Josef Stalin called.
He wants his theatrical version of a “justice” system back.
President Obama’s Justice Department was involved in organizing protests around the Martin/Zimmerman trial, and according to Sanford’s police chief, hijacked what should have been a local investigation:
Bill Lee, who testified Monday in Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial, told CNN’s George Howell in an exclusive interview that he felt pressure from city officials to arrest Zimmerman to placate the public rather than as a matter of justice.
“It was (relayed) to me that they just wanted an arrest. They didn’t care if it got dismissed later,” he said. “You don’t do that.”
When Sanford police arrived on the scene on February 26, 2012, after Zimmerman fatally shot unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, they conducted a “sound” investigation, and the evidence provided no probable cause to arrest Zimmerman at the scene, he said.
It had nothing to do with Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law, he said; from an investigative standpoint, it was purely a matter of self-defense.
The part that annoys me the most about this trial?
Not just that everyone has picked their sides, based purely on political grounds – even though that’s supposed to be the jury’s job.
No – it’s that our federal government is doing to this trial what they tried to do with “Fast and Furious”; use it to general political benefit for the Administration. In this case, using a dead 17 year old – whatever the circumstances – as a stage prop to whip up an electoral response in time for the election. And they’ll try to do the same for the next round of elections, too.
The trial is, in a sense, the least of the problems coming out of this sorry episode. Our Federal government has added “using the system” to “using their proxies in the media” to affect the “justice” system toward political ends.
They can do it to anyone.
There’s an old saying: “when the people fear the government, you have dictatorship. When the people fear the government, you have freedom.”
The government is surely afraid of us; they call half of us “terrorists”. But I wouldn’t call what we have now “freedom”.