You would think a president would respect our court system. Someone that high in government must know how vital it is that everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty and that our chief executive should let the judiciary act without his opinion.
But in the Trayvon Martin case, Barack Obama has meddled from the beginning. He already said that if he had a son, he would probably look like Trayvon. Already that is an inappropriate comment that could sway jurors.
Evidently that wasn’t all he did. Breitbart.com sat down with the brother of accused killer George Zimmerman and he had some interesting things to say:
Robert saved especially harsh criticism for President Obama, who inserted himself in the Zimmerman case, even inviting race-baiter Al Sharpton to the White House shortly after Sharpton threatened the town of Sanford over the Police Department’s decision not to arrest Zimmerman originally. When the President was asked about the Zimmerman case in the Rose Garden, Robert said, “Here was this president, from the backdrop of the Rose Garden, making comments about someone based on his skin color. I think we felt bullied, we were a little let down initially, and that disappointment grew because if you don’t have the support of at least the law on your side, of the most powerful man in the Western Hemisphere reminding the world that it is entitled to watch, reminding Americans that the world is watching and that we will get through this with due process, but instead bringing up statements about his skin color … it was alarming to say the least.”
Robert went further: “I don’t think a white president would have been able to get away with the same thing from the Rose Garden in an election season.”
The fallout to the Zimmerman family has been extreme. According to Robert, they often require security for everyday tasks. They have had to move around to avoid targeting. And now, George faces a trial in a case where many legal observers agree there is no evidence to support the prosecutor’s second degree murder charge. No matter what happens, George Zimmerman will, thanks to the President and the media, remain a racist in many Americans’ minds. “If you can’t rebut assertions of racism,” said Robert, “the noise kind of drowns you out. You’re really left defenseless, and you have no other choice but to go into hiding.”
With a poor economy, turmoil in the Middle East, violence in the U.S. and a nuclear Iran, you’d think Obama would have enough on his plate without involving himself in one case. The fact that he wants to intervene in every part of everyone’s life is scary.