President Obama made some remarks a short while ago about Trayvon Martin and the Zimmerman trial verdict:
Excerpts from his remarks in the White House briefing room:
“Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”
“If a white male teen would have been involved in this scenario,” he said, “both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.”
“The African-American community is looking at this through a set of experiences and history that doesn’t go away,” he said.
“If Trayvon Martin was of age and was armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk?” Obama asked. “If the answer to that question is at least ambiguous, then it seems to me that we should examine those [“stand your ground”] laws.”
It’s almost as if he thinks he has a unique perspective to share on that particular case or that he’s suggesting that justice isn’t always applied evenly in the Greatest Country On Earth!