I just believe you can draw conclusions of your own because there is NO WAY to prove without a shadow of doubt what happened in this case.
I agree with you here, and I share your sadness over the death of the young man.
I disagree with the notion of prejudging GZ by concluding that his actions were based upon his dislike for black male teenagers. Why? Because there's no evidence demonstrating that GZ disliked black male teens so much that he would go around picking fights with them.
Now, the President has injected himself into this conversation, despite the fact that he's the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the USA, and despite the fact that his Dept of Justice is actively investigating the matter with a view towards Federal criminal prosecution of GZ.
How do you respond to those who suggest that perhaps the President is acting irresponsibly to infer that GZ's actions were based upon race?
Should law enforcement (i.e. the President)remain objective during an active investigation instead of reaching conclusions based upon prejudice?
The President could have made constructive comments addressing future police training, re-visiting "stand your ground" laws, endorsing non-violence, endorsing self-assessment for the purpose of "wringing" the bias out of ourselves, and suggesting some further efforts towards assimilation of at-risk youth, and stopped with that, but, he did not. He simply had to make the inference that GZ's actions were motivated by race, because Obama is, always was, and always will be -- an agitating race-baiter.
This post was edited on 7/20 at 1:56 pm