At last, after 16 long months the jury has listened to the evidence in the case of State of Florida vs Zimmerman and they found Zimmerman, “NOT GUILTY” on the grounds of self-defense. Since I am not a lawyer, I rely on legal blogs such as Legal Insurrection to provide me with vital information regarding the case. A very big thank you to Andrew Branca who did a wonderful job updating readers of LI on the court case. Based upon the evidence as it was presented in a court of law, there were no grounds upon which George Zimmerman should have been charged in the first place.
The people who are making the most noise (yes on my own blog I can call them chimps if I want), are the ones who never bothered listening to the actual evidence. As such it is necessary to reiterate the elements of the case that would lead a reasonable person upon hearing the facts to come to the conclusion that George Zimmerman, in shooting Trayvon Martin was acting in self-defense.
The point at which George Zimmerman first saw Trayvon Martin happened to be when he spotted someone acting what he thought was in a suspicious manner. The type of clothing and even the colour of the person’s skin is totally irrelevant. According to the NEN call, George Zimmerman identified something about the actions of the person that made him seem suspicious. His first remark to Sean N was that the person was acting like he was on drugs or something (George was in fact correct about making that observation). Since George Zimmerman was the block captain for Neighbourhood Watch, he was aware of what to look for when he saw someone that he did not recognize as one of his neighbours. In this instance, Trayvon Martin was apparently taking an interest in a home that had previously been burgled.
There are elements of this case that remain a bit of a mystery. I happen to belong to the camp that thinks the DeeDee thing was made up. Phone records were produced, but the point here is: there was virtually no evidence produced that did in fact tie DeeDee as she was called up until her name was revealed, to any phone calls made to Trayvon Martin at the relevant time. The initial spreadsheet screen dump of the account of Tracy Martin could have been doctored. On top of that, what made me suspicious about what DeeDee actually heard was her response to a question about the ownership of the phone because she said “It is now”. A response like that should have cast doubt on the phone ownership.
It would seem that the jury was likewise not so willing to believe the Rachel Jeantel story. They were not willing to believe what the Persecution was claiming about what did in fact take place. This includes the identification of the voice heard in the background of a phone call to 911. In my mind, I had no doubt the voice was George Zimmerman. I did not believe the theatrics of $ybrina Fulton (I will try to put up another post about the parents of Trayvon Martin and where I think this should lead).
No matter what the Black Grievance Industry claims, the truth is that Trayvon Martin was not the victim that night, but that he had plenty of time to reach Brandy Green’s place, and he chose to backtrack, then attack George Zimmerman. This is the same conclusion made by the jury.
What will be next? First of all we do not know if Martin’s parents will be stupid enough to push for a civil lawsuit. They will lose because the detail on that phone will become public knowledge. In civil court there will not be a judge stopping that detail coming into evidence. What about the Department of Justice? Well the FBI already determined that there was no civil rights violation. Trayvon Martin was not gunned down. He was shot as he was committing a felony. Do the parents of Trayvon Martin really want the DoJ to go down that road to humiliation? This will be where the school records will come into play. This is where the actions by the Miami schools system will be open to scrutiny.
On the other hand, George Zimmerman certainly has the right to sue every media outlet who smeared his name, and the name of his family. There is one more hurdle and that is Shellie’s perjury case. I am hoping that it will be thrown out and that BDLR will face some form of disciplinary charges over that affidavit since it contains a lie.