Zimmerman and trials in the media

I’m reading on the internets that it’s an absolutely terrible thing that George Zimmerman has been tried in the media, that there are opinion writers who think he’s guilty, that everyone’s making a lot of assumptions, etc.

Where were these people when there are stories about drones killing folks who haven’t been tried or charged, and sometimes haven’t done anything other than be related to a person someone thought was dangerous? Where are these people when folks are getting electrocuted by police in the street? Where are these people when folks were getting locked up without trials in Guantanamo? Where are these people when, on any mainstream paper’s article about a crime, everyone is in the comments high-fiving each other over the fact that someone was arrested?

Where are these people in any of the other hundreds of situations where people assume that someone else is guilty for no reason at all?


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