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August 8, 2013

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Others say the shooting wouldn’t have happened if Zimmerman had acted differently (although he acted legally). But it wouldn’t have happened if Martin had just continued home, if Martin hadn’t been expelled from school, or maybe if Martin hadn’t been taking behavior altering substances.

The police felt there was inadequate evidence to charge Zimmerman with a crime. The jury apparently agreed, even though they were denied much evidence about Martin’s character including that he had been discovered with burglar tools and stolen property.

Why did the media sensationalize this incident? Why alter Zimmerman’s 911 calls? Why suppress exculpatory evidence and publish misleading photos and information about Zimmerman and Martin? Why use the term “white Hispanic” for Zimmerman who is half-white, just like President Obama?

Was the media just trying to create a story? To fan racial hatred? To distract minorities from how much they are suffering under President Obama’s policies? To distract the public from Obama’s scandals?

Do Obama and Holder have so much contempt for our justice system and the American people (police, prosecutors, judges, jurors, etc.) that they feel entitled to determine the outcome of this (or any) incident? Or, did they too welcome a distraction from Obama’s failures and scandals?

As sad as this incident is for the Martins and Zimmermans, it is equally as sad for our country. This incident reveals the total corruption of our media, the Obama administration’s inappropriate influence on our justice system and their willingness to stoke racial strife for political gain.

Don Ewing

Meredith

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