It's an old blog thing, so I'm not happy with this. There was that whole Blogintegrity episode with Armando... ah good times.
By the President comparing himself to Martin 35 years ago, is he saying he would have responded as Martin did, and physically attacked someone for following him? I hope not because our laws do not allow such conduct. It is not illegal for a private citizen to follow someone. It is illegal to physically assault another person who has not threatened him with the imminent use of force.
I am very disappointed that the President has chosen to endorse those who have turned a case of assault and self-defense into a referendum on race and civil rights. And that he is using it to support those with an agenda of restricting gun rights.
The cultural and moral consequences and implications of a legal case are not necessarily resolved or even addressed by specific court decisions.
As it happens, the law is a load of shit when it comes to race in America, historically.
And also, neighborhood watch assholes? Stay in your fucking car.