I've been watching FOX News and reading up on other conservative reactions to the George Zimmerman acquittal, and it's been as much fun as drinking battery acid. Watching the trial and seeing the case the prosecution laid out, it didn't appear that Zimmerman would be convicted of 2nd degree murder, but he still instigated the confrontation which ended up in the taking of a precious young life away from a family. And Juror No. B37, WTF are you talking about?
"I think George Zimmerman is a man whose heart was in the right place, but just got displaced by the vandalism in the neighborhoods and wanting to catch these people so badly that he went above and beyond what he really should have done. But I think his heart was in the right place. It just went terribly wrong..."
...I think he's learned a good lesson."
It wasn't just some life lesson that George Zimmerman needed to learn after the fact that he stalked and killed an innocent, unarmed teenager. And how could you possibly know what was in his heart? Three of the six jurors believed Zimmerman was guilty of some form of murder before they relented.
An initial vote was divided. Three of the jurors first voted Zimmerman was guilty, while three voted he was not guilty, she said. Juror B37 was among those who believed he was not guilty from the start.
I wrote previously that Conservatives really, really hate being called racists and will do everything they possibly can to deny that it even exists anymore. They were even hoping for really violent outburts to occur so that they could claim blacks are the real racists of today. Con talking heads are very smart at lying about facts to justify their claims (See Rich Lowry.)
But listening to them try to deny that race played a major part in this case is making me consider that maybe conservatives really are this ignorant about race relations in America, and maybe that's why there is so much racism still happening everyday in our country. Here's Charles Krauthammer's views on FOX's Special Report:
Krauthammer: For all those that want to make this into a racial incident, and example of racial prejudice, answer this, where was the racial taint in those hours and hours of that trial, where was the bias and what parts of the trial were not fair because the victim was African American?
The "racial taint", as he puts it, was in the actions of George Zimmerman. My f*&king God, he profiled him, followed him, instigated a confrontation and then killed him. The heated reaction all across America is related to the decades of racial abuse African Americans have suffered throughout American history. Prosecutors tried a bad case and didn't put in many things that might have helped, but when there really aren't any witnesses to the event, it was a hard case to make. Also, by looking at crime and prison data, you see that blacks are more likely to be convicted of crimes than whites.
Krauthammer and his cronies refuse to understand why the NY Daily News and others are relating this crime to past hate crimes. Because it's related to racism!
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