There is little to no evidence that George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin because Martin was black. But that hasn’t stopped members of the Congressional Black Caucus from sponsoring a resolution linking Martin to gun control and lamenting supposed racial profiling of the teenager: . . .
Honoring the life of 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin, urging the State of Florida and others to repeal the Stand Your Ground law, and admonishing involved parties to pursue full investigations into all homicides, regardless of defenses asserted by the offender.
Whereas Zimmerman’s unfounded assumptions and racial bias led to the use of deadly force ….
The sponsors of the resolution include Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL), and the colorfully-behatted Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL).
This is worse than grandstanding. It’s trying to pass legislation based on unknown “facts” in a criminal case. It may indeed be “Honoring” a violent criminal. It definitely attributes “racial bias” where none has been proven.