Re: Words have meaning.
posted at 8/26/2013 4:10 PM EDT
In response to tvoter's comment:
In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
It’s not that difficult to understand so we’ll spell it out: It was not only that a light-skinned Zimmerman killed an unarmed black teenager — but also that police didn’t do anything about it. The killing was horribly tragic, as is Lane’s senseless murder, but if Zimmerman had actually been arrested for the shooting, the sad reality is that far fewer Americans would know his name. But that’s not what happened. Instead, police let Zimmerman go under Florida’s “stand your ground” law.
Because as was shown over and over again in the trial; the police had no reason to charge him!!
His story was consistent with the physical evidence and the testimony.
Police do not arrest everyone involved in a homicide because they weigh the evidence and make a decision along with the DA on whether there is a reason to charge!
every murder is a homicide but, not every homicide is even a crime!
They deemed there was not evidence to support a crime and therefore did not charge zimmerman.
You can dream up a conspiracy about race and how a black man was unjustloy treated all you want but, it doesnt make it part of the reality. The reality is that RACE had nothing to do with it; THE EVIDENCE DID and there was not enough evidence to indicate zimmerman did anything other than what he said, which was no crime!
but, go a head and blame the everyone except Treyvon since it's the story regardless of the evidence!
Missing the forest for the tuna fish as always.
1. The point of the article is that the killing of Lane is nothing like the killing of Martin, despite what race-baiters like you pretend to believe.
2. The article is not taking the position that Zimmerman should have been convicted. The article is pointing out that the outrage originated with the police's decision not to arrest him.
3. You are equating probable cause to arrest, and proof beyond a reasonable doubt (at a trial where medical evidence in particular was weak, specifically because the police did not arrest Zimmerman and have him examined).
You missed the point entirely because you're a small-minded race baiter who wants to make a saint of Zimmerman.