Like gangster Al Capone going to Alcatraz for tax evasion and O.J. Simpson serving time for robbing some sports memorabilia dealers, some interpret this series of unfortunate events as part of some cosmic comeuppance for a wannabe cop.The Associated Press, discussing George Zimmerman’s continued run-ins with the law since his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
I think that it will be seen as a questionable judgment on the part of the judicial system down there, but I don’t know if it will have staying power. These cases come along and they blaze across the midnight sky and then after a period of time, they’re forgotten.Colin Powell • Offering a mixed reaction to the Trayvon Martin verdict—suggesting it was a bad decision but also that the decision may have a limited impact in the long run.
I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again. As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world. As I said earlier, you can’t just talk about it, you have to be about it.
I included the map to show just how much touring money he’s about to lose over this. It’s a pretty big sacrifice.(via kingjaffejoffer)
So-called Stand Your Ground laws have garnered a lot of attention since the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the slaying of Sanford, FL teen Trayvon Martin, though as we mentioned earlier, the Zimmerman defense team never actually argued that provision of Florida law in their case. Subsequent comments by one of the six-person jury to CNN’s Anderson Cooper, however, suggest they may have included the controversial law in their deliberations in spite of that fact.
The fundamental danger of an acquittal is not more riots, it is more George Zimmermans.Jay Smooth (via alittlecoconuttart)