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A country divided over justice

by Greg Belfrage

It's been deeply troubling to watch the blind outrage over George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. 

Riots have been occurring for days. Now there's news of a white man in Wisconsin who was assaulted by three black teenagers.  One of them reportedly shouted at the man, "This is for Trayvon Martin."

We've seen Rachel Jeantel, a friend of Trayvon's, explaining to CNN's Piers Morgan that Zimmerman didn't realize he wasn't being threatened. Trayvon was just giving Zimmerman a dose of "whoop ass". 

The usual cast of race-baiters are also hard at work, trying to foment chaos and insurrection over the verdict for their own political or personal gain.

I've watched angry debate rage on social media for days. Those who have strong feelings about the verdict generally fall into two camps.  

There are those who believe the prosecution didn't come close to meeting its burden of proving Zimmerman committed murder.

The rest are those who don't care about the evidence or what can be proven.  They want a verdict that reflects what they believe happened on that terrible night.

Nowhere has the difference between the two camps been more clear than it was last night during "On the Record" with Greta Van Sustern.  Van Sustern interviewed the family attorney for Trayvon Martin's family, Jasmine Rand.  

Watch the five minute segment below.  It's clear to see who is truly interested in law and justice and who desires to "engineer" outcomes to satisfy her own worldview.

Greg Belfrage is heard mornings from 6am-9am on KELO Newstalk 1320/107.9.