Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell Denies OJ Simpson’s New Trail & Upholds His 2008 Conviction on Kidnapping & Armed Robbery
OJ SIMPSON DENIED … IT’S TRUE, WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS, STAYS IN VEGAS AND SO DOES OJ IN PRISON!!!
Clark County, Nevada District Judge Linda Marie Bell has denied O.J. Simpson’s appeal for a new trial. In upholding his 2008 conviction for kidnapping, armed robbery and other charges the judge said that Simpson was denied on “All grounds in the petition lack merit.” Simpson’s “non-dream” legal team’s had asked for a new trial on 22 specific grounds related to his trial and appeal. However, Judge Linda Marie Bell’s 101 page, point-by-point-by-point ruling denied the “Juice” as she stated, “Given the overwhelming amount of evidence, neither the errors in this case, nor the errors collectively, cause this court to question the validity of Mr. Simpson’s conviction.”
A judge in Las Vegas rejected O.J. Simpson’s bid for a new trial on Tuesday, dashing the former football star’s bid for freedom based on the claim that his original lawyer botched his armed robbery and kidnapping trial in Las Vegas more than five years ago.
“All grounds in the petition lack merit and, consequently, are denied,” Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell said.
Simpson lawyer Patricia Palm said she wanted to speak to Simpson before commenting on the decision. Ozzie Fumo, her co-counsel in the effort, said he expected they would appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court.
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OJ Simpson is currently serving 9 to 33 years on his 2008 conviction of kidnapping, armed robbery and 10 other charges in the 2007 Las Vegas incident where Simpson and others were arrested in bizarre Vegas memorabilia heist. Karma baby!
Look for O J and his defense team to appeal this decision in federal court next. As reported at the Las Vegas Sun, Simpson’s attorney Ozzie Fumo said, “This is just the first step and we are going to Nevada Supreme Court and Mr. Simpson will be vindicated when this is done. We’re not giving up this fight and it’s not over.” Note to O J defense team, its over!
Isn’t it amazing how some of these folks just cannot seem to go gentle into that good night and have to put themselves in the media light. Even serving time and being irrelevant, this narcissist still gets PR. Interestingly enough, Dana Pretzer on Scared Monkeys radio was discussing this phenomenon with Dr. Clint VanZandt of those like O J Simpson and George Zimmerman just cannot seem to go away.
UNBELIEVABLE … Limestone County, AL Judge James Woodroof Suspended Sentence of Austin Clem Convicted of Forcible & 2nd Degree Rape from 20 Years to No Prison Time Sentence
If there was ever a story that needed to be categorized as WTF, it is the following one …
JUSTICE? 25 year old Austin Clem had been previously convicted raping a minor Courtney Andrews. The abuse started when she was 13, saying she kept quiet for years because of threats at the hands of her rapist. Clem had sexually abused her at age 13, then raped her twice at age 14 and once at age 18. Austin Clem now faced the sentencing for his crimes, or so everyone thought. Initially, Limestone County, Alabama Judge James Woodroof handed down a jail terms of 20 years for forcible rape and 10 years each for two second-degree rape charges to run concurrently. Then Judge James Woodroof did the unthinkable. The judge suspended those sentences and instead gave Clem three community corrections sentences of two years plus three years of supervised probation, to be carried out concurrently. Austin Clem must register as a sex offender, but if he follows all the ridiculous suspended sentence guidelines, this rapist will stay out of prison. According to reports at CNN, not only was the victim stunned, so to was the rapist’s defense attorney.
I’m still baffled,” the victim, Courtney Andrews, told CNN. She came forward publicly to express her outrage over Wednesday’s sentencing. “I don’t know how any of this is possible.”
The defense for Austin Clem, 25, was also caught off guard at first.
“Frankly, I think the judge’s sentence was surprising to most everyone in the courtroom,” said Clem’s attorney, Dan Totten.
What the hell was this judge thinking, suspending a sentence from 20 years to 6 years probation and no prison time for forcible and two counts of 2nd degree rape? UNREAL!!! Get this, the lawyer for Clem is actually considering appealing the conviction. It’s not bad enough this POS does not have to serve time in prison, he is whining that the slap on the wrist given is like house arrest. Poor baby.
The lawyer says Clem is considering an appeal on the conviction. He has 30 days from the sentencing to do so.
As the sentence stands, the requirements for community corrections are so stringent that they are in effect a form of house arrest, Totten said.
“It sets a bar so high, I don’t know of a lot of people who could abide by these limitations,” he said.
The county’s district attorney, Brian Jones is “reviewing available options to set aside this sentence and to achieve a sentence that gives justice to our victim.”
UNBELIEVABLE … Majority of Democrats Walk Out of Benghazi Congressional Hearings Refusing to Listen to Testimony of Parents of Murdered Sean Smith & Tyrone Woods
IT REALLY DOES NOT GET ANY MORE DISRESPECTFUL OR DESPICABLE … DEMOCRATS WALK OUT OF HEARINGS REFUSING TO LISTEN TO TESTIMONY OF THE PARENTS OF SLAIN TY WOODS AND SEAN SMITH.
As reported at The Town Hall, Democrats did the unthinkable yesterday and walked out of the Congressional hearing on Benghazi and spitting on the graves of Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith. Democrats refused to hear testimony from the parents of fallen Navy Seal Tyrone Woods and the parents of Sean Smith, who were both killed by terrorists in Benghazi during an attack that the Obama administration originally blamed on a video tape. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? Do these politicians realize that they work for “We the People”? How could a supposed Representative of the people refuse to listen to the people in the “People’s” House?
Words do not even begin to describe the unconscionable act that these Democrats just did.
During the second portion of a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing about Benghazi Thursday on Capitol Hill, the majority of Democrats on the Committee left the room and refused to listen to the testimony of Patricia Smith and Charles Woods. Ms. Smith is the mother of Sean Smith, an information management officer killed in the 9/11 Benghazi attack. Charles Woods is the father of Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, who was also killed.
SICK, JUST PLAIN SICK! The only Democrats who stayed for testimony of the parents were Ranking Member Elijah Cummings and Rep. Jackie Speier.
UPDATE I: PJ Tatler has VIDEO of the hearings of Patricia Smith, mother of slain U.S. Foreign Service information officer Sean Smith and Charles Woods, father of slain Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods.
UPDATE II: Weasel Zippers has a list of the cowardly Democrats who walked out on the parents of two American heroes who gave their lives for this country. You might want to call their offices and give them a piece of your mind as to their disgusting and disrespectful behavior.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Gerald E. Connolly
Michelle Lujan Grisham
William Lacy Clay
Posted September 20, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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JUSTICE SERVED … Texas Dad Will Not Charged Who Beat To Death the Man Who Was Raping His 5 Year Old Daughter
DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS … JUSTICE SERVED!!!
A Texas dad will not be charged with homicide after beating the man to death he caught raping his 5 year old daughter. Charge him? They should have given him a medal. The 23 year-old father beat 47 year old Jesus Flores to death for molesting his five year old girl in a secluded barn. Under Texas law, an individual is allowed to use deadly force in order to stop an aggravated sexual assault or sexual assault. There might not be a more justifiable deadly force case ever. The dad ran toward his daughter’s screams, who had been dragged to a secluded out building. The father caught Flores in the act of raping his child, pulled Flores off his child and ‘inflicted several blows to the man’s head and neck area’. After having killed the dirt bag, the dad showed remorse and was sorry for beating the man to death. Kind of sad that the dad felt he needed to do this, maybe to prevent from being prosecuted. However, you have no need to feel sorry sir, you did what any parent would have done. Or should we say, better have done.
A Texas father who discovered a man raping his five-year-old daughter and beat him to death with his bare hands will not be charged with homicide under state law.
A Lavaca County grand jury decided not to press charges against the 23-year-old father in the June 9th death of Jesus Mora Flores, 47, who was killed inside a remote shack after he was caught molesting the young girl.
Under Texas state law, deadly force is authorized and indeed, justified in order to stop an aggravated sexual assault and coupled with the fact that the harrowing 911 calls made by the father back claims he even tried to save the pedophile’s life led to the grand jury’s decision.
Lavaca County sheriff’s deputies said that the father, whose name has not been released to protect the little girl’s identity, sent her and her brother to feed the family’s chickens.
The boy rushed back to tell his dad that someone had grabbed his sister and taken her to a small secluded shack and the father rushed towards his daughter’s screams and arrived to find them both with their underwear off.
Flying into a rage, the father beat Flores unconscious, but attempted to call 911 for the rapist after he had made sure his daughter was safe.
HATE CRIME: Ginger Slepski Brutally Beaten by Four Black Teens in North Side of Pittsburgh, PA Says Attack Was ‘Racially Motivated’ … ‘Shut up White Bitch’
A note to President Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, NAACP and Attorney General Eric Holder … the following is what would be considered a racially motivated hate crime …
As reported at WPXI, Ginger Slepski was brutally attacked by a group of black female teens after Slepski stopped her vehicle to confront the girls after they had thrown a bottle at her car. When Ginger Slepski got out of her vehicle she was brutally attacked by the teens as they yelled at Slepski, “Shut up white bitch.” The other said, “Get that white bitch.” According to Slepski, she tried to get back into her car, but they grabbed her by her hair. Then one of the attackers punched her in the head and I was on a set of concrete steps and my head hit the concrete so hard. Then Slepski said, “Then they all got on top of me and all their hands were in my hair. They kept telling each other to, ‘Kick her in the head. Kick her head in the concrete.”
Hmm, where is the MSM demanding justice?
A woman who said she was brutally attacked by a group of black teenagers in Pittsburgh’s North Side Sunday said the girls savagely beat her while calling her racial slurs.
Ginger Slepski said she suffered multiple injuries, including torn shoulder ligaments. She said she thought the girls were going to kill her.
“I thought it was so animalistic. So violent. I’m so afraid for these girls to get out and walk the streets,” Slepski said.
Police said Slepski was savagely beaten after the girls threw a bottle at her car on Concord Street and she stopped to confront them.
“I was mad. I knew they were younger. I thought they were in their early 20s. I got out and said, ‘What is your problem?’” Slepski said.
All four African-American girls then called her names before getting physically violent.
“They yelled, ‘Shut up white [expletive].’ The other said, ‘Get that white [expletive],’” Slepski said.
Paging Attorney General Eric Holder. What a joke that Holder would actually contemplate civil rights and hate crime charges against George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Marin where there was no racial motivation, but in a case like the above attack where there is an obvious racial component, all we hear from Holder is the sound of crickets. Maybe Holder should be charged with a hate crime for his bias in determining what is and is not a hate crime depending on the color of one’s skin who is the attacker.
Well here’s an easy case, Eric. It won’t be too hard to prove a violation of 18 USC 249 or 18 USC 245 in this context. No outrageous self-defense defenses here.
But like in all the other similar cases you refuse to prosecute, the victim here wasn’t one of “your people.” Ginger’s parents didn’t endure the sort of garbage that your wife’s parents did down south. So she isn’t entitled to equal protection of the law, right?
Make no mistake, Ginger isn’t the only victim who won’t get justice from Justice just because of her race. Neither will the parents who were beaten at the Wisconsin State Fair. Nor will the parents in Ohio who saw thugs come on their lawn shouting racial slurs before they beat them.
Oh yeah, ans as The Other McCain reminds us, what say you Eric Holder about the “hate” speech coming from DHS Employs Deranged Race Warrior Ayo Kimathi who has only been placed on administrative leave with pay? Huh?
Posted August 29, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Ted Nugent Says, ‘Trayvon Got Justice,’ as Anti-American Libs Try to Stop Free Speech … Calls Petitioners “Idiots” and “Subhuman Numbnuts” & Calls Out Barack Obama and Eric Holder
Whether you love him or hate him, Ted Nugent, the Motor City Madman rocker is allowed his “free speech” as afforded by the United States Constitution.
During an interview with Maine radio station WGAN, Nugent defended his recent comments regarding Trayvon Martin, blacks and crime and those that think that he should not play rock and roll in Connecticut were “idiots”. Those that have an issue with the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution have started a petition to prevent Nugent from performing at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT. Really folks, this is how you direct your energies? Nugent called a group of petitioners who want his August gig at the nightclub Toad’s Place in New Haven canceled “subhuman numbnuts.” I guess it is safe to say that none of the “numbnuts” will be attending his concert. These same “idiots” are the ones who are claiming that “Justice for Trayvon” and wanting to get Attorney General Eric Holder and the DOJ to file a Civil Rights case against George Zimmerman. Oh the irony, as at the same time the collective “idiots” are trying to take away Ted Nugent’s freedom of speech. What a shock that there is a liberal double standard.
Ted Nugent stated that “Trayvon Martin got justice”. Personally, I think this is a poor choice of words because of how individuals define justice. What Trayvon Martin got was his day in court. Initially that is what Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Barack Obama, Martin’s parents and the liberal MSM wanted when they made this story a race issue and forced Florida to try the death of Trayvon after prosecutors in Sanford. FL had decided not to. But that is not what they really wanted, they wanted their pound of flesh from George Zimmerman. They were only after a guilty verdict no matter what the evidence showed. They could not accept a jury’s “not guilty” verdict in the case and now are seeking other avenues of going after Zimmerman. As if this case has not been exploited enough.
Ted Nugent expresses his views as only the ‘Motor City Madman’ can …
When asked about the “idiots” in Connecticut who think he “shouldn’t play rock and roll,” Nugent told the conservative host: “You and I stand on the line of reason” and must not be silenced.
“People who hate Ted Nugent hate freedom,” he said, and promised to continue to speak what he sees as the truth.
Nugent also had some choice things to say about liberals, racial activists and Trayvon Martin during the interview.
Defending his previous comments about blacks and crime, Nugent insisted the statistics bear him out.
Of the Trayvon Martin case, Nugent said, “Trayvon got justice.” He went on to say that Martin was a “gangsta wannabe” who had a “bloodthirst,” as evidenced by the fact that he was supposedly eager to “get into fights with people.” He said Martin showed racism in calling George Zimmerman a “cracka.”
Ted Nugent went on to say …
Nugent said Zimmerman got only a “sliver of justice.” Although Zimmerman was found not guilty, powerful people from President Barack Obama to Attorney General Eric Holder have targeted him, as have “Holder’s best friends,” the New Black Panthers. Nugent implied the president and Holder are trying to subvert the legitimate verdict in the case.
“It pains me deeply” to have to acknowledge that the president and some others in the administration are “just bad people,” Nugent said. He said he had hoped to be able to speak better of the country’s top officials.
After 25 Years It’s Pay Up time for Tawana Brawley, the 1987 Rape Hoaxer Finally Pays the Piper for Slander … Al Sharpton Still Race-Baiting & Going Strong
FLASH FORWARD 25 YEARS AND AL SHARPTON IS GOING THE SAME THING HE DID WITH TAWANA BRAWLEY, FANNING THE FLAMES …
Twenty five years after falsely accusing an innocent man of rape, Tawana Brawley is finally paying the piper for her lies. Brawley owes Pagones $431,000 in damages for her slander and is now forced to pay Pagones $627 each month, possibly for the rest of her life. A Virginia court ordered Brawley to pay this money after she had been found hiding from her lies and her past living under the assumed name of Tawana Vacenia Thompson Gutierrez in Hopewell, VA. You can run, but you cannot hide. However, isn’t it something that Sharpton never had to hide … he made a living off of this sordid, terrible incident.
Twenty-five years after accusing an innocent man of rape, Tawana Brawley is finally paying for her lies.
Last week, 10 checks totaling $3,764.61 were delivered to ex-prosecutor Steven Pagones — the first payments Brawley has made since a court determined in 1998 that she defamed him with her vicious hoax.
A Virginia court this year ordered the money garnisheed from six months of Brawley’s wages as a nurse there.
She still owes Pagones $431,000 in damages. And she remains defiantly unapologetic.
“It’s a long time coming,” said Pagones, 52, who to this day is more interested in extracting a confession from Brawley than cash.
Isn’t it something though that a race-baitor like Al Sharpton never really had to pay a price for his involvement in this rotten and cruel hoax perpetrated on Pagones? Brawley’s advisers in the infamous race-baiting case, the Rev. Al Sharpton, and attorneys C. Vernon Mason and Alton Maddox, have already paid, or are paying, their defamation debt. However, they never really faced real justice for their reprehensible actions. As Weasel Zippers opines, “Well, you [Al Sharpton] never had to hide, someone else pays your court judgment, you continue to race-bait and you get a job on MSNBC. Take a good look at the NY Post story as to what Al Sharpton, Maddox and Mason did and was allowed to get away with it. They exploited the false rape story of a 15 year old girl to help fan the flames of racism. Flash-forward to present day and Sharpton is once again fanning the flames as he leaches on to the death of 17 year old black teen Trayvon Martin and exploits it for his personal gain. Are you sensing a pattern? Why is this allowed to happen? Because no one calls Sharpton for what he truly is. Well, maybe not no one. During a talking point on ‘The Factor’ Bill O’Reilly ripped the race-hustler and profiteer Sharpton for what he really was and pointed out the real problems that face the black community.
She was only 15 when she claimed she was the victim of a crime whose shocking brutality sparked a national outrage and stoked racial tensions.
The two-decade-long saga that nearly ruined Pagones’ life and career began on Nov. 28, 1987, when Brawley was found in a trash bag, with the words “n—-r” and “b—h” scrawled on her body in feces.
Firebrands Maddox and Mason and a relatively unknown Sharpton jumped into the fray. Within weeks, a suspect emerged — Fishkill Police Officer Harry Crist Jr., who had been found dead in his apartment three days after the Brawley “attack.”
But Pagones, a Dutchess County prosecutor at the time, defended his dead friend Crist, offering an alibi for the cop — they were Christmas-shopping together on one of the days in question. And on the three other days of the “kidnapping,” Crist was on patrol, working at his other job at IBM, and installing insulation in an attic.
Brawley’s handlers then claimed — without proof — that Pagones was part of the white mob that kidnapped and raped the girl 33 times.
Robert Zimmerman Warns that Civil Suit Against His George Zimmerman ‘Might not be very Flattering’ for Trayvon Martin’s Family
Could a civil trial against George Zimmerman by the family of Trayvon Martin be more problematic that a benefit?
Robert Zimmerman states that a civil suit brought against his brother George Zimmerman, in a wrongful death trial, could be very troubling to the family of Trayvon Martin and could lead to very unpleasant facts that were never a part of the criminal trial. The rules of evidence are much different in a civil trial than a criminal one and much of the evidence that was excluded from the second degree criminal trial where a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty, could be entered into evidence in a civil trial. Sometimes it’s best not to dig up all the fact that took place because they might not be very pretty and may not follow the narrative of a made up story by the media and prosecution of Trayvon Martin. We do not like to talk ill of the dead and the death of Trayvon Martin is a tragedy no matter how you look at it, but in the end, we can all agree that he was most likely not the angel that the media made him out to be. Why drag his past through another trial and open his entire life to cross-examination? I realize those that have hijacked this case don’t care, but is that what the family of Trayvon Martin really want to do? Is “justice” really bringing up your child’s past to go after George Zimmerman because you feel wronged by a jury decision where there was no evidence to prove murder or manslaughter? That is the question that the family of Trayvon Martin will have to ask themselves.
Robert Zimmerman, whose younger brother George was acquitted for his role in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, told The Huffington Post on Friday that a civil suit might lead to unpleasant facts coming to light about the Florida teenager’s family.
“A myriad of things that were off-limits in a criminal trial would come into play in a civil case,” Robert Zimmerman said in an email to the Post. “Specifically, things that might not be very flattering to Trayvon or his family.”
The report comes one day after a member of the six-woman jury that acquitted George Zimmerman on second-degree murder charges told ABC News that the former neighborhood watch captain “got away with murder,” but that there was not enough evidence to find him guilty on July 13.
It could open a Pandora’s box, namely the Trayvon Martin’s cell phone that was not allowed during the criminal trial. It had been my personal contention that had a jury been able to have seen previous texts of Trayvon Martin discussing fighting and knowing that Trayvon Martin had a history of fighting, getting into trouble in school, suspension, and the rest … the jury would have come back even quicker with a not guilty verdict. This was evidence that the Zimmerman defense team said was withheld from them by the prosecution. The state IT director Ben Kruidbos was fired because of his whistle-blowing of the incident.
Another difficulty in filing a civil case in Florida is Florida’s stand your ground law. The statute provides criminal and civil immunity to anyone who uses deadly force in a situation in which one has a reasonable fear of imminent death or great bodily injury.
Imagine if much of the evidence from Bill Whittle & ‘Afterburner’ … The Wretched Lynching of George Zimmerman … The MSM Participated in Criminal Fraud or Criminal Negligence was allowed to come into a civil trial?
Hmm, if juror B29 initially voted to convict George Zimmerman guilty of second degree murder, how did she suddenly come to a not guilty verdict?
In an exclusive ABC News interview on ‘Good Morning America (VIDEO),’ juror B29, Maddy, spoke out regarding being on the jury in the George Zimmerman murder trial. Juror B29 said that George Zimmerman “got away with murder,” but then said, “but you can’t get away from God. As reported at the Orlando Sentinel, juror B29 was the lone minority juror and said that she initially voted to convict Zimmerman of second-degree murder because “the evidence shows he’s guilty.” However, after 16 hours of deliberation, she joined the five other women on the jury and acquitted Zimmerman in the murder and manslaughter of 17-year old Trayvon Martin.
The only minority on the all-female jury that voted to acquit George Zimmerman said today that Zimmerman “got away with murder” for killing Trayvon Martin and feels she owes an apology Martin’s parents.
“You can’t put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty,” said the woman who was identified only as Juror B29 during the trial. “But we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence.”
She said the jury was following Florida law and the evidence, she said, did not prove murder.
The court had sealed the jurors’ identities during the trial and still hasn’t lifted the order, but Juror B29 edged out of the shadows in an exclusive interview with “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts. She allowed her face to be shown, but — concerned for her safety — used only a first name of Maddy.
Her comments are rather telling. According to juror B29, they looked for every thing and anything to find George Zimmerman guilty of something. After 26 hours of deliberation, the jury could come up with nothing. The evidence was not there to support murder or manslaughter. I would ask the following question, isn’t that how the law is intended to work? Juror B29 told ABC that she and others on the panel felt Zimmerman was guilty, but that wasn’t enough evidence. HUH? So emotionally she felt that Zimmerman was guilty, but factually he was not. Doesn’t this speak volumes to the case that the prosecutors put on during the George Zimmerman murder trial? They had no facts, they had no evidence and the judge did not allow the past of Trayvon Martin into evidence or the texts from his cell phone discussing fighting.
A note to juror B29, did it ever dawn on you that some one did not commit murder if the prosecution could provide no evidence that there was a murder?
WaPo Poll Says 86% of Blacks Disapprove Of Zimmerman Verdict in Death of Trayvon Martin, While a Majority Of Whites Agree With Not Guilty Verdict
So what is a president to do that has a WAPO poll so polarized where 86% of blacks disapprove of the George Zimmerman “not guilty” verdict of murder and manslaughter in the death of Trayvon Martin, while 51% of whites agree with the jury verdict … throw gasoline on the fire of course and continue the race-baiting. What else would you expect Barack Obama, a community agitator to do? A president is supposed to heal, supposed to bring sides together, not make matters worse and try to hijack a terrible situation for their own political agenda. But as stated at Weasel Zippers, “the race baiters (including Barack Obama) got exactly what they wanted.” One of the questions that need to be asked for anyone who would answer such a poll question is whether they even watched the trial or just heard excerpts from the MSM.
The not-guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman has produced dramatically different reactions among blacks and whites, with African Americans overwhelmingly disapproving of the jury’s decision and a bare majority of whites saying they approve of the outcome, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
The jury’s decision in the case that involved the killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin continues to roil the country, with protests, demonstrations, calls for federal intervention and a nonstop debate about the degree to which race played a role in the shooting and in the trial.
The new survey underscores not only the gap between whites and blacks, but also how passionate many African Americans are about the case. Among African Americans, 86 percent say they disapprove of the verdict — with almost all of them saying they strongly disapprove — and 87 percent saying the shooting was unjustified.
In contrast, 51 percent of whites say they approve of the verdict while just 31 percent disapprove. There is also a partisan overlay to the reaction among whites: 70 percent of white Republicans but only 30 percent of white Democrats approve of the verdict. Among all whites, one-third say the shooting was unjustified, one-third say it was justified and the other third say they didn’t know enough to have an opinion.
With all that can be done to help understand the real issues that plague the black community and the violence that cost so many lives, the focus is only on George Zimmerman and a supposed injustice by a “white” Hispanic against a black teen.