The State’s Idea of Fair and Impartial

The state claims a monopoly on justice services. It justifies it’s monopoly by claiming that is impartial and therefore the best agent to act as an arbitrator between disagreeing individuals. While the state likes to claim itself to be impartial there have been numerous cases where it has attempted to influence the outcome of court cases, especially when it sees some form of political gain in doing so. The George Zimmerman case has been one where every political busybody has tried to get in on the action. After the media raise a lynch mob but stoking the fires of racism, it became possible for members of the state to boost their political career by exploiting the situation. As it turns out, the Department of Justice (DoJ) decided to invest notable amounts of money on railroading Zimmerman:

Records obtained by Judicial Watch in response to local, state and federal public records requests show that the so-called peacekeepers are part of a large and growing division within DOJ called the Community Relations Service (CRS). Though CRS purports to spot and quell racial tensions nationwide before they arise, the documents obtained by Judicial Watch show the group actively worked to foment unrest, spending thousands of taxpayer dollars on travel and hotel rooms to train protestors throughout Florida. The peacekeepers also met with officials of the Republican National Convention, scheduled for several months later in Tampa, to warn them to expect protests in connection with Martin’s death.

  • CRS employee spent $1,142.84 to travel to Sanford, Florida from March 25-28, 2012 “to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies”;
  • CRS employee spent $751.60 to travel to Sanford, Florida from March 30-April 1, 2012 “to provide technical assistance to the City of Sanford, event organizers, and law enforcement agencies for the march and rally on March 31”;
  • CRS employee spent $1,307.40 to travel to Sanford, Florida from April 3-12, 2012 “to provide technical assistance, conciliation, and onsite mediation during demonstrations planned in Sanford”;
  • CRS employee spent $672.24 to travel to Tampa, Florida from April 18-20, 2012 “to meet with RNC official related to possible protests and demonstrations during the RNC”

If an organization wants to declare a monopoly on justice they should also state entirely out of potential and upcoming legal proceedings. But this is America and in America advancing one’s political career is far more important than upholding the supposed principles of justice. What should have been a serious case to determine whether a man lawfully defended himself or murdered a fellow human being turned into a media circus that allowed anybody wanting to advance their political career to play the race card by declaring Zimmerman guilty before the trail even began.