A black prosecutor refused to bring the George Zimmerman case forward for lack of sufficient evidence and was therefore replaced by a white prosecutor, who aggressively pursued it.
The defense had extensive physical damage, and a witness testified Trayvon Martin was on top of Zimmerman pummeling him. A fair trial — with all the evidence (and nonevidence) put forth was publicly conducted, and Zimmerman was acquitted.
Regardless of all of these details, relentless negative publicity and pronouncements (accompanied by professionallyprinted signs) continue to be generated.
Why did the media, the American Civil Liberties Union — even President Barack Obama — inflict themselves into the case from the beginning without knowledge of the details? Why do you all continue, knowing from history that riots accompanied by looting of stores, destruction of property and harm to other innocent Americans could well be the result?
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Whom will that benefit?
It is time for you — The Tribune and other media — to stop this feeding frenzy that can only lead to further disaster for our country.