Don’t be breaking out the bubbly to celebrate George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict, we’re just getting started.
In my anything but humble opinion, this is exactly the result President Obama and the race hustlers who have been caterwauling about this case from day one have been hoping for.
I’m not going to reprise Zimmerman’s case to date, other than to note that the officials on the scene, the police and prosecutors who found no cause for arrest or indictment, were right. This ceased being a criminal case a long time ago and became a political cause célèbre almost immediate. “If I had a son he would look like Trayvon.” pretty much says it all.
George Zimmerman was found not guilty and within minutes of that verdict the cries of outrage from the usual suspects could be heard. Here’s a good summary from the reliably progressive Yahoo! News.
The NAACP, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and other civil rights activists are calling on the U.S. Department of Justice and Attorney Gen. Eric Holder to press federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman …
“The most fundamental of civil rights — the right to life — was violated the night George Zimmerman stalked and then took the life of Trayvon Martin,” NAACP President Ben Jealous wrote in a letter to Holder shortly after the verdict was announced. “We ask that the Department of Justice file civil rights charges against Mr. Zimmerman for this egregious violation. Please address the travesties of the tragic death of Trayvon Martin by acting today.”
“This verdict represents a tragic miscarriage of justice,” Barbara Arnwine, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, said in a statement. “Yet, there is still the potential for justice to be served through a civil suit brought about by Trayvon Martin’s surviving family members, and also through civil rights charges being brought against Mr. Zimmerman by the Department of Justice.”
The Justice Dept. launched a probe of the Zimmerman case earlier this year, but has yet to comment on Zimmerman’s acquittal.
“If we find evidence of a potential federal criminal civil rights crime, we will take appropriate action,” Holder said …
Read the rest at JoeforAmerica