What is the White House thinking?
The President of the United States has many roles, but interfering and judging criminal cases is not one of them.
Obama released a statement calling the Zimmerman-Martin case a national tragedy, then saying it emphasizes the need for gun control in the US.
This was not a ‘national tragedy’. Men, women, and children of all races, cultures, and backgrounds are shot every day in this country. This happens to be a case that the media picked up and spotlighted in every way possible, like Casey Anthony.
Zimmerman-Martin is a tragedy for the families involved and the local community. Not the rest of us. We don’t own this event, and shame on those who buy into the media circus.
Shame on the President for taking advantage of this to promote his own agenda, and polish his image. The only appropriate comment would have been to “This has been a tragic experience for the families and the communities, but a jury has decided and we must now respect that decision and move forward in healing the community.”