Eric (my-people) Holder has just called for a thorough hearing of the Zimmerman case. According to the Denver Post:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that the Justice Department will take appropriate action in the killing of Trayvon Martin if it finds evidence that a federal criminal civil rights crime has been committed.
The attorney general made the comments in an appearance before a civil rights organization founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton.
Holder said the department will conduct a thorough and independent review of the evidence in the Martin matter. One of the department’s top priorities, said Holder, is preventing and combating youth violence and victimization.
LAVEEN – Police are saying more about a shooting at a Taco Bell Tuesday night in which one man died.
They’re also identifying the victim as 29-year-old Daniel Adkins.
About 7:30 p.m., a 22-year-old man and his girlfriend ordered food at the Taco Bell drive-thru and were told to pull up while their order was prepared.
At the same time, Adkins stepped around a corner into the path of the vehicle and angry words were exchanged between he and the driver.
They got into an altercation and Adkins was shot once by the driver. He died at the scene.
The driver, a 22-year-old black male, called police but has not been arrested.
At first, the couple claimed that Adkins had a metal pipe that he swung at them — but it turns out he was holding a dog leash with his yellow lab on the other end.
Family members want that driver arrested, but he’s claiming self-defense.
In other words, as Olave points out, this case is very similar to the Zimmerman/Martin case -except that the races are reversed and Adkins was disabled. He had the mental capacity of a 12-year-old child. Where are the rallies, the press coverage, the concern at the federal level and the outrage? Where are the throngs of people shouting “I am Daniel Adkins”? Olave’s comparison of the two cases is very good.
The truth is that 99% of the people you know, in real life, have never heard of Adkins – because his name is hardly mentioned on the idiot-box and he is ignored by “mainstream” news outlets for being the wrong race. I think Adkin’s case is a perfect subject for flyers, bumper-stickers etc. I guarantee that I will be accused of “racism” and “hate” for passing out such flyers.