Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The Unnecessary Trial of George Zimmerman
The Case of Zimmerman versus Martin
When all of the extraneous matters have been explored,
this case turns on a very few considerations of the Florida law. In that body
of law, the right of self-defense is allowed under specific circumstances.
These circumstances were met by Zimmerman. In his deposition before trial, he
claimed he shot Martin in self-defense because Martin was pummeling him and
beating his head on the concrete and he felt threatened for his life. One
witness corroborated this fact and stated that he witnessed Martin sitting
astride Zimmerman and beating him. Subsequent medical attention and photography
showed evidence of contusions to the back of Zimmerman’s head, and a nose
injury. There were no other credible witnesses to the shooting of Martin by
Zimmerman. The law does not require that Zimmerman suffered injuries at all,
but only requires that Zimmerman’s state of mind was that at that specific time
he felt threatened for his life.
The police did not arrest Zimmerman because they decided
that it was a case of self-defense, and hence his arrest was not necessary. All
of the press hoopla, conniving, pressuring, forcing action by the law, avoiding
an empanelled grand jury, and moaning since that time has merely resulted in a
jury confirming the decision the police made a year or so ago at an enormous
Virtually every legal authority in the nation agreed with
the decision of the police and the jury that Zimmerman was not guilty by virtue
of self-defense, although several lawyers waffled primarily for their own
aggrandizement or that of the progressive left, which wanted a conviction
regardless of the facts and law.
This was a trial motivated by leftist dogma and racial
thinking, when race didn’t enter into the situation at all.