”All politics is local.”
Why the judicial and due process gridlock in Sanford, Florida? Second only to judges, see the good old boys or local militia’s place in Neighborhood (Watch) communities and fiefdoms generally.
Besides institutional racism as an undiagnosed disease nationally – no different than slavery was and Jim Crow, at the heart of the ”local” Trayvon-Zimmerman story is the fact that George Zimmerman is the son of a local judge. Google that! No case, criminal or the issuance of a traffic ticket to the son of a local judge goes forward without approval from the local judge. Local law enforcement arrests, indictments by local prosecutors, or the local grand jury hearing a case happens without their first passing muster with the local judge – in any city or town you say, if the son of that local judge is the subject of that metaphoric traffic ticket or the alleged murder of a Black teen. At the heart of the ”local” Trayvon-Zimmerman story is the fact that George Zimmerman is the son of a local judge.