This whole episode is a "political" prosecution. The trial was precipitated only because many discredited black leaders (are there any that aren't discredited??), including Obama, whipped up protests and racial resentment and ALL jumped to the WRONG conclusions---before hearing the facts. That's called mob justice, which isn't justice at all.
Then the liberal media jumped in (incorrectly). Then celebrities jumped in (incorrectly). Most black people jumped in (incorrectly). These people never get it.
Meanwhile, 67 people were shot and 12 killed by gun violence over the long 4th of July weekend (Wed to Sun) in Chicago alone. And BJS statistics say that, on average, at least 57% of those killings are committed by black men and that over 90% of those committed by blacks are black-on-black murders. Where's the outrage about that??
If black folks are tired of being profiled, then they need to stop committing crimes at rates up to 7 times the rate of whites! And if you don't want others to assume that you're a criminal, don't dress like a thug by wearing a hoodie!
Obama really' stepped into it' AGAIN, making the wrong choice by sympathizing too strongly with Trayvon before knowing the facts of the case. He stepped in 'it' in a knee-jerk reaction just like he did in the case of the Cambridge police officer and Obama's professor friend Henry Gates. Obama was wrong then and he's wrong now. Is he ever right? Answer: not often.
Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch leader because that gated townhouse community already had a big crime problem--as in nearly one crime per day. If that community was like most communities in this country, that criminal activity was most likely committed by black men WAY out of proportion to their share of the population.
Yeah, Zimmerman followed Trayvon around the apartment complex against the advice of the Sanford police. That was good advice. But surveillance was his job. Trayvon could have just gone into his apartment and ignored 'fat boy' Zimmerman. Following someone is not a crime. Even a verbal confrontation didn't have to result in a fist fight--but it clearly did. Do you really think 5'7" Zimmerman threw the first punch against 5'11" Martin??
I will say that there needs to be a law that security guards or neighborhood watch patrols must wear a uniform and wear their guns in holsters outside of their bodies.
There were no wounds on Trayvon's body except abrasions on his fists from pounding Zimmerman's face. Meanwhile, Zimmerman's head was bloody both in front and back. Guess who was the aggressor? Trayvon was hardly unarmed given his 'ground and pound' Marshall Arts-style 'pounding.' So much for the "innocent little unarmed child" narrative.
Then comes the objective verdict by 6 responsible women after millions of dollars spent by the State in a politically motivated trial, in a kangaroo court, and in the court of public opinion. I'm confident those 6 women jurors reached the right decision despite all of that. Let's put it this way, reasonable doubts abounded.
Here are a bunch of mainstream media headlines concerning the Zimmerman case and subsequent verdict:
- 'System has failed': Crowds react to Zimmerman verdict
- Black leaders: Zimmerman verdict is 'old South justice'
- Al Sharpton: Zimmerman verdict "an atrosity" [yeah, right. Objective evidence disrupting your biased narrative is a bitch Al]
Twitter reactions from our bullshit and nearly unanimously idiotic "celebrities" from USA Today
- Ellen Page: "If u really believe racism isn't a massive problem, that the oppression of minorities is not a horrific and systemic issue. U R in denial." [Really Ellen, whose in denial??]
- Mia Farrow: "I don't understand this. At ALL" [Of course you don't dear]
- Steve Harvey: "A Child is Dead & The Man that Killed Him is Free & Again The Child is Black...My Country Tis of Thee?"
- Richard Dreyfuss: "It's 2013 and an American jury just acquitted a man who admitted to stalking and killing an unarmed child." [God help us all! Can you say 'bleeding heart' liberal?]
- Judy Blume: "Not surprised. But distraught. Saw 'Fruitvale Station' tonight. How ironic to come home to this verdict."
- Kate Walsh: "Zimmerman verdict sickens me."
- Kat Dennings: "I can't handle this. All that really matters are Trayvon's parents, and making sure nothing like this ever happens again."
- Questlove: "this might be in bad taste but in light of this verdict? i really INSIST you people see Fruitvale Station not now but RIGHT NOW"
- Alec Baldwin, who recently quit Twitter (again), resurfaced post-verdict: "Florida is a parallel universe. A (expletive) one."
- Tom Arnold: "Dear Son, I love you and there is no shame in running away from creepy a-- crackers. #nojustice"
- Michael Ian Black: "The only thing that surprised me about the verdict is that juries work on Saturdays."
- Donald Trump: "Zimmerman is no angel but the lack of evidence and the concept of self-defense, especially in Florida law, gave the jury little other choice"
- Chris Brown: "Bull----!"
- Gabrielle Union: "Help! What's the proper procedure when you're followed by a random armed nutbag returning home from getting candy & iced tea?"
- Whoopi Goldberg: "My heart is with trayvon martins family tonight, so my focus on them. No one else really matters" Really Whoopi, what about the 12 people murdered in Chicago
- Jaleel White: "I can't ..." wrote the star, adding a sad emoticon.
- Olivia Wilde: "I feel sick." She then directed a tweet at Ann Coulter, who tweeted "Hallelujah!" at the verdict. ".@AnnCoulter You are a hateful wench," wrote Wilde.
- Mandy Moore: "My heart is heavy...for all who knew and loved #TrayvonMartin. His life mattered. This is shameful."
- Russell Simmons: "I know many people are very upset about the verdict, but we must remain peaceful. No matter what, remain peaceful."
- Nicki Minaj: "And our taxes paid for that trial. We just paid to see a murderer walk free after killing an innocent unarmed little boy. #GodBlessAmerica" [that 'little boy' was likely a punk and likely started the fight that ended with his death]
- Sophia Bush: "The wind is more than knocked out of me... My heart aches for this boy's family. Justice System? I don't think so. #justicefortrayvon"
- Rihanna: "This is the saddest news ever!!! #whatsjustice #pray4theMartinFamily"
- John Legend: "My heart hurts"
- Lena Dunham: "No. My heart is with Sybrina Fulton, Rachel Jeantel, everyone who loved Trayvon and has been sent the message that his life didn't matter."
- Mario Lopez: "Hope people don't misbehave after hearing this verdict... Pray for the Martin family."
- Josh Groban: "Oh no. Seriously? Crap."
- Shaquille O'Neil: "George Zimmerman not guilty can u believe that. Wow"
- Miley Cyrus tweeted twice. "No justice. No peace," she wrote, followed by: "The world is a scary place."