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Dick Polman considers the Zimmerman verdict. A nugget:
Still, there would have been no sidewalk fight if Zimmerman had obeyed the 911 dispatcher in the first place. Plus, we had the race factor. Zimmerman saw a black kid with a hoodie walking in a suburban neighborhood – which prompted him to grouse that the expletives “always get away with it,” and take immediate action to ensure that, this time, “they” would not “get away with it.” Indeed, it strains credulity to believe that Zimmerman would’ve felt the same impulse to stalk a white kid who had “something in his hand.”
But wait, didn’t Justice Roberts and his conservative high court allies decree just a few weeks ago that racism is passe in the USA; that, especially in the South, “things have changed dramatically”? Those five guys really need to get out more.
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