I will go against the grain here and agree with Scarborough. All indications I have seen are that this was a good kid doing nothing wrong and this was not a justified killing. 99 out of 100 times, the race baiting is just that, but every one in awhile, it can be legitimate.
I also agree with Scarborough and don’t think it should be “going against the grain”. Zimmerman is clearly a POS who should rot.
This is big news in this part of Florida. I actually take exception to this Zimmerman character being called white. He looks more Hispanic to me, personally.
That aside, the hysterics are more around Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law than the actual act, which is a tragedy. Neighborhood watch used to mean some concerned citizens patrolling their neighborhoods with radios and phones. See something, call the cops. It’s not see something, engaged suspicious target.
This guy sounded like he had a bloodlust and just picked some random black youth to blame.
Take the anti-gun messaging out of this story, and it’s possibly a hate crime; however, Mr. Zimmerman is still a citizen and still afforded the presumption of innocence.
For the MSM, you can be selective as to how you label people. Is Zimmerman an Hispanic or is he a non-Hispanic white? We label Obama black, which he prefers, but he is half-white.
So what kind of race baiting is going on?
I agree with you.
From everything I have read so far, it appears the shooter was at least wrong headed and this resulted in a tragedy. Turning this into a larger racial issue is a second tragedy. From what I read the shooter is hispanic, so this is an odd media flaming of discord between two minority groups.
There have always been idiots who style themselves vigilantes or some sort of special deputies. Elvis comes to mind. Police wannabes who like ordering people around and think they can be heros.