ZIMMERMAN NOT GUILTY!!!That was the headline after a Florida jury returned a not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman charged with the murder of Trayvon Martin. In a press conference following the verdict defense attorney Don West said that the jury in this case kept this "tragedy from becoming a travesty." His fellow defense colleague Mark O'Mara might have disagreed because to him it was apparent in his remarks after the verdict that the trial was a sham from the beginning:
MARK O'MARA: “(George Zimmerman) A man who believes in the system… A man whose dad was a judge, who maybe wanted to be a cop or a prosecutor and then gets a system… Two systems went against George Zimmerman that he CAN’T understand. You guys, the media, he was like a patient on an operating table where mad scientists were committing experiments on him and he had no anesthesia. He didn’t know why he was turned into this monster, but quite honestly you guys had a lot to do with it, you just did, because you took a story that was fed to you and you ran with it and you ran right over him and that was HORRID to him.Yes, George Zimmerman should never have been charged with murder, yet alone manslaughter. There was no evidence to support any prosecution. So how did it happen? We have the words of former Sanford, Florida Police Chief Bill Lee describing the political pressure being brought to bear by groups intent on promoting a racist angle to this case and thereby corrupting our system of justice.
Then, he comes into a system that he trusts… Let’s not forget SIX voluntary statements, voluntary surrender, and he believes in a system that he really wanted to be a part of, right? And then he gets prosecutors that charge him with a crime that they could never ever prove. It’s not like they… they didn’t lose evidence along the way, right? So, I don’t think anyone would argue with me in this room, that they had evidence of 2nd degree murder. This “in your heart” kind of stuff, that’s not what we’re supposed to do and it’s not what they’re supposed to do. SO, those 2 systems failed him!”
Let's not forget Obama who refuses to comment on sensitive investigations when his friends are the target but had no problem inserting himself into the affair by suggesting "if I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon." Then there's the Obama Justice Department which used taxpayer funds to send DOJ personnel to Florida to assist race groups in organizing their protest. 500 people, mostly young black males, die in gun violence in Obama's hometown of Chicago every year and you don't much about it from the Obama Administration.
The tragic death of Trayvon Martin was an opportunity for the Obama Administration to distract blacks, many of whom were critical of Obama's failures to address 14% unemployment in the black community. Obama and the racebaiters like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the Black Panthers and the usual communist groups that show up whenever a television camera can be found were only too happy to use this tragedy for their own purposes.
It's a trial that only took place because a left wing racist mob was set to lynch George Zimmerman and they didn't care what evidence existed which proved his innocence. Jeffrey Scott Shapiro writing at the Washington Times wonders:
Whether the Zimmerman case may go down as one of the most meritless and politically motivated prosecutions in history. And the fallout on the streets of America remains to be seen.In the aftermath of this trial we see a country more deeply divided on race than it would otherwise have been if the blood lusts of the left wing racebaiters and Obama political machine had been prevented from corrupting the judicial process. Sadly we can only surmise that there will be more such tragic farces as those who gained financially or politically from this event seek another round of circuses to support themselves and their corrupt causes!