I haven’t paid a lot of attention to the Trayvon Martin story just because those stories don’t interest me all that much and, based on what I had seen, it looked like a slam dunk case of a stupid red neck shooting an innocent black kid.
I thought it was just a matter of time before he’s arrested, brought to trial and convicted.
Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson showing up has become a cliche and, no pun intended, they’ve become white noise.
They make a nice living looking for racists under every bed and have no credibility as far as I’m concerned.
It was a given that they would take this case and point to it as an example of how black people have no access to justice in America.
Kind of like their open minded approach to the Duke Lacrosse rape case.
So, their involvement didn’t make me any more likely to believe that Zimmerman should be in jail.
Based on what I had seen, I had convicted him in my own mind.
Maybe the witness is a racist Zimmerman sympathizer and a liar.
But it’s also possible that the cops think he’s telling the truth.
It would probably be a good idea to let anybody but Al or Jesse sort it out.