Public Playing Fast and Loose with Trayvon Shooting

Posted on March 29, 2012

The Commander-in-Chief followed the same pattern he had in the Gates case against the Cambridge, MA police. He bypassed the fact that all of the facts were not in regarding the Trayvon-Zimmerman case and that the shooter had not been tried (albeit overwhelming evidence suggests he did deliberately shoot young Trayvon).  Will this prejudice a jury?

Others have spoken out that may later wish they had not including Zimmerman, the alleged shooter’s father.  In discussing serious injuries to his son, George Zimmerman,  he told his son’s story that Trayvon, the alleged victim,  had beat him about the head, slammed his head into the pavement and had  broken his nose.  Post trauma video of Zimmerman in custody does not suggest these kinds of injuries.  Could these comments prejudice a jury?

Some celebrity members  of the  public have gone overboard in support of Trayvon. Filmmaker Spike Lee tweeted the address of the wrong Zimmerman family home.  That put an additional family at risk and they had to leave.  It was irresponsible.  He supports a good cause, why do this?

Of course all of the famous black political figures have checked in –  Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson among others.  Sadly, the New Black Panther organization used this forum to promote their cause and to further exacerbate tenuous race relations throughout the nation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The various leaders and exemplars cited above have not added substantially to the defense of Trayvon. He was already well-supported.  What many have done has been to exacerbate already fragile race relations.