|What would Dr. King say?|
The case was left in the hands of special prosecutor, Angela Corey. But who would want to be Angela Corey right now? If she didn't levy charges against Zimmerman, she might also face the back-lash of the media and NAACP and new black panther party as well. No one connected to this case right now is immune from the masses who have demanded "justice" for Trayvon Martin.
Let me explain...
Once Al Sharpton started flapping his gums, the whole thing turned into a hot bed of racial dialogue and, in some cases, violence.
So what's a special prosecutor to do?
Levy a murder charge (because manslaughter would not have satisfied the media or masses) and then let the rest of the chips fall where they may. Corey has now "passed the buck" to someone else, and it's still more than possible that Zimmerman will walk and "civil unrest" that Al Sharpton called for will commence.
Let's not forget the many book deals.
Zimmerman will get a pre-trial hearing before a judge in order to bring his defense. At this point, the judge could possibly throw the whole thing out rather than waste tax payers money on a case that is too hard to prove for the prosecution (although that is highly unlikely, more probable is that Zimmerman's lawyers will ask for him to be bonded out for now). the judge will also take into account that defense and weigh it against the possibility that Zimmerman could even get a fair and impartial jury.
Again, Corey has no blood on her hands and she is free to roam about the country. The jury that will hear Zimmerman's pre-trial defense will then become the center of attention and their lives may be threatened if they don't do what the media, sheeple, and anti-second-amendment liberals demand.
The whole thing has gotten ridiculously out of control in that the public demand has dictated this case rather than traditional legal process. Although Corey says in no uncertain terms that this hasn't happened, insiders have stated that her decision to charge came at "the last minute".
It doesn't serve anyone's interests; least of all Trayvon Martin's, for anyone to make decisions based on the court of public opinion rather than factual evidence.
The race-baiting in this is inexcusable because there's no proof, whatsoever, that race had anything to do with Zimmerman's decision to use deadly force. Where does that leave the rest of us? Here in the state of Washington we also have the Stand your Ground law. Are we now to be made afraid to defend ourselves or our property if we feel threatened? Will this case give any teenager wearing a hoodie license to now terrorize home and property owners because they will have this precedent of the Martin case to draw on?
And what about the Black community? What will this case do to their own abilities to defend themselves in a dangerous situation? Black on Black crime is out of control in this country, and if you live in Compton or Harlem, you NEED that law that protects you in the event that you are being attacked and need to defend yourself.
The original Black Panther party has disassociated themselves from this current version. Their first priority back in the 60s was to be able to clean up their own community and having the right to bear arms was a big part of that. They were a constructive group who worked hard and bucked the establishment in order to have the legal right to deal with their own issues in their own backyards. They offered after school programs to youths, and not once did they call any white man a "cracker" and call for a race war.
It's appalling how this new version has completely slapped the original Panthers in the face with their rhetoric and intimidation tactics. What Blacks need to realize is that a race war would be the WORST thing that could happen to their community. There needs to be civil discussion, but violence will accomplish nothing and will weaken the Black community and do absolutely nothing to further any positive action for the future.
Blacks are, indeed, being played here. The global elite want nothing more than to get rid of a few billion people on this planet and Blacks have been the target of that agenda for many years. There is nothing wrong with demanding justice. Nothing wrong with demanding equality. Nothing wrong with demanding a thorough and factual investigation in the event of a mysterious murder, but the outcry from the race-baiters like Al Sharpton and this new panther party (I won't even capitalize it because it's disgraceful, I have been to Black Panther headquarters in Oakland, Ca. as a young girl and found these men such as Aaron Dixon and Huey Newton to be respectful and genuinely good men) is becoming a rallying cry for a civil war in this country and, quite frankly, I don't think the Black community would stand a chance -- and that makes me sad and disheartened because I thought we'd gotten passed much of that.
Sure, there's still racial issues in this country; not just for Blacks but for Mexicans, Arabs, Asians, Native Americans, and others.
How I wish we had more Huey Newtons and David Hilliards and Martin Luther King's and Eldridge Cleaver's and Malcolm X's in this world today.
One of the truest voices of that movement who is still living is Dick Gregory, but Gregory has been silent on this subject of the Martin killing.
All we can hope -- and pray for -- is that God intervenes and stops this chaos from happening. Zimmerman will have to prove his case, period, end of story. But there's been no indication that this Martin killing was fueled by racial profiling. It was a sad mistake that happened, and there's no question that Martin was a victim of a tragedy along the likes of some of those scenes from the movie "Crash", where misunderstanding and miscommunication caused unneeeded destruction.
For now, let us do what Dr. King asked of us -- proclaim that we are one people, regardless of skin color, and that we will not resort to violence no matter how much the powers of evil try to provoke us. Let us stand in the face of a tragedy like this as peacemakers and children of God. We have come too far to be lured back into world of police dogs and fire hoses being used against Black children and protesters, but a race war could exacerbate that ugly image into resurfacing again.
God help us all.