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Latest George Zimmerman Items
Whatever happened on the night that George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, we know one thing for sure: The gun prohibition lobbies and their compliant media friends have been deceiving the public about Florida's laws. Among the many deceits is the claim that Florida's "stand your ground" law affects the legality of whatever Mr. Zimmerman did.
The tragedy of Trayvon Martin, the teenager killed in Florida, should be thoroughly investigated using all of the facts available. It should not, however, be turned into a racial issue by those who look for every opportunity to do just that ("Fla. Gov. Scott: Bounties, retribution in Trayvon Martin case has 'no place in this dialogue,' " Web, Sunday).
The death of Trayvon Martin has renewed the debate about race and identity in America. It also has raised the question why President Obama has not opened the national dialogue on race he promised four years ago.
Thousands joined a march Saturday through the Florida town where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer, vowing to continue protesting until an arrest is made.
If Oscars were awarded for liberal hysteria, California's Rep. Barbara Lee would be a perennial contender. On Tuesday, at a congressional forum on the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, Ms. Lee proclaimed that it was the result of "a toxic and deadly mix."
Is it any surprise that the Justice Department would consider bringing a hate-crime charge against George Zimmerman in the killing of teen Trayvon Martin ("DOJ on New Black Panther Party Zimmerman bounty: No comment," Web, Friday)?
When he was shot, Trayvon Martin was not the baby-faced boy in the photo that has been on front pages across the country. And George Zimmerman wasn't the beefy-looking figure in the widely published mugshot.
Trayvon Martin's supporters pack churches, swarm rallies and wear hooded sweat shirts in solidarity while friends and family of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot the unarmed teen to death, remain largely out of sight. The few who have defended Zimmerman have done so reluctantly, most fearing public backlash.
Newly released police video of a handcuffed George Zimmerman may be important for what it doesn't show: No obvious cuts, scrapes, blood or bandages. No clearly broken nose. No plainly visible evidence of a life-and-death struggle with Trayvon Martin.