On Fox News Sunday’s panel this morning, conservative pundit Bill Kristol bemoaned the national attention by activists and media being given to the Trayvon Martin case. “It is just demagoguery, I think, mostly on the side of those who want to indict the whole society for this death,” Kristol said of the “maybe very unjustified shooting of this young man.” Watch it:
The plain injustices of the case have spurred national attention. If shooter George Zimmerman had been arrested at any time up to this point (as the facts of the case suggest he should have been), that would certainly have quelled the outrage around this case.
As Juan Williams said, “The thing that I think is the point of concern is why was the decision made not to arrest Zimmerman. … The idea that someone would kill this little boy…seems outrageous and at least the arrest is necessary.”
To his credit, Kristol acknowledged that Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which played a key part in Zimmerman’s defense, is not “sensible” and deserves to be debated.