Trial by Facebook, and the Florida judicial system by Jay Knott (05/18/12) ⇌ (Exaggeration of Hate Crimes)
On February 26, 2012, teenager Trayvon Martin was shot dead in Florida by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman claims he was acting in self-defense. Initially, the police decided there was not enough evidence to charge him, and they let him go. Unfortunately for Zimmerman, Martin was black.
There was a nationwide Facebook campaign, and interventions on behalf of the dead teenager by presidents past and present. There have been protests organized by Al Sharpton, who has made a career ALWAYS claiming the black person is right in a dispute involving a black and a non-black person. The Florida 'special prosecutor' decided to overrule the local cops, and charge Zimmerman with murder 2:
"Three weeks ago our prosecution team promised those sweet parents we would get answers to all of their questions... We do not prosecute by public pressure." - prosecutor Corey.
"The evidence influenced [Corey] to charge him but the outcry helped bring the case to justice. This case would never have been brought without that outcry. It was a case that almost slipped through the system without the public ever knowing about it." - congresswoman Wilson.
"We do not prosecute by public pressure..." but "this case would never have been brought" without it. Both of these statements cannot be true!
Questions and answers:
1. Can it be proven beyond doubt that Zimmerman illegally shot Martin?
2. If not, is the law which made that shooting legal wrong?
3. There is not a shred of evidence that the shooting had anything to do with race.
4. Nevertheless, the fact that Martin was black is why Zimmerman is being thrown to the wolves.
5. This is further evidence against the claim that this is a racist society.