Monday, July 15, 2013

Not over for George Zimmerman

I picked up Monday's issue of Cheyenne Tribune Eagle, the newspaper of Cheyenne. It is a skinny paper....not a great deal happens in Cheyenne. So the front page is full of news of George Zimmerman and how he got off doubtless because he's white (Hispanic) and not because he shot the 17 year old Martin in self-defense.

So apparently the Federal Justice Department is going to take matters into Holder's own hands and try him again, double jeopardy be damned.

Now having said that I admit I haven't paid much attention to the case. I was surprised to learn that there were only 6 jurors - what happened to 12? And they were all women. What I didn't see was the racial makeup of the jury - were they all white (or white Hispanic?)

In any event, you know Martin's family is going to sue the guy for wrongful death, and our Justice Department will help them do it...

Meantime, over the 4th of July, there were 74 people shot in Chicago, and 12 of these died. All African American. 200 dead total since the beginning of the year. What's Eric Holder and his Justice Department doing about that?

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