For the record, I haven’t made up my mind on the Trayvon the Skittles Man affair, because we don’t have all the facts.
But someone whom most of Conservatism Inc would like to crown President or Vice-President already has:
Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., has called the shooting death of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin an outrage and has thrown his weight behind the Justice Department’s investigation into the matter, The Washington Post congressional blog 2chambers reported.
On his Facebook page, West said, “This is an outrage.”
“The U.S. Navy SEALS identified Osama Bin Laden within hours, while this young man laid on a morgue slab for three days,” West wrote. “The shooter, Mr. Zimmerman, should have been held in custody and certainly should not be walking free, still having a concealed weapons carry permit. From my reading, it seems this young man was pursued and there was no probable cause to engage him, certainly not pursue and shoot him . . . against the direction of the 911 responder.”
West noted he had signed a letter supporting the Justice Department’s investigation but said he did not plan on attending protests “to shout and scream, because we need the responsible entities and agencies to handle this situation from this point without media bias or undue political influences,” the Post reported.
Black, Florida. I was wondering how long it would take for him to start running his mouth, and promptly inserting foot in earnest. The only point I’ll grant him is that he’s not down with the proto-riotous NAACP-NBPP rabble, however, he’s doing his part to egg it along with his own prejudice of “facts” that may not even be facts. And he’s demanding the Federal government intervene — I fail to see how this is a Federal object. Then again, I fail to see how adolescent drivers licenses are a Federal object.
The whole irony of him and his President and the proto-riotous black rabble and the MSM popping off is that their very prejudice and agitprop might actually preclude justice. If any legitimate authorities, prosecutors, grand juries, etc. think that criminal charges are necessary against Zimmerman, then he might not be able to get a fair trial in the state of Florida, either under state or Federal jurisdiction, because there probably aren’t a dozen qualified people left in Florida who haven’t both heard of this case and formed an opinion. What I mean by that is that the people in the proto-riotous black rabble have the predictable pro-Martin opinion, and in reaction, most whites are lining up with the Hispanic Zimmerman out of spite. But for all the hoopla, hardly anyone would have an opinion, because hardly anyone would have heard of the case. Hell, the nationwide notoriety of this question might preclude Zimmerman being able to get a fair trial in the Federal system if the venue is changed outside of Florida, and yes, in the Federal courts, the defense can request and get a change of venue across state lines: Timothy McVeigh was tried and convicted in Denver.