phoenix I have to ask, why do you care if its politicized? None of it matters as long as his family gets some kind of positive (though nothing can bring back their boy) result then it was all for something.
It's a shame seeing people on both sides attempting to politicize this, although I think it's fair to say some on the right have taken things beyond politics into pure race whistle nonsense. Gingrich's comments especially strike me as beyond the pale. Drudge is still heavily beating the "racial extremism" factor, attempting to somehow tie Obama to some racism or prejudice against whites.
And on the other side, the ambulance chasers have arrived in full force: Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton make just about any incident they enter a circus.
It goes back to the point that unfortunately there is a segment of the country completely invested in denying any adult or non-partisan discussion of race. For years many on the right have essentially argued that by acknowledging racism exists - be it institutional or otherwise - liberals and blacks expose themselves as being the true racists. It's one of the many false equivalencies at work here. Reading comments on various sites I've seen multiple insinuating Obama and the media are somehow racist for not covering black-on-white crime, specifically the recent case of black teenagers setting a white teen on fire. As if both cases are direct 1:1 comparisons outside of being race motivated crimes.
We waited a month, literally, for this to turn into an investigation and you're worried about the left, right, and the shitty neo-civil rights movement leaders that we've had for the last 15 years? It doesn't matter as long as the family gets help. And NPR has said multiple times that Al Sharpton was a major factor in getting this story publicized because he was the first one that their lawyer contact while trying to get the story out. The publicity is what made this even a case worth looking into. You know this would have never happened without that.
No one will remember any of the politicians thoughts on this, gingrich is a walking soundbite, and the country is eagerly awaiting the results of the investigation/trial.