With Monday’s editorial, “No definition of justice,” The Post joined the chorus clamoring for George Zimmerman to be brought up on charges of civil rights violations. In this, The Post joins with those champions of American justice, the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.
America has been steadily climbing out of the “old days,” when civil rights violations were abundant and obvious. This is not one of those cases. To repeat the results of the fair and proper trial would do no good. The Post is saying, along with the above mentioned black leaders and NAACP Chairman Benjamin Jealous, that since Mr. Zimmerman was found not guilty, we need to punish him for something. Trayvon Martin was black, George Zimmerman was white. Ipso facto, there was a violation of Trayvon’s civil rights. That kind of reasoning fails the common sense test.
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