilified in the media.  His attackers were made out to be the victims.

Like George Zimmerman, Mobley did not claim a “Stand Your Ground” defense, even though old media reporters repeatedly tied the case to “Stand Your Ground”.   He did however, request a hearing under Florida self defense law.    The law allows judges to stop prosecutorial abuse if the evidence indicates that the person, more likely than not, acted in justifiable self defense.

Part of the reason for the law is to stop prosecutors from  using  the system to punish people who legitimately defend themselves.   Police have a saying for this.   It is: They may beat the rap, but they won’t beat the ride.   The ride can easily consist of tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees and years of aggravation.   After such treatment, being found not guilty is some consolation, but you have still been severely punished.

In spite of the video tape, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Thomas Rebull refused to grant Gabriel Mobley immunity.   Understandably, Mobley appealed.   The appeals court found for Mobley in January of this year.  The prosecutors appealed the decision to the Florida Supreme Court.    This week, the Supreme Court vindicated Mobley by refusing the prosecutors‘ appeal.   Still, the “ride” for Gabriel Mobley lasted for almost six years.   And this was with the action recorded on video!

I read about this case when I was researching Florida cases where concealed carry weapon (CCW) permit holders were accused of murder.   The case was not included in my findings because it had not been decided, and because it was not a “domestic” case.   Still, I had read a number of stories about it.    I was surprised to learn, late in the game, that Gabriel Mobley is black.   In the latest Miami Herald article, that fact is still omitted.

So when George Zimmerman, a “white Hispanic”, is attacked and shoots a 17-Year-old black man in self defense, the story is all about race.

But, when Gabriel Mobley, a black man, is attacked by arguably “white Hispanics” and shoots and kills his attackers, race is not mentioned.

One of Mobley’s attackers

This shows a sort of bad faith consistency.   If the race card can be played to further the public disarmament agenda, then it is played.   If playing the race card might impede the public disarmament agenda, then the card is kept hidden.

Both Mobley and Zimmerman have been vindicated.  Both had concealed carry permits.   Both had to go though considerable legal pain, even though the evidence was clear from the beginning.

The two cases, taken together, show the political use of race in the old media.  It is not really about race or racism.   It is about power and how to further their agenda.

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About Dean Weingarten;

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

  • 17 User comments to “Black “Zimmerman” is Vindicated”

    1. Walton on July 11, 2014 at 8:50 PM said:

      If he attacked him, that is what he gets. Just as Trayvon Martin got his. African Americans, as a whole, are hypocrites and racists. It is always about race with them. They are loud, vulgar and lack morals and values that most people are raised with. Don’t want any as friends.

    2. White hispanic !?? Too funny ! Its kinda like calling barak hussein obama an african american ! Thats half right,…the african part !

    3. What is so funny RDNK?

      Hispanic is not a race it is ethnic group of White/Caucasian. You may want to get a little education before you open your mouth and look like an idiot.

    4. Granny Grunch on July 12, 2014 at 8:28 AM said:

      See….the law does work in our favor…sometimes. Good decision.

    5. swampsniper on July 12, 2014 at 8:41 AM said:

      Liberals don’t want armed self defense for any citizens, no matter what color.

    6. If you take a ‘big picture’ view on racism you’ll realize it’s all a numbers game about who will inherit what’s left of America!

    7. John Joseph Smith on July 12, 2014 at 9:10 AM said:

      Hispanics are an ETHNIC group, not a racial group. Hispanics can be white, black, Asian or Native American or a combination thereof. There is no racial definition for Hispanics.

    8. durabo on July 12, 2014 at 9:17 AM said:

      Very few Hispanics in Arizona are white of European ancestry. Most are mestizos, zambos, indios or tente en aire, with just a trace of white Spanish blood, if any. To draw a parallel situation, Bermudians, West Indians, Jamaicans, Bahamians. etc. carry British surnames, but it would be stupid to state that British-surnamed Americans fall into the same ethnic category.

    9. Blacks commit 95% of crimes in all states. We all know this is true no matter what anyone says to the contrary.

    10. Chuck's Boyfriend on July 12, 2014 at 12:53 PM said:

      Chuck you idiot its %100 percent blacks committing all the crimes nationwide. They dress up as white people to throw us off their trail.

    11. Dean, the circumstances of the two cases were completely different and you know that. Zimmerman got his notoriety because of what happened before the attack. Mobley and his friend were just standing around.

      Both were justified, but beyond that, there’s no comparison.

    12. and “brown” hispanics do 4.5% !

    13. Another case of Florida injustice . Lord forbid you shot multiple attackers that had knives. This case should never escalated to this level . The Judge Thomas Rebull should retire his inept self. The DA and prosecutors all need to step down . They should all be sued for violating Gabriel Mobley’s civil and human rights . The media that showed bias against him as well should be held accountable too.
      A friend in Daytona Beach served 2 years in prison his crime was shooting an individual in the chest who had stabbed him in the chest. Convicted him of weapons misconduct because he had been drinking.
      Florida is 1 messed up state when it comes to self defense.

    14. Tommy Boy on July 13, 2014 at 1:19 PM said:

      I’m gonna have to disagree. The details in the Trayvon Martin case and in this case are MUCH different. The evidence in the Trayvon case did not indisputably support Zimmerman’s shooting narrative and there was NO video. Here, there WAS video and yet, prosecutors still sought to imprison Gabriel Mobley. That right there IS racism. George Zimmerman would not have even seen a trial if a public uproar did not occur. In Gabriel Mobley’s case, the video evidence should’ve put this case to rest a long time ago, not six years later. The racism lies in the fact that when an African-American appears to be involved, the justice system treats them differently. Trayvon’s life didn’t matter to the system (without the pressure), and here, the system quietly tried to imprison Gabriel Mobley, even when the evidence was clear. Stop talking this nonsense like race doesn’t matter, because it DOES. Everyone is not being treated equally.

    15. Leo Smith on July 15, 2014 at 6:40 AM said:

      Boom. They Attacked, They’re Dead. Thats the way it’s supposed to happen. Get it?

    16. Completely different situation. Mobley was sitting peacefully when attacked. Zimmerman foolishly went looking for trouble despite being advised not to. Mobley’s attackers were armed with knives and there was a video showing they struck first. Zimmerman’s victim was armed with a bag of skittles, and it is not clear what happened.

    17. Smitty6398 on July 25, 2014 at 3:10 PM said:

      It apparently seemed clear enough to the jury to come to a UNANIMOUS DECISION of “not guilty” of ANY of the various charges !!

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