“A lot has been made of the fact that there are six women on the Zimmerman jury. My expectation is that he will be found not guilty, less because he isn’t actually guilty of anything but self-defense, but because there is a Hispanic woman on the jury. On matters of race, Hispanics not only tend to stick together, but more importantly, tend to be considerably less guiltable, for lack of a better expression, than whites.”
I wrote that last night but didn’t post it because I was intending to write more and didn’t get around to finishing it. As it happens, the post was overtaken by events, because last night the jury rightly found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin:
George Zimmerman never denied shooting Trayvon Martin, but he said he did so in self defense. Late Saturday night, a Florida jury found him not guilty in the teenager’s death. The verdict caps a case that has inflamed passions for well over a year, much of it focused on race and gun rights. The six jurors — all of them women — deliberated for 16½ hours. Five of the women are white; one is a minority.
I tend to doubt there will be any massive riots; it’s been pretty clear that the prosecution completely failed to make any coherent case against Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense. Also, unlike Rodney King, this wasn’t an official cop thing and the black community in America knows very well that it is getting its clock cleaned by the Hispanic community everywhere from Compton to Miami.
This tweet sums it all up: “So a Hispanic shoots a black and is acquitted by women, but it’s still white men’s fault.”