Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Aftermath of the Zimmerman trial

We have not seen the last of  Zimmerman ,
Possibly he's going get a  movie made
about his ordeal.
The Aftermath of the Zimmerman trial . I wrote in this blog with the notion that Zimmerman was going to be acquitted . I don't feel that any justice was served even though there is overwhelming evidence that Zimmerman should have been charged with  involuntary manslaughter. The Legal Dictionary defines 'involuntary manslaughter' as The act of unlawfully killing another human being unintentionally.  Going back step by step , I want to clarify some of the hype that first surrounded Trayvon Martin . First his supporters are erroneously saying that Trayvon was a "child" . Trayvon was a young "man" by legal definition  he was 17 years old . Therefore a teenager . Second Trayvon did not have a "clean record" as we are told , but on the night of his shooting he was ** still innocent and was in fact minding  his own business when he crossed paths with Zimmerman a self appointed neighborhood watchdog . Yes, Trayvon went to 7 -11 to get tea and skittles and was was walking home .  This is were the "record" goes blank and all we have is the testimony of  George Zimmerman who reported to the police  George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Florida, calls 911 to report "a suspicious person"in the neighborhood. He is instructed not to get out of his SUV or approach the person. Zimmerman disregards the instructions. Moments later, neighbors report hearing gunfire. Zimmerman acknowledges that he shot Martin, claiming it was in self-defense. In a police report, Officer Timothy Smith writes that Zimmerman was bleeding from the nose and back of the head..  We now gone far here . The fact that Trayvon is dead may have been the result of  a fight  with fists and an exchange of " name calling" . After all Trayvon called Zimmerman a "Cracker" , and  perhaps in Zimmerman's case the N word slipped out . Both were on the ground till Zimmerman's gun went off . Again we have gone far here. The Notion that Justice is blind works well in this case . It may have been Zimmerman's self defense , but Zimmerman provoked the situation with Trayvon . The Prosecution had a vary good case , and it was just as strong as the Defense . That was not the "problem" . Case here is the JURY. To avoid a mistrial, the jury of six women must come to an agreement on the fate of the crime watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin Feb. 26, 2012. If one of them disagrees and there is no consensus, the case will have a hung jury and there could be a mistrial. The jury has to consider three possibilities. They can find the crime watch volunteer not guilty. The other two options are to find him  guilty of either second-degree murder or manslaughter. The six women some  white , one African -American among them ,They ranged in age from their 30s to their 60s; one is Hispanic or black and the others are white. Five of the women are mothers Here is where I cry foul , if I would say we had a rigged jury . FORGET how weak the Prosecution was . The jury was so bias right there and then it was obvious that George Zimmerman was going to walk out of the court room .  For the female jurors, it is their understanding of when it's appropriate to use deadly force that was key. Two of the women reported they were familiar with guns. One even had the same kind of permit to carry a concealed weapon that Zimmerman was issued. Another of the jurors warned her two adolescent children not to go out at night because of Martin's shooting. The fact that five were white, and one was Hispanic was probably more of a boost for the defense than the fact they were women.  All-women and mostly white jury was a 'slam dunk' for George Zimmerman  Another point . The Zimmerman trial was a huge waste of " Tax Payer Money", over $600,000. Actually, $603,000 to be exact.
City Hall reports that the bulk of that total was paid to employees for regular and overtime work. Half of the $398,000 allocated for those workers went to police officers investigating the case.But there were some other surprising expenses.The city spent the rest of the money on legal advice and guidance on what to do with hundreds of public-records requests. Sanford also bought video and audio equipment and portable toilets for protesters.The rest of the funds were spent on consulting fees for two headhunter companies who were hired to scout a new police chief.The trial obviously has not been cheap. It's all politics and NO JUSTICE . A Gig for the media so the American people could watch , because of our society is addicted to TV reality shows , and sensational stuff like this makes the ratings . President Obama even jumped into the case, telling America: “If I Had a Son, He’d Look Like Trayvon”.When the President of the United States came out against Zimmerman, no doubt the State of Florida felt it had little choice but to move forward with some kind of show trial. Black leaders were also threatening riots if there wasn't justice for Trayvon. So now we have this show trial, at enormous cost to taxpayers. It's now over , the blitz it caused gave no justice to Trayvon Martin .

 ** Trayvon Martin has been called a "thug" by edification .In summary we now know that Trayvon Martin was not the innocent 17-year-old (junior year) High School kid portrayed by the media as: a football player, a volunteer mentor, a math loving student, and loving respectful child, who was serving a five day ten day suspension for tardiness. This was, and is, a complete fabrication. The truth is divergent in the extreme.According to the report, on Oct. 21 staffers monitoring a security camera at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School spotted Trayvon and two other students writing “W.T.F.,” an acronym for “What the f—,” on a hallway locker, according to schools police. The security employee, who knew Trayvon, confronted the teen and looked through his bag for the graffiti marker. Trayvon Martin was first suspended from school in October 2011 for an incident in which he was found in possession of stolen women’s jewelry and a screwdriver that a schools security staffer described as a “burglary tool,” The Miami Herald has learned.

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