Skip to comments.Mr. President, Can We Please Move On?
Posted on 07/15/2013 4:15:57 AM PDT by IbJensen
I have said and will say again the death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. A jury of six in Florida has determined it was not criminal, but George Zimmerman will forever be the man who killed a 17 year old.
No one can be happy about what happened other than, for Zimmerman and his family, that a jury believed him.
Now the NAACP and others are calling for Attorney General Eric Holder to file charges against George Zimmerman. Never mind that federal investigators already decided there was no racial motivation. This is not double jeopardy. The state and federal governments remain separate entities with separate jurisdictions. A trial in one does not preclude another.
But in this case it should.
I understand why so many in the black community feel there was an injustice. The original injustice was that George Zimmerman was not arrested for the crime. He eventually was and a jury eventually found him not guilty of both murder and manslaughter. The State of Florida listened to the original outcry and responded with an arrest, investigation, and trial that rendered a verdict of not guilty from a jury of George Zimmermans peers.
Our system is not perfect, but it is preferable to rule by the mob. Juries are not perfect, but they are better than the court of public opinion. Many will feel justice was not served, but it was. Justice does not mean getting the outcome one side desires. Even so, those who are glad of the verdict should try to understand why so many feel so cold by what has happened and some see injustice.
I see too much politicization by too many people on more than one side. A boy is dead. A mans life ruined. And too many are trying to capitalize on the politics of now.
As the President said yesterday, a jury has spoken. It is time to respect the verdict of that jury and move on. Trayvon Martin will never come back and George Zimmerman may be free, but it will be a long time, if ever, before his life returns to normal.
Our country still has much to learn about itself. Sadly, too many profit from us not learning and fanning the flames of hostility. Those who have legitimate grievance in the verdict and they do exist beyond Trayvon Martins family are drowned out by those whose only grievance is their inability to profit as much as they may from this tragedy.
We should all embrace the quiet dignity shown by Trayvon Martins parents these last few days and embrace the Presidents words:
We are a nation of laws and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son.
Mr. President, I hope your administration will make it clear that it is time to embrace the better angels of ourselves and move on from this tragedy. A federal trial does not do that and I am heartened by your words yesterday that you seem to recognize this.
Where was the public outcry for Federal Involvement when OJ Simpson was acquitted? The anti-American society groups in this country will bully their way via the Judiciary, to accomplish their own ends, always eager to ignore the constituion. If something happens that they don't like they dash off to the courthouse to shop for a judge who will give them the different result they seek.
When this anti-American dam bursts, it is going to be ugly and bloody.
One of the classical writers ... Aristotle in the Poetics? ... observed that the fall of a great man is a tragedy. The death of someone like Trayvon Martin, or your average suburban Jane, is just sad.
Furthermore, in this case, it's sad mainly because of the waste of a life which had the potential, but not a good probability, of being happy and productive. Weigh that against the prevention of the additional harm he might have done, and you're pretty much left with "sympathies to his family and friends."
Some Red State conservative, now let's move on.
arrested for the crime? what crime?
Considering how laughable the prosecution’s case was, the claim that it was an injustice that Zimmerman was not arrested at first is utterly specious.
There was no evidence upon which to waste money on a trial, and when a trial was forced to happen this became abundantly clear. I suppose the author is trying to be even handed, but when one of the hands pushed for a show trial of an innocent man, being equitable about it merely shows a lack of comprehension.
If thinking about the death of Martin stops black youths from ganging up on whites and physically harming them or killing them, then his death might do some good. There’s millions of feral black teenagers roaming the nation’s streets looking for trouble. If knowing what happened to Martin could happen to them, maybe some good can come out of it. But I doubt it will have any effect like that. In 5-10 years time, most young people will have forgotten about Martin.
——the death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy——
I see no tragedy. I see justice in the form of a dead assailant that used deadly force to overpower a smaller person. He made a mental error, he did not think. He did not consider his victim might have a means of defense.
Trayvon was killed by the very urban black culture of crime and violence that now seeks a do over.
If the negro community seeks vengence, then the retribution will be severe. Travon is a role model for what might be to come
‘the death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy’
No, it was a blessing.
Trayvon had just turned 17, was and experienced, belligerent, street fighter, burglar, and working on murdering his first”Creepy Azz Cracker” when Zim made him good. How many more burglaries, assaults, or even murders would he have committed if he lived a long life?
Obama talks about “honoring” this thug when it is Zimmerman, in this story who should be honored.
“the death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy”
No. The death of trayvon martin was predictable. If it hadn’t been Zim, it would have eventually been someone else who either killed trayvon, or someone trayvon killed...most likely another black person. What the REAL tragedy is here is that we have a man in the Oval Office who hates white people AND black people because he is neither. He is a muslim who doesn’t fit anywhere in American culture, black or white. His hatred of America and everything it stands for penetrates the bone.
Never try to beat down a man with a gun.
What in hell is he talking about???? The spineless state of Florida absolutely caved in to "mob rule" and brought a case where there was none.
Who is Erick Erickson anyway?
5 to 10 years?
I don’t think so.
A majority elected Hussein as POTUS just 7 years after 9/11/01.
Who on 9/12/01 would have called that one?
I suppose only a person who predicted that the mooslims would win the war.
I’m sure the president loves this...All the cr** we have on him has blown away in the wind.
Ths is idiocy in its purest form. Belief in this concept shows a complete disregard for, or lack of understanding of the US Constitution.
This concept is just another government construct, another weasle worded government loophole, a way to bypass and trample on the US Constitution.
The 5th amendment is clear - no double jeopardy for citizens of the entire nation..
Why would certain constitutional rights supercede states rights and apply universally, but the prohibition against double jeopardy would not?
Only in the minds of corrupt government officials does that make sense.
The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
I’m talking about young, almost totally uneducated, black youths. They’re not the kind of people who pick up books about politics to read or watch Sunday morning talk shows. They grow up feral, uneducated, and with a tremendous hatred of white people. In ten years time, (thanks to the efforts of libs of all colors for the past fifty years) there will be a new group of uneducated, feral, violent, black teens who resist all attempts at civilization and lash out at anybody who “disrespects” them. Like Trayvon Martin the wannabe gangster.
No way to quantify just how many innocent lives were saved by the criminal's death.
Does everyone remember back in 1994-1995 how upset blacks were when OJ savagely stabbed his wife and Ronald Goldman to death, but beat the rap and got off scot-free?
Obama may accentuate it but all this crap is never going to go away unless whites stand up and say enough. It matters not that Obama is in the Whitehouse.
then his death might do some good.
The "good" that came from Martin's death is the fact that he (Martin) will never be able to harm another human being, black or white. A non quantifiable number of people may well live to be of an old age because Martin is no longer on earth.
How many lives did Zimmerman save?