The kid was shot on February 26th. This mess didn't go national until sometime in mid March. Can't say who initially started turning it into a racial thing, but we know that Jackson and Sharpton have been involved more recently. The state attorney decided that there wasn't enough evidence to get a conviction of Zimmerman, and that should have been the end of the case, but somebody's flaming the fires of racism to create a national issue. I've read that the Justice Dept. is having the FBI investigate. I wonder how long that's going to take.
I live in Florida (about 1 1/2 hrs from Sanford), and I saw nothing about this until very recently. I was also wondering who turned it into a national event.
I read today that Martin’s mother hired some well-known “civil rights” lawyer, probably because she was looking for money. Remember, she’s the one who trademarked her kid’s name...
One of the initial recommendations was for negligent homicide (manslaughter), which would probably have resulted only in probation or some such thing, mitigated because Zimmerman was obviously defending himself, even if he shouldn’t have put himself in harm’s way to begin with. Probably there would have been a civil suit.
But what really happened is that Obama and the Dems picked this up and ran with it. Bambi thought he was losing the black vote, because he’s done absolutely nothing for them except hand out bucks to the lowest of the low welfare class and has created a hugely high black unemployment rate in passing. So what better way to stir up his base than with an appeal to race?