The verdict in the Zimmerman case was celebrated by a class of folks in this country that may surprise the ordinary citizen. Race Hucksters.
The last thing these people wanted was for Zimmerman to go to jail. That would have ruined their payday, both monetarily and politically.
These are people who make a living out of bitching about how racist America is. They are out front and center in front of any camera or microphone they can find, spouting out imagined outrages and fermenting racial discord and anger. They live for these moments, for they make themselves relevant ... and rich.
You know the names - Jesse Jackson ... Al Sharpton ... Barack Obama ... Eric Holder ... Cynthia McKinney ... Sheila Jackson Lee ... and hundreds of other douchebags that insult our intelligence and our country with their vile crap.
They don't want an end to racism. That would end their rein as supreme leaders of the race war. That would end their time on the throne as leaders of 'their people' (in the words of Eric Holder).
This is not a new issue. People have been doing this for a long time, exploiting fear and anger in minorities for their own gain.
A famous person once said;
"There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don't want the patient to get well."
This was not a KKK member (who would have been a Democrat in those days). This was not a vile Republican. It wasn't Rush Limbaugh.
This quotation was made by Booker T. Washington in 1911 - a black man of some note in our country's history.
Update - Sanford, FL police officials have confirmed that last Wednesday, Zimmerman helped rescue 4 members of a family who were trapped in their overturned SUV. After his heroic actions, he spoke with the officers on scene, and then left to go about his business. He didn't call reporters, didn't hold a news conference, didn't in any way try to bring attention to what he had done.
I can't wait to see the hucksters come out of the woodwork, claiming he set the whole thing up!