Now that the prosecution’s star witness Rachel Jeantel has testified that her friend Trayvon had described George Zimmerman as a “creepy-ass white kill my neighbor cracker”, suddenly the Martin’s wish to keep race out of the trial.
SANFORD, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -An attorney for Trayvon Martin’s family says the parents of the Miami teen don’t want race to be injected into the trial of the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with fatally shooting their son.
Attorney Daryl Parks said Thursday it’s wrong for anybody to insert race into the trial.
“America doesn’t like to talk about race. It’s not a comfortable conversation for anyone,” he said. “When you try to inject race into a case like this here, that means you’re trying to push somebody who’s trying to make a decision one way or the other.”
Parks was questioned by members of the media about rallies held last year in Sanford, Fla. by Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. He was asked why issues of race were so prevalent then, when a year later, he appears to be downplaying the racial dynamics in the case.
Parks said that emotions were high following the shooting of Trayvon Martin, and thousands had come to protest why no action had been taken almost one full month after the teen was fatally shot. [...]
The race baiting seeds had already been sown, and now that Trayvon has been painted as a racist…move along nothing to see here. Gotcha.
More from NYDN:
In a shocking declaration, attorney Daryl Parks said the George Zimmerman trial was ‘not about racial profiling.’ This comes after prosecutors claimed Zimmerman targeted Trayvon Martin because he was black.
A TRAYVON MARTIN family lawyer threw the trial of cop wanna-be George Zimmerman into turmoil Thursday by suddenly declaring that the case was “not about race.”
“It’s not about racial profiling,” Daryl Parks declared. “He was profiled (criminally). George Zimmerman profiled him.”
Parks dropped this bombshell after prosecutors spent the last few days arguing that Zimmerman profiled the 17-year-old specifically because he was black.
Asked why Parks was changing his tune now, the lawyer made another head-scratching statement. “We never claimed this was about race,” he said.[...]