Sunday, July 14, 2013
We Are A Nation of Laws And The Jury Has Spoken
President Obama has made the following statement concerning the "NOT GUILTY" verdict in the murder trial of George Zimmerman:
The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities. We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin.
I am so glad that Obama is concerned about gun violence and preventing tragedies that he addressed the 1.5 murders a day that occur in Chicago. It is estimated that about 80% of the homicides in Chicago are gang related.
It broke my heart when Obama talked about the tragic death of Jonylah Watkins who was only six-months old. She died when Koman Willis tried to shoot her father Jonathan Watkins. Don't wait for Al Sharpton, et all to tell you that the alleged motive for this shooting was that Willis believed that Watkins had stolen a video game system and drugs from him.
Surely you remember the protest marches with people chanting "No justice. No peace." You don't? Well maybe you remember how there was a bounty put out on Willis. You're right, that didn't happen either. Surely you remember when the President said, "If I had another daughter, she would look just like Jonylah Watkins." I didn't hear that either.
I also NEVER heard Obama express concern about the violence that occurs on a daily basis in his adopted hometown of Chicago using the public platform that is afforded a President.
Last night, defense attorney Mark O'Mara was asked if George Zimmerman had been black and Trayvon had been white how would the case have been different. I was kind of surprised when he articulated what many people suspect.
Mr. O'Mara said, "I think that things would have been different if George Zimmerman was black for this reason. He never would have been charged with a crime."
O'Mara also acknowledged the racial elements of the case and blamed the media and civil rights group attention on this case for twisting the course of justice.
Now today, the President of the United States speaks out about this case asking people to honor the decision of the court. This may be laudable until one realizes that the Attorney General Eric Holder continue this circus by bringing forth civil rights charges against Zimmerman.
I for one would NOT be surprised in the least since we already know that the Department of Justice under the direction of Eric Holder joined the NAACP, Al Sharpton, and others in creating pressure to prosecute Zimerman despite the fact that the investigating officers did not feel they had the evidence to go forward in the case.
We have also been assured by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) that this isn't over and he has asked the Justice Department to prosecute George Zimmerman.
This despite the fact that the Justice Department has already conducted an exhaustive investigation to determine whether Zimmerman killed Martin out of racial animus Yes I said NO EVIDENCE.
But don't worry, Obama has assured us that we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken.