Colin Powell sprinkles gasoline on racial fires of resentment

Thomas Lifson
For reasons known only to himself, Colin Powell chose to heighten racial tensions with an ignorant comment. Evan McMurray of Mediaite reports: On CBS' Face the Nation, former Secretary of State Colin Powell called the George Zimmerman verdict into question, alleging "questionable judgment on the part of the judicial system," but doubting the case would serve as a generative example for judicial reforms. "I think that it will be seen as a questionable judgment on the part of the judicial system down there, but I don't know if it will have staying power," Powell said. "These cases come along, and they blaze across the midnight sky and then after a period of time, they're forgotten." The notion that a judicial system makes judgments is incoherent.  Only juries render verdicts after sitting through presentations of evidence. But Powell ignores that and instead indicts the "judicial system." Did Powell follow every hour of the trial, and spend as many hours as the jurors did...(Read Full Post)

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