The six-woman jury in the Trayvon Martin case came back with a verdict of not guilty on all counts for George Zimmerman, who had been accused of Martin’s murder.
Then the Left exploded. Every ugly, racist, anti-American feeling came out on Twitter and in mobs around the country. Expect more to come.
Far from spontaneous rage, this was the pre-planned outburst the media had been cultivating for months, and the usual assortment of loudmouthed celebrities dutifully checked in with accusations of racism, wishes that the jury members should kill themselves and so on.
In San Francisco, a group called the Act Now to Stop War and End Racism Coalition called for an “emergency march” that resulted in about 200 people demonstrating on Market Street, according to KNTV news. Protesters carried pre-made signs saying things like “The Whole System is Racist.”
Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White tweeted, “All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid.”
Of course, the “kid” was a pothead delinquent trying to split the grown man’s skull open like a canteloupe at the time, but why worry about details?
He wasn’t the only ball player to chime in. New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz tweeted, “Thoroughly confused. Zimmerman doesn’t last a year before the hood catches up to him.”
Threats from ordinary people included, “Zimmerman we comin for yo life bitch” from some charmer calling himself GunzoAintS–t.
Another upstanding citizen dubbed Token wrote, “F— Zimmerman i got the 30 and I’m comin for that ni–a,” accompanied by a photo of someone who doesn’t show his face sitting on the rear bumper of a pickup, with a pistol in his hand.
Professional race baiter Al Sharpton called the decision a “slap in the face.”
“I think that this is an atrocity, I think that it is, it is probably one of the worst situations that I have seen,” Sharpton said. “What this jury has done is establish a precedent that when you are young and fit a certain profile, you could be committing no crime, just bringing some Skittles and iced tea home to your brother and be killed and someone can claim self-defense, having been exposed with all kinds of lies, all kinds of inconsistencies.”
Actually, what this jury has done, Al, is prove that when your head is being pounded against the concrete and you fatally shoot your attacker, you can still get a trial in front of a jury and have a chance of going free if there is insufficient evidence against you.
Of course, that’s not good enough for the people on the Left who decided long ago that Zimmerman was guilty, such as our own President Obama, who opined that if he had a son “he’d look like Trayvon.”
Sharpton and other agitators are pressing the Department of Justice for federal charges against Zimmerman since the state court didn’t give them the lynching they wanted, and this Administration is likely to give it to them.
Following the verdict, MSNBC anchor Melissa Harris-Perry, choking back tears, said her 11-year-old daughter had texted her “that she felt like there was no justice in America.”
Not if the Left has its way there isn’t.