As I sit here, it’s only been a few days since the six honest jurors in Sanford, Fla., restored a little of my faith in the American legal system. Unfortunately, I have no idea if Eric Holder will undo the good they did by charging George Zimmerman with depriving Trayvon Martin of his civil rights.
This is the same end-run around the constitutional prohibition of double jeopardy the feds used in charging the L.A. cops with depriving Rodney King of his civil rights after a jury of their peers had found them not guilty.
I have no way of knowing if Obama will give Holder the thumbs-up to make a mockery of the Bill of Rights, but my instinct tells me that Mr. Zimmerman will once again be put through the emotional and financial wringer.
After all, this is the same team that decided not to indict the club-bearing black hooligans who stood outside a Philadelphia polling place in 2008 and intimidated white voters.
There is no doubt that racism is rampant in America. How else to explain all the riots – usually dismissed by the media as demonstrations – by blacks after the jury found Zimmerman not guilty? You don’t see Sharpton, Jackson, Holder or Obama holding vigils for all those hundreds of black murder victims in Chicago, Detroit and Washington, D.C. That’s because they were killed, as usual, by their fellow blacks, and, obviously, there’s no political advantage to be gained in condemning those gangbangers for depriving their victims of their civil rights.
I have even heard some white knee-jerk commentators state that in spite of the verdict, Trayvon’s legacy would live on. Well, I suppose if being remembered as a drug-dealing, gold-toothed, glowering gangster-wannabe can be described as a legacy, they’ll get no argument from me.
But if 14-year-old girls are considered old enough to buy the morning-after pill off the shelf and have abortions without their parents’ knowledge, it’s difficult to listen to a 17-year-old six-footer being eulogized as an innocent child.
What I don’t get is how it is that in addition to the usual race hustlers who pass themselves off as ministers, blacks in the House, the NFL and the NBA have been demanding that Zimmerman be lynched, but I don’t hear about anybody in the Latino community defending the man. I can’t help wondering if the House Hispanics who spend most of their time demanding open borders would have rallied to his side if his last name were Perez, Gomez or Gonzales. Racism comes in many different forms, after all.
For my part, I would like to see tea-party patriots and the politicians beholden to them demonstrating outside the Justice Department, carrying placards demanding justice for Zimmerman. Obamacare is definitely a train wreck in the making, but it certainly isn’t the only despicable act by this administration that conservatives should be denouncing.
Finally, I can’t help thinking that if Marco Rubio had a younger brother, he would look a lot like George Zimmerman.