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Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

George Zimmerman has been found not guilty of killing Trayvon Martin. The jury decided correctly.

Zimmerman was defending himself against an almost 6-foot-tall 17-year-old, who was hardly a child. Trayvon attacked Zimmerman, broke his nose and was on top of him. Trayvon pounded the back of Zimmerman's head repeatedly on the sidewalk. Zimmerman had a gun, which he used in self-defense. He fired one time and Trayvon was dead.

Zimmerman considers himself a Hispanic. Trayvon was a black teenager. This will cause Obama problems.

Blacks consider this verdict a travesty of justice. They want the federal government to try Zimmerman on a trumped-up civil rights charge. If the Obama administration doesn't, perhaps blacks will become so angry that they won't vote for Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections.

If the federal government goes after Zimmerman, the Hispanics will be upset. They may not vote for Democrats in the next election. Obama needs their votes to win congressional seats.

Obama is between a rock and a hard place. He risks political damage either way. And I love to see him squirm.

Kathleen Bollinger

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