Lee Brown the Intellective

“The distinction between a simple living being and a spiritual being that is 'capax Dei', points to the existence of the intellective soul of a free transcendent subject".” My interests are varied and there is no limit to the things that are posted here – social issues, economics, politics, entertainment, etc! My approach is balanced and pragmatic, and I might not always present what is popular, but I will always try to present what is right. That is my definition of The Intellective!

The Curious Case of Trayvon Martin, Part Two

June 2nd, 2012

Yesterday, the most famous neighborhood watch captain in the world made bail. Yes, you read this correctly; George Zimmerman was released on a $150,000 bond in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Did you think that there would be another outcome? (In my Amy Poehler voice, Really)? Most people who are following this case closely saw this coming just as soon as Special Prosecutor Angela Corey decided she would make the decision on whether to charge Mr. Zimmerman, foregoing the need to convene a grand jury.  When Corey filed charges against Zimmerman, there was jubilation in the streets. Folks sang her praises to anyone who would listen! Ms. Corey was being touted as the second coming, or at the very least, the next occupant of Florida’s Governor’s Mansion. She could do no wrong because she was tough on crime. Yea, Angela!

Not so fast. Here we are a week later and now the tide has changed. Corey is being accused of not doing her job. Her supporters a week ago are saying that she should not have LET Zimmerman make bail. I think it is hilarious how people would want to change the judicial process to fit their needs.

Really?

First of all, Corey had no control over whether or not bail was set. That power belongs to the judge, who has the discretion to do what he sees fit. Though this has the makings of another summer murder trail, al la O.J. and Casey Anthony, this is no more than a wrongful death case. While I will say this again, what happened to Trayvon was a tragedy, but proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that Zimmerman acted with malice, will be next to impossible to prove. Under those circumstances, how could any judge deny bail to someone who was not charged for weeks, was not arrested on the night of Martin’s death, and who turned himself in when charges were finally filed?

Now I’m in my Seth Myers voice: Really??

Finally, don’t expect this case to be tried in the media, depending upon which new outlet you get your update from. This trial – if it even goes to trial, which I doubt will happen –will have more twists and turns than a mountain highway. We should know by this fall whether George Zimmerman will be convicted for the murder of Trayvon Martin. Until then, sit back and be prepared for WHEVER happens, up to and including a possible acquittal.

Blogging While Lee Brown (C) 2012

Comments

One Coment

RSS
  • Rahel says on: August 10, 2012 at 10:05 am

     

    I agree with your sentiments and beviele, as the Law and Prophets are summarized, race relations can be dealt with by loving the Lord Our God with all we have and loving our neighbor as ourselves.And because we like to talk text quite a bit, particularly what it meant to the original audience, I’ll push back a little on your use of Eph 2:14ff in this case. In short, this pericope has little to do with racial reconciliation as we talk about it today. Additionally, I don’t beviele it is referencing all of humanity. Theologically and contextually speaking, Eph 2:11ff has to do with Israel (near) and Pagans (far away). Paul puts all races in one of two groups here: those who are without God (not Israel) and those who are with God (Israel). Thus, the two humanities are 1) Israel and 2) everybody else. I think what Paul is really concerned about is that there is a danger of having a Gentile Christianity not thinking they are now in Israel. There is the battle of remaining hostility, enmity, and fundamental hatred on both sides of the two humanities. That hostility was on display in the fact that those who are near had the commands and regulations whereas those who were far off did not (Paul writes of this same advantage for the near in Romans 9:4-5).Thus, in v.19 we see the reversing of v.12. Because of Christ tearing down the barrier of the Law (which here includes more than just ceremonial aspects; also moral ones), no longer are the Gentile (bevielers) strangers and foreigners but they are fellow-citizens. They are now saints and are of the elect of God in Christ (which were first the Jewish Christians in the early history; i.e. to the Jew first ). So now Gentile Christians are members of Israel (συμπολιται). This is what must be stressed today. All who beviele in Christ are Israelites, have a Davidic King, are Jews (by being circumcised of heart, not merely of the flesh 2:11), and are true children of Abraham. It is not about humanity in general.I’ll stop there, but I know you like discussing this stuff! Grace be with you -Jr

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Lee Brown the Intellective

“The distinction between a simple living being and a spiritual being that is 'capax Dei', points to the existence of the intellective soul of a free transcendent subject".” My interests are varied and there is no limit to the things that are posted here – social issues, economics, politics, entertainment, etc! My approach is balanced and pragmatic, and I might not always present what is popular, but I will always try to present what is right. That is my definition of The Intellective!