July 20, 2013
Does Obama Believe That The Zimmerman Jury Racially Profiled Trayvon?
On July 19, 2013, President Barack Obama discussed racial profiling and commented on the jury verdict in the George Zimmerman case. Obama's statements indicate that he believes that the jury racially profiled Trayvon. Obama said: "The juries [sic] were properly instructed that in a case such as this reasonable doubt was relevant, and they rendered a verdict. And once the jury has spoken, that's how our system works." However, "reasonable doubt" is more than "relevant." It is the basic standard under which the jury operated. The jury had reasonable doubt about whether Zimmerman was guilty. That is why he was found "not guilty" by the jury. Obama, a former constitutional law lecturer, and chief law enforcement officer in the country, should know how important the concept of "reasonable doubt" is to the process. Without offering any evidence that the jury's "reasonable doubt" was erroneous and that Zimmerman should have been found guilty, Obama...(Read Full Post)