If Newt doesn't get a win tonight he really should head off into the sunset and find someone willing to pay him to confuse everyone within earshot of his shrill sounding gibberish.
Fifteen days and counting on this Trayvon Martin case. I wonder what's taking them so long to charge Mr. Zimmerman. I am trying to close my eyes and imagine a different scenario: Black neighborhood watch captain shoots and kills a seventeen year old unarmed white youth. If you guessed that Negro would be under the jail by now you would be correct. But alas, this is A-merry-ca.
"The police have refused to release the tape of the 911 call Zimmerman made that night, as well as the tapes from other 911 calls made by residents regarding the alleged fight between Zimmerman and Trayvon. The family, frustrated after weeks have passed and nothing has been done, have filed a lawsuit to force the police to turn over the 911 tapes as well as all the other investigative documents. They believe they have been lied to by the police and are being given the run around by the local authorities so that Trayvon's killer can go free.
The Martin family’s frustration with Sanford police extends beyond the 911 tapes — the family also says Sanford police misleadingly told them Zimmerman had a clean criminal history.In fact, Orange County court records show Zimmerman was arrested in 2005 for resisting an officer with violence and battery on a law enforcement officer. The charges were later dropped. [...]Check out the rest of Steven D's wonderful article on this story over at Booman Tribune. [h/t Greg Fuller]
A day earlier, Bill Lee, Sanford’s police chief, said the 911 tapes would not be released because the investigation was still underway.
“There is evidence that George Zimmerman acted in self-defense.” Lee said." [Source]
Wait, I have an update: The police of Sanford, Florida, who are obviously too
cowardly and afraid to handle this case themselves have decided to turn the case over to the state attorney's office of Florida. [Source]
We will see where it goes from here.
Finally, if you are planning on getting your "Jungle Fever" on you might want to stay away from Alabama and Mississippi:
"While support for interracial marriage is at an all-time high nationally, 29 percent of likely GOP voters in Mississippi and 21 percent in Alabama think that marriage between people of different races should be illegal.
theGrio: Interracial couple express shock over marriage denial
Perhaps because of attitudes in the South, a Pew study released last month found that interracial couples are more likely to reside in the Western United States.
The last U.S. anti-miscegenation laws were overturned in 1967, six years after Barack Obama was born to a white mother and black father. The case of Loving vs. Virginia was one couple’s attempt to fight back against the criminalization of interracial marriage in the South. The Lovings won their case in the Supreme Court, reversing a nearly 84-year-old precedent that was set in Alabama with Pace v. Alabama." [Source]
Oh wait, those are republican voters. Sorry. I guess as long as you stay away from republican hangouts with your significant other you should be fine. Just don't try to vote.