"But whatever George Zimmerman's culpability in Martin's shooting, he is not to blame for the social order of pre-civil-rights America. He has every right to mount a vigorous defense, and the judge and jury have a duty, as in any trial, to give the defendant the benefit of any reasonable doubt.
The rightful term to describe a criminal trial that serves as a 'referendum' is "show trial." 'Cracking' the Case' http://tinyurl.com/ms7njhs Mike Dixon wrote: > > It's been political from the get- go. This has been a lame attempt at > > rehabilitating the unfortunate image of many young black males in America > > today. "If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon". The media has pushed > > the image of a younger, more wholesome, clean-cut Trayvon being racially > > profiled by a *white*, oops, *white Hispanic* vigilante. NBC was caught , > > red-handed, editing 911 tapes in an attempt to make Zimmerman's motives > > look racially charged. At the same time,the media only shows us photos of > > Martin some 4 -5 years younger, less intimidating,Â no *grill*,no mention > > of his reputation for fighting or drug use. The facts coming out in the > > trial are showing why Zimmerman was not charged in the first place. As far > > as I'm concerned, it's the media that is on trial and I find them guilty of > > misuse of the facts to promote a political agenda. > > > > ________________________________ > From: Richard J. Williams <richard@...> > To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com > Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2013 6:19 PM > Subject: [FairfieldLife] Zimmerman trial - So, it's all about race > > Â > > "We don't believe the focus was really race" - Martin > Family Attorney > > "That's a remarkable statement to come from the Martin > legal team, since race is the only reason we're having > this trial at all. > > Everyone from the Martin family's lawyers, to the > professional grievance industry, to characters like the > New Black Panther Party was busy whipping up riot > conditions and treating Zimmerman as a fugitive from > racial justice, which led to filmmaker Spike Lee > endangering the lives of an innocent couple that just > happened to be named 'Zimmerman.' > > And there's a good reason the media referred to > Zimmerman as 'white' until photos of him finally leaked > out, and they had to change it to 'white Hispanic,' a > very special demographic of which George Zimmerman > seems to remain the only high-profile member." > > 'The focus most certainly is race at the Zimmerman trial' > http://tinyurl.com/qz7teg2 >