Can George Zimmerman get a fair trial?

Michael Filozof
George Zimmerman has now been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin by Special Prosecutor Angela Corey.

 Zimmerman was charged after the New Black Panthers put a "dead or alive" bounty on his head. After President Obama opined that if he had a son, he would "look like Trayvon." After Al Sharpton (the professional race-baiter who lost a defamation suit for repeating false allegations that six white men had gang-raped Tawana Brawley) led mass demonstrations calling for Zimmerman's arrest.  After Attorney General Holder publicly praised Sharpton for "partnership" and "friendship."  After Holder launched a Federal investigation of Martin's death. After the police department in Sanford, Florida was shut down by left-wing protesters. After Sanford's white police chief resigned and was replaced by a black chief. After NBC rigged Zimmerman's 911 call to the police to falsely make it appear that Zimmerman made racist statements about Martin. After "conservatives" like National Review's Rich Lowry joined forces with the left-wing media and wrote "Al Sharpton is right." After convicted rapist Mike Tyson publicly stated that it was a "disgrace" that Zimmerman "hasn't been shot yet."

Zimmerman cannot possibly get a fair trial.  Those who think that racially-charged prosecutions are a thing of the past should think again. Maybe it's time to rewrite To Kill a Mockingbird - this time with a half-white, half-Hispanic defendant instead of a black one.

George Zimmerman has now been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin by Special Prosecutor Angela Corey.

 Zimmerman was charged after the New Black Panthers put a "dead or alive" bounty on his head. After President Obama opined that if he had a son, he would "look like Trayvon." After Al Sharpton (the professional race-baiter who lost a defamation suit for repeating false allegations that six white men had gang-raped Tawana Brawley) led mass demonstrations calling for Zimmerman's arrest.  After Attorney General Holder publicly praised Sharpton for "partnership" and "friendship."  After Holder launched a Federal investigation of Martin's death. After the police department in Sanford, Florida was shut down by left-wing protesters. After Sanford's white police chief resigned and was replaced by a black chief. After NBC rigged Zimmerman's 911 call to the police to falsely make it appear that Zimmerman made racist statements about Martin. After "conservatives" like National Review's Rich Lowry joined forces with the left-wing media and wrote "Al Sharpton is right." After convicted rapist Mike Tyson publicly stated that it was a "disgrace" that Zimmerman "hasn't been shot yet."

Zimmerman cannot possibly get a fair trial.  Those who think that racially-charged prosecutions are a thing of the past should think again. Maybe it's time to rewrite To Kill a Mockingbird - this time with a half-white, half-Hispanic defendant instead of a black one.