In this world where so many crazy, destructive occurrences are taking place, this one really takes the cake. Until this administration, only in a Stephen King novel would you see that the Attorney General of the United States could have so little respect for the law and a penchant for personal vendettas. Instead of even appearing to quell public fear and tension, this administration constantly throws more gasoline on it.
One has to wonder what their real goal is.
Unlike many others, I’m not embarrassed to be an American. But I am quite embarrassed of my government.
Personal Vendettas and Political Vendettas are what this column is all about. "Quell public fear and tension"? What public fear? What public tention? My opinion is Zimmerman should have been charged with Involuntary Manslaughter to start with. Also, he should be charged with invading Martin's Civil Rights.
He had the right to be in the neighborhood, he had the right to the same protection Zimmerman was supposedly giving everone else, he had the right to wear a hood covering his head in the rain, he had a right to not be stalked, he had a right to be innocent of Zimmerman's assumptions and suspicions.
A mother has lost her son, a father has lost his son, a brother has lost his sibling.
His parents were deprived of the rights to see thier grandchildren if he had live. His brother's right to share the joy of his neice or nephew. The right of Martin to go to college.
Yes, his Civil Rights was violated, all because Zimmerman used bad judgement which resulted in Martins death.
If I'm tring to go home and someone is stalking me and I fear for my life and have no where to escape I too would "stand my ground" and fight.
Explain how Martin's civil rights were violated, and please provide evidence. Also explain how defending yourself while your head is being pounded constitutes manslaughter.
That was intended as a rhetorical question, right????
Zimmerman violated Martin's civil rights first by firmly thrusting his nose in the way of Trayvon's fists and placing his head beneath little Trayvon's hands and the concrete.
All Zimmerman had to do to safeguard Trayvon's rights was to forget about all those silly break-ins and burglaries in the area and stay home.
(He could have been watching Honey Boo Boo instead of volunteering to secure his neighborhood.)
Failing all that, Zimmerman should have turned and run for his life when Martin attacked him. That way, no harm, no foul.
Just remember one cardinal rule:
If you are white, don't resist or fight. You might violate someone's civil right.
Hey! That last paragraph makes me sound like a white Muhammad Ali.
But I could never, "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." He really was "the greatest".
Reverse the skin colors, i.e. Martin (on top) is white and beating the snot out of Zimmerman (on the bottom and black). The "black" Zimmerman shoots the "white" Martin. After the "black" Zimmerman is found not guilty of murder, would the DOJ be conducting a witch hunt against him? This seems to have little to do with civil rights and more about "getting even".
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