Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sure . . . she's not biased! BS!

Yesterday -- April 11th -- State Attorney Angela Corey held a press conference announcing that she had decided to by-pass the Grand Jury, and brought charges against George Zimmerman for second degree murder.  She also stated she was only interested in "justice" -- and had no bias in the case.

REALLY???

Because this is the FIRST TIME in forty years of practice that I've ever heard of a prosecutor having a prayer vigil with the family of an alleged victim in a hotly disputed case!   And . . . if that doesn't tell you that this is probably THE MOST BIASED PROSECUTOR you will ever come across -- then there's something wrong with your thinking!

If the Governor has any sense of justice  (and he won't -- because this is a political powder keg) -- he'd remove her immediately -- and assign a new prosecutor!   Quite frankly -- while this satisfies those calling for Zimmerman's blood -- regardless of guilt or innocence -- it has nothing to do with "justice" -- and everything to do with "politics".   The almost gleeful press conference was -- at least to me -- disgusting.  As is most everything else about this case.

That being said -- let me tell you what the issues really are going to be:

1.   Did Zimmerman approach and confront Trayvon Martin -- or was it the other way around?  The fact that Zimmerman followed him for a portion, or all of the situation is legally irrelevant -- whether from a distance, or not.

2.   Was Trayvon Martin the initial aggressor?  That is  -- was he the first to use physical violence?  Poorly chosen words are not unlawful -- just stupid.  But . . . the use of physical force against another is a crime unless done in lawful self defense.

3.    If Martin actually sucker punched Zimmerman -- was Zimmerman's nose actually broken?  If so,  Martin committed an aggravated battery -- which is a "forcible felony" -- and had he survived -- he would be the one being charged with a serious felony.

4.   Was Zimmerman actually getting his head pounded into the concrete -- or was it a grass surface?  Conflicting stories on that.  Getting your head pounded into concrete is normally a life or death situation (or a coma in the hospital) -- grass is grass.  It may give you a bad headache -- but it usually isn't life threatening.

5.  When did Zimmerman pull the gun?   Was it before he was on the ground -- or only after having his head pounded?   Very important issue!

6.   Were there any bruises on Trayvon Martin aside from where his hands were allegedly striking Zimmerman?   A heavy indicator who was the actual aggressor.

7.   Who was really yelling for help?   If it was Zimmerman -- it really helps his defense.  If it was Trayvon -- and it was before he was shot -- it would be a very heavy point for the prosecution.   Big question.

As to the Department of Justice's  ("Justice"????  Really???)  investigation on whether this might be a "hate" crime.  Please!!!  Have the guts to admit there is zero evidence to show that -- tell the public rather than continue to unfairly prejudice the state criminal proceedings -- and move on to something that isn't pure politics!  Of course -- Eric Holder isn't gonna do that -- and the fact that Obama still has him in that spot may be a prime reason to vote for somebody else in the next election.  Just a thought.  All the evidence that exists shows that Zimmerman was anything but a racist!   Whether he acted properly or improperly is another question yet to be resolved.  But a racist???  NO WAY!

So . . .  the circus plays on.   The media plays it for all it's worth -- I'm still seeing the photo of Martin when he was years younger.   Those who depend on racial strife for their livelihoods -- are playing it up big time.  The anti-gunners are having a field day on something they don't understand -- and don't want to.  And politicians are just playing it for the votes.  Trayvon's family -- well, that's just truly sad, because they seem to be terrific people -- and no matter what happened,  they lost a loving son.  So . . .  where the hell it will all wind-up is a total guess.   But "Justice"????

Nah . . . .
Has nothing to do with that!

Let's hope that changes -- and that everybody finally realizes that whatever the outcome -- as long as it's based on the facts -- real facts -- justice will be done.

6 comments:

  1. Mr. Gutmacher,

    Thank you for your comments about this case and the press conference. I myself was gagging on the BS less than 30 seconds in.

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  2. I am glad someone said this out loud. I thought I was the only one who thought she had already decided the case. Justice for Trayvon, what about Justice for George he is a victim in this too.

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  3. Just got my ccw. Enjoy carrying while i run. Makes me feel safe. I hope this travon martin case doest cause ccw laws to change. I am glad for lawyers like you defending our rights

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  4. Pretty sad isn't it. Hopefully Zimmerman can get a somewhat fair trial, considering how things have been up to this point.

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  5. I really enjoy reading your insight to this situation. Keep it coming. I really appreciate your book too, by the way.

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  6. Wow, My sentiments exactly on all points. Ms. Corey was disgusting standing there with her fake smile, and announcing she prayed with this wonderful gentle family before the press conference. Can you say Nancy Grace? I forced myself to watch NG last night and surprisingly even SHE wasn't as biased as Corey. Hopefully ALL witnesses will come forward and not be afraid of being a "snitch" so justice can be served. I know if I heard screaming outside my house, I'd be junping off the couch to see what was wrong.

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