The case was so weak that the local Sanford district attorney refused to bring charges against Zimmerman. That is why, on the orders of the governor, an outside district attorney, Angela Corey, had to be brought in to handle it.
Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee was fired because he also refused to charge Zimmerman with a crime, and the lead detective on the case told the jury he believed Zimmerman's version of the events. Charges were still brought and we still have the same result. There wasn’t a case. Just anger. And that’s not justice.
If Jackson, Sharpton and the NAACP hadn’t jumped on the Trayvon Martin case and made it into a racial matter, nobody would have heard of it. His death would have gone unnoticed just like the more than 500 black youths who were murdered in Chicago in black-on-black violence last year, and how has THAT not sparked national outrage?
In short? The attention on the Zimmerman trial is not about justice for Trayvon; it’s about intimidation and dividing the American people along race.
Evidence? It’s only news if it’s “white on black” crime. And when “white” turns out to be Hispanic? New ethnicities are created to fit the rage.
We need to start getting tired of this, and start getting tired of it now. And by “we,” I mean ALL of us, all races, all ethnicities. Focus less on the hyphenations and the blame, and more on progress.
Just a radical thought…which probably makes me a “racist.”