There was a concerted effort at the start of this case to frame the shooting as the result of racial profiling, and to use that narrative to pressure prosecutors to file the case after the police had refused to charge Zimmerman finding his claim of self-defense plausible.

From the false narrative of the hoodie, to the doctored NBC tape, to the false allegation that Zimmerman used the term “coon,” conclusions were jumped to and the pressure was on the prosecutors.

All the racial narratives went in one direction before the evidence was heard in court.

Now it heads in the opposite direction:

Given the weakness of the State’s case so far — at best conflicting eyewitness accounts which themselves create reasonable doubt as to what happened — I can only wonder if the prosecution would have been brought at all had the racial narrative reflected what we now know.

 
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