George and Trayvon

I don’t know what the facts are about what actually happened between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. Very few people know the facts.

What I do know is this, however: there were many in the the Liberal/Left community that passed instant judgment on Zimmerman’s guilt based upon their own prejudices. I also know that there are many among the lap-dog media that deliberately ignored and distorted evidence to frame Zimmerman’s supposed guilt. I also know that the judicial dye was cast by the most powerful political and legal forces in the country, going all the way up to the Attorney General and President of the United States. In addition, militant groups like the Black Panthers could with legal impunity issue death threats, offer bounties and broadcast the address of Zimmerman’s family (or so they thought) for the purpose of violent retribution. Now we hear that the Florida State Attorney has decided to throw out a grand jury assessment and turn the trial into a political circus.

So, here’s my question: will we witness a trial…or a lynching?

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  • SADIE

    Black Panther precedent was set in Philadelphia (2010).  Florida is a microcosm of what’s to come if POTUS and Holder remain in Washington. I am thoroughly convinced that Obama is a political pyromaniac and would delight in seeing America up in flames or inflamed.

    The follow-up question is: What happens if we witness one or the other – trial or lynching. It will divide the nation and isn’t that the real intent of the race hustlers.

    p.s. 13 counts of murder and 32 attempted counts of murder and come November (three years and waiting for Nidal Hasan’s trial? News? Outrage? 

  • JKB

    Well, let’s see, the Attorney General embraces Al Sharpton and hints at civil rights charges, then the prosecutor thanks the Martin family attorneys in the same press conference where she announces charges of a severity no one contemplated until now.

    Oh, and where oh where could an impartial jury be found to try the man who killed the kid who looks like what the President’s son would have looked?  Certainly not in South Florida?   

    I don’t think they call it a lynching when the state is the one doing the railroading.  

  • Tonestaple

    Trial first, lynching after.

    I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV, but I almost think the state’s attorney has deliberately over-charged Zimmerman.  Florida’s definition of 2nd degree murder, taken from the statutes, is “The unlawful killing of a human being, when perpetrated by any act imminently dangerous to another and evincing a depraved mind regardless of human life, although without any premeditated design to effect the death of any particular individual, is murder in the second degree and constitutes a felony of the first degree, punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life or as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.”

    I think the key is “a depraved mind regardless of human life.”  If Zimmerman was on the ground with Martin on top trying to inflict damage, how on earth are you going to prove that Zimmerman had no regard for human life?

    And since the prosecutor didn’t include any lesser charges, I just think this either spells acquittal, or, if found guilty, verdict overturned on appeal.

    And if I’m wrong about that, I don’t see how you are going to find 12 people who will agree on one verdict.

  • Tonestaple

    Interesting question, JKB.  I don’t think south Florida would work.  Maybe somewhere along the Gulf coast, but since the prosecutor came from Jax, why not there?  Definitely not the panhandle or the north interior part of the state unless they want to take the circus to Alachua County, as those parts of the state are too southern.  Alachua County would have more people from other parts with the university there.

  • SADIE

    JKB, it’s Florida, State of the Hanging Chads. Florida and the Democrats have never gotten over the 2000 election. Take a look at the list below and you can almost foresee where the next “event” is coming. The coverage and rhetoric has never been about anything else other than the November election. 

    California 553. Texas 342. New York 314. Florida 275. Pennsylvania 216. Illinois 217. Ohio 208. Michigan 179. Georgia 159. New Jersey 159. North Carolina 15.

     

  • cerumendoc

    The problem goes beyond the fact that you’re going to have a difficult time seating an unbiased jury. But, the jury pool has been exposed to deliberate falsifications by the MSM.

    How about a change of venue to Wyoming?

     

  • jj

    Every time I start to write something about this it ends up nine pages long.  I’ll spare everybody.
     

  • Danny Lemieux

    In the meantime, in O’Bummer’s home town, life goes on as usual, with a record number of homicides in the 1st quarter. 

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-chicago-homicides-soar-20120412,0,1713215.story 

    Just a short while ago, here in Chitown, little 6-year-old Aliyah Shell was gunned down by 18-year-old “white Hispanic” Juan Barazza.

    Rumor has it she looked just like the President’s daughter and her parents are still waiting for that personal phone call from Dear Leader. The New Black Panthers, no doubt, are posting bounties and drumming support for their “kill whitey” campaign and Rev. Al Sharpton is warming up his sonorous vocal cords.

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/03/18/two-teens-charged-in-shooting-death-of-6-year-old/ 

  • 11B40

    Greetings:

    I wouldn’t overlook “the process is the punishment” alternative. Mr. Zimmerman winds up in custody or on high bond for a year or two with a legal Sword of Damocles hanging over his head while he and his family try to fend of bankruptcy.  Then, of course, Eric (My People) Holder’s Department of Justice will have its chance to take a bite at Mr. Zimmerman’s apple. Even without any conviction, this circus could go on for three to five years easily.

    America 2.0 

  • Charles Martel

    jj, please write that nine-page treatise. You are easily one of the best writers on conservative blogs today. Length is no problem: I can’t tell you how many times I’ve clapped my hands in glee when a long one from you has come up, run into the kitchen to fix a sandwich, and then returned to sit at my monitor and enjoy a thoroughly good read.

  • jj

    Charles, you are most kind – and no slouch yourself.  I’m in the process of trying to configure and get up on a new computer; an event which somehow never does – but should – make those lists of “most stressful things that can happen to a human being,” right along with divorce, moving, death of a spouse or child, etc.
     
    My blood pressure is currently in low orbit, and I’m trying to keep it inside the lunar one.  Obama; Holder; wise Latinas; Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg; the state of Florida; Jesse Jackass; the Inevitable Sharpton; the New Alternative Color-Phase Leopards; Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz; Hilary Rosen; God knows, Hillary Clinton; Twerp Carney – basically the entire US government and “leadership” apparatus, (outside the military) – are not helping.
     
    Can’t do it right now.  Anyway, you already know what I think!  If I’m still alive in a couple of days after wrestling with this goddam new computer, I’ll try to get something cogent down – but you certainly don’t need my contribution!

  • SADIE

    We’re all watching our BP spike like a bad roller coaster ride at a road-side carnival. I am a pretty good and fast cook when I “have to”. (((Sigh))) the last three years feels like I’ve been locked inside the kitchen (at my age, tsk tsk) inside a really crappy roadside dinner and told to make “sh*t on the shingle” taste like steak au pouvoir. The Chef n’ Thief, who runs the diner, has never seen the inside of a kitchen and his taste buds only savor bitter.

    Charles & jj: The two of you really should team up. The Ferrante and Teicher in print. ;)     

      

  • Charles Martel

    Well, Sadie, I don’t mind being compared to a Ferrante, arguably one of the finest automobiles the Italians have ever produced. But what’s this Teicher? Wasn’t that the old East German two-cycle automobile that you had to save 10 years and spy on 60 neighbors for?

  • SADIE

    Charles, LOL. Yes, to the second part. They’re made in America now, it’s called the Chevy Volt.

  • Oldflyer

    With respect to the Zimmerman charges, I offer this insight for what it is worth.
     
    My wife spoke to her brother this evening. He is a retired Judge from Jacksonville, Fl, who is now a practicing defense attorney. His comment about the Special Prosecutor, who is also from Jacksonville, was that she is completely political and any action she takes is first and foremost a political act. My brother-in-law’s assessment is somewhat substantiated by comment from legal authorities which seems to lean heavily to the opinion that the Prosecutor over reached badly with the second degree murder charge. Of course that is probably the least charge that would pass muster with the racial professionals, and the folks who respond to their rhetoric.
     
    Some folks have pointed out that she was appointed by a Republican Governor. My response was that most anyone can be intimidated by the threats that have repeatedly been made in this situation. No Governor wants to deal with a racial maelstrom.
     
    I suspect that no matter the result of the impending trial, Zimmerman is a dead man walking .

  • Mike Devx

    jj, if you feel the need to rant for nine pages, please rant away! You’re my favorite ranter. God knows, on the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman controversy, there’s plenty of material there. And… ‘Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg’?!?! Yes, Sir, I salute you!

    Sadie, thank you for ‘political pyromaniac’ in #1. That is an apt, golden and catchy description of Obama!

  • Mike Devx

    I’ve been lucky to never fall into situations where my conduct would result in me being put on trial, to be judged by twelve peers.  ‘Reasonable doubt’ is a frightening proposition when the result could mean being put away for months or years.  It seems clear to me that Zimmerman was doing what he thought was best that night, and at the critical moment in the physical fight when he was terrified for his life and health, he defended himself as best he could.  And now he will be judged according to a standard of ‘reasonable doubt’ concerning a murder charge.  I wish him effective counsel.

    If they chose me for that jury, unless surprising new evidence surfaced, there is no way you could get me to convict.

    It also strikes me how quiet this controversy has become since the horrifying Tulsa shootings. There we have a clear case of stalking and murder based purely on race – the slaughter of innocent American citizens who had the misfortune of being outside walking around while Black.  Three black men murdered by two white men in a truck with a rifle, with two others shot in attempted murders as well.  Targeted, stalked and shot down like dogs.  I feel immensely sad for the families and loved ones of those three mostly-anonymous men who are now dead, disappeared, their lives snuffed out.

    If I were on that jury – again based on current evidence – I am not a fan of the death penalty, but if my eleven peers voted for the death penalty, I’d go right along with them.  No argument about ‘crime of passion’ or insanity defense based on overwhelming grief would sway me.

    When you compare the two cases, it’s much easier to see that Zimmerman-Martin was an unfortunate confrontation that escalated into a tragedy.  And which then became a political exploitation.

  • MacG

    “Some folks have pointed out that she was appointed by a Republican Governor. My response was that most anyone can be intimidated by the threats that have repeatedly been made in this situation.”
    I might have said something like “Gee, I thought Republicans were racist.  I am surprised he was charged all…”
    ;)
    On another note NBC apologized for a ‘mistake’ in editing their copy of the 911 tape making Mr Zimmerman appear racist.  I forgot about this Rick Perry MSNBC edit ‘oops’, I see a pattern.
     
     
     

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Back when people were talking about “the media being the enemy”, a lot of people, Republicans included, thought that was just an exaggeration, demonization of the opposition, and such. What they were too dense to understand is that… it was an understatement. They aren’t the enemy but more like serial killers who will stab you in the back, if you give them an opportunity. What you heard was the “least” extreme of the accurate descriptions of media mass evil. Minimum.