The very people who are lecturing us a Martin should know all about racial killing. Years ago a Chasidic driver killed a Guyanese kid by the last name of Cato. Al Sharpton gave a speech about "Diamond Merchants"and this led to the Crown Heights riot. Two people were killed including a bearded Italian guy who was mistaken for a Jew and Yankel Rosenbaum.
An angry mob chanting Kill the Jew surrounded and stabbed Rosenbaum. Unlike the confusion of the Martin case this was a lynching. Only one person was charged Lemerick Nelson. A disproportionately Black jury aquited Nelson in a manner similar to stories of jury nulification in the Old South. Members of the jury celebrated with the defendant after the trial. After much delay a second Civil rights trial took place and Nelson once again skirted murder becase of malpractice that led to the death of Rosenbaum. Nelson did serve jail time and was arrested afterwards for subsequent misbehavior.
Only one person in a mob chanting kill the Jew that lynch a Jew was ever charged. The man whose rhetoric about Diamond merchants led to the death by inciting the crowd was never charged. Al sharpton conceedes he made mistakes in Crown Heights.
A troubled teen made up a story about being raped by a gang of Whites. Evidence appears to point to a troubled teen making up a story to avoid the wrath of her step father. Sharpton and a legal team of flunkies obstructed the investigation and made up a story that an innocent man in the DA's office was the rapist. The mental strain of the charges helped ruin this man's marriage. He sued Brawley who surprisngly did not appear at the hearing.
Was Sharpton charged? Nope
Al Sharpton got involved with a rent dispute at Freddy's Fashion mart a Jewish owned store in Harlem. He whipped the crowd into a frenzy and called the Jewish owner of the store "white interlopers". A follower of Sharpton torched the store and seven people died including one Guyanese.
Was Sharpton charged ? Nope
When those of you who are upset about the Martin case are upset that Martin was not charged look at the history of the man leading the cries. Investigators are not perfect and neither Martin nor Zimmerman are blameless. There may be some manslaughter charge ahead. Unlike TV not every investigator is Quincy or Agent Gibbs. In the real world many cases like this go unsolved.
Despite the claims to the contrary Martin was dressed up like a gangster. If you dress the part you need to grasp some people will react to the signals you are sending. He was upset about being followed and appears to have attacked Zimmerman. Zimmerman was clueless in not simply being proactive and professionally engaging a suspiciously dressed man wandering aimlessly in a gated community. A jury likely needs to decide if lethal force was warranted. In the worst case an untrained Barney Fife watchman followed a suspicious charachter. Rather than be proactive he followed the suspect blatantly. Unlike police officers he is not uniformed or trained or tasked with this. A fight ensued and he used lethal force.
In a rational look at things this is not a lynching nor an execution. This is an altercation and use or abuse of deadly force. Martin was shot in the chest and not executed in the back of the head.
Small town investigators do not handle these types of cases often and may have made errors. In fairness large urban police departments have well trained investigators who make mistakes.
Let those who are upset about this cast the first nerf ball at Sharpton whose history of stoking lethal reactions is well doccumented. Justice is sometmes flawed, but it is still better than show trials.
Now on Fox who wants to give Donald Trump a wedgie. See contestants compette in a series of humiliating events. The winner gets a choice $250,000 or the chance to give Trump a wedgie. Should the winning contestant opt for the wedgie Trump gets the 250,0000.
Crowd lets chant wedgie.