The liberals and black activists have set this up, so that it cannot end well.
If the charges are dropped or reduced, then it’s time for Sharpton and Jackson and the boys to have their selective outrage and stir things up.
If he goes to trial, but is found not guilty, then that sets the stage for Rodney King style riots.
If he’s found guilty but doesn’t get a long prison sentence, that too sets the stage for unrest.
The liberals and black activists glommed onto this case to tie into their false ideology that America is racist, bigoted, and has not changed since the days of Jim Crow.
And much of media went along with that narrative.
Soledad O’Brien on CNN did a whole special on that very subject, and had her panties in a twist about how America is still racist and bigoted. She clearly toed the line that the biggest threat to young black men is a racist with a gun.
The fact is, the biggest threat to young black men are other black men with guns, but we’re not allowed to say that.
Unless Zimmerman is convicted and sent to prison for a long time, the liberals and black activists will be outraged at the final verdict. And if that happens,there could be violence.
Whenever that threat is mentioned around here, there is a general "Bring it on. I am tired of this S--t!". Attitudes have hardened, even among the live-and-let-live types.
The timing of all this is for that purpose.
George Zimmerman gets a speedy kangaroo trial, while Major Nidal Hassan has still not been prosecuted.
Even if Zimmerman gets a long, long sentence, there will riots.
For background, consider your typical NBA victory celebration. Search for “nba riot” on YouTube.
Even accepting your scenario of what the race agitators want...
I predict that if at trial the prosecution’s “case” falls apart and the defense puts on an impenetrable case, that will have a salutory effect.
In that society as a whole will have no sympathy for rioters who riot over an inescapable verdict simply because of Trayvon’s skin color vs Zimmerman.
Even if he is convicted and given a harsh sentance, their “celebration” will be indistiguishable from a riot.
Blacks are more racist than Whites
~ Larry Elder, "The Ten Things You Can't Say In America"
Al Sharpton continues to stoke riot fires and yet he was a “go to” guy in the VH-1 rockumentary “The Night James Brown Saved Boston” (Al wasn’t even 14 at the time).
Mr. Sharpton is no community leader, he is a racist, an antisemite, a race hustler, and a community agitator.
Cornell West was also a “go to” authority in that documentary, by the way.