Friday, April 20, 2012

Bang, Bang... He Shot Me Down

Been a while since I posted anything here. No need really.

Here's an interesting thing to consider, though.

Over on the Wing Nut web, they are positively giddy about the fact that George Zimmerman is going to be exonerated for his killing of Trayvon Martin, a 17 year old boy who supposedly attacked him, armed only with a bag of Skittles and a canned soft drink, 70 feet from where his family members were sitting watching the NBA All Star game on TV.

They are right, of course. Given the law as it exists in the State of Florida, the lack of evidence, collection and documentation there of, by a police department sympathetic to Zimmerman. It is likely that Zimmerman will walk free. In fact, it is doubtful that the case will go to a jury at all. At some point, the defense is going to ask for and get the case dismissed and that is as it should be.

If Zimmerman were to be convicted of second degree murder or at least voluntary manslaughter, which is after all what he did, , it would be a positive indication that the criminal justice system in Florida is at least nominally fair and unbiased.

It will never happen. He'll go free as a bird.

And that may be the beginning of some actual change in the system.


Buck said...

Always nice to see a post from you! The Zimmerman situation is something. If anyone goes on about how the laws favour the criminal, point to this case.

Contrary in Texas said...

Free Jorge Zimmerman!

Quit oppressing our hispanic minorities!

sonarman said...

I see that you have all the facts, have a sound understanding of the law, observed all related evidence and have passed judgement. Perhaps the prosecutor and the judge should step down. Why even bother to call a jury, for that matter? Hell, why don't you just bring the rope, too?