As expected, George Zimmerman has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. When Al Sharpton and the No Justice, No Peace Hallelujah Chorus demand a scalp, rare indeed is the politician whose spine is so stiff that he dares not deliver one.
It appears that in filing the second-degree murder charge, special prosecutor Angela Corey hopes to pressure Zimmerman into taking a plea to some lesser charge, such as manslaughter. But I stand by my earlier prediction that, unless some new facts emerge, Zimmerman will not be convicted of any crime.
And then what? The mob has been appeased, if only for now.