George Zimmerman the straw man.
There are so many things to say about the George Zimmerman case and it is all because of race, I suppose. Lately, everything in this country comes down to race. Obama was supposed to bring the races together but instead he has driven a wedge between relations that may not be able to be repaired. I have never seen things this bad my entire life, and now the government is presenting a case where they basically want to convict the guy regardless of evidence. It makes me sad that George Zimmerman is being made a scapegoat in all of this, and the things that I read leave me scratching my head.
First let’s start at the beginning. George Zimmerman was on a neighborhood watch in Florida. While on patrol he met up with Trayvon Martin, who did not live in the neighborhood but who was visiting relatives. There was a confrontation then and Zimmerman ended up shooting and killing Trayvon Martin, who was 17 years old at the time. Let me start by saying I am sorry he was killed and that in and of itself is a very tragic story. Now let me delve into the reaction of the media, first and foremost.
The Media was quick to label George Zimmerman a white racist. It turns out that Mr. Zimmerman is Hispanic, but that is neither here nor there, it just is what it is. The Main Stream Media, however, was quick to portray this as a white man hating the black man, and killing him. Never mind the pesky little facts here, keep moving along.
Next the Main Stream Media, mainly NBC, altered the 911 tapes to make it appear that Mr. Zimmerman’s acts were racist. I am not sure what they had to gain from this except I do know that they lost any and all credibility when they broadcast this information. There is an excellent article about the extent to which the media stooped to make this a racial crime on Breitbart. Here is the link.
The Main Stream Media continued their assault by always posting pictures of Trayvon as a 12 year old boy, all sweet and innocent. When photos were released from his camera phone they showed him much older, meaner looking, holding a gun, smoking weed, video taping fighting. He was not the pure innocent victim that the media portrayed him to be. Of course the courts would not let any of this be shown to the jurors, because God help us all if they have an accurate picture of this young man.
Next, President Obama put in his two cents and said if he had a son he would be like Trayvon. Really. Your son would be brandishing hand guns, smoking geef (OK…yes his son most likely would be smoking weed if he was anything like dear old dad), video recording fights and acting like a thug? I don’t see that since his daughters are 100% different from that. It didn’t matter, though, because the point was to demonize George Zimmerman as a raging racist.
George Zimmerman on trial.
Now George Zimmerman is on trial. They waited over a month to charge him and then the district attorney, bowing to public pressure, decided to charge him for the killing of Trayvon. The trial has been going on for a couple of weeks now, and so far I do not see a case. I see a lot of poor witnesses for the prosecution. I see a judge that made a ruling that should send him into retirement. What I do not see is a fair trial.
The first “witness” was Rachel Jeantel and I do not have a lot of things to say about her because she comes off as a tragic figure. She cannot read cursive handwriting, because there was a very awkward moment in court where she could not read a letter she write with a friend to Trayvon’s parents because it was in cursive. She lied about being in the hospital at the time of Trayvon’s funeral, and her witness testimony was what she heard on the phone while talking to Trayvon at the time he was killed.
During the first week of her testimony for the prosecution against George Zimmerman, she was hostile and angry and came across as an uneducated young woman. Her twitter account was scrubbed clean of about 47 posts where she talked about drinking, driving and getting high. She spewed the words “bitch” and “n____r” a few times like the words meant nothing. The second week we saw a completely different girl in temperament and it lead the defense attorney to ask if someone coached her about changing her attitude. Between the lies, the functional cursive illiteracy, the confrontational attitude, and her general overall impression, the prosecution’s top witness could have been a witness for the defense.
George Zimmerman and the judge.
Today I heard that the judge in this case told the jury to strike testimony that was heard the day before by one of the officers that interviewed George Zimmerman. This officer had the audacity to say that they found Zimmerman’s testimony to be truthful. God forbid the jury should have an honest answer given to them if the honest answer goes against the script of how this trial was written. The judge should retire based on this decision alone.
CNN stepped up to the plate again and showed images of all the personal information on George Zimmerman, including his Social Security number. I hope Zimmerman sues them as well and walks away with multiple millions of dollars.
A lot of people on Twitter are now posting about all the violence that will occur if Zimmerman is found innocent. This kind of reaction and coercion is simply mob mentality and it has to end in this country. We are a country of laws, not men (even though Obama does not think that this is the case). If we let the mob mentality rule we are not better than a third-world shithole.
Finally, this case should never have been brought to trial in the first place. George Zimmerman did not fit ANY of the requirements needed to file second degree murder charges. There is ample evidence that Zimmerman was telling the truth, that Trayvon was the aggressor, that he was beating the living hell out of Zimmerman, that Zimmerman feared for his life. This was not a 12 year old boy, this was a 17 year old young man full of muscle and testosterone, fueled by some inner rage, taking it out of George Zimmerman AFTER Zimmerman quit following him and went back to his truck.
For some reason, all race related, the people on high decided that Zimmerman was the perfect white man, even though he is Hispanic, to try for this murder. He is the evil white racist. He is the bad guy. Even though all the evidence points against it and even though charges should never have been brought in the first place. It is truly and disgusting time to be a law abiding citizen in this country now days.