The killing of Trayvon Martin has gripped America intensely because it raises two hot-button emotional issues: (1) the tendency of some whites to see young black males as a menace, and (2) the shoot-first-and-ask-questions-later mentality among some gun zealots.
Make-believe cop George Zimmerman told police dispatchers that the clean-cut black youth looked like "a real suspicious guy" and he added: "These a--holes always get away."
Apparently the only reason the amateur cop thought the teen was "suspicious" and an "a--hole" was because he was black. The boy had no police record, wasn't armed, and was walking peacefully. He was totally innocent, yet he was targeted, followed and killed -- even though a police dispatcher told Zimmerman to cease the pursuit.