As the leftist idiots romp around and protest the supposed racist Zimmerman verdict, allow me to add a few facts to the mix, compliments of their beloved Justice Department:
Blacks comprise just 12% of the population, yet 49% of murder victims are black. Based on the widespread media outrage at the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by a "white-hispanic", one would assume that the vast majority of African-American murders were carried out by white people. The fact is, 94% of blacks die at the hands of another black person. Conversely, only 3% die at the hands of a white person. This last fact is all the more amazing when you consider that white people constitute 75% of the US population.
None of this is news to an informed citizen, but the idiots marching in the streets (right) are completely clueless to this information. The great national disgrace is the black on black murder rate, yet it is ignored because it doesn't fit the leftist narrative of a racist white majority. However, once the rare white on black murder does occur, every media scumbag in the country is ready to whip up the morons and inflame the situation.
The entire Trayvon Martin situation is a tragedy for all involved. However, it was clearly a justified killing based on all of the evidence presented. If you're attacked, and Zimmerman certainly was based on his injuries and witness testimony, you're still allowed to defend yourself in this country.
Yet the leftists scream, "he was just a kid armed with a bag of skittles." That may be true, but do you really think Trayvon alerted Zimmerman to his age and concealed carry status before he cold cocked him in the nose and started beating his head into a sidewalk? Doubtful.
Another frequent refrain: "Zimmerman's injuries weren't serious, nothing more than you'd get in a routine bar fight." Once again, that may be true, but that's only because Zimmerman stopped the beating when he did. How many more times could his head have been pounded into concrete before it was one too many? When you're taking a beating, you don't have a crystal ball that tells you of the eventual outcome. That's why self defense in this case was justified.
If only the race hustlers, leftist politicians and the media would get out of the way and stop fanning the flames of unrest and resentment. Of course, that's just what they do. Divide and conquer.
The core strategy of all tyrants.