Adina Levin
Re: Moving On From George Zimmerman - Ta-Nehisi Coates - National - The Atlantic -
"But he's not just a dupe, he is a politician and a legislator.  He appeals to voters by heightening their sense of fear.  Then he gets a law passed which is intended to mitigate those fears.  And then the law arguably increases reasons to fear, by justifying vigilante behavior and hair-trigger violence after the fact.   There is political benefit to amplifying the fearfulness of constituents." - Adina Levin