George Zimmerman is charged with 2nd-degree murder in Trayvon Martin shooting By
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April 12, 2012
George Zimmerman is charged with 2nd-degree murder in Trayvon Martin shooting By Sari Horwitz, Published: April 11
Washington Post Comments Section
FIRST --- African-Americans and the Martin family, who believed that Trayvon Martin's shooting by a white/Hispanic male spelled a return to the days of Klan justice, HAD ONLY ONE DEMAND, NAMELY, THE ARREST AND CHARGING OF GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WITH MARTIN'S DEATH. That demand was fulfilled on Wednesday.
SECOND --- A group identifying themselves as the New Black Panther Party had placed a sizable bounty for George Zimmerman AND ALSO APPARENTLY FOR ZIMMERMAN FAMILY MEMBERS. ZIMMERMAN FAMILY MEMBERS ARE STILL IN HIDING AND FEAR FOR THEIR LIVES.
IT IS THE FUNCTION OF THE FBI TO INVESTIGATE AND PROTECT UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES. THERE IS ZERO INDICATION THAT THE FBI ARE EITHER PROTECTING THE ZIMMERMAN FAMILY OR LOOKING TO ARREST WHOEVER PUTOUT THE BOUNTY.
THIRD -- Goal 1 has now changed in that if George Zimmerman is not convicted of murder in the Trayvon Martin case, there will be an extreme miscarriage of justice, that will be so extreme, that the riots following the King assassination will be insignificant by comparison.
FOURTH -- It appears to be the view of those marching for 'justice' for Trayvon that there is only ONE POSSIBLE JUST OUTCOME OF ANY TRIAL, NAMELY, GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES.
FIFTH -- Hopefully Zimmerman will be found not guilty by a jury of HIS peers, since HE is the only one in jeopardy. The Court will have to shield any and all jurors from being identified publicly, least death threats against them and their family members result.
SIXTH -- The arrest and charge of the special prosecutor for 2d degree murder does NOT mean that the facts in the possession of law enforcement support a conviction for 2d degree murder, or even for manslaughter.
The prosecutor is entitled to view all facts most favorably to them in making the charge against Zimmerman and since the Martin family has now asked for a peaceful resolution of this case, RADICAL AND VIOLENT CONDUCT needs to be immediately addressed both by state and federal law enforcement authorities.
SEVENTH -- Zimmerman's actions either as a neighborhood watch person, or personally are NOT BOUND by statements from radio dispatch, i.e, 'we don't need you to follow him.' It is UNCLEAR if even a law enforcement officer is bound by the statements of a radio dispatcher, since they are not physically on the scene and thus able to be wiser than an officer on the scene. If Zimmerman knew from former experiences that dispatch's comments were seldom if ever followed by a timely response, then he might have every reason to follow someone who was lawfully under his surveillance.
EIGHT --- Weeks have now gone by and there have been NO CREDIBLE CLAIMS by others that Zimmerman ever pulled his firearm on them. REMEMBER HERMAN CAIN ??? This strongly suggest that Zimmerman did not draw his weapon on Martin, but for UNCLEAR REASONS apparently Martin grabbed Zimmerman's gun, a struggle ensued where Zimmerman's nose was fractured or broken, his head was repeatedly smashed to the ground by Martin.
NINE --- According to statements made by Martin's undertaker, he saw no evidence of any struggle, except for the gunshot wound to the chest.
That strongly suggest that Martin was really laying into Zimmerman and Zimmerman WASN'T FIGHTING BACK until he had no other choice --- after Martin pointed Zimmerman's gun at Zimmerman in the struggle. Now anyway this case comes out, a true tragedy remains. If Zimmerman is convicted, God only knows how an appellate court would handle the 'outcry' of some in society for his blood or a guilty verdict.
It is UNCLEAR that an unbiased jury could even be found where the event occurred and in most states, a change of venue can only be requested by Zimmerman, not the prosecution. If an unbiased jury cannot be found, charges must be dismissed.