There are some far-Right conservatives (aka Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh) who don't want to believe that racism still exists in this world. These extremists are so caught up in their ideology that they refuse to see prejudice based on race, much the continual spate of unarmed black men and boys killed by police officers (or neighborhood watch volunteers like George Zimmerman). And while they are right to scream at every example of white liberals using faux-racism to keep blacks down, dependent and voting Democrat, pretending that racism no longer exists, esp. when it comes to the Trayvon Martin's of the world, only does the conservative movement in this country harm:
George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who says he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, has been charged with murder in the second degree, special prosecutor Angela Corey told reporters Wednesday.RELATED: Breaking: Zimmerman to be charged in Martin shooting; Update: Zimmerman arrested, charged with 2nd-degree murder
Corey said that Zimmerman has surrendered to authorities in Florida and has been arrested. The charge carries a maximum possible sentence of life in prison.
Police say Zimmerman fatally shot Martin, a 17-year-old African-American, on February 26 in Sanford, Florida, after Martin began walking home from a convenience store. Zimmerman, who is Hispanic and was a neighborhood watch volunteer, had called 911 to complain about a suspicious person in the neighborhood. He was released without charges after claiming self-defense, but the case was referred to a special prosecutor as thousands converged on Sanford to join in protests calling for Zimmerman's arrest.