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.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.