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17 July 2013 @ 10:48 am
Five good reads on the Zimmerman verdict  
* Ta-Nehisi Coates on the irony of American justice.
* Charles M. Blow explains how the whole system failed Martin.
* How this all actually invalidates the NRA's armed citizen fallacy.
* A cop provides his insight into the verdict, and the type of people he meets.
* Yes, the molestation accusations lodged against Zimmerman are highly relevant.

 
 
 
PMMJ: Newscheetahmaster on July 17th, 2013 05:50 pm (UTC)
"The assumption underlying [the original police and prosecution] ho-hum approach to the case was that Zimmerman had the right to self-defense but Martin — young, male, black — did not. The assumption was that Zimmerman would fear for his life in a hand-to-hand struggle but Martin — young, male, black — would not."
-Eugene Robinson

Also from hullabaloo: why was Zimmerman allowed to have a concealed firearm?