As we await the end of the Zimmerman trial, I realized that lost in all of the arguments about race and the differing opinions on the meaning of this versus that, we have a fundamental problem: Everyone is treating this like a game. Some kind of sporting event, where the players try to gain advantage and  win the game, while the entire time we forget that the person who is accused has constitutional rights. Not just in this case, but in every case.

The entire point of having constitutional rights is to prevent mob rule, otherwise we would be a true democracy. The people who are the largest cheerleaders in this case are blacks, who more than anyone, will have to face the results of what the prosecution has tried to do to Zimmerman.

What did they do?
The prosecutor lied on the charging document. There is evidence of witness tampering, manufactured evidence, slow rolling of discovery, the hiding of possibly exculpatory evidence, misrepresentation of the facts, and many other violations, right down to the last minute addition of the murder by child abuse charge. Politicians interfered in the investigation by tainting witnesses and pushing for charges in order to advance their own political careers.

All of this has been lost in the argument of people who have been distracted into asking the wrong questions.

“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” ~ Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

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