George Zimmerman was found not guilty late last night after 16 hrs of deliberation from the jury. I'm sure that some will cheer, and countless others will scream that there is no justice. The race pimps will make an appearance, and continue to milk this story for all that's it's worth. I have no doubt that some in the media will continue to give skewed coverage, and possibly help cause violence.
That's where we are in America today. It's damn sad and a disgrace.
I don't know anyone that considers Zimmerman a hero for his actions last year. I don't consider him heroic, or the villain that some portray him to be. In my opinion, he's just a man that landed in a horrible situation. It was partially through his own actions. IMO, the bulk of the blame rests with Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman stated that he was attacked by Martin, and I've seen nothing to refute his claims. That's what the story comes down to. Which man (and a 17 year old is far from being a 'Child') attacked the other. Who had the right to self defense on that cold, rainy night in February, 2012?
That is what this case should have been about before it was hijacked for racial politics, and anti gun agendas.
I want to make a few points about the Zimmerman trial before I have to listen to more propaganda, misleading statements, and outright lies tomorrow.
1) This was the prosecution's case to lose. They should have walked away with an easy victory if the evidence was there, and Zimmerman was really guilty. When you go on trial, the government has money and resources that the average person cannot hope to counter. Unless you happen to have OJ or Martha Stewart money, the odds are greatly against you. Lawyers and expert witnesses are expensive. Everything comes down to money, and few can raise the funds for a defense that will match the prosecution's spending.
2) When the prosecution puts on a case, it's generally expected that the police will be on their side. If you watched the events unfold last week, it's obvious that was not the case. When was the last time you saw the prosecution ask the judge to strike a police officer's (their witness) testimony from the record?
3) When was the last time that you saw a judge try to bully a defendant into testifying? BTW, the judge in this trial is a lifelong Democrat, and an elected official. A Zimmerman acquittal was not in her best interest.
After looking at some of her actions, there really shouldn't be any doubt that she was on the government's side.
4) Evidence was withheld from the defense by the prosecution.
5) Martin was Black. Zimmerman is Latino. Some seem to favor the term, "White Hispanic," as this adds a racial aspect to the case. George Zimmerman identifies himself as a Hispanic. It doesn't matter if he's half white.
Bear in mind that Obama is also half White, yet no one seems to call him anything other than Black. He also identifies himself as Black.
I mentioned this because some will claim that the jury was inherently unfair because no Blacks were on it. I would argue that the jury was probably more unbiased because no Blacks and almost no Hispanics were serving on this jury. Whites didn't have a dog in this race. It was a Hispanic/Black thing. Of course the media, and a few make believe Civil Rights organizations tried to pretend that it was a White/Black issue.
6) The prosecution never proved their case. It's that simple. Their own witnesses varied between being unbelievable to actually supporting the defense's arguments. I have to say that the government did a wonderful job in closing, and their statements were compelling. The problem is that a statement isn't a fact. A case is built on facts, and the testimony of witnesses. Zimmerman's defense won this hands down.
7) Did anyone else find it odd that most of the media seem determined to defend the use of a racial epithet by Rachel Jeantel? Perhaps Jeantel is really a genius despite her poor showing on the witness stand. I somehow how doubt it though.
Why did the mainstream media insist on defending her poor dialect, behavior, past, and use of the word, "Cracker?" Can you remember when news was reported on instead of being shaped by, "Journalists?"
8) Why didn't the prosecution call the medical examiner that actually did the autopsy on Trayvon Martin. Usually the witness that actually saw an event, or participated in an investigation is called.
9) How many other Black teens were killed in the past year? How many protests marches did they get? What is the difference in those deaths, and Martin's? Who profited by this media circus? Does a murder only rate interest in the Black community when it initially sounds like the shooter is a White Jew? This is largely what the case was about. If Zimmerman's last name was Rodriguez, he would still be unknown.
10) Why are the government, the media, and make believe Civil Rights organizations so rabidly against Stand Your Ground laws, and the Castle Doctrine?
11) Why are there concerns about supporters of the Martin family rioting, yet there were never any worries about Zimmerman's supporters becoming violent?
12) Zimmerman cooperated with the police after the shooting. He didn't, "Lawyer up." I don't consider that very wise, but how many murderers giver the police full cooperation?
13) Did your media sources constantly use pictures of the pre teen Martin while covering this story? Do you feel that it's accurate to show pictures of a 12 year old when discussing the killing of a 17 year old? Is this reporting a story, or shaping public opinion? Which is the job of the media?
Did your news source claim for weeks that GZ called Martin a, "Fucking coon," when talking to 911?
Did your media source alter an audio tape to make it seem like Zimmerman said Martin was acting suspicious because he was Black?
Did they claim over and over that Zimmerman had no visible injuries on the police surveillance tapes?
Put aside your feelings about guns, race, etc. Look at your media choices, and ask yourself if they are trustworthy, or if they merely tell you what you want to hear.
14) Isn't odd that while this case has been reduced to race, race, race... no one can find a single bit of evidence that George Zimmerman is a racist. Disregard the night of the shooting, and look at Zimmerman's history. This was a very high profile trial, yet no one came forward to say, "I worked with George, and he used the N-word." There were no witnesses called that could say anything about Zimmerman's past that would indicate that he hated Black people.
Here is something that most should consider. In spite of having unlimited money, time, and investigators... the government couldn't find a hint of racism in George Zimmerman's social media footprint. Nothing on Facebook, nothing texted, tweeted, commented on, etc. How many of you have a social media footprint that is that clean? If people poured through your online postings it's likely that there would be a lot of embarrassing statements made over the years.
The government was desperate to keep everything from Martin's life out of the courtroom, but couldn't find anything derogatory to pin on Zimmerman. This says a lot to me about GZ's character.
As I said earlier, I don't consider George Zimmerman to be a hero or a villain. Like most people, I wish that he had stayed in his truck that night. I'm sure that he wishes the same. With that said, it's not illegal to follow someone. It is however illegal to attack another person. That's what this case was about to me, who was the attacker.
Who had the right to self defense on February 26, 2012?
I feel that the defense proved that it was Zimmerman. In the coming days we'll see how many agree with me.
It's sad that a few people felt the need to turn this murder investigation/trial into a media circus for racial politics.
One last thing, take a look at all of the personal information disclosed about both Martin and Zimmerman over the last 12 months. Which man would you want living next door? Which person would you trust to come into your home to feed your pets while away on vacation?
Questions like this are easy to answer, and a large reason why I supported Zimmerman. I have a lot of respect for those that, "Step up." This includes volunteer firefighters, volunteer paramedics, and yes... even volunteer neighborhood watchmen.