Apart from the left-wing/progressive/black-activist 'lunatic fringe' attacks on George Zimmerman after he was acquitted on murder and manslaughter charges, there have been several other developments that have made me alternately nod in agreement and glower with fury.
First, Prof. Alan Dershowitz has rightly castigated Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey over her mind-bogglingly stupid claim that Zimmerman was a 'murderer' - after he'd been found not guilty. He says Zimmerman has a case for defamation against her. I'm sure he has, as has the man she fired for revealing to defense attorneys that she had withheld critical evidence from them. I hope she gets sued for every cent she has, and then some. To call this 'prosecutorial misconduct' is woefully inadequate. In my opinion, it can only be described as felonious. I hope there are criminal statutes that can be applied against her. (She seems to have a history of this sort of behavior.)
Next, I've never been of one mind with Slate over its political and social opinions, but now and then it publishes an article that makes me think. Two days ago William Saletan published a very balanced, thoughtful look at the Trayvon Martin case. It began:
His death wasn’t about race, guns, or your pet issue. It was about misjudgment and overreaction—exactly what we’re doing now to the verdict.
There's more at the link. Highly recommended reading.
Finally, Robert McCain points out that 'a Miami school cover-up policy led to Trayvon Martin's death'. He'd been suspended from the school on two occasions for conduct that could be classified as misdemeanor or felony offenses, but the responsible police force had a policy of not bringing charges against schoolchildren, in order to reduce the statistics for juvenile offenses. Because they didn't do so, Martin remained on the streets - where he met up with George Zimmerman one night. He wouldn't have been there if Miami school police had done their job.
Plenty of food for thought there . . .