Guest Blogger: Unknown Author
“…the Feds would be interested if it could be proven that George profiled Trayvon because of his race and not simply because of his suspicion of him being a criminal.”
“George’s defense lawyers did him no favors during the State trial when it comes to enhancing a Federal case of civil rights violation. In a Federal case it must be alleged that the defendant violated the civil rights of another individual because of race, gender, age, or other protected class. In other words …the Feds would be interested if it could be proven that George profiled Trayvon because of his race and not simply because of his suspicion of him being a criminal. Sounds easy but it is not, they probably couldn’t have done it until O’Mara helped them out by marching witness after witness to the stand and stressing that all of the alleged criminal incidents in the neighborhood were committed by African Americans. Therefore it was reasonable for George to profile Trayvon because he was African American. Remember, he even told the jury that it was OK that George was profiling because that had nothing to do with his need to defend himself. Self defense is not an available defense for violating someones civil rights. It is the profiling itself that is the crime. It is Trayvons right to “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” that was violated. It was Trayvons right to privacy and his right be where he was… George… you just might have another problem here. “
From an Anonymous commenter, commenting on the Huffpost Trayvon Martin Case Special Edition.