It’s good to see some sanity and facts make their way into the discussion about the Zimmerman verdict. Personally, I’m happy justice was served and the left-wing media didn’t get to do their lynching. Of course, it wasn’t for trying.
Right now many outrage merchants in the so-called Christian left are spinning the same memes and lies that HuffoPo and MSNBC have done for the past 18 months, so this article is a godsend.
There are a lot of voices on the left calling for the Justice Department to bring Federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, but on what basis? Let’s look at all the folks who have told us this case wasn’t about race:
- The Sanford Police
The April 2012 report says Sanford, Fla., Detective Chris Serino found “Zimmerman’s actions were not based on Martin’s skin color” but “on his attire, the total circumstances of the encounter and the previous burglary suspects in the community.”
- The FBI report
After interviewing nearly three dozen people in the George Zimmerman murder case, the FBI found no evidence that racial bias was a motivating factor in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, records released Thursday show.
- The Jury
The Juror B-37, a mother of two who grew up in a military family and used to have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, said she did not believe Zimmerman racially profiled the unarmed black teenager when he called police to report a suspicious person.
- The Martin family’s attorney
A Trayvon Martin family lawyer threw the trial of cop wanna-be George Zimmerman into turmoil Thursday by suddenly declaring that the case was “not about race.” “It’s not about racial profiling,” Daryl Parks declared. “He was profiled (criminally). George Zimmerman profiled him.” Parks dropped this bombshell after prosecutors spent the last few days arguing that Zimmerman profiled the 17-year-old specifically because he was black. Asked why Parks was changing his tune now, the lawyer made another head-scratching statement. “We never claimed this was about race,” he said.
So, would somebody care to explain how most of America came up with the notion that the George Zimmerman trial had anything to do with race?