With the Zimmerman trial starting up in full force tomorrow, thought I’d share some information I’ve had tucked away for a few days to see what your thoughts are about this issue…and what you think will happen in the end.
As many of you may know, the jury is all women, the majority of them white…as well as the judge herself. So, naturally of course, Sharpton jumps in playing his usual the race-card game about this issue…as always, we can count on that from those that reside at the msDNC Funny Farm!
Here’s good ol’ Not-so-Sharpton discussing ‘equal justice’ (whatever the heck that’s supposed to mean) with Martin’s family lawyer, Benjamin Crump. – This is via Mediaite:
Following jury selection in the George Zimmerman murder trial, which features almost all white jurors for a racially-charged case, MSNBC host Al Sharpton asked Benjamin Crump, the attorney of Trayvon Martin’s family, whether the trial would be fair.
“We’ve said all along that this is a case about equal justice,” Crump said. “Equal justice under the law isn’t a black value, it’s not a white value, it’s an American value. With the makeup of this jury—five white women and one Hispanic—the question is can every American get equal justice no matter who sits on your jury panel?”
Crump added that the Martin family was “putting their faith in the justice system and they pray that it doesn’t fail them.”
Sharpton drew Crump’s attention to Juror B-37, who described the protests in Sanford as “riots” and had a concealed weapons permit.
“I was down there and helped organize some of the protests asking for a trial,” Sharpton said. “I never saw rioting and never heard of rioting when I was there.”
“That’s what we’ve been saying all along,” Crump replied. “Everybody who protested on behalf of Trayvon Martin was very peaceful. All his parents have ever asked for is peaceful justice.”
“The question I really have, Reverend Sharpton: once the jury bases their verdict on the evidence—and the evidence is overwhelming—and they come back with a just verdict holding George Zimmerman guilty of killing Trayvon Martin, will the other guys act right?” Crump asked. “That’s the question we don’t know. We know how everybody who supported Trayvon Martin has acted thus far, and they’ve been very peaceful.”
“I would hope that we get fairness,” Sharpton said. “I think, though, we must deal with what the obvious is in terms of what the county demographics are, what is on the jury. But we don’t think people can be fair or unfair based on who they are. But we think the system ought to always be questioned.”
Watch the exchange here, via msDNC:
Here’s some very pertinent information that goes hand in glove with what’s to come during this trial:
Anyway…what do you think the outcome will be, we already know how the majority of the msm will cover this trial…no doubt about that! – And what do you think Crump and Sharpton mean by the term equal justice?
Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!