They cry for justice

The sympathy for appeasement has many saying that Zimmerman should suffer some sort of adverse judgment for his actions. That begs the question at hand and it has severe implications for anyone who invokes deadly force in self defence and for programs such as neighborhood watch.

Patrick J. Buchanan lines up questions that need to be answered by those who think Zimmerman needs additional judgment and suffering in order to have justice. Not guilty beyond reasonable doubt concludes that “For George Zimmerman’s defense has proven, beyond a reasonable doubt, that he shot Trayvon Martin not out of malice, rage or hate — but in a desperate act of self-defense” and explains why.

The investigation of the incident and the normal considerations in the following days concluded that there was no evidence to support anything other than self defense. That alone should raise doubt about allegations of criminal intent. The jury has asked for an inventory of evidence. Of all of the evidence presented by both sides of the case at trial it is only the Zimmerman comments about punks always getting away that supports the alleged crimes. That is what Buchanan lists and describes.

The focus on the mob has become more evident. The watch is on. The press is looking for blood. The tragedy of one death and another dragged through a public lynching seems to be of little concern except as it feeds fanning racism and violent mob behavior.

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