Frankly Speaking, I’m outraged over all the outrage from the sheep who follow the organizers of hate all over this country. Protesters, and the mainstream media, should step back and see where this is leading to. It’s won’t be pretty. What’s happening is not so much a demand for justice, but a rabid search for vengeance.
If the investigation reveals that 17 year-old Trayvon Martin was unjustly killed, and George Zimmerman committed an act of murder, he should absoultely be charged and tried. America’s legal system cites innocence before proven guilty, so that trials are held in a courtroom and not the city streets.
This unwarranted national attention brought upon this case will alter the pursuit for justice. Any charges that are filed against Zimmerman will now render him the best dream team, pro bono, since Casey Anthony and O.J. Simpson, and we all know those results. The best of lawyers will spend whatever it takes to defend him. No public defender for this guy.
If and when Zimmerman is tried and then acquitted, with the flames of hatred stoked to the limits by the likes of Al Sharpton, expect riots in the streets of America. Cities will be burned and more people will be killed at random. Been there, seen that.
Arthur McDuffie was a black man killed by white cops in 1979 after a harrowing chase. The black community was up in arms. The cops were charged with the crime, but the testimony offered doubts to the jury that McDuffie had been aggressive. The cops were acquitted. Miami went up in flames for three days. Another eighteen people were savagely killed at random, many more injured, and Liberty City became a devastated look-alike to a war zone. For what?
Despite the racial equation, the McDuffie killing was not a hate crime because of race. I know. I was the chief investigator with access to all the details about every individual and every action. I seriously doubt the Trayvon Martin tragedy was about racial profiling, though the media and/or the Al Sharptons would have us all believe that. Sadly, sheep follow the pack.
The unjustified demand for the Sanford police chief’s head is an unwarranted tragedy of its own kind. Despite a distinguished career of serving his community, that’s all history now. He had to take the fall for the department’s failure to arrest the shooter. But it wasn’t up to the chief, or the cops. Cases like this first require a consultation with the State Attorney’s Office before any charges can be filed. The mainstream media knows this but they keep fanning the flames, because social disorder is big news. The prosecutors call the shots, not the cops. Police investigators merely execute the warrant and make the arrest. Prosecutors, meanwhile, do what they always do, evaluate all the evidence and weigh the chances of getting a sure conviction. When there is little chance of a conviction, there’s little chance of authorizing an arrest. The removal of the police chief in acquiesence to fist pumpers and threats from people who don’t know all the facts, created another unnecessary victim.
In a recent Florida Today edition in which this story was plastered all over front page, I juxtaposed another story that was on the back page that got little attention from the public. “Teen on trial in death of 2 tourists.” A black 17 year-old was being tried for the senseless murder of two white people fromEngland. Where’s the national attention? Would that killer have fired the gun if the people were black?
March 6th of this year, if white Deputy Barbara Pill of Brevard County had been a black officer, would she have been shot in the face lying helpless on the street by a black male?
Second guessing “race” as a motive for such actions, unless the evidence is clear, only serves to stimulate more hatred. Nothing good comes of that. George Zimmerman is a half-Hispanic man with family and friends consisting of all races. From everything that’s been revealed about his life, there is not a racist bone in his body.
Statistics abound that reflect racially disproportionate killings in America. Whites killed by blacks far outnumber the reverse equation, despite the black population at only 13 percent. Naturally, not all those crimes have race-based motives, but we don’t see national demonstrations each time a person of one race kills a person of another race.
Had the preliminary facts supported the filing of criminal charges against Zimmerman, rest assured charges would have been filed by now. My own experience of thirty years working major cases in Miami tells me there is always more to the story behind the scenes that has not yet been released while the investigation carries on. If people don’t know all the facts, they should stay quiet until the facts are all known.
When leaders like Al Sharpton are so fast to assign the “racist” label, they should first look in the mirror. These kinds of demonstrations are not borne of spontaneity they are organized and fomented with a grand plan. This has all the earmarks of a lose-lose situation.
Beware Sanford. Beware America.
Let justice, not revenge, prevail.
(This just in…as suspected, more to the story)