Obama Addresses George Zimmerman Verdict
Posted on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 03:11:53 PM EST
Tags: George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin (all tags)
Here's the transcript of President Obama's remarks on the George Zimmerman verdict today.
Here's what I agree with:
The judge conducted the trial in a professional manner. The prosecution and the defense made their arguments. The juries were properly instructed that in a case such as this reasonable doubt was relevant, and they rendered a verdict. And once the jury has spoken, that's how our system works.
The rest of his remarks, on the topic of race, would be welcome following an incident involving racial profiling by police. In case he hasn't noticed, the practice is rampant in New York City. They do not fit in the context of this case. [More...]
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