Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Martin/Zimmerman Shooting

By now, you've all probably been inundated with coverage of the unfortunate incident of Trayvon Martin in Sanford FL. Needless to say, the gun-control fanatics are so absolutely salivating over this incident there are not even words to describe my disgust. Sebastian has a pretty good summary of this all over at his place.

Even japete is in on the "blood dancing" over at her blog "". I won't provide a link since I don't think she should get the stats, but look it up for yourself. I submitted a comment for publishing, and it made it through her "Reasoned Discourse" filter. Judge for yourself if I was out of line with this comment (and check out her response):

In her responses, she spouts the party lines so frequently I almost think her blog is occasionally ghost-written by the interns at CSGV. Joan, it SHOULD be hard to prosecute people due to a lack of evidence. Your complaint isn't with "Stand Your Ground" or firearm owners - its with something called "Due Process" of law that we have here in the US.

Did the Sanford PD botch the investigation? No. Its ongoing, and now involves the Justice Dept. due to the "racial" overtones. In the absence of over-whelming evidence to the contrary, the Sanford PD didn't have anything other than a body at the scene of the crime and the words of an injured Zimmerman. Due process of law dictates that without evidence to the contrary, you don't unlawfully arrest someone just "because" - no matter how much of a bad taste that puts into the public's and media's mouths. Contrary to the other side's assertions - Zimmerman represents lawful firearm owners/carriers about as much as the Westboro Baptist Church represents Christians.

Let me say again for the record, the evidence at this point seems to show Mr. Zimmerman is guilty of being a mall ninja, and taking his "authority" out on an innocent teenage boy. For this, he should be subjected to trial by an impartial jury.

All this has led me to this thought. Sometimes people do bad things, and unfortunately, other peoples' lives are indelibly effected by this. The best we can do is prepare ourselves and our children for that.

Prayers for the Martin and Zimmerman families, that they may find peace and justice in this troubling time.


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