Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Enough is enough

Many folks are tired of hearing about the George Zimmerman trial, but here are a few parting shots -- links to news stories related to the trial, its subject and its verdict.

Celebs rally around the late Trayvon Martin
Did the Justice Department incite the 2012 Trayvon Martin protests?
Five Moments That May Have Led to George Zimmerman's Acquittal
George Zimmerman Not Guilty: Florida City Braces For Riots
George Zimmerman verdict sparks protests across NYC
Homicide Trends in the United States, 1980-2008
Mississippi man says he was beaten over Zimmerman verdict
See No Evil: Racial Violence Underreported
Zimmerman's lawyer calls prosecutors 'disgrace' to profession

It ain't over till its over. The family is filing a civil suit against Zimmerman, but also "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." NAACP President Ben Jealous wrote in a letter to AG Holder, “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.” (Hopefully President Jealous's right to life position makes him also a strong opponent of abortion.) This is from DOJ urged to press civil rights charges against Zimmerman

In the end, I think the article George Zimmerman's Acquittal: Four Blunt Observations sums it up best: "In the end what got Zimmerman off was the most basic of all criminal-law concepts: reasonable doubt."

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