It became clear to me when Travon’s lawyers said “this case has nothing to do with race.” I thought, Holy Moly!!! They’re washing their hands of it. Caught between the Devil and the NRA, the prosecution went through the motions in a charade that spun loopholes for Zimmerman to skip through and for Florida State Attorney, Angela Corey, to say she tried. They did not stand the ground that Travon was entitled to as much as they covered their ass. This case was all about race.
The pundits say “I respect the decision” and then go on to give a hundred reasons why the prosecution lost the case. There was only one reason. It doesn’t matter what they say because the jurors were predetermined to find “George” innocent. They lied to get on that jury and lied when they said “race was never a factor.” Their lawless conduct showed utter contempt for the legal system and I do not feel obliged to respect their decision. For crying out loud man, there’s enough evidence here to convict them of perjury and dereliction of duty.
Hillary Clinton, whose husband was declared the first black President by a prominent black woman, declared that the solution to this injustice lies in the sisterhood. Is she not aware that it was a jury of six women that let the killer go free? That it was a female judge who returned his gun to him? Did she not know that Angela Corey is a woman? And was the divine intercessor portrayed by that woman (more Mary than the Virgin herself), sitting next to George Zimmerman, too sublime for her? And why are men to blame? Do I smell 2016?
If it weren’t for the term post-racial, this would not have happened. No prejudice or addiction is ever post. After every advance, complacency sets in but the evil of ignorance and hate is always lurking around. The Martin family sought refuge in church and Morgan Freeman narrated a TV series about a future where computers can hack into the human mind. I couldn’t help wondering, what if he was also thinking of all the people throughout history hacked from the pulpit and converted into slaves. The mental chains are said to be unbreakable and to see the real first black President struggle to free himself is truly a Mobius experience. There is no way out…but some have broken free.