SANFORD, Fla. – In the days following the Trayvon Martin incident, leftists were quick to spin it to their advantage: it was racially motivated, it was ALEC’s fault because that organization supposedly pushed “stand your ground” laws, it was proof that rampant white-on-black violence still exists.
The narrative pushed by the left was that Trayvon Martin was an innocent kid walking through a neighborhood and was targeted because of the color of his skin. One member of Congress even said he was “hunted down like a dog.”
Prominent Democrats such as former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and former Black Panther-turned-Congressman Bobby Rush donned hoodies in solidarity with Martin.
Was he “hunted down”? We didn’t know. That’s one of the details that they’re trying to figure out at the trial of George Zimmerman. One certainty is that this is a confusing legal situation, and the courts should be allowed to do their jobs and determine how justice can best be served.
But the Left was moving as quickly as it could to convict George Zimmerman in the court of public opinion, long before the case went to trial.
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