And if that is what you think, you've been had. Lied to, on purpose. Bamboozled. Befuddled. Bewitched, bothered and bewildered.
First off, despite his name, George Zimmerman isn't white. Secondly, Trayvon Martin was not a child, as his picture indicates: he's a 6' 2" young man of 17 with a history of legal entanglements.
Nice Deb has a roundup of just a few of the facts that were withheld from you as this case broke into a national story.
It also appears that some stories, you know, real ones of interracial hate crimes, just aren't as important as the ones that attract professional racists like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to a sleepy Florida town.
In case you also didn't know, the New Black Panthers have issued a $1M bounty for anyone who captures Zimmerman, despite him not being charge with a crime. This breaks numerous laws, but where is Eric Holder's Justice Department? Oh, that's right, they don't prosecute crimes against the NBP.
Hans von Spakovsky, a former counsel to the assistant attorney general for civil rights, said sworn testimony from an ex-DOJ lawyer indicated that Justice staffers were told there would be no voting rights cases filed against minorities.
That leaves the State of Florida to uphold the many laws broken by the NBP.
Let’s start with solicitation to kidnap. In announcing a reward for the seizure of Zimmerman, the New Black Panthers may have violated Florida Code 787.01. It makes it a felony to “by threat, confining or abducting, or imprisoning another person against his . . . will without lawful authority with intent to . . . terrorize.”
Let's hope that we'll see real justice served to those who would break the law, shall we? And while we're at it, why don't we wait until all the facts are in before we rush to judgement?
What say you, Al? How about you, Jessie?