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July 18, 2013

Department of Justice Places a Hold on All Zimmerman-Case Evidence, Including the Gun

That said, this may just be a signal from Holder to the Community Organized Community that he's "with them" and all that crap. And also, of course, further harassing an innocent man because a bloodthirsty social-justice crowd demands it.

Because it looks pretty unlikely the feds will take actual against Zimmerman, apart from harassing him and making sure his life remains upside-down and inside-out.

Current and former Justice Department officials said Monday that bringing civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old in Florida, would be extremely difficult and may not be possible.

In related news, the sun apparently rose today, and I say this not because I witnessed it but because I can infer it: Jesse Jackson calls Florida an "apartheid" state, calls for a boycott.

I just checked my watch against Jackson's declaration: Yup, keeping perfect time. Jesse Jackson is more reliable than an atomic clock with a CPA license and which just converted to Mormonism.

Meanwhile, Charles Barkley supports the verdict.

He adds this:

Like I said, the main thing I feel bad for, it gives every white person and black person who’s racist a platform to vent their ignorance, you know. That’s the thing that bothers me the most. Because I watched the trial closely, and I watch all these people on television talking about it. A lot of these people have a hidden agenda, you know. They want to have their racist views, whether they’re white or black. The bias, it definitely comes out. It was a bad situation. We all lost, and I feel bad for his parents. You never want to see anybody lose their kid.

Yeah this is what I'd like to have discussed some: the black racism of an unthinking, reflexive idea of black solidarity and getting vengeance on the white man. And I specify black racism not because I don't think there's white racism -- there is -- but we endlessly discuss white racism.

Whites have it relentlessly drilled into their heads that it is wrong to reflexively side with a white person simply because he shares a few more expressed genotypes than a black person. As I've shamefully admitted, I'm not really against a certain amount of pro-social Politically Correct nattering. Within limits, I think it's a useful sort of thing. (Note: Within limits, and among those limits is the idea that it remains a form of social hectoring and not a legal requirement.)

But are blacks subject to the same strictures? That they should be made to feel a little bit less for reflexively saying "Black man good, white man bad"?

I don't think they are because you're not even allowed to mention the specter of black racism -- or, if racism isn't the right word, black racial solidarity -- and furthermore there are scads of black organizations which more or less explicitly advocate for the idea of black racial solidarity and "black man good, white man bad."

If this is an unhealthy, ignorant, irrational, and unsophisticated style of reasoning when whites engage in it, is it somehow more ennobling when blacks do it?

I don't think so. And furthermore I think there's a certain amount of racism-of-lowered-expectations and racial condescension when white liberals apparently take the position that "Well, what can be expected?"

I like that Barkley casts this in terms of some "venting their ignorance." It's not a pretty thing when an ignorant white guy starts spouting off conclusions without knowing much of anything about a case besides the skin color of the respective parties; and it's equally ugly to see black people doing it. It's ignorant and shameful in both instances, but apparently white liberals are too racially condescending and racist themselves to expect better.

Oh, and the alternate juror in the Zimmerman case supports the verdict too, and notes there was simply no damn evidence presented by the state on the key legal questions.

Corrected: I said this guy was "apparently black." Apparently my soulpatterns and mindthoughts were confused on the point.

No, what really happened was I kept hearing about a black juror (the one who was kept off due to being a Fox Watcher) and I confused that one with this one. Plus, in the video, his hands looked black to me... but I think he's just in shadow.

Ah: Okay, commenters are telling me I'm not crazy: I thought I read this a.m. that he was black, and they're saying yeah, a lot of people said that this morning, but they were wrong.

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