‘Al Sharpton Is Right’

by Rich Lowry

On the Martin case, I’m with VerBruggen. At the very least, Zimmerman precipitated the tragedy with his foolhardy acts, and there should be a trial to determine if he’s guilty of a crime. So give Sharpton and Co. this: They have highlighted what appears to be a mistake and injustice in the handling of the case. On the other hand, I’m uncomfortable with the ideological baggage that has been piled on the tragedy and the “trial by media” we are seeing right now. My column is here.