I am not talking about a pot roast. I am talking about the most popular coverage on TV. Yes, I will weigh in and regret talking about the very sad Trayvon Martin story that has gone viral in the media and in town across the nation — drawing the likes of Sharprton and Jesse and every other opportunist on the left or right.
There are no winners in this. A young man was killed on the streets by a untrained citizen cop. That isn’t justice. The local establishment should be castigated for providing such predictable environment for overdone.
But, the young man was as culpable as the rest. In part, it is the old two to tango story. It was your typical bar style fight on steroids. The kid hit Mr. Zimmerman — a “volunteer security patrolmen.” He then jumped on him and beat him while he was down. That leads to fear for life. There is a witness and there are the facial marks to confirm.
But, overdone is overdone. The kid should have ended up in jail and not a morgue. Facts that should have come out in court will not. I don’t claim it would have but it sure had a better chance. Law enforcement doesn’t always get it right. An untrained or supervised axillary compounds failing. But, there is a chance that can all be corrected — unless people are dead.
Best thing that can happen is we all get smarter. I sure haven’t. I wrote about this mess.