Zimmerman Prosecutors Out Themselves!!

I’m guessing that a lot of people aren’t following the George Zimmerman trial all that closely. Anyone depending on the major media, including Fox News, has no clue what is really going on.

The very best place I’ve discovered if you want to be well-informed, is Andrew Branca’s commentary and video posted twice daily at Legal Insurrection.

Today, the prosecution made manifest their actual intentions in this trial.  AFTER they rested their case, and AFTER the defense rested its case, they

“…asked the Judge to drop the Aggravated Assault charge and to instruct the jury on Third Degree Murder, which is murder in the course of committing a felony.

“The felony the State wanted as the predicate was Aggravated Child Abuse (Jury Instruction) because Trayvon Martin was 17 at the time of the shooting.

According to Don West, the defense was not notified until 7:30 a.m. this morning.”

As you will read (in case you wish to), the prosecutors cited extensive case law, indicating that they’ve been planning this ambush for a significant period of time.  The defense, on the other hand, was given (by a judge who has never bothered to hide her bias in favor of the state’s prosecutors) until 1:00 p.m. to prepare their arguments against this outrageous breach of normal legal procedure.

Our country is going to have to make a decision and then act on it…..either we elect people who believe in this nation as it was founded, under the Constitution as it was written and understood at the time; or we continue down the road towards a State-dominated system where favored groups are (not) held to the standard of the (ever-increasing body of) law(s), while those who are not so favored can be put through the legal wringer whenever our elite master class decides it wants to do so.  Glenn Reynolds has written about this in Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything is a Crime.