Holder Sounds the Call for Retreat

In the wake of protests over the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin, with cities experiencing protests and violent riots for a third night, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told the annual convention of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People exactly what they wanted to hear: that his office would continue what it never should have begun in the first place: an investigation of the case.

Black activist groups are hoping for federal charges to be lodged against Zimmerman.  But more than that, they want to see the Stand Your Grand Law, active in 33 states, to be repealed.

According to a Reuters report published in today’s Chicago Tribune, “Holder called for a review of self-defense laws like the one in Florida that appeared to play a role in his acquittal.  According to the jury’s instructions, Zimmerman had “no duty to retreat and had the right to stand his ground and meet force with force” if he reasonably feared for his life or great bodily harm.

“Ben Kruidbos, a former director of information technology at State Attorney Angela Corey’s Tallahassee-area prosecutor’s office, is preparing a whistleblower lawsuit against the prosecutors after testifying that they failed to turn over evidence he obtained from Martin’s cellphone while still employed by Corey.

“’We will be filing a whistleblower action in (Florida’s Fourth Judicial District) Circuit Court,’ said Kruidbos’ attorney Wesley White, himself a former prosecutor who was hired by Corey but resigned in December because he disagreed with her prosecutorial priorities.

Since Zimmerman, not Martin, was on trial, the evidence should have been admissible, confirming Zimmerman’s suspicions about the teenager.  Zimmerman’s attorney defended him on a simple plea of self-defense, without getting into Florida’s Stand Your Ground laws. 

“Stand Your Ground” has been a long-standing defense in cases where the defendants shot and killed their attackers.  Legal precedent had been leading towards charges against citizens defending themselves with deadly force.  The theory suggests that if you have a chance to escape safely, do so; do not engage the criminal.

Holder cited a danger to public safety in such cases.  But contemporary history suggests that the bad guys are getting the bad end of the deal, bringing Progressive lawyers forward to defend them and Progressive legislators to beat back Conservative laws like Stand Your Ground, and union-organized police officers to refuse to pursue burglaries in progress.

Holder charges that citizens who fight back are simply “escalating” the violence?  Excuse me?  Here we must correct an error in a previous blog:  the high school authorities in Miami Gardens did try to do something about Trayvon Martin – they expelled him.  He then went to live in Sanford, with his father’s girlfriend and apparently, his young step-brother.

Zimmerman reportedly voted for Obama.  This trial is what he got for voting for anarchy and social justice.   Gun control has long been on the Progressive agenda – getting the guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens, so that non-law-abiding citizens (like Martin) can carry out the Communist program of redistributing the wealth.  How dare we defend ourselves against muggers, robbers, rapists and murderers?  How dare we discriminate against those who commit, not crimes, but social justice?  “We are all Trayvon Martin!” the mobs have been crying.  Thank you for letting us know.  We’ll work all the harder to defeat Agenda 21 and Smart Growth that will bring the Trayvon Martins of the world into our neighborhoods.

Conservative pundits and the anonymous jurors have been playing it safe, expressing sympathy for his family and sorrow at his tragic death.  They hedge their comments by noting that both Martin and Zimmerman made mistakes that night.  Only Zimmerman didn’t make any mistakes.  He was a Neighborhood Watch captain who followed a teenager who fit the fashion description of burglars who were plaguing Twin Lakes.  When the situation became too heated, numerous witnesses say that he walked away.

Any mistakes made were made by Martin alone.  He’s the one who skipped school or came in late, grew and used post, committed vandalism, was caught with stolen jewelry in his knapsack, and slugged some hapless bus driver.  That’s probably just the tip of the iceberg.  He was the one expelled from school and sent to live with his father’s girlfriend.

It would be interesting to know how many times he’d visited Twin Lakes before being exiled to that unfortunate community.  It would be interesting to know what the crime investigation, if any, turned up on the stolen jewelry.  Where was it stolen from?  Who owned it?  Why wasn’t he arrested for being in possession of stolen property?  ‘It isn’t mine,’ he told authorities.  No kidding.

The case all comes down to one item:  someone was in the wrong place at the wrong time and that person was Trayvon Martin, not George Zimmerman.  The mobs assure us there are more Trayvon Martins running around.  Chicago is filled with them.  According to statistics, more black youths were killed in one year in Chicago, than soldiers during the entire term of the Iraq and Afghanistan war.  Yet no one blinks an eye, calls for federal investigations, or seeks out scapegoats, mainly because there aren’t any.

Martin will be a martyr for social justice in the Black community, while Zimmerman will have to spend the rest of his life evading false charges of racism, racial profiling, and murder, an example to all who have the temerity to stand up against violent wealth redistributionists.

Just stand back and let them take your property, and no one will get hurt (particularly them).

Yeah.  Right.

 

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