Official Email From Democrats Says George Zimmerman Committed “Murder” UPDATE: Email Sent By Democrats.com
Scroll to the bottom of the post for the update.
A reader forwarded me an email tonight which he received from the Democratic Party. The email calls for greater gun control and lays out a short list of points to make its case. You can see the text of the email below.
The date for Mr. Zimmerman’s trial hasn’t even been set. In fact, just today his lawyer asked a judge to delay the trial until November on the grounds of case preparation.
The last time I checked, Americans are still innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. In sending this email, hasn’t the Democratic Party already decided that George Zimmerman is guilty of murder? See the third point in the bullet list below.
From: Bob Fertik, Democrats.com [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2013 8:17 AM
Subject: Tell Congress: End Gun Violence Now
Gun massacres like Sandy Hook Elementary School are just the tip of the iceberg.
Each year, over 100,000 Americans are shot with a gun. That’s 282 each day. Over 30,000 of them die.
This includes over 18,000 American kids – 50 each day – nearly 3,000 of whom die.
Tell Congress: End Gun Violence Now
In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, now is the time for common sense gun safety laws:
- Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. No one needs them for hunting or self-protection, just for mass murder.
- Require background checks for all gun buyers by eliminating the gun show loophole.
- Repeal “stand your ground” laws used by vigilantes like George Zimmerman to justify the murder of Trayvon Martin.
- Require “smart gun” technology (like the palm scanner in Skyfall) to prevent thieves or attackers from using stolen guns.
Tell Congress: End Gun Violence Now
Thanks for all you do!
Let’s look at that third point again…
Repeal “stand your ground” laws used by vigilantes like George Zimmerman to justify the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Murder is a crime.
It is not the business of the Democratic Party to convict George Zimmerman of a crime but they just did.
How many people received this email? Can George Zimmerman even get a fair trial now that the Democrats have poisoned the well?
UPDATE: Turns out this email was sent out by Bob Fertik of Democrats.com
Here’s the bio from his site…
Bob Fertik is a life-long progressive and Democratic Party activist, blogger, candidate, local party chair, political consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been profiled in the New York Times, Newsday, and the New York Sun.
Fertik co-founded Democrats.com with David Lytel in January 2000. (Lytel left at the end of 2002 to launch ReDefeatBush.com.) Democrats.com was the first online community for Democratic Party activists. Since then, Democrats.com has grown to nearly 1 million supporters who organize for progressive change.
During the 2000 campaign, Democrats.com helped expose George Bush’s desertion from the Texas Air National Guard, which the Corporate Media has still never reported. During the Florida recount, Democrats.com led nation-wide protests to “count every vote.” After the Supreme Court threw out 175,000 never-counted votes to appoint Bush president, Democrats.com organized counter-inaugural protests and worked with the Congressional Black Caucus to challenge Florida’s illegal electors, a scene made famous in Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11.
This new development does not excuse the Democratic party in any way.
The person who forwarded me this email is on the email list for the Democratic Party.
Are Democrats sharing their email list with radical leftist activists?
It sure looks that way.