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Video And Transcript Of The President's "Zimmerman Verdict" Remarks And Comment From a Kossack

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[President Obama Addresses Trayvon Martin Killing, dkostv, YouTube]

And also from DKos, here's a comment below on the Zimmerman verdict, and a link to the transcript of the President's comments of Friday, July 19, 2013.

[Hat tip to DKos commenter "nailbender," the DKos Transcripts Editors, and dkostv.]

* [new] There are so many things wrong with this speech. (0+ / 0-)

Zimmerman wasn't feeling threatened. He was feeling like busting an asshole punk. He was the aggressor. That's why the Judge's instruction to ignore his actions prior to the confrontation itself was wrong, not correct as Obama puts it.

Also, he just told us Holder is only going through the motions right now, that there's no chance of a federal case being brought. Thank god that didn't happen with Rodney King.

There's so much more, but no time to respond right now for me. I'm so fucking depressed.

Yeah, it's great that he has this podium to explain why AAs are so pissed and depressed about this, but he also used the same podium to tell them to stuff it and wait for the change that we now know is just some kind of political miasma.

"Well, yeah, the Constitution is worth it if you succeed." - Nancy Pelosi // Question: "succeed" at what?

by nailbender on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 12:58:42 PM PDT

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Could I have been right about the reaction?

[Postscript: I had hoped to add additional blog comments from other perspectives, but ran short of time. So readers, please "go for it."]

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Jerilyn at Talkleft wrote:

On July 18, 2013… the ACLU wrote this letter to Attorney General Eric Holder protesting even the consideration of bringing federal civil rights or hate crime charges against George Zimmerman.

"We are writing to clearly state the ACLU’s position on whether or not the Department of Justice (DOJ) should consider bringing federal civil rights or hate crimes charges as a result of the state court acquittal in the George Zimmerman case.

Even though the Supreme Court permits a federal prosecution following a state prosecution, the ACLU believes the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Constitution protects someone from being prosecuted in another court for charges arising from the same transaction. A jury found Zimmerman not guilty, and that should be the end of the criminal case."