David Horowitz: Conservatives Jumped the Gun on Zimmerman Innocence
On Friday, conservative author and thinker David Horowitz penned a piece suggesting that conservatives have jumped the gun on their defense of George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin:
It is a fact that many, if not most conservatives have already concluded that George Zimmerman is innocent of any crime in connection with Trayvon Martin’s death and should be acquitted if justice is to be served. Indeed, this opinion was formed long before the trial began as a reaction to the outcry of liberals that Zimmerman was guilty — and guilty of being white – and that the crime was murder, and must be punished. But just because a lynch mob has formed to condemn Zimmerman in advance of the facts, does not mean one must conclude that Zimmerman is innocent of Trayvon Martin’s death.
Horowitz continues by stating that Zimmerman was not credible based on his statements that he did not have money for bail, and that he did not know about the Stand Your Ground law in Florida. Horowitz finds Zimmerman’s interview with Sean Hannity “most disturbing” thanks to Zimmerman’s statement that he wouldn’t do anything differently if he could change that night.
Horowitz concludes: “The Stand Your Ground Law should be rewritten to apply only to home invasions since then it is clear that the intruder is the aggressor and the response is self-defense. Second, Neighborhood Watch guards should not be permitted to conceal and carry.”