By Patti Brown
I have been a juror on a murder trial and I really respect what goes on in the jury room.
You have to make a decision of guilty or innocence based on the evidence presented and the law, not on your emotions or feelings about what you think is fair.
If only the media gave as much coverage on what happened in Bengahzi and on Fast and Furious, we might be a smarter, more informed electorate and demand honesty and integrity from our government.
The Zimmerman case should NEVER have been brought to trial and was only done so when certain interest groups and certain political interests ginned up the race card, including the President, and the media took the bait like they so often do in cases — Natalie Holloway, Drew Peterson, Lacy Peterson — seriously.
Calling Zimmerman a “white Hispanic” — a term coined by CNN to paint this as a black-white race case — was meant to make people think this was a hate crime. White on black killings are not epidemic in our country but black on black killings are. Just look at what is going on in Chicago! And yet the media ignores those cases, covering them in lumps, not individually.
America got played by the media which used the case to stir up a race narrative. America needs to stop being pawns of the media, and the media need to report a story, not construct or lead a story to advance an agenda.
[Thanks to Patti Brown for permission to publish her remarks on the George Zimmerman trial.]