With the Trayvon Martin shooting still in our minds, we're starting to hear a lot of people (mostly on the Left) saying George Zimmerman is guilty. They say it's clear Zimmerman killed Martin and all the evidence points to it. This knowledge makes them angry at the police department for being incompetent. After all, they were able to piece together the facts, so the police needs to do something to bring justice to Martin's family.
Fine. Then, go arrest Zimmerman and throw him in jail.
Ah, there's the rub. See, it's one thing to rant and rave about the case, but it's another to act on those words. If Zimmerman is guilty, it would be considered a felony, which introduced the lovely and talented concept of a citizen's arrest. If those who think Zimmerman is guilty really have conviction and courage, they would be booking flights to Florida, rounding up a posse, and busting Zimmerman where he lives.
Of course, they don't have courage and conviction, just a lot of noise.
I'm willing to wait for the evidence to come out before I judge Zimmerman's guilt or innocence, and if he is guilty, I'm all in favor of punishing Zimmerman to the fullest extent of the law. That's right, folks. I'm waiting for the facts to come in before jumping to conclusions. We've seen justice undone by assuming someone is guilty before the facts come out (i.e. Richard Jewell, the Duke Lacrosse Team), and we're making the same mistakes again. Justice cannot be done with so many people making up their minds on part of the evidence. But some of the people out there think they already know all the evidence. For those in this category, I have five words for you.
Man up or shut up.