More on the Trayvon Martin - George Zimmerman 'case' ...
First, what is most troubling to me about all this — outside of the calculated (and as it turns out, dishonest) attempts by the media and even our own President turn a local tragedy into a symbol of supposed racial animus — is that Zimmerman was arrested months later in what I believe is a case of politically-motivated prosecutorial overreach. It is clear that, as the original investigation disclosed, and the original prosecutor’s office found, there had indeed been an altercation prior to the shooting, with Zimmerman apparently on his back, and Martin shot at very close range.
Second, as I said it at the time and I’m going to repeat now: the (second) prosecutor’s “case” — and I don’t care the political party of those who pushed for a special prosecutor’s investigation, it still reeks of a political scapegoating, Republican or no — is based solely on Zimmerman’s having continued to follow Martin, to the extent he did (even if it was only to get a better look at a house number, etc.), after being advised by a dispatch officer to stay put.
Following someone is not a crime. Being followed may be grounds to confront the person following you, but it isn’t grounds for assault, at least not on its face. So unless the prosecution can somehow prove that Zimmerman followed Martin and then presented himself to Martin as a threat, either by initiating a physical altercation or brandishing the gun — and I don’t think there’s anyway in hell they can do so, short of perhaps testimony of Martin’s girlfriend — there is no case here, and Zimmerman was within his rights to defend himself the way he did.
If Zimmerman prevails (given the evidence I've seen presented publicly, there seems no way he'll be rightfully convicted on a 2nd Degree Murder charge - Manslaughter was their only real option for to secure a conviction as far as I can tell) then Barack Obama's 'son', Trayvon's ghost, will be a top vote-getter for Daddy O!; spurring a bloc of wrathful rage-voters that, along with the others he's already seduced with his 'Community Organizing', with his inflammatory 'Hate the RICH!' and 'Here, more promises of EVEN MORE! monies looted from our Republic's Treasury! IF you VOTE for ME!' rhetorics, Baracky'll have a better chance to secure re-election and to continue to harm this little Republic.
"If I wanted America to fail", I'd certainly be a far-Left Democrat, perhaps named Obama.