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Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Guilty Verdict Will Be Vengeance

That the prosecution in the Zimmerman trial asked the judge to allow a verdict of “third-degree murder” — i.e., child abuse, since Trayvon Martin was 17 — testifies to the prosecution’s failure and panic.

For George Zimmerman’s defense has proven, beyond a reasonable doubt, that he shot Trayvon Martin not out of malice, rage or hate — but in a desperate act of self-defense.

Zimmerman was being beaten “ground-and-pound,” mixed martial arts style. His head was being banged on the cement. Screaming again and again for help, he pulled out his gun and fired.

Even the prosecution is now conceding Trayvon might have been on top, and is now scrambling for a compromise verdict on a lesser charge than second-degree murder, a charge that never should have been brought. Indeed, this trial should never have been held.

What we have witnessed in Sanford, Fla., is the prosecution of an innocent man for murder because the politically and socially powerful demanded it.

That Trayvon is dead is a tragedy, and an avoidable tragedy. But it was not murder. And it does not justify railroading a man who, whatever his mistakes that night — and George Zimmerman made them — committed no crime.



Anonymous said...

The reason Trayvon is dead is because he attacked and was beating an armed citizen.
He got what he deserved.
No one will know how many future victims George Zimmerman saved.

Anonymous said...

Great post.

Anonymous said...

Jury's asking for clarification on manslaughter. If I had to guess they've taken Murder 2 off the table. If I had to guess again they are not leaning toward a finding of manslaughter either hence the request for clarification as a way to make sure they are abundantly clear on the meaning and the law.

Anonymous said...

Waiting on judge to explain to the jury manslaughter. It would be a stretch to convict of manslaughter and the common wisdom was it was only tossed in as a compromise for the jury who wanted to appease the race baiters which is an insult to the jurors or as an emotional verdict.
If they believe Zimmerman's acted in self defense and applied that to the murder charge causing them to nix it then they must apply it to a manslaughter charge also.
That's why at the 11th hour state tossed in the Murder 3/child abuse BS. I think they were starting to see the handwriting on the wall w/these jurors-- they weren't going to decide on emotion.

Anonymous said...

I think they did decide 2nd degree murder doesn't fit. I just heard on TV the jury instructions said they must decide on 2nd degree murder or not before moving on to manslaughter.

Anonymous said...

This is a great article but I have to disagree with this sentence-

"What we have witnessed in Sanford, Fla., is the prosecution of an innocent man for murder because the politically and socially powerful demanded it"

It's the ANTI socially powerful. Those who thrive on getting people riled up to the point of violence like those threatening riots.

Anonymous said...

This article points out how the father first said it wasn't Trayvon's voice then lied and said it was. I don't like that. It's speaks volumes about the family dynamics. If they don't value honesty then it's not hard to believe all other bad and unbecoming things about Trayvon.

Anonymous said...

Just heard on FoxNews from Zimmerman family friend it's 5 for acquittal and the 6th is the one who wants the clarification.
This would explain why George Zimmerman was smiling when they came back into the courtroom a little bit ago. I saw it and thought it odd but now it makes sense.