Defusing an explosive situation at the expense of subjecting a single individual to an unwarranted prosecution is not worth the cost.<quoted text>
You are wrong about Obama.(Al Sharpton is and has always been a race pimp). It was almost a month after Trayvon was killed before Obama weighed in on Trayvon Martin and that was only after the case had stirred passions nationwide.
Here is what was happening BEFORE Obama made his comments about Trayvon and probably the very reason he felt compelled to do so.
March 22, 2012:
Sanford, Florida (CNN)-- Outrage over the killing of an unarmed Florida teenager grew nationwide Wednesday as at least 1,000 supporters of Trayvon Martin took to the streets of New York and a petition demanding the shooter's arrest amassed nearly 1 million signatures.
Members of Martin's family were among demonstrators in New York for a "Million Hoodie March," a reference to the attire the 17-year-old was wearing when he was shot.
"A black person in a hoodie isn't automatically suspicious," an online protest page says. "Let's put an end to racial profiling."
More than 900,000 people have signed a petition on Change.org demanding the arrest of the shooter, George Zimmerman.
Demonstrators of all races crowded into New York's Union Square on Wednesday night, demanding justice. Many of them wore hoodies and carried Skittles, the candy Martin had bought on the night he was killed.
"I am Trayvon Martin!" the crowd chanted as they marched for about an hour, returning to Union Square. Others chanted, "I'm a suspicious person," a reference to the shooter's description of Martin to a 911 operator. A boy carried a sign that read, "Will I be next?"
"We will not go quietly into the night," Benjamin Crump, the Martin family's attorney, told the protesters. "We have to make sure we understand what happened so we can never let this tragedy happen again.
"No justice, no peace!" the crowd chanted......"Had Trayvon been a white kid ... Zimmerman would have been arrested."
Obama made his response the next day as an assurance that all agencies would work together to find out what happened:“I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this, and that everybody pulls together — federal, state and local — to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened.” IMO, there was nothing wrong with wanting to defuse an already explosive situation.
Obama knew full well that his interference would force an arrest.
Obama should have said nothing (and still has not learned his lesson).