The Corner

Indicting George Zimmerman

This is good news for our country. As I wrote in my column on this last week, trial by jury has to be better at uncovering truth than the barbaric ordeal of trial by media.

When I heard how NBC had doctored the audio tape of Zimmerman’s call to Sanford police, that’s the moment I threw up my hands and realized: There’s no way I can figure out what happened that night by parsing what appears in the media. None of us have a right to have an opinion on this as yet.

A teenage boy is dead. Zimmerman shot him. We owe anxious black parents our empathy. But we owe both Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman justice.

Without truth, there is no justice.

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