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My Final Thoughts on the Zimmerman / Martin Case

The following is my OPINION.  It is how I see this case.  You can agree with it or not.  That’s up to you.  As always, I welcome an educated debate, but will not tolerate name calling, nastiness, etc…

OK…here goes…

First, I believe that, at minimum, Zimmerman should have been found guilty of manslaughter, however, a second degree murder conviction would have been more up the alley of what I would push for.

Second,  I do not believe this is a racial thing on Zimmerman’s part.

Third, I do, however, believe that if George Zimmerman were a black man and Trayvon Martin were a white teenager,  Zimmerman would have been charged and convicted of murder and most likely received the death penalty. THAT is why (I believe) it has become a racial thing across America.

Let me clarify all of this…

I think if the burglaries in the neighborhood were being perpetrated by white teenagers and Trayvon was white, Zimmerman would have done the same thing. He profiled Trayvon as a criminal. I don’t know that it was about race.

He kept referring to Trayvon as “the suspect”. Suspected of what? Buying skittles and tea?   Now…some of you might say “Well…he was suspended from school and he had trace amounts of THC in his system and…” None of that matters.  This is about what happened that horrible night, not Trayvon’s past.  Zimmerman knew none of that when he went after Trayvon Martin that night.

I think Zimmerman honestly did think he was going after one of the “fucking punks” who was burglarizing the neighborhood and he thought he would be a hero for catching him. I think things went horribly wrong when he confronted Trayvon because that child fought back.   Some have said that Trayvon should have “just run home”.  Trayvon did not want to lead this “creepy ass cracker” back to his 12 year old brother who was home alone.  He thought George Zimmerman was a pervert who was following him.  He was scared.  A scared 17 year old who had no clue what to do or where to go for help so he stood HIS ground and confronted Zimmerman.

I don’t doubt that Trayvon punched Zimmerman and Zimmerman fell and bumped his head on the concrete.  But…those wounds are NOT wounds from “repeated blows to the sidewalk”.  And, before you ask…YES…I’ve seen a head that’s gotten forcefully smashed only twice into the concrete.  Head wounds bleed.  They bleed A LOT.  From one gash, the amount of blood that comes from a head wound is unlike any other wound I’ve ever seen.  These were more like scratches, just as the medical examiner said.

I think Zimmerman was wrong…oh so wrong and should have been found guilty. But, I’m not convinced it was all about race. I think it was about a self centered jerk who wanted to be a hero.

Unfortunately, the jury apparently wanted the prosecution to give them a neat little story like Zimmerman did. The prosecution wasn’t willing to stand up there and lie like the defense was. They didn’t know exactly what happened, but…regardless…it was perpetrated by Zimmerman. How do you prove beyond a reasonable doubt that it was not self defense when the victim is dead? It’s a hard case. Had I been on the jury, hearing that those screams stopped as soon as the gunshot rang out, I would have no problem convicting him. But…

Juries expect things to come to them like they do on television… everything wrapped up and delivered to them in a nice little package with a huge bow on it.  It does not happen that way in real life.  When you are making the story up, you can deliver it wrapped up nice and neat.  However, if you’ve ever been in a fight before, you know that you do not remember every single move, every single blow, every single step, every single…  Most people remember the beginning, bits of the middle and maybe the end.   Zimmerman supposedly recalled every tiny little move.  That’s not recall, that’s a story.  And every time he told the story, it got a little worse.  That’s not because he was “remembering” things, it’s because he had a law background and knew what to say to make it appear that Trayvon was more of a threat than he actually was.  George had to make it sound that way.  Otherwise, he knew he would be found guilty of murder.

Unfortunately, most people are unable to separate what they think they have “learned” on crime TV shows like CSI and NCIS, etc… and reality.

I listened to the interview with juror B37.  She sounds like a snob when she says she couldn’t understand Rachel Jeantel.  Rachel Jeantel was REAL.  She didn’t wrap things up and package them nicely.  I listened to this juror reference Zimmerman as “George” and Trayvon as “the kid”.  She also said she thought Zimmerman “got displaced by the vandalism in the neighborhood” and “had poor judgement”.  A child is DEAD because of George Zimmerman’s poor judgement!!  It seems even the jurors profiled Trayvon as one of “those assholes” who “always get away”.  Juror B37 hopes George “learned his lesson” and “will be more careful with a gun now”.  WHAT???  Learned what lesson?  Send his ass to jail and he will really learn his lesson!!

A VERY sad case!!

UPDATE – More on Juror B-37 – She says at one point in the interview:

“I feel sorry for Trayvon because of the situation he got put in and I feel sorry for George for the situation he put himself in.”

WOW…even that statement proves that the jurors knew George Zimmerman was guilty, but CHOSE not to “punish” him by finding him guilty.  And then I found out this juror was going to write a book, but she and her publisher decided not to after hearing the backlash from the public.  HELLO???  The trial just got over two days ago.  You decided in two days to write a book, got a publisher, then decided to NOT write a book in all that time???  I don’t think so.  She got herself on that jury somehow.  BOGUS…

 

It Appears that Zimmerman Really IS A Murderer

As stated in the past, all posts on this blog are MY OPINIONS.

With that said, I just listened to a statement George Zimmerman’s attorney made after Mr. Zimmerman turned himself in (as ordered by the court).  The attorney stated that Mrs. Zimmerman and her husband “were scared of what was going to happen” so they LIED about their financial situation at the original bond hearing.  I believe that.

Just like I believe Zimmerman was scared after he chased down and got into an altercation with Trayvon Martin, ending in Zimmerman shooting and KILLING Trayvon Martin.  I believe that Mr. Zimmerman made up the story of Trayvon coming back after him based on the position of Trayvon’s body and the position of Zimmerman’s truck.  (See previous post here)

Based on the number of lies told so far by Mr. Zimmerman (also in post referenced above), I believe Zimmerman needs to have a speedy trial and go to jail for the rest of his life.  The longer it drags out, the more opportunities he has to spew more lies.  Lock him up and throw away the key.

At first I thought this was a case of manslaughter, not murder.  However, hearing all of the lies and scrambling, I now believe the second degree murder charge is correct.  If Zimmeman had not chased down Trayvon, none of this would have happened and that boy would be alive today.  It was Zimmerman’s direct actions that caused Trayvon’s death.

His credibility is SHOT…I believe that if George Zimmerman’s mouth is moving or the mouths of his family member are moving, lies are what is coming out.

 

Looks Like George Zimmerman is Headed Back to Jail

Today a judge ordered George Zimmerman”s bail revoked.  Seems he has 48 hours to surrender himself to the jail.

According to HLN News, there was a recorded jail conversation between Zimmerman and his wife, where they “allegedly conspired to transfer money in an attempt to hide certain funds from the court.”

Also, according to the prosecutor, Zimmerman has a second passport that he failed to disclose to the court.  One of the conditions of his bond was that he surrender his passport.  Apparently he surrendered ONE of them, but not the other one.  Why would someone have two passports anyway?

Just like I’ve said in the past, it seems like every time George Zimmerman or his family open their mouths, the lies just spill out.  Maybe they are pathological liars?

Anyway…this does NOT look good for his credibility in the Trayvon Martin shooting trial.  I wouldn’t believe anything the guy says.  And, in my opinion, in order for Zimmerman to prove self defense, he will have to take the stand.  The jurors shouldn’t believe a word coming out of his mouth.

 

 

 

Was George Zimmerman Overcharged?

The more I hear about this case, the more I am thinking about these charges that were placed on George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting case.    There are a lot of people who say Zimmerman was overcharged.

Let’s look at the definition of second degree murder.

second degree murder n. a non-premeditated killing, resulting from an assault in which death of the victim was a distinct possibility.

Unlike first degree murder, second degree murder does not require premeditation.

So, what will the prosecution have to prove?

First, they will have to prove that there was an assault.  It really does not matter who confronted whom.  The 911 call with Trayvon wailing for help proves that Trayvon was being assaulted at that point.  You don’t wail like that if you are the one doing the assaulting.  George Zimmerman attempted to claim it was he who was wailing for help, however, two expert voice analysts disagree.  They say it is not possibly Zimmerman’s voice.

Second, they will have to prove that the death of the victim was a distinct possibility.  When the gun was pulled out and the trigger was pulled by Zimmerman (which is not in dispute), the death of the victim was a distinct possibility.

Basically that is all the prosecution has to prove to convince a jury to convict Mr. Zimmerman of second degree murder.

In conclusion, it is my opinion that the prosecution did not overcharge George Zimmerman.  Had they charged him with FIRST degree murder, that would be an over charge.  But, second degree seems appropriate in my opinion.