"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Please Make Up Fictitious Thought Crimes We Can Charge George Zimmerman With

From today's Orlando Sentinel:

The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday afternoon appealed to civil rights groups and community leaders, nationally and in Sanford, for help investigating whether a federal criminal case might be brought against George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, one advocate said. 
The DOJ has also set up a public email address to take in tips on its civil rights investigation

You've got to be kidding me.   I mean, seriously, what can they possibly be expecting to learn?   That Zimmerman at some point in his 30 years of life used a racially insensitive word?   Are we really going to prosecute Zimmerman for a crime because he thought a wrong thought or said a wrong word sometime in his life?  

And, without putting too fine a point on it... does anyone really think that there won't be enormous incentives for people to make things up about Zimmerman?

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