Florida jury finds George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin
Saturday evening, after two days of deliberations, a jury of six women found George Zimmerman, 29, not guilty in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
In response, race baiter Al Sharpton appears to be sending a clear message that this verdict should not stand: “This is an atrocity. This is a sad day in the country…a slap in the face to those who believe in justice in this country. I think that we clearly must move on to the next step in terms of the federal government and in terms of the civil courts.”
Breitbart reports that After the verdict was announced, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz sent a threatening tweet that has since been deleted from his account. He tweeted, “Thoroughly confused. Zimmerman doesn’t last a year before the hood catches up to him.” And Cristina Silva, an Associated Press reporter, tweeted this from her verified twitter account: “So we can all kill teenagers now? Just checking.”
Make no mistake. This case — Zimmerman identifies as Hispanic and Martin was black — is steeped in race.
Alex Jones’ Infowars reports on threats to stage riots, looting and racial violence if the verdict was anything but guilty.
The extremist New Black Panthers Party vowed to oversee “a rebellion” and pledged “unrest all over America” in the event of an acquittal — amid claims its leader Samir Shabazz had vowed to burn down white communities.
What is the underlying message when law enforcement authorities felt the need to plead against rioting after a verdict is reached in the George Zimmerman trial? Where is the parallel outrage over the monumental black on black crime* that occurs daily around this country?
*Bureau of Justice Statistics report