George Zimmerman Versus Goliath
By Investigative Reporter Ed Snook
July 23, 2013
Florida, USA – On July 13, 2013 a jury of six women returned the only verdict they could - Not Guilty - in the false prosecution case of 29-year-old George Zimmerman.
Subsequent to George Zimmerman shooting and killing Trayvon Martin in self- defense, Florida State Attorney Norm Wolfinger refused to prosecute Zimmerman after local police investigated this case and concluded that no crime had been committed. Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee was fired by Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte for refusing to arrest George Zimmerman.
State of Florida”.
At this point, riots and protests started across our nation. Politically motivated Governor Rick Scott stepped in and had his henchwoman Angela Corey file manufactured, false charges against Zimmerman. The riots and protests were temporarily quelled as a result.
Facts about the trial and main participants in the Zimmerman caseOn July 1, 2013, after the first week of the State of Florida’s malicious, political and racial prosecution, I published an article titled, “George Zimmerman Will Be Found Not Guilty.” Having conducted numerous successful cases in Florida for the US~Observer wherein completely innocent people have been falsely charged with crimes during the past few years, it was obvious the state didn’t have the grounds to file a criminal charge in the first place. This occurs often in the “Great
State of Florida”.
It is an absolute fact that numerous Florida prosecutors no longer recognize or acknowledge our Constitution, our Bill of Rights. This would include prosecutor Angela Corey who is responsible for knowingly filing a false murder charge against Zimmerman and for deceiving the court in her affidavit to secure her false Second Degree Murder charge. Corey and her team withheld photos of Zimmerman’s injuries from the defense. Corrupted Corey fired 4th Judicial District Technology Director Ben Kruidbos after he disclosed the photos (exculpatory evidence) to the defense.
Corey subsequently showed her inner corruption when she sat and watched her team repeatedly lie in open court, in front of the jury about George Zimmerman. Corey and her team then had a cooperative Judge Debra S. Nelson add the charge of Manslaughter during Zimmerman’s trial for the jury to consider, just as soon as she knew she would lose the murder charge.
Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson, an appointee of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, should be removed from the bench and heavily sanctioned for allowing pure corruption into the Zimmerman trial.
Post Trial – Facts About Participants
Corey and her prosecution team comprised of Bernie de la Rionda, John Guy and Rich Mantei have continued lying to the public about Zimmerman. If justice were served, Florida State Attorney Angela Corey and her entire team should be immediately disbarred, charged with suborning perjury,
etc., and face a criminal trial for their crimes.
Florida’s Republican Governor Rick Scott appointed Angela Corey to file charges against Zimmerman, strictly for political and racial reasons. Governor Scott should face recall and be removed from office. Scott is disgusting to me and he can look forward to quite an expose on his corrupt ties to private, abusive prisons in Florida in the near future. We have been informed by our sources that State Attorney General Pam Bondi was involved in the decision to appoint Corey and to prosecute Zimmerman – we are currently investigating this information…
A majority of America’s media should be humiliated. Defense Lawyer Mark O’Mara stated, “Two systems (Goliath) went against George Zimmerman that he can’t understand: you guys, the media (and corrupt government). He was like a patient on an operating table where mad scientists were committing experiments on him and he had no anethesia… you took a story that was fed to you and you ran with it, and you ran right over him.”
Zimmerman defense Lawyers Mark O’Mara and Don West fought for their innocent client against all odds and the US~Observer highly commends them.
George Zimmerman’s jurors are commended for their prudent and responsible Not Guilty Verdict.
The US~Observer and this writer especially are proud of George Zimmerman. He was factually victimized-beaten by Trayvon Martin while attempting to protect his own life, his neighbors, his neighborhood and he reacted like every responsible American should. George should be heavily compensated for having his Civil Rights violated by a bunch of conspiring public officials.
The facts show that Martin was anything but a “young teenage boy.” He factually used drugs (had drugs in his blood on the night he assaulted Zimmerman), had been suspended from school numerous times and was obviously capable of physically placing an exceptional human being in fear of his life.
US Attorney General Eric Holder has recently made inflammatory statements about the “stand your ground” law to appease the mobs. Holder is a danger to all of us who believe in the Constitution and justice. Along with Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and others, he is currently enraging and enabling rioters and protestors across our nation. The same embarrassing wing-nuts who are rioting and protesting are the same people who elected president Obama, an absolute disgrace, to the office of President of the United States.
Most Zimmerman protestors and rioters have common traits. They are progressive, reactionaries and welfare-minded individuals, who are absolutely directing America towards its ruination. They are the greatest danger that exists to our Republic. They don’t have the ability to reason or to even recognize common sense and they should disgust any decent producing American. It is not our leadership who is responsible for ruining our great nation – responsibility lies at the feet of those reprobates, who elect and support the conscious-less leaders we currently have.
Editor’s Note: Barack Obama stated, “If I had a son he would look like Trayvon.” Edward Snook states, “If I had another son he would look, act and react exactly like George Zimmerman. Stand Your Ground George!”
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*******How Obama Truly was Like Trayvon Martin
Trayvon Martin was a wannabe Gangsta
Is George Zimmerman a Masochist?
Trayvon Martin was a wannabe Gangsta
Is George Zimmerman a Masochist?
By Cliff Kincaid
July 23, 2013
The Huffington Post has perfected the smear technique of expressing shock and anger at things that conservatives say which make complete sense and are factually based. “Hannity’s Awful Reaction To Obama’s Trayvon Martin Comments” was the headline over Fox News host Sean Hannity’s reaction to President Obama comparing himself to Trayvon Martin.Hannity said he wasn’t sure how to interpret Obama’s remarks because “he was part of the Choom Gang and he smoked pot and he did a little blow” and “we know that Trayvon had been smoking pot that night.”
Obama, of course, was not deliberately comparing himself to Martin because of their common interest in smoking dope. But the comparison by Hannity was not unreasonable, since Obama was in fact a heavy dope smoker, a member of what his biographer David Maraniss called the Choom Gang, and Martin was smoking dope before he was killed by George Zimmerman following a violent confrontation. Obama had also admitted doing cocaine, or “blow.”
It was an opportunity for Obama to say something important, such as that young blacks should avoid the drugs that got Martin into trouble, and that black parents should strive to keep their children out of trouble. Instead, Obama harped on racism.
The alleged “awful reaction” of Hannity would only be awful if Hannity had said something about Obama and Martin that was not true. But it is true and worthy of comment because of the effect that marijuana may have had on Martin the night he was killed. The subject came up during the Zimmerman trial.
The influence of marijuana in the Martin-Zimmerman confrontation has taken on more significance in the wake of the exchange that CNN’s Piers Morgan had with Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel:
Morgan: What about drugs?
Jeantel: Drugs. OK, weed, marijuana. In my area, we say weed. My area, we—for Trayvon, I can explain one thing, weed don’t do make him go crazy, it just make him go hungry.
Morgan: But he did—
Jeantel: Like it’s the best thing I can say. It made him hungry.
Morgan: Did he take a lot of weed?
Morgan: How much would you say?
Jeantel: Like twice a week.
Morgan: Twice a week?
Morgan: Is that normal for teenagers in your community?
Jeantel: Yes. Real normal.
Writing in The New York Times on July 11 under the headline, “Reefer Madness, an Unfortunate Redux,” a professor named Carl L. Hart ridiculed the idea that Trayvon Martin was aggressive and paranoid from smoking marijuana, and that his marijuana use led him to attack George Zimmerman. Hart, an associate professor of psychology at Columbia University, claimed there wasn’t enough dope in Martin’s system to affect his behavior.
But marijuana can have lasting effects on the brain, depending on how much he had been smoking and for how long. During the trial, ShipingBao, the medical examiner who autopsied Trayvon Martin, testified that marijuana “could have” altered Martin’s mind and body the night he died.A pro-marijuana website site, “The Weedblog,” also ridiculed “the pot made him do it” line of attack on Martin. But one writer responded, “How many times does weed have to be in someone’s system and end in a violent situation for people to start paying attention? This isn't about ‘reefer madness,’ this is about the paranoid delusions, which are a VERY real side-effect of marijuana use, that lead to violence. Weed advocates need to STOP ignoring these truths and trying to bar evidence from a trial in which a man could spend life in prison for self-defense. I'm sure if Zimmerman had been the one with weed in his system people would be blowing it up all over the place, but because the stoned aggressor ended up a ‘victim’ they want to ignore it? Pathetic!”
According to his exchange with Jeantel, Martin thought Zimmerman was a “creepy ass cracka” and possibly a rapist. Rush Limbaugh commented that this constituted a potential hate crime on the part of Martin, when the additional point has to be made that marijuana’s long-term effect on the brain may have been a factor in Martin attacking Zimmerman.Morgan asked Jeantel in the CNN interview: “And he was freaked out by it?”
She replied, “Yes. Definitely after I say may be a rapist, for every boy, for every man, every—who’s not that kind of way, seeing a grown man following them, would they be creep out? So you have to take it—as a parent, when you tell your child, when you see a grown person following you, run away, and all that.”
If Martin had a paranoid delusion that led him to believe Zimmerman was a rapist, that could have led him to violently confront Zimmerman.
Calvina Fay, the executive director of Drug Free America Foundation, told AIM, “It is very sad and alarming to know that smoking pot is ‘normal’ for most teenagers in Ms. Jeantel’s community. Research has solidly shown that marijuana use impedes the development of the young brain and has been linked with significant drops in IQ as well as mental illness. Our kids today have far too many challenges in life without the impediment of marijuana and other drugs. It is time for America to wake up to the tragedy and do all that can be done to protect our children from the dope pushers.”
But Obama has not addressed this problem.© 2013 Cliff Kincaid - All Rights Reserved
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How the Media Incites Violence and Racism in the Zimmerman Case
How the Media Incites Violence and Racism in the Zimmerman Case
Political Correctness: Bring Me the Head of George Zimmerman
By Lloyd Marcus
July 23, 2013
July 23, 2013
I was elated upon hearing the not guilty verdict in the Zimmerman trial. It gave me hope that America has not yet totally succumb to the tyranny of Political Correctness. It is refreshing that the jury was not willing to sacrifice the life of an innocent man on the alter in worship of Political Correctness enforced by the mainstream media and the Obama Administration.
Yes, the Obama Administration unlawfully conspired to “get George Zimmerman.” PC wanted this one, big time! PC sent out a clarion call to its enforcers, Bring me the head of George Zimmerman!
Thank God that there were six reasonable and principled persons on that jury who had the courage to say no in defiance of PC.
Despite having the ability to jump out of the pot of water at anytime, a frog allowed itself to be boiled to death; deceived because the temperature of the water was raised incrementally.
The American people are making a similar fatal error by its passive incremental submission to Political Correctness. PC is well on its way of becoming our tyrannical dictator; nullifying freedom of speech, trumping common sense and dictating our behavior. As I said, I thought George Zimmerman was toast.
Do you think I am exaggerating about the iron fist of Political Correctness? I dare you to step into the national arena and espouse an opinion not in sync with mainstream media consensus. Retaliation by PC enforcers (mainstream media) will be swift, merciless and vicious. They will humiliate and destroy you.
Incrementally bullied into submission, Americans are well aware of the issues they are not allowed to talk about and PC sacred cows they are forbidden to challenge.
Just like the bully in elementary school who threatened to beat you up for not surrendering your lunch money, be prepared to suffer a severe beating for not surrendering your freedom of speech to PC. Whether in the school yard or in the national arena, every surrender empowers bullies. Defending your God given freedom and dignity is worth risking getting your butt kicked.
Tenth grader and six foot tall football star Brutus beat me up. I was a small seventh grader who instinctively refused to be bullied by Brutus. Amazingly, I won Brutus' respect and we became friends.
It has been infuriating witnessing the media passionately hunting an innocent man to be sacrificed to their god, PC. Frustrated by the lack of evidence of criminal wrongdoing by Zimmerman, the mainstream media hoped the jury would be pressured into making an emotion-driven brain-dead ruling; void of facts, evidence and justice.
Talk about a tale of two opposing network coverages, Fox News coverage of the trial appeared to be fair and balanced. CNN's coverage on the other hand was nothing more than a lynch mob on the jail house steps demanding that Zimmerman be dragged out and hanged. PC agenda driven hacks spoke out of both sides of their mouths claiming to seek justice while fanning the flames of racial hatred. PC enforcers threatened riots if the “white Hispanic” was allowed to walk. And what the heck is a white Hispanic?
But folks, the Zimmerman trial is much, much bigger than George Zimmerman. Legal experts have admitted that had the MSM and Obama Administration not made the tragic fatal altercation about race, Zimmerman would not have been charged.
Zimmerman being found not guilty is a wonderful thing for America. Had PC been allowed to dictate Zimmerman's fate rather than the evidence, it would have marked a dark day in America; further empowering PC to reign supreme as an evil tyrannical dictator.
Shame on CNN and other mainstream media for irresponsibly promoting the lie that Zimmerman is a prime example that America is still a racist nation – where racist white men routinely kill young black men and get away with it. CNN should bear some responsibility for any riots resulting from the verdict.
The MSM hates it when truth upsets the apple cart of their narrative. Do you know who really kills black males in America? Answer: Black males.
Sorry PC, but here is another truth that dispels your narrative that blacks are routinely attacked by whites. Statistically, blacks are 50 times more likely to assault whites than vice versa.These truths serve to unravel the PC narrative that America is eternally racist and minorities are eternal victims. Thus, Zimmerman escaping with his head still on his shoulders is huge. PC is still pursuing Zimmerman. The NAACP has asked PC enforcer, the Department of Justice, to pursue civil rights charges against Zimmerman.
Folks, PC is totally out of control, lording over our lives. As I stated, had Zimmerman been sentenced to prison to appease PC, it would have been a dark day for all Americans – further empowering PC to imprison and enslave us.
The jury's not guilty verdict for Zimmerman has given me hope that not all Americans have wimped out to PC. It confirms that there is still hope of turning our country around; winning it back from the tyranny of Political Correctness. Praise God!
Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
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Barack Obama as Trayvon Martin: A Case of Deadly Deliberate Mistaken Identity
Racial unrest will usher in martial law, which the current administration secretly covets
By Judi McLeod
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Does President Barack Obama intend to star in your life as the tragic Trayvon Martin for the rest of his days in public office?President Obama expanded on the acquittal of George Zimmerman at a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room yesterday noting that he once said if he had a son he would look like Trayvon Martin, but now revising that to “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”
Just saying the name “Trayvon Martin” will bring the name Barack Obama instantly to mind. Astroturfing 101 becomes Reality 101 as Obama claims ownership of all things Trayvon Martin.
Record it as the most deliberate case of Mistaken Identity of all time.
Who’s the president kidding other than underprivileged young African-Americans duped by Al Sharpton into thinking that protesting George Zimmerman’s acquittal guarantees them a retrial?
When you deliberately hide most of your past life keeping it hidden away under lock and key; when everything including your own birth certificate is an unsolved mystery, you can get away with being creative about having been “racially profiled” and add other events to your shadowy past.
Obama contends that Trayvon “could have been me 35 years ago”.
Impossible because the truth is according to his own books, the Barry who renamed himself Barack, the beloved grandson of maternal grandparents, was attending a private preparatory school in Hawaii and living the good life with teen friends.It is disingenuous for a man who holds for a second time running, the most powerful office on earth; a powerful politician who gets to take $100-million African trips with family and friends to try to make out that he lived the same life as any underprivileged young African-American with so many odds against them.
At the beginning of the George Zimmerman trial, Obama let it be known that “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon”.
Obama is the father of two daughters. If he really wanted a son there are millions of Trayvons out there to whom he could lend a helping hand, and even adopt rather than sit back and watch their lives being taken in cities like Chicago.
Or does Obama compassion extend only to those who look physically like him?
Does Obama not know he is fueling the rage of racial unrest with his friend Al Sharpton ready to take young ginned-up African-Americans to protest out on the streets of 100 American cities, this weekend?
Surely, no one putting the protection of human life could do this deliberately.
Meanwhile CFP letter to the editor writer FeralCat’s suggested profile of Obama is interesting:
“Obama has a pathology of doing this—putting himself at the center of things that had nothing whatsoever to do with him. To him, everything is about him—everything centers on him. And in this case, that’s on top of leaving out any “inconvenient” facts (Like his “son” or now “himself” being on top of Zimmerman basically trying to bash his brains out, and that is per the prosecution’s own witness for God’s sake) that don’t suit his false narrative.
“Obama said, “Trayvon Martin could have been me”—spoken like a full blown narcissist. A normal person or even a borderline narcissist would have said “I could have been Trayvon Martin”.
“Obama’s Obamacentric belief system:
All events start with Obama.
All events end with Obama.
The Sun revolves around Obama.
The Moon revolves around Obama.
The Stars revolve around Obama.
Nothing of any importance existed before Obama.
Nothing of any importance will exist after Obama.”
Meanwhile a message to all this weekend: Don’t let America fall prey to the violence that comes with racial unrest. Along with real people on both sides getting hurt, racial unrest will usher in martial law, which the current administration secretly covets.
Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and Glenn Beck.
Judi can be emailed at: firstname.lastname@example.org
*******I am not Trayvon Martin
George Zimmerman Wasn’t on Trial —- We Were; Sharpton’s Zimmerman Verdict Hypocrisy
By Daniel Greenfield
Saturday, July 20, 2013
The latest liberal idiocy involves white college kids apologizing for their “white privilege” by declaring “I am not Trayvon Martin”. Of course they’re more likely to get assaulted going through a black neighborhood, than the Trayvon Martins are going through a white neighborhood, but facts like that stopped mattering years ago.
So let me take my own shot at it.
I am not Trayvon Martin. Not just because if confronted by a local Latino homeowner, I’m not likely to pick up a fight with him and beat him until he shoots me.
I am also not Trayvon Martin because if I were shot and killed by any person, regardless of race, color or creed, you would never hear Obama talking about it because I look nothing like his son.
Lacking the Black Privilege that turns a death into an opportunity for race baiting, I would just be another statistic. There would be no rallies for me and no t-shirts with my name on it. No one would be talking about how they are me or aren’t me.
Twenty years ago, a young man who looked very much like me was stabbed to death in Crown Heights by a mob shouting, “Kill the Jew”. His name was Yankel Rosenbaum. The man responsible for the race riot he was killed in has a show on MSNBC and is considered Obama’s main liaison to the black community.
So I know that if I were killed, the man responsible would probably show up on MSNBC ten years later lecturing on racism and white privilege.
If I were killed, my death would not be a cause, only another urban statistic in cities where crime is disproportionately carried out by the Trayvon Martins of the world, who are turned into martyrs when they are killed, rather than when they do the killing.
I am not Trayvon Martin because my death would not be used to convince bored white kids to pour out their fake guilt in histrionic displays of political correctness.
I am not Trayvon Martin because no one would care what brand of candy I was carrying or what I was wearing or where I was going. I would be another white outline on the sidewalk that the white privilege kids would walk around on the way to another seminar on white privilege.
THE TRIAL OF AMERICA
The race-baiting left had to tell its familiar story and they weren’t going to let anything get in the way of telling that story. They have to tell and retell that story because it establishes their moral authority to run our society and our lives.
The story is black and white with no room for ambiguities or gray areas. It’s about race as martyrdom. It’s about white guilt. The story is already written and the left is always looking to stick someone’s name in the empty space between “White racist” and “Minority victim.” The head of Stalin’s secret police once said, “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.” The American left reverses that equation. They already know the crime. All they need is the man.
It wasn’t George Zimmerman’s freedom that they wanted to take away. It was our freedom. Zimmerman wasn’t being indicted as one man, but as a representative of a group. It didn’t matter that his appearance, his background and his motives did not fit the profile. He was indicted as a white racist. And by indicting him, the media was actually indicting the ordinary American for being part of a racist system that murders black youth.
George Zimmerman Wasn’t on Trial —- We Were
LOOKING LIKE YANKEL
Al Sharpton, MSNBC’s in-house bigot and hate-crime king, had his usual words of wisdom to offer after the Zimmerman verdict.
“What this jury has done is establish a precedent that when you are young and fit a certain profile, you can be committing no crime… We had to march to even get a trial and even at trial, when he’s exposed over and over again as a liar, he is acquitted.”
Sharpton should be quite familiar with this state of affairs from the Crown Heights Pogrom, which he led, back in 1991. Mobs incited by Al Sharpton attacked anyone who looked like an Orthodox Jew.
Anthony Graziosi, a 67-year-old Italian man with a white beard, whose only crime was looking like an Orthodox Jew was murdered. So was Yankel Rosenbaum, who actually was an Orthodox Jew.
While liberal White Privilege shouters insist that only black people get killed for how they look, these two men were killed by black people for looking like Jews.
Lemrick Nelson, Rosenbaum’s killer, got away with it, despite stabbing Rosenbaum after shouting “Kill the Jew”. He was acquitted by a majority black jury, some of whose members then went out to party with the killer’s lawyer.
“Kill the Jew”: Sharpton’s Zimmerman Verdict Hypocrisy
Daniel Greenfield is a New York City writer and columnist. He is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and his articles appears at its Front Page Magazine site.
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Federal Manipulation of Zimmerman Narrative For Political Advantage
Orwell missed this one. . . To Oppose is Racist
By Douglas V. Gibbs
Saturday, July 20, 2013
The Obama administration has pinned a lot of political hopes on the rage, for which they, and the media, are largely behind when it comes to their incitement of, that is sweeping the nation among the ranks of minorities, and liberal left whites who suffer from “white guilt”, thanks to the verdict by a jury in the George Zimmerman trial.
President Barack Obama, and friends, are nurturing the idea that this is not only a racist nation, but it has gotten worse under Obama’s watch, and of course it is not Obama’s fault, but the fault of the GOP. The fact that George Zimmerman acted in self-defense is being demonized, for if Zimmerman had just laid there and let the poor, innocent Trayvon Martin, who was on top of Zimmerman, beat the living daylights out of him, which included at that point Martin pounding Zimmerman’s skull into the concrete, then poor little Trayvon Martin would be alive today to defend himself, and stoke the fires of the “Zimmerman, and anyone who supports the verdict is a racist” narrative. But, since the young Trayvon Martin is dead, and unable to say anything, the federal government, under the leadership of President Obama, is going to do all they can to soothe the feelings of the angry folks breaking windows and burning American Flags, so as to humanely destroy the concept of self-defense (if you’re white), stand-your-ground laws (if you’re white), the allowance to carry a gun (if you oppose Obama), and overrule and delegitimize our justice system in terms of jury trials (especially if you’re white). . . Note, white includes people that could be considered white if the liberal left decides they are, like George Zimmerman, who is a white guy with a Hispanic mom, and with some black ancestry. . . which makes him all white because the race baiters say so.
To ensure the narrative goes the way the Obama administration wants, the federal government is going to file a hate-crime federal suit against a man who was defending himself from being attacked, as determined by a court of law. To ensure the narrative goes the way the Obama administration wants, the federal government is refusing to allow George Zimmerman to have his belongings returned to him, including his gun, because even though he is innocent according to a court of law, the Obama administration believes him to be guilty, and so he can’t be trusted with is own private property (despite the fact that the law says Zimmerman must have his property returned to him . . . but then again, whenever does the Obama administration care about the law?).
To ensure white people know better than to fight back in the future, Attorney General Holder is spreading the word that not only should you dare not to fight back, but that you “have a duty to retreat.”
Since there is no evidence that Zimmerman is guilty, or that he acted in a manner that proves him to be a racist, the Department of Justice, under orders by the Obama administration, is calling for anyone and everyone that thinks that at one time in his life Zimmerman may have acted or spoken in a racist manner, to snitch on him by reporting such activities, even if those words or actions are decades old (just ask Paula Deen), to the federal government.
This is all, of course, a normal mode of operation for the Obama administration. Turning citizens against citizens is easy. They even have in place a command for children to snitch on their parents. . . in Obama’s eyes, parents having guns is child abuse.
That’ll teach the opposition for daring to oppose the first black president.
Orwell missed this one. . . To Oppose is Racist.
Douglas V. Gibbs, Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary, is a Radio Host on KCAA 1050 AM on Saturdays and Sundays with his Constitution Speaker program, as well as a longtime Internet radio host, conservative political activist, writer and commentator. Doug is the founder of the award winning Political Pistachio website, and a free lance newspaper columnist for the Murrieta Patch, The Central Idaho Post and The Examiner. Doug is a member of the “American Authors Association”, the “Committee of Concerned Journalists” and “The Military Writers Society of America.” He received the Golden Anchor Award for his patriotic commentary in 2008, and was a candidate for his local city council in 2010. An active member of the Tea Party Movement, Doug mans a Constitution Booth at Tea Party events, is a public speaker on the U.S. Constitution, and teaches classes on the U.S. Constitution once a week in Temecula, California. Doug is a family man, married 27 years to his high school sweetheart. He is the father of two and has four grandchildren. Doug is a proud United States Navy veteran. Doug can be reached at douglasvgibbs [at] yahoo.com or constitutionspeaker [at] yahoo.com.
Key Mistakes Sway Jury in Zimmerman Trial: Jury Prevented from Considering Race and “First Aggressor”
Global Research, July 19, 2013
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A Southern jury of six women – none of them black – found 28-year-old George Zimmerman’s shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to be justifiable homicide because he acted in self-defense.
The jurors were prohibited from considering race. They were instructed only on the parts of self-defense law that helped Zimmerman, and the chief police investigator improperly testified that he believed Zimmerman.
Jury prevented from considering race
None of the jurors thought race played a role in the case, Juror B-37 told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. In fact the question of Zimmerman profiling Martin because he was African-American didn’t even come up in deliberations, the juror said.
No wonder it never came up. At the beginning of the trial, the judge forbade the prosecution from speaking about racial profiling. Only the word “profiling” could be used, Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled. “Criminal profiling is based on behavior,” NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said on Democracy Now! “Racial profiling is based on color and on race. And the reality is that it appears that George Zimmerman had a pattern of confusing color with grounds for suspicion.”
The entire trial from start to finish was sanitized of any mention of race.
Zimmerman told the 911 operator, “These fucking punks” and “these assholes, they always get away,” when he spotted Martin walking down the street in Sanford, Florida, that fateful evening. “Looks like he’s up to no good or he’s on drugs or something,” Zimmerman said. “Something’s wrong with him.” When an investigator later asked Zimmerman what he meant by those words, the shooter replied, “I don’t know.”But the prosecutor was forbidden from telling the jury that the “something” that was “wrong” may have been the color of Martin’s skin. The Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock, senior pastor at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, told the New York Times, “Trayvon Benjamin Martin is dead because he and other black boys and men like him are seen not as a person but a problem.”
Howard Simon, executive director of the ACLU of Florida, noted, “George Zimmerman saw a young black male as a threat to his community.”
Clifford Alexander, who worked as a lawyer in the Lyndon Johnson White House, said in an interview with the Washington Post, “The clear reason why Zimmerman had the audacity to approach this child was that he saw the color of his skin as a threat.”
Two days after the shooting, Zimmerman’s cousin, known as Witness No. 9, told a Sanford police officer in a telephone call, “I know George. And I know that he does not like black people.” She added, “He would start something. He’s a very confrontational person. It’s in his blood. Let’s just say that. I don’t want this poor kid and his family to just be overlooked.”
But the judge sanitized the case and everyone involved was forced to ignore the elephant in the room. Indeed, after the verdict, Mark O’Mara, Zimmerman’s defense attorney, made the preposterous statement that if his client were black, “he never would’ve been charged with a crime.”
Jury prevented from considering first aggressor
Florida’s self-defense law prohibits “initial aggressors” from using force if their own conduct has provoked that force. So if a defendant “initially provokes the use of force” against himself, he cannot claim to have acted in self-defense, unless he withdraws or retreats.
The prosecution asked the judge to instruct the jury that it could consider who was the first aggressor in the altercation between Zimmerman and Martin. If the judge had agreed to give that instruction, the jury might have concluded that, by following Martin, Zimmerman provoked a physical response from Martin. The defense objected to the instruction, and the judge decided not to give the first aggressor instruction.
The jury was instructed to consider only whether Zimmerman reasonably believed deadly force was necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself – when he later tussled with Martin on the ground. The jury was also told Zimmerman had no duty to retreat, that he could stand his ground, and meet force with force- including deadly force – if he was not engaged in an unlawful activity and was attacked in a place he had a right to be. Finally, the judge instructed the jury that if it had a reasonable doubt about whether Zimmerman was justified in using deadly force, they should find him not guilty.
The instructions prevented the jury from considering whether Zimmerman was the first aggressor when he got out of his truck and began following Martin. When Zimmerman told the 911 operator, “Shit, he’s running,” the operator asked, “Are you following him?” Zimmerman said that he was. “OK, we don’t need you to do that,” the operator told Zimmerman. But Zimmerman followed Martin nevertheless. Rachel Jeantel testified that Martin told her on the cellphone he was being followed by a “creepy ass cracker.”The jury was only given partial instructions on self-defense – those parts that helped Zimmerman. They were prevented from considering whether Zimmerman might have been the first aggressor, which would have negated his claim of self-defense.
Ultimately, nothing mattered to the jury, Juror B-37 told Cooper, except whether Zimmerman feared for his life in the seconds before he shot Martin.
Juror B-37 said that Zimmerman was guilty of nothing more than “not using good judgment.” She added, “Both were responsible for the situation they had gotten themselves into.Officer permitted to make credibility judgment
Sanford police officer Chris Serino, the chief investigator on the case, testified that, given all the evidence, he believed Zimmerman was telling the truth. It is well-established that witnesses cannot make credibility judgments – it invades the jury’s exclusive province of determining the credibility and weight of any evidence. But the prosecution didn’t object to Serino’s testimony until the next morning, at which point the judge told the jury to disregard it. Yet the damage was done, and Serino again testified that there were no significant inconsistencies in Zimmerman’s statements to police.
From the beginning, Serino did not believe there was enough evidence to file criminal charges against Zimmerman. The officer told the FBI that he was pressured into making the arrest. Zimmerman finally was charged for Martin’s death only after a powerful national outcry, and the governor’s appointment of a special prosecutor – 40 days following the killing.
Serino testified, “In this case, [Zimmerman] could have been considered the victim also.” Likewise, Juror B-37 felt sorry for both of them – the dead boy and the shooter alike.
Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission.
Marjorie Cohn is a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, former president of the National Lawyers Guild and deputy secretary general of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. Her most recent book is The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse. Her next book, Drones and Targeted Killing, will be published in 2014 by University of California Press.
DOJ - Promoting Riots and Race Wars from Zimmerman’s Verdict
By Dr. Laurie Roth
July 19, 2013
July 19, 2013
This week I interviewed former law enforcement officer, best selling author and talk show host, Carl Gallups on the Zimmerman case, verdict and response. He stated he had served in law enforcement in Florida and knew their law well. He said it was illegal in Florida (no doubt most states) to incite a riot of any kind. Yet, that is what Holder and the DOJ were doing through the trial, inciting protests and trying to seemingly manipulate outcomes.
Since the verdict, we see Holder and Obama ratcheting up the race war and riots. Holder continues his witch-hunt against Zimmerman with ‘further investigations’ ‘civil rights’…this and that. Obama has weighed in as well, making sure that America knew that Travon would have been what Obama’s son looked like if he had one.
No doubt a thrill for Holder and Obama is the violence and threats building all over America at the hands of the New Black Panther Party and continued manipulation and intrusion of Holder and the DOJ. The New Black Panthers predicted violence if Zimmerman got off and that is exactly what we are seeing.
In addition, the New Black Panther Party is encouraging a citizen’s arrest of George Zimmerman and offering a $10,000 bounty for this. There has been an increase in beatings and attacks along with staged riots, looting and racial violence across the country. They have also threatened to murder white people and would love Zimmerman to be murdered.
Apparently, these attacks include the minority group ‘Hispanics’ who are now called ‘white Hispanics’ for the purpose of minimizing their real minority status and feeding the race war that Holder and Obama are building.
I asked Carl Gallup: “Isn’t Holder inciting protests in Florida and stirring up potential riots a crime?” “Isn’t that trying to manipulate and direct the outcome of a case and Jury decision?” He said yes. Now Holder is challenging the ‘Stand your ground law’ which wasn’t even used in the Zimmerman case. That doesn’t matter though to Holder and Obama. They intend to get as much push for gun control and hatred against whites as they can.Have the races been coming together under Obama’s leadershipAre Whites going on an attack spree against blacks? All sane people know there are good and bad people of all races. Some are racist and most are not. Given this reality there are still some facts that the media, nor Holder and Obama will tell you. Blacks are 50 times more likely to commit crime against whites. Forty-five percent of black crime is against whites not the other way around. Holder has no interest in reporting or commenting on the vast majority of crimes, which are against whites at the hands of blacks.
I would dare say that racism was involved with the Zimmerman trial and it was aimed at Zimmerman. There was zero evidence that Zimmerman was a racist and he was the one whose race, Hispanic, was contorted and changed into ‘white Hispanic.’
If I was a Hispanic in America I would be marching in the streets, feeling racially insulted. It is high time they realize that they have been duped and used by Obama. Obama promised the world to Hispanics to get their vote. As soon as he got it he dropped them like a hot potato as he drops all other people and groups he is done using. Wake up Hispanic people, unless of course you are a ‘white Hispanic’ and like that new label.
At the end of the day, along with Obama and Holder trying to manipulate a desperate gun agenda and race war with the Zimmerman verdict, the bigger issue is distraction away from all the investigations. Obama and Holder want the ‘heat’ scattered away from the IRS investigation, struggle and delays of the failing Obama care bill, Benghazi investigations, NSA breaches etc…
The heat on this President and Holder must increase to the temperature of LAVA, role down the D.C. hill and bury this criminal cartel once and for all!
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Obama, Zimmerman, and Race in America
Can you race peddlers still living in the Jim Crow deep south of the 1950s please finally, finally get over yourselves?
By Doug Patton
Thursday, July 18, 2013
While the media has remained obsessed with the trial of George Zimmerman, they systematically ignored the stories of three other men simultaneously being brought to justice.
In a courtroom in Boston, the Islamic radical who set off lethal bombs at the Boston Marathon was being arraigned. Meanwhile, the editors at Rolling Stone magazine decided it would be a good idea to display a GQ-style photo of the little creep on their cover. Can you imagine a sympathetic photo of George Zimmerman on that cover? Of course, something so politically incorrect will never happen.
At Fort Hood Army Base in Killeen, Texas, another Islamic extremist, Major Nadal Hassan — trained as a psychiatrist, promoted, paid and armed, all with our tax dollars — is on trial for mass murder. Incredibly, the Obama administration, which is still calling Hassan’s massacre “workplace violence,” has taken 4 years to bring Hassan to trial. The murderer will be representing himself, with his defense being that he was defending Taliban fighters when he shot and killed 14 innocent people on the Army base.
And in Cleveland, Ariel Castro has pleaded not guilty to hundreds of charges of rape over a period of 10 years. His trial may yet turn into a media circus, particularly if it affords the Fourth Estate the opportunity to ignore the uncomfortable facts coming out about the Islamic extremists in Boston and at Fort Hood.
These cases are not of interest to a media with the left-wing politics of Barack Obama and the attention span of a flea. The shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, validated as self-defense during an exhaustive jury trial, captured the fascination of the press like nothing we have seen in recent years. It also highlighted the ridiculous extremes to which the political left will go to perpetuate an agenda of racial division in a nation that has clearly moved on from our admittedly disgraceful past.Barack Obama and Eric Holder’s useful idiots and race pimps — Jackson, Sharpton, et al — have attempted to draw parallels to the historic, racially motivated murders of Emmett Till, Medgar Evers and Martin Luther King. There is even a photo-shopped picture online of King wearing a hoodie like that worn by Trayvon Martin at the time of his death.
Really? Is this what race relations in America have come to — comparing an aggressive teen with a chip on his shoulder that got him into a situation that caused his death with the cold-blooded murders of three black victims half a century ago?
Emmett Till was a 14-year-old boy from Chicago who was visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, where he was kidnapped, beaten and had one of his eyes gouged out before being shot in the head — all for the crime of speaking to a white woman. That was 1955.
Medgar Evers was a civil rights leader who died in his driveway in Jackson, Mississippi, in front of his wife and children, after being shot in the back with a rifle. That was 1963.
And, as we all know, Martin Luther King was shot in the neck while standing on the balcony of his motel in Memphis, Tennessee. That was 1968.
Do those who would equate these terrible crimes with what happened to Trayvon Martin in 2012 really believe that we have not moved forward since the days when Emmett Till, Medgar Evers and Martin Luther King were murdered?
In the last 25 years, the black Americans who have been elevated to top positions of power include: Ron Brown (Secretary of Commerce); Mike Espy (Secretary of Agriculture); Alexis Herman (Secretary of Labor); Louis Wade Sullivan (Secretary of Health and Human Services); Alphonso Jackson (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development); Rodney Slater (Secretary of Energy); Rod Paige (Secretary of Education); Jesse Brown and Togo West (Secretaries of Veterans Affairs); Eric Holder (Attorney General); Valerie Jarrett (top White House Advisor); Susan Rice (UN Ambassador and National Security Advisor); Colin Powell (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State); Clarence Thomas (U.S Supreme Court Justice); Condoleezza Rice (National Security Advisor and Secretary of State); not to mention Barack Hussein Obama (President of the United States — elected twice!)
Can you race peddlers still living in the Jim Crow deep south of the 1950s please finally, finally get over yourselves?Doug Patton is a freelance columnist who has served as a political speechwriter and policy advisor to conservative candidates, elected officials and public policy organizations. His weekly columns are published in newspapers across the country and on selected Internet web sites, including Human Events Online and GOPUSA.com, where he is a senior writer and state editor. Readers may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rev. Sharpton’s already flagging posseProblem for Sharpton and his posse riders is that they claim to speak for all African-Americans
By Judi McLeod
Thursday, July 18, 2013Not a bit like the vigilante posses in the movies, the Rev. Al Sharpton’s posse will be out in 100 cities this weekend. But although the mainstream media’s not admitting it, Al’s is a posse that is already flagging before it starts.
Missing from the the Rev. Sharpton’s planned “Justice for Trayvon” day, is the real spontaneity and consensus of the posses of yore.
Rev. Sharpton’s planned weekend protests in 100 cities, relies on the mainstream media and politicians of the day fueling the fire of racial unrest. All politicians and most mainstream media are in deadsville zone on weekends.
The feeding frenzy by both media and politicians peaked yesterday when battling-it-out- with-MSNBC-for-ratings, backbiting CNN’s prime racism charger Piers Morgan interviewed Trayvon Martin confidante Rachel Jeantel.
Ms. Jeantel, who gave lessons in lexicon setting us straight that “n—a” was a non-racist term that could be applied to any man, was supposed to be the spark-plug in taking the George Zimmerman acquittal right over the top.
Indicating that Zimmerman was really a gay sex predator didn’t cut it.
Instead of inspiring more hatred, Rachel inspired pity. Rather than the handful of viewers who watch CNN thinking of her as an ignorant bigot, a flaming liar, or worse, folk saw her for what she really was—CNN exploited.By the time that Sharpton hits the street on the weekend, there will have been too many other stories for folk to mull over, the stories of too many assaulted Hispanics being thrown up on the left hand column of the well-read Drudge Report.
Nor can the Reverend count on the support of too many politicians, other than those aiding and abetting what George Zimmerman’s brother, Robert, calls Eric Holder’s “witch hunt”.
Eric Holder’s Department of Justice has solicited the public for information about George Zimmerman that could help a “federal civil rights prosecution” with the DoJ even setting up an email address for tips on Zimmerman at a time when millions of out of work Americans have no idle time with which to play unpaid detective.
Rev. Sharpton would know better than most that politicians only throw gasoline on the fire to speak out when it is convenient for them and their election agendas.
Take Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of “What difference does it make” Benghazi fame, who spoke about the “heartache” of the Trayvon Martin case in D.C. Tuesday evening while speaking to an African-American sorority group.
“My prayers are with the Martin family and with every family who loves someone who is lost to violence,” she said in an almost 30-minute speech. “No mother, no father, should ever have to fear for their child walking down a street in the United States of America.” (AP, July 16, 2013)
Problem is it is happening all the time in Chicago, where during the 20-day Zimmerman trial alone, four innocent children were gunned down. Sharpton, Clinton, and not even the president whose hometown it is, do diddly-squat to save the lives of children in Chicago.
The problem for Sharpton and his posse riders is that they claim to speak for all African-Americans while not all African-Americans buy into his take. Many have the good sense to wonder why they waited for the tragedy of Trayvon Martin to get out riding on the trail of justice.
The only possible good that can come out of Rev. Al Sharpton’s posse is that exploited African-Americans will turn it around to use it against the non-stop shocking deaths of black children in hopelessly violent Chicago.
Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and Glenn Beck.
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Eric Holder’s Reign of Racial TerrorThe DOJ’s threat to George Zimmerman
By Arnold Ahlert
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is apparently ready to pick up where he left off last year and continue his investigation into whether Trayvon Martin’s civil rights were violated by the recently acquitted George Zimmerman. Holder had stepped aside to let the Florida trial of Zimmerman proceed, but it would appear that the verdict rendered Saturday night is too irresistible for the man who oversees one of the most racially-polarized Justice Departments (DOJ) in the history of the nation. “Experienced federal prosecutors will determine whether the evidence reveals a prosecutable violation of any of the limited federal criminal civil rights statutes within our jurisdiction, and whether federal prosecution is appropriate,” the DOJ announced.
NAACP President Benjamin Jealous was thrilled with the news. Regarding the conclusion of the trial, he said in a statement, “We are outraged and heartbroken over today’s verdict. We will pursue civil rights charges with the Department of Justice, we will continue to fight for the removal of Stand Your Ground laws in every state and we will not rest until racial profiling in all its forms is outlawed.”
Such “coordination” between the NAACP and the DOJ has already occurred. As a 2012 article in the Orlando Sentinel reveals, the DOJ’s Community Relations Service (CRS) “helped set up a meeting between the local NAACP and elected officials” leading to the temporary resignation of Sanford police Chief Bill Lee, who was subsequently fired for failing to file charges against Zimmerman. The article further notes that the CRS, which the DOJ claims “does not take sides” in their role as “peacemakers” in community racial conflicts, also “arranged a police escort for college students to ensure safe passage for their 40-mile march from Daytona Beach to Sanford to demand justice.”
DOJ coordination with the NAACP was not limited to Sanford. In 2010, following a year of stonewalling by the Department, two former DOJ officials testified under oath before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. They revealed that the NAACP pressured the DOJ to drop its already won voter intimidation case against New Black Panther members videotaped at a Philadelphia polling place in 2008. Two men were shown dressed in military-style uniforms with one holding a night stick.Eric Holder is deeply invested in a relationship with racial arsonist Al Sharpton
As for not taking sides, Holder himself is deeply invested in a relationship with racial arsonist Al Sharpton. Yesterday on MSNBC, Sharpton promised his National Action Network (NAN) would be mobilizing protests in 100 cities with the specific purpose of pressuring the DOJ to prosecute Zimmerman. That would be the same National Action Network where Holder appeared on April 11, 2012, to sing Sharpton’s praises “for your partnership, your friendship, and your tireless efforts to speak out for the voiceless, to stand up for the powerless, and to shine a light on the problems we must solve, and the promises we must fulfill.” It was there that Holder first promised to launch a DOJ probe into Martin’s death. “If we find evidence of a potential federal criminal civil rights crime, we will take appropriate action,” he said.
Finding such evidence will be a formidable task. First, despite Jealous’s contention, Florida’s Stand Your Ground law was never part of the trial. Zimmerman’s attorneys claimed he acted in self-defense, and won the case. More importantly, records released last Thursday by the FBI reveal that interviews with 35 people involved with Zimmerman, including current and former co-workers, neighbors and an ex-girlfriend, yielded no evidence that racial bias was a motivating factor.
Martin family attorney Daryl Parks apparently agreed. Speaking for Martin’s parents at a June 27 news conference, Parks also dismissed the idea that race was a motivating factor in the case. “We want to make it very clear to this family race is not a part of this process and anyone who tries to inject race in to it is wrong,” he said. “When you try to inject race into a case like this here that means you’re trying to push somebody who’s making a decision one way or the other. And that’s not what you want,” he added.
So how did race get injected into the equation? A timeline created by Breitbart reveals a campaign as despicable as it was inaccurate. The AP got the ball rolling on March 8, 2012 when it referred to Zimmerman as “white.” Other media outlets repeated the misinformation, and five days later Sharpton interviewed Martin attorney Benjamin Crump, who asserted that Trayvon “didn’t know who the heck this white man was who approached him before he got killed.” On the same day, ABC News reporter Matt Gutman tweeted that Martin was shot “bc [because] he was black.” CBS News followed suit on March 19, claiming Zimmerman was “white,” followed by CNN falsely accusing Zimmerman of calling Martin a “f**king coon,” on March 21. On March 22, the New York Times fanned the racialist flames, labeling Zimmerman with the newly-minted term, “white Hispanic” in a transparent effort to keep the controversy simmering.
After that, the racial angle moved into a higher gear, with Sharpton stoking rage in Sanford at a rally on March 22, followed by none other than the president inserting himself into the controversy on March 23, demanding action, and saying, “if I had a son he would look like Trayvon.”
It got even worse on March 27, when NBC deliberately edited audio to make Zimmerman look racist. The next day, ABC lied and said Zimmerman wasn’t injured during his encounter with Martin—even as they covered his injuries with an graphic.
Zimmerman was finally indicted on April 11. Over the following year, the media, led by Sharpton, pulled out all the stops in their effort to get Zimmerman convicted. CNN abetted the effort, continuing to refer to Zimmerman as a white Hispanic, and broadcasting his social security number, address, and telephone number.
Over a year later, of course, a jury comprised of six women acquitted Zimmerman on all charges. Unfortunately, that verdict—based on the facts presented in court, not the desire of a woefully uninformed mob and their media abettors—will not suffice. Yesterday, at the national convention for the black American sorority Delta Sigma Theta, Holder promised to press on, contending the DOJ “will continue to act in a manner that is consistent with the facts and the law” in its determination to pursue additional charges against Zimmerman. “We are determined to meet division and confusion with understanding and compassion—and also with truth,” Holder said.Holder is the last person interested in the truth
Holder is the last person interested in the truth. If he were, he would not be consorting with the mob of racial arsonists and their media enablers, who have made it clear that Zimmerman must be convicted of something in order to satisfy their cravenness.
Attempting to convict Zimmerman of violating the Hate Crimes Prevention Act is the most likely course of action the DOJ can pursue. This would not constitute “double jeopardy” because the DOJ would be pursuing a different set of charges. “If he was tried again it wouldn’t be for murder and manslaughter,” said CBS News legal analyst Jack Ford yesterday. “There’s certain situations where different sets of facts and circumstances give rise to different federal and state charges.” Yet the bar for filing a case remains high. “It is not enough if it’s just a fight that escalated,” said Samuel Bagenstos former principal deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ. “The government has to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant acted willfully with a seriously culpable state of mind” to violate Trayvon’s civil rights.
It remains unclear how the federal government can prove such culpability. It gets even more unclear after an investigation by Reuters, detailing Zimmerman’s past. The paper notes that Zimmerman grew up in a “racially integrated household and himself has black roots through an Afro-Peruvian great-grandfather—the father of the maternal grandmother who helped raise him.”
Reuters also reveals that household included the presence of two black American girls watched over by Zimmerman’s grandmother. For several years, the girls ate with the family on a regular basis, and walked back and forth to school with George and his siblings.
None of it maters to the likes of Sharpton and Holder and their allies. As of this writing, the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has joined forces with the NAACP demanding Zimmerman be prosecuted. CNN wants the six jurors who acquitted Zimmerman to answer questions about how they reached their decision. The same network conducted an interview with Trayvon Martin family attorney Jasmine Rand, who wore a hoodie during her appearance. SiriusXM radio host Joe Madison, called the verdict “a modern day lynching.” The NAACP convention, currently being held in Orlando, is becoming a rally for demanding DOJ action. Also demanding action are clueless celebrities, and the repugnant Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) who, like his fellow Democrats will seek to exploit racial division engendered by this case during the 2014 election cycle.
Ironically, all of this agitation is being perpetrated under the banner of seeking justice. Mob justice is more like it, along with the DOJ’s capitulation to provide legitimacy for it. Eric Holder’s unsavory alliance with Al Sharpton, his previous coordination with the NAACP on both this case and the one in Philadelphia, as well as his Department’s documented effort to orchestrate unrest from the very beginning, leaves little doubt that he is more than up to the task. President Obama’s decision not to intervene—despite the reality his previous intervention turned this case into a national story—is equally egregious.
If the DOJ follows the law, it will be virtually impossible to prove Zimmerman acted with malice. Yet given Holder’s long and tattered track record regarding this case and others (Fast and Furious comes immediately to mind), the rule of law may become the first casualty in this transparently political effort.
Arnold was an op-ed columist with the NY Post for eight years, currently writing for JewishWorldReview.com and FrontPageMag.com. Arnold can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org