The Trayvon Martin Case: Slow Rolling and Hypocrisy

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 in Politics

Good analysis from the “forgotten” Trayvon Martin case.

I highly recommend that you read the whole series on this.

Mike McDaniel does an excellent job laying out the facts of the case and has done a diligent job in getting it right.

Stately McDaniel Manor

As I’ve repeatedly written, absent the confluence of an ethically challenged prosecutor, racialist politics, media investment in a politically correct—and fanciful–narrative and remarkable and serial disregard for Florida law by the criminal justice system, the Trayvon Martin case would be nothing more than one of many unremarkable shootings justified by self-defense around the nation each year.  The case would never have gained garish national prominence, only to essentially and inevitably drop below the national radar when it no longer provides immediate benefits for those using it for their purposes.

The system initially worked.  The police investigated, the local prosecutor reviewed their work, determined that George Zimmerman acted in self-defense under Florida law, and did not charge him.  There the case should have ended.

With the presidential race to be decided next week and with bigger issues to cover—or as in the case of Benghazi, to ignore—media and public interest…

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  1. Thanks for your kind words and for the reblog!