Originally Posted By: MrB
On the first "yikes", the last paragraph is wrong. If Martin had shot Zimmerman, a Hispanic, there would be no media storm at all.

Actually, that last paragraph agrees with you in a way: if the roles had been reversed, it would have been less a media storm and simply the more routine process of sending another black guy to jail if not the chair ...

Although I tend to believe if the roles were reversed and Martin was trying to use the Stand Your Ground defense, there probably would be a media storm of some sort in that the framers of that law deep down probably didn't intend that it apply to people like Martin ...

Regardless, the radical right wing surely wouldn't be trying to pin his possible conviction on Obama, of all people ;-)