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July 12, 2013 - 6:20 am

Today the defense presents its closing arguments in the trial of George Zimmerman. Prosecution rested after Bernie De La Rionda’s incoherent summation on Thursday, in which the state presented a number of theories regarding what happened between Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin on the night of February 26, 2012, but stayed away from presenting much of a fact-based case.

The fact is, the prosecution never had much of a case, certainly not for second degree murder. It acknowledged that it knew as much when it presented, at the last possible minute, the possibility of charging Zimmerman with third degree murder based on child abuse. Martin was about 7 inches taller than Zimmerman, and was far more athletic. The notion that child abuse played any role in events that resulted in Martin’s death flies in the face of reason. Judge Debra Nelson sensibly tossed that charge out, while allowing the jury to consider manslaughter along with murder-2.

George Zimmerman should never have been put on trial. The Sanford Police Department got it right when they took him in after the killing, examined the evidence, and found no grounds to charge him with anything. Former Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee told CNN that he faced enormous pressure from outside Sanford, indeed outside Florida, to bring charges against Zimmerman. That pressure had been building since the Martin family understandably sought to make their son’s death a public controversy, and built to a full blown national controversy when NBC deviously edited audio of Zimmerman’s 9-11 call to push a racial motive into the story that has no support in the actual facts of the case. When the race hustling reverends, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, became involved the fix for charges was in. But neither of them is the president, and they only wield the power of the microphone along with the threat to unleash violence if they don’t get their way.

We learned this week that some of the pressure to press charges against Zimmerman came directly from Washington. The US Department of Justice intervened behind the scenes, dispatching an obscure division called the Community Relations Service to help organize the anti-Zimmerman protests. PJ Media’s J. Christian Adams had reported on the DOJ’s role two weeks before Judicial Watch released its documentary evidence this week. DOJ’s murky role points to the Obama administration’s desire to push the controversy. President Barack Obama would decline to comment on the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Pennsylvania, the black abortionist who was eventually convicted of infanticide. But Obama went out of his way to publicly comment on the Martin killing, declaring that if he had a son, “he would look like Trayvon.” Obama chose to comment on the case at a time when his poll numbers were flagging and a presidential election was looming just a few months away.

The president’s irresponsible comments came at a time when the media still played on George Zimmerman’s identity, either not identifying him racially at all or ascribing him to a newly made-up category: “white Hispanic.” The media’s antics allowed an incorrect image of Zimmerman to solidify, that of an older white male rather than the 28-year-old mixed man he is in reality. Obama’s comments also came at a time when he needed to shore up his base vote to ensure his re-election. Obama’s comments took the false racial narrative that the media and the hustlers had been constructing and planted it firmly on the White House lawn.

And now we know, behind the scenes, the Eric Holder Justice Department was working hand in glove with the protesters to apply the pressure that eventually forced Chief Lee from office and brought the charges to bear against Zimmerman.

As the trial has wound toward its conclusion, threats of violence have exploded online. I wish I could share Bob Owens’ optimism that there will be no violence regardless of the verdict, but the sad fact is that we have riots over sports championships in this country now. When we have a government working behind the scenes to exert undue pressure on local officials to placate the Al Sharptons of the world, we have a government dangerously taking sides with a man who has shown before that he doesn’t mind a little blood if it furthers his career. Sharpton, now a host on MSNBC, came to fame orchestrating the Tawana Brawley hoax against an innocent man. He fomented a race riot that resulted in death at Freddie’s Fashion Mart in 1995. Violence and the threat of violence have been in Sharpton’s tool box from the beginning of his long, disgraceful career. Obama and his Department of Justice sided with the media and Sharpton, and against the local police, and against the rule of law.

President Obama owes it to the American people to speak out against the possibility of violence but he is unlikely to say anything. What can he say at this point? That he no longer believes his hypothetical son would look like Trayvon? That the Department of Justice’s role early in the controversy was conducted by more “rogue employees.” Obama’s government took a side, and it was the side of racial strife, division, and ultimately the threat of violence if the jury hands down a politically incorrect verdict.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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An acquittal is the best of all worlds in the Admin's view: the white folks down in Florida get to be labelled forever as racists, there will be riots because of no "justice", and then the gallant DOJ will come in with Federal charges. They can whip this pony for another election cycle.
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None of this would happen if Messiah "if I had a son" didn't unleash all the O-cultists from media, Hollywood, DOJ and elsewhere. The Messiah already announced the way He wants "justice" to be done even before an investigation was started.
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Yes. If, as hundreds if not thousands have threatened on Twitter, someone attacks or kills Zimmerman or his lawyers after acquittal; if the JusticeForTrayvon thugs decide that justice means killing innocent white people (again as threatened on Twitter), Obama and Holder will have had a direct hand in inciting them, and should be impeached and removed, But they won't be.
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In the now famous words of our NEXT president "What difference at this time does it make?". I'm sorry but the msm will never portray events fairly nor show any since of integrity towards anyone that is not of their ideology. I appreciate your article but it is similar to pissing into the wind. It may make you feel good at first but then you realize that it was stupid.
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Ginning up racial division is a raison d'etre for leftists.

Creating faux victims of racism, sexism, ageism, ...finding ways to foment disharmony and resentment of "the man"...is a basic tenet of "politics of permanent state of revolution". (aka, "transforming")

The Protest Culture cannot be understood and appreciated unless and until we come to grips with this fact:

IT DOES NOT MATTER IF THE TRUTH AND EVIDENCE CLEARLY SHOW NO RACISM. IT ONLY MATTERS IF LEFTISTS CAN CREATE THE PERCEPTION OF RACISM.

Obama, his DOJ, his Agenda Media and his administration have been hard at work creating a racial divide, actively and aggressively favoring blacks and, when convenient...hispanics...over white society.

They have actively and aggressively assaulted followers of the Bible (Catholics, Jews, Evangelicals, Mormons and Christians) in favor of followers of Islam.

The rights of border crashing Spanish speaking "imported future revolutionaries" have been escalated over the rights of tax paying citizen patriots

The voting rights section of the DOJ has been an openly racist cesspool of corruption.

The IRS, the military, the FBI and the UN have been used to assault a class of people, formerly known as "the majority"...a misnomer in today's racial and ethnic reality.

The Red Diaper Brigade pushed the agenda of OWS, because it is THEIR agenda. They pushed the dismissal of the Black Panther intimidation dismissal because it is their agenda. They tore into the defense of our borders and threatened states trying to protect themselves because of their agenda.

They conducted outreach to Muslims and taught military personnel that Catholics, Jews, Mormons and Evangelicals are terrorists because that is their agenda.

So...of course they will be responsible for riots in the Zimmerman attempted racial lynching. They built this.

The racial, ethnic divide is their handiwork. Their propaganda arm is an active co-conspirator....but, make no mistake. This racial disharmony fraud was and is...a continuing intentional piece...part and parcel of the Red Diaper Government we have elected and that now rules our existence.
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No, the Obama administration will not be to blame if there's violence. Nobody can say it hasn't done everything it can to placate the mob by making sure Zimmerman goes to jail.
40 weeks ago
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Following the acquittal, how long before DOJ charges him with violating Martin's civil rights?
40 weeks ago
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Roughly 5 minutes to announce it, less than 24 hours to file.
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I wonder what the reaction would be if a million WHITE people gathered outside the courthouse and threatened to riot if Zimmerman was convicted.
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That is Dear Leader's wet dream come true...then he could impose martial law and the msm would back him all the way.

Remember BENGHAZI!
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There would be laughter. White people don't riot and burn down their own neighborhoods.
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