Mentally incompetent Detroit Council Feels Competent to Weigh in on Self-Defense

Kurt Hofmann
July 30, 2013

Detroit Council Meeting

The Detroit City Council evidently decided last week that it was competent to productively weigh in on the question of whether or not George Zimmerman‘s exercise of his right of self-defense in Florida constituted a violation of Trayvon Martin‘s civil rights. From the Detroit Free Press:

The Detroit City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution calling for a federal investigation to see whether civil rights charges are warranted against George Zimmerman, who was acquitted July 13 of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

As the Washington Examiner notes, by the time this resolution came up, the federal investigation, by the Department of “Justice,” into the possibility of such a violation, was already well underway, but the redundancy of the resolution might be the least of its problems. What business, one might reasonably ask, does Detroit have with a case over 1,000 miles away? Taking it further, one might ask why Detroit’s mentally incompetent municipal government should have any say about any self-defense issues, anywhere?

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