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Al Sharpton: ‘Merits’ of Case Did Not Spur Zimmerman Prosecution

Monday morning, appearing on the Tom Joyner Show, Al Sharpton suggests George Zimmerman was not prosecuted on the merits of the Trayvon Martin case but more because of the political pressure Sharpton placed on Florida officials with protests and media attention.

REV. AL SHARPTON: “Let’s not act like we got in the Florida case because of the merits, we got there by rallying, by protesting and by raising the issue.”

This view is also backed up by the words of one of the jurors.  B37 said some jurors wanted to find Zimmerman guilty of something, but there was just no place to go based on the law,

B37 said jurors cried when they gave their final vote to the bailiff.

Sadly, Mr. Sharpton has less sympathy for the law.

I fail to see much difference between Glenn Beck and Al Sharpton .  Beck became such an embarrassment that even Fox fired him.  Sharpton is smarter than Beck. Faint praise. I really do not understand why Zimmerman does not sue MSNBC for slander.

Sharpton’ is not alone.  MSNBC’s Toure showed very real pain and indignation and even compared the acquittal of George Zimmerman  to 1955 where an African American boy was murdered in Mississippi for talking to a white woman: “We still live in the same America that Emmett Till lived in, an America where blacks are often judged to be a threat to order and citizens are able to destroy their bodies.” 

The difference is that Toure does not have the long record of demagoguery that Sharpton has.     While I have no faith in the Reverend, I would love to see Mr. Toure have the chance to meet Zimmerman.  I ownder what he would find?

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