Yesterday, the railroading of George Zimmerman continued as the prosecution presented closing arguments, and the judge pulled a maneuver proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that she is biased in favor of the prosecution. But first, here are some interesting tidbits that NEVER made it into evidence at this farce of a trial:
First, The Retreat at Twin Lakes where Trayvon Martin was killed is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, gated townhome community that’s about 49% non-Hispanic white, 23% Hispanic (of any race), 20% black, and 5% Asian, according to the latest Census figures.These demographics in and of themselves should prove to anyone with even one working brain cell that Trayvon Martin was NOT racially profiled and targeted simply because he was black as black faces were quite common in the community.
And these figures should have been given credence to the defense’s request to throw out the prosecutors entire case, and would have if the judge trying the case was fair and impartial…which Judge Debra Nelson is NOT as she has denied 99% of the defense’s requests of things they wanted to be brought into evidence.
Second, George Zimmerman called the police 46 times in the years leading up the night Trayvon Martin was killed, but as far as the cops were concerned 46 times was NOT an excessive amount in a neighborhood riddled with petty crime. And adding to this is that within the previous 14 months there had been at least eight reported burglaries, several of which involved young black men.
And while the police might NOT have been concerned about those numbers the residents were…so much so that the September before the killing Zimmerman himself started the all volunteer Neighborhood Watch and became the so-called captain. Zimmerman was on the lookout for outsiders…for people who looked like they did NOT belong in the community…people…NOT specifically black people but ANY person who dd NOT look like they belonged there.
Third, with the past history of a neighborhood riddled with both petty and even with more serious crime, Trayvon Martin raised red flags that fateful rainy night NOT for the color of his skin but for his suspicious and cavalier attitude and demeanor as he walked NOT on the sidewalks or even in the street but because he was sauntering in the back of homes, weaving in and out of the shadows.
In fact, in an interview with Sean Hannity, Zimmerman himself said, “I felt he was suspicious because it was raining. He was in-between houses, cutting in-between houses, and he was walking very leisurely for the weather…It didn’t look like he was a resident that went to check their mail and got caught in the rain and was hurrying back home. He didn’t look like a fitness fanatic that would train in the rain.”
That’s because he was none of those…and notice George Zimmerman made NO mention of Trayvon Martin’s color. He made NO mention of color at all until asked by the police, after he called in, if he had gotten a good enough look to verify the race of the suspicious person, and only then did he say that he ‘thought’ Trayvon Martin might be black, but said that AFTER the police asked him NOT before…more proof that Zimmerman did NOT racially profile and target Trayvon Martin because he was black.
Fourth, Florida has a ‘Stand Your Ground” law, which allows people who believe they’re in danger to respond with deadly force, and that’s what Zimmerman did after having been straddled by Trayvon Martin, having his nose broken by Trayvon Martin, and having his head pounded into the concrete by Trayvon Martin. But the prosecutors have portrayed George Zimmerman as an angry racist who willfully profiled and tracked Trayvon Martin down to deliver vigilante justice after ‘mistaking’ him for a burglar, which is pure crap as Zimmerman’s account, which he gave freely to the police immediately after the shooting…gave without even asking for a lawyer…has been consistent and unwavering…and most importantly, it corroborates the forensic evidence given at the trial by the experts…experts who told how Zimmerman could very well have been in fear for his life due to how he was being beaten by the almost 6 foot tall, muscle bound Trayvon Martin.
Now to yesterday’s courtroom shenanigans…after the defense stressed they wanted the jury to only consider a second-degree murder charge as well as a NOT guilty verdict, this biased judge in trying to give the jury every possible chance to convict George Zimmerman of something, especially since it looks like the second degree murder charge is going nowhere (to be convicted of second degree murder the jury must find beyond a reasonable doubt that George Zimmerman acted with spite, malice or ill will without regard for human life, which the prosecution has in NO way proven and they know it), Judge Debra Nelson, as expected, ruled that in addition to second degree murder, she will instruct the jury on the lesser included offense of manslaughter, as required by Florida case law.
Manslaughter involves criminal negligence NOT intent (defined in Florida as the unlawful killing of a human being without malice like in vehicular homicide), and brings with it a maximum 25 years in prison…the amount of time being determined by the judge…and you just know this biased judge would throw the entire 25 years at Zimmerman…and get a warm fuzzy feeling doing it.
After rightfully throwing out the prosecution’s attempt to add into the mix a laughable charge of third degree felony murder based on child abuse…if that was child abuse they need to charge his parents with negligence for letting that ‘child’ wander the streets after dark…the prosecution went into a 3-hour bloviation-fest twisting and distorting the facts in this case, including bringing in a dummy to try and disprove the expert’s testimony of how the trajectory of the bullet and George Zimmerman’s injuries were consistent with Zimmerman’s account of how the struggle happened.
This is NOT a trial but a circus of the absurd…but at least there are major grounds for appeal, including the judge’s conduct, due process violations, and misleading the jury, if George Zimmerman is found guilty of anything.
And so today, Zimmerman’s lead attorney Mark O’Mara will spend up to three hours giving a closing argument to counter the prosecution’s bloviations of lies but what is quite unfair, and something Florida needs to change, is that the prosecution will have as long as one hour to give a rebuttal argument…getting in the last word.
And then George Zimmerman’s fate will be in the hands of the six jurors…jurors who most likely won’t have the facts guiding their verdict, but will have in the back of their minds that if they acquit George Zimmerman (as they should) the small, vocal, militant, black minority (led by the New Black Panthers with Barack HUSSEIN Obama, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Eric Holder, Louis Farrakhan and their ilk cheering them on) will take to the streets and do what they do best…riot.
So an innocent man will probably be sent to jail NOT for being guilty but because fear ruled better judgment, and the the words ‘liberty and justice for all’ will be turned into a mockery, as the Obama initiated race war will go on.
And tonight I will say a prayer that I’m wrong.
This article first appeared on Lady Patriots. Diane Sori is a staff contributor for Lady Patriots and a regular guest contributor of The D.C. Clothesline.