Is this what we’ve come to? A jury aquitted this man, get over it. When OJ Simpson was declared not guilty, you didn’t see the white community acting this way now did you?
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Published by: Robert Laurie on Tuesday August 27th, 2013
…because apparently criminal charges are now determined by online popularity contests
Yesterday, NAACP President Ben Jealous announced that his organization had gathered petitions which boast 1.5 million signatures – all of them demanding that Eric Holder’s DOJ file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. They were added to another list of signatures boasting 219,000 names and were delivered to the DOJ yesterday afternoon. According to Jealous (who has the perfect last name for a liberal) the signatures were collected mostly from young people and largely via cell phones.
As it says on the NAACP’s website:
“It is clear George Zimmerman’s bias played a major role in the events that led to the death of Trayvon Martin. A cousin called the police days after the murder and said, ‘I think he did this because of race.’ He had previously called the police dozens of times, disproportionately about young men of color who he thought were suspect. George Zimmerman himself stated on the night of the attack, ‘These punks always get away with this.’ The law says you must be able to show that race was a factor and that bodily harm was done. We believe there is enough evidence to satisfy this standard.”
Courtrooms and “self defense” are for suckers, so ignore that jury down in Florida. That was just a show trial based on something they call “laws.” This…this is the real deal. The liberals-only club known as the NAACP has lined up almost two million uninformed people who are eager to ignore a “not guilty” verdict in favor of a modern-day digital lynching. They want to see Zimmerman swing and, by god, they won’t rest until they’ve filled out enough easily-faked online forms to make Eric Holder do what needs to be done.
So far, the Justice Department has issued no official response. This is probably because they’re busy with other, much more popular, petitions. After all, the Zimmerman petitions are absolutely dwarfed by the number of people who’ve signed on to demand Obama’s resignation, Eric Holder’s firing, the President’s impeachment, or the repeal of his signature healthcare law.
So, if we’re going down the mob rule rabbit hole, we’d need to take care of those things first. Then, we’ll respond to petitions designed to make sure Ben Affleck doesn’t play Batman and we’ll bring back the TV show “Firefly.” After that, we can deal with Zimmerman.
If this petition succeeds – if we’ve really come to a place where criminal charges are subject to all the same rigors as a season of American Idol – we’ve arrived at a new low for the United States.