They told me if I voted for John McCain, we’d see a blatant violations of the civil rights of a man who may well be as black as Homer Plessy. George Zimmerman’s Peruvian great-grandfather was of African descent. If his great-grandfather was entirely of African descent, that would mean Zimmerman is one eighth black, the same as Homer Plessy, the plaintiff in Plessy vs. Ferguson. NBC edited audio to make it sound like Zimmerman volunteered that Trayvon was black. Spike Lee tweeted what he thought was Zimmerman’s home address. Noted attorney Alan Dershowitz has said on more than one occasion that the evidence the prosecution claim does not support a charge of second degree murder. He has in my opinion used very strong legal language to criticize the prosecutor’s decision.
George Zimmerman may well have committed a crime, but if Dershowitz is right, it is a crime less serious than second degree murder. Everyone should care that George Zimmerman not get railroaded by the “justice” system. Because if it can be done in a highly publicized trial like this one, it can happen to anyone else be they black, white or hispanic.
The opening title for this post was inspired by several posts by Instapundit.