ha...actually Trayvon was black, his killer (Zimmerman) was Hispanic (but the story does keep getting more and more confusing as the days go by and the political figures get involved and start spouting their agenda over the situation)
next thing you know we'll probably be hearing them debate or rail through acts of Congress over this case...built on inaccurate information and basically a racist reaction to a lamentable and tragic situation that probably carries no racial undertones at all other than according to those who merely see the skin colors involved rather than study the facts...and if we see riots over this case, they'll probably pop up in Philly before Miami. (sounds about right)
even if it was murder, it doesn't at all appear to be racially motivated. even if the police chief failed to act properly, it doesn't appear to be racially motivated.
the shooter was from a mixed family with black relatives...no history of racism towards blacks has been produced as evidence.
The police chief is white but has no history of racism that has been produced as evidence. He's been the chief there long enough for some such accusation, especially if he really has a racial bias...apparently this is the first time accused as acting in a racist manner.
There is a very confusing law in FL called "Stand Your Ground" and predictably, this law has resulted in a law enforcement official grappling with how to correctly enforce it. It is possible that he is not grappling with it, but before a rush to judgement is concluded on this guy, maybe his perspective should be better understood. Just because he is white does not mean his decisions so far have come from a racial bias.
Maybe some lawmakers who passed this thing could also comment as to why or why not a police chief could come to the conclusion that this one came to (i.e. self-defense, no arrest, no charges). There apparently was more to the incident (i.e. a hand-to-hand fight and struggle between the Trayvon and Zimmerman) than is usually referenced, but for some reason, that alleged fact seems to be ignored or nullified by those who either disregard it or who deny it (with no evidence to the contrary at this point). The police say a hand-to-hand fight did happen...i.e. a struggle on the ground between the two. The FL state politicians are "shockingly" quiet on this point as they ought to be concerned about racial tensions in their own state and how this could get out of hand in a hurry. Of course, they might end up indicting themselves for pointing out the law they passed and the consequences of the law, possibly like this case. Maybe they've spoken today and I've missed it. It's possible.
I have no idea what happened any more than anyone else who wasn't there and certainly much less than the police who investigated. We'll find out more I'm sure as this will be the most investigated crime in Florida this decade or century. I'm sure we'll hear a lot more. Hopefully, they'll get to the truth and release it or hold it for a trial and let this thing play out in a non-violent manner rather than in an illogical, racially charged reaction that is based on unsubstantiated charges and politicized speeches rather than facts.
The boy is dead and we can't change that, but we sure can (as a society) deal with this peacefully and judiciously. With the state and federal governments involved, who knows how that will turn out, but hopefully, their involvement will help give clarity rather than obscure the truth with politically charged judgements and proclamations.
If there was racism involved by either Zimmerman or the police chief, I would never do anything but join in the condemnation of such. I don't join in with those who claim it only on the basis of skin color or ethnicity of those involved. If I were to do so, then you or I could be called and found guilty of racism without even doing anything or thinking anything of the sort. The actions and/or inaction involved as revealed so far do not necessitate racism.
We may never know if these government levels are successful in doing that or even if that is their aim or not. They aren't going to discuss their own motives for being involved so we have to hope that they have good intentions of finding the truth and not fabricating a political agenda upon the scene...and that suggestion causes me to wonder.