Ann Coulter weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Trayvon Martin tragedy on Friday and likened the coverage of the case to the Ku Klux Klan.
Martin was shot to death by George Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watch volunteer last month in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman said he shot Martin in an act of self defense. News of Martin's death sparked outrange when it became known that Zimmerman had not been arrested nor thoroughly investigated after his actions. Activists and supporters of Martin's family have called for justice as they believe the teenager was a victim of racial profiling.
During Laura Ingraham's Friday radio show, the two women spoke out against some of the attacks on Zimmerman.
"When you have celebrities tweeting addresses of people and NBC essentially turning into the 'whip people into a frenzy network.' This is beyond irresponsible," Ingraham said. "Something violent could happen toward an innocent person or a family member of George Zimmerman if not him himself, and who's complicit here if something does happen?"
"Right or just random white people. That's happened before with hoax hate crimes," Coulter said. "It's shocking."
She continued, "It's a lynch mob. This isn't how we try cases in this country and the last time you saw this sort of thing on a regular basis was of course again from the Democratic Party and the Democratic Party's outgrowth—the KKK."
Coulter said that Democrats have "never bought into the criminal justice system" and that it was a "cop out" for activists to call for a trial. "This idea that, 'oh, well we just want a trial,' well not everything goes to trial," Coulter pressed. "How about we have a trial on what Chris Matthews' IQ is? No, that doesn't fit into what the criminal justice system is designed to address. And if the cops and prosecutor look at a case, look at the evidence, and conclude that they don't have probable cause for an arrest, there won't be a trial," she said.
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