Obama also suggested that the outcome of the case could have been different if Martin were white. “If a white male teen would have been involved in this scenario,” he said, “both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.”
There is zero evidence that this had anything to do with race. Zimmerman was investigated by the FBI, police and the prosecutors, and none found any evidence to support that idea.
The issue was an out of control teenager who decided to attack a “creepy ass cracka“. Obama is the person who brought race into it.
The president also nodded to the Justice Department investigation which is probing whether or not to bring federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman. But Obama also urged state and local officials to review their own procedures to see how to improve their law enforcement practices.
The fifth amendment prohibits this
He also called for a review of so-called “Stand Your Ground” laws, a central issue in the case.
It was not brought up during the case.
“If Trayvon Martin was of age and was armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk?” Obama asked. “If the answer to that question is at least ambiguous, then it seems to me that we should examine those laws.”
Martin was suspended from school for drug abuse and theft. He never could have gotten a CCW license. He would have been extremely dangerous with a gun. There was no indication that Zimmerman threatened Martin any way. Zimmerman was waiting for the police to arrive when he was attacked.
And though Obama sidestepped the idea of demanding a new, national conversation on race — and while he said that racism was far from eliminated — the president ended on an upbeat moment, expressing his view that race relations are “getting better.
Obama has sent race relations backwards by 50 years with his constant race baiting. There was no evidence presented that this case had anything to do with race. Just like when he accused the Cambridge police of racism. Why is Obama talking about it?