Angela Corey, the special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case has indicated she’ll be holding a press conference no later than Friday to “release new information” on the case. That is being widely assumed to involve a statement as to whether her plans include the arrest of George Zimmerman. If the press conference turns out to be nothing more than a progress report on the investigation, it could be nearly as dangerous in the tinderbox created by the whole case as a formal decision not to prosecute. I hope Corey understands that.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.