Ending the highly publicized trial, six jurors unanimously found George Zimmerman not guilty on either the charge of second degree murder, or the lesser included offense of manslaughter, concerning the self-defense shooting of Trayvon Martin on the night of February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida.
Actually, even before the Defense brought its case, it was clear that the prosecutors had fallen far short of proving their case. Even some of the Leftmedia had to admit that. The Prosecution’s witnesses were incoherent (such as their star witness Rachel Jeantel), self- contradictory (Medical Examiner Virginia Rao, of dubious reliability, complaining about the poor quality photographs the Defense produced, but she relied on mere copies of those same ‘poor’ photos!), and exculpatory (Detective Serino believed GZ’s account).
Then the Defense team nailed it. For example, they produced proof that TM was on top, and the Defense attorney showed a slab of concrete. This made the point that TM really was ‘armed’ with the concrete on which he repeatedly hit GZ’s head.
Travesty of a trial
But while this trial had the right outcome, it should never have happened in the first place. As stated, the cops who were on the scene thought it was a clear-cut case of self-defense. However, the usual race-baiters, like Al Sharpton, came on the scene, and there were vague threats of rioting. Many will remember the 1992 Los Angeles riots, in which 53 people were killed, and over two thousand were injured. The flimsy pretext of those riots was the acquittal of cops who beat Rodney Glen King (1965–2012). As Thomas Sowell points out, the jurors considered the entire film footage, showing that acquittal was the right decision.
President Obama, whose election was supposed to heal racial division, instead fostered this division (see Zimmerman speech Obama should have given). And the Leftmedia also contributed. One particularly disgraceful example was NBC editing GZ’s call to the police dispatcher, so the audio was aired as:
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.
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