Jeff Lipkes has an interesting theory on why one of the Sanford, FL police investigators told Trayvon Martin's father that he did not believe George Zimmerman's account of the shooting. Apparently it was the fact that Mr. Martin had been led to believe that the police were going to arrest and charge Zimmerman which caused him to contact an attorney when it seemed that no charges would be forthcoming.
The attorney hired a publicist who took the story national and the rest is, as they say, history:
The fact that Zimmerman had been engaged in activism to get a the son of a Sanford police officer charged with a crime for beating a black man has been brought out as evidence that Zimmerman is not motivated by animus toward blacks. However it has not, until this, been suggested that it could have been a motive for some on the Sanford police force to want to make Mr. Zimmerman's life difficult. But the idea is entirely plausible.
It is supreme irony that George Zimmerman, a "person of color" who has engaged in community organizing on behalf of a homeless African-American man and against police corruption is being torn to pieces by a left-wing media and civil rights establishment (aided and abetted by no less than the nation's Community Organizer in Chief - and fellow man of color - Barack Obama). And all for the "crime" of defending himself against an even more politically correct attacker.
I guess that George Zimmerman is learning the same lesson that Hillary Clinton learned in 2008. To the left when it is black vs. anything else, whether brown or woman, black will always win.
Under the "one drop rule" which is used by both antebellum slave owners and modern civil rights activists anyone with even "one drop" of black blood is to be considered black. Since we now know that Zimmerman is directly descended from at least one black person he could have spent his life identifying himself as black rather than Hispanic. Had he done so his shooting of Martin - whatever the circumstances, self defense or cold blooded murder - would have been of absolutely no interest to Barack Obama, Al Sharpton or the national left-wing media.