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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Montre Carodine
Five days after an Australian college student was gunned down by a trio of "bored" Oklahoma teens, the political and social reverberations continue to build across the nation and abroad.
While the reaction to George Zimmerman's acquittal in the Trayvon Martin killing resembles the backlash against the 1992 not guilty verdict in the Rodney King beating, legal analysts said there is little likelihood of another successful federal prosecution on civil rights or hate crimes charges.
George Zimmerman's defense attorneys have yet to take the field, but they're already up by double digits.
"They do have their work cut out for them. This case is difficult because the facts seem to be ambiguous," said Montre Carodine, a professor at the University of Alabama Law School and a scholar of race relations.
"This case is going to be one of those watershed moments in our history when it comes to race relations. If there is an acquittal, I do think there will be an outcry from a number not just in the black community but also among people who sympathize with some of the struggles for racial equality in this country," she said.