George Zimmerman is being prosecuted to appease the tribal forces of hatred unleashed by media lies, the propaganda of Al Sharpton, and a totally unjust sense of identification by the “black community” with violent thugs like Trayvon Martin. George Zimmerman was a man any of us would want as a neighbor. He volunteered in his community and took a stand when most people do the bare minimum. Seeing a suspicious individual he called the police and looked into what was happening. Seeing him flee, he continued to gather information so the cops could find him. Facing a violent beatdown by a young man with a well-documented attitude problem, he shot the perpetrator in the chest after screaming for his life for over a minute.
Wanting to be a cop some day, he trusted law enforcement, interviewed with them at length the night of the shooting, the day after the shooting, and, according to his former lawyers, as recently as this week. Knowing he was innocent, he thought that the truth would surely move the special prosecutor in the same sensible direction as the original prosecutor. He forgot that America of 2012 does not care about him. He’s a second class citizen at best, not because he’s Hispanic, but because he’s non-black, a gun owner, and has become the object of organized hatred. Hence, mutatis mutandis, this minority man, a registered Democrat, who volunteered to mentor black kids becomes a “white Hispanic” racist overnight.
This woman Corey is demented. She somehow thinks it’s her job to hug and kiss Trayvon’s parents, ignore the “reasonable doubt” standard that applies to self defense, and push this weak case in spite of its manifest flaws. Her supersilious smile shows a woman without proper moral instincts. She talked about this prosecution the way you’d tell a class of third graders they’re going on a fieldtrip. She’s all about praying with Trayvon’s parents and hugging and kissing these “sweet people” and all sorts of other bullshit. No discussion of what tipped the scales that might make the public think: hey, maybe it wasn’t a real case of self-defense. Facts be damned, second degree murder here we come.
This ain’t about Trayvon’s parents who clearly were failing at raising this kid. This ain’t about how much Corey loves her staff and fellow lawyers. She was frankly somewhat dishonest, pretending to maintain an aloof neutrality, even as she has set in motion a process that already threatens George Zimmerman with a 30 year minimum prison sentence, and even as she showed an inappropriate emotional identification with the “victim’s” parents. She doesn’t represent them or victims for that matter; she represents the state of Florida and its laws, not Trayvon’s grandstanding divorced parents.
She is Zimmerman’s enemy. She is the enemy of anyone and everyone that, faced with a violent assault, would use a firearm in self defense. She is the enemy of common sense and justice and real victims of real criminals.
For her, and many other prosecutors, “criminal” is not a type of person or someone committing a certain type of behavior. Rather, it’s anyone she can by hook or by crook nail with a conviction. I saw this with my own eyes while clerking for a federal judge: prosecutors who “push the envelope” with people who were so far from criminal it was mind-boggling. The only people I’m praying for in this drama are Zimmerman and the future jury; God just let them have a modicum of common sense and decency. For God’s sake, if Casey Anthony can get off on reasonable doubt, surely this guy can!
I’m so pissed off about this I can barely talk. But if there’s one lesson to anyone that may shoot someone in self defense it’s this: shut up. Don’t yap to the cops. Once you’re standing over a dead body, they are not your friends; they and the prosecutors seek to rack up points above all else. If they’re not that way, good for you, but you have to assume the worst. For the most part, this is the human type involved. Think Nancy Grace. They can’t be trusted, and they’re not your friends at that moment. You probably think criminals are one group, and you are in another group. “Hey cops, I’m like you; I hate crooks, that’s why I just shot one!” But once you’re on their radar, anyone who can possibly be prosecuted is in the same group, the criminal group, the group that has much to fear from prosecutors. Get a lawyer, and shut your trap.
The credulous Zimmerman, believing in law enforcement that he idolized to the end, likely sealed his own fate with some slight discrepancy in his story. That’s all it takes. With his belief in race blindness and the American way, he forgot that the special prosecutor was out for blood to prevent a riot, to show their politically correct bona fides, and because prosecutors really don’t give a shit about you once you are anywhere near a crime scene. If there’s a dead body, get ready to be cuffed, no matter what. Indeed, Zimmerman had faced exactly that from the much-maligned Sanford PD. But prosecutors are supposed to create an additional layer of professionalism not focused on winning, but rather on pursuing the truth. In reality, like most advocates, most just want to win. Why else are you always seeing them exposed for some violation or another of their ethical mandate to share exculpatory evidence and the like?
Zimmerman’s about to learn the meaning of the old adage, “It’s better to be judged by twelve, than carried by six.” Let’s hope to God the jury realizes what a raw deal this guy has gotten and is continuing to get in this case.