Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on July 13, 2013 by Allahpundit

As Zimmerman’s trial closed Friday, his defense lawyer declared in summation that the unarmed Martin was to blame .

“We know he had the opportunity to go home, and he didn’t do that,” Mark O’Mara said, brazenly turning the world on its head . “The person who decided to make the night violent was the guy who didn’t go home when he had the chance.”…

Prosecutors poked holes in this story — noting, for example, that Zimmerman’s modest head wounds were hardly consistent with the violent struggle he described. But, since no one else alive witnessed the fight, the only word anyone has is the killer’s. Plus his lawyer’s blame-the-victim contention that everything went wrong because Martin didn’t just walk home.

After Zimmerman groundlessly presumed the worst about a teenager who was doing nothing wrong. After Zimmerman took it upon himself to play cop after the real cops had told him to stand down. After Zimmerman brought a gun to a confrontation that could easily escalate into a fatality.

Whatever the jury’s verdict, Zimmerman started it that night — and finished it with a bullet.

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I, for one, would not convict George Zimmerman of second-degree murder. I might find him guilty of manslaughter, but even that would be a stretch based on the evidence presented to that Sanford, Fla. jury.

Still, contrary to what George Zimmerman’s lead attorney asserts, “not guilty” — should that be the jury’s verdict — is not the same as “absolute innocence” in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the teenager he mistakenly assumed to be a menace to society, or, at least, to the residents of a Florida community where he volunteered in a neighborhood patrol…

Zimmerman was wrong in his assumptions, wrong in his attitude, wrong in ignoring the advice of the police dispatcher to stay put and wait for the police to come, wrong in confronting Trayvon, wrong in shooting him, wrong in lying about what transpired. That said, however, he may not be guilty of murder. Under Florida law, a reasonable jury relying on its common sense can reasonably find that, as he tussled with Trayvon, he feared for his life and shot in self defense. That he resorted to deadly force because he actually believed he faced “death or great bodily harm.” That he acted as “a reasonably prudent and cautious person” would have done in those circumstances.

In the view from my armchair couch potato juror’s seat, prosecutors did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that George Zimmerman, as wrong as he was in what he did that rainy February night, committed murder.

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Just when I thought the George Zimmerman “trial” couldn’t sink any lower, the prosecutorial limbo dancers of the State of Florida magnificently lowered their own bar in the final moments of their cable-news celebrity. In real justice systems, the state decides what crime has been committed and charges somebody with it. In the Zimmerman trial, the state’s “theory of the case” is that it has no theory of the case: might be murder, might be manslaughter, might be aggravated assault, might be a zillion other things, but it’s something. If you’re a juror, feel free to convict George Zimmerman of whatever floats your boat.

Nailing a guy on something, anything, is a time-honored American tradition: If you can’t get Al Capone on the Valentine’s Day massacre, get him on his taxes. Americans seem to have a sneaky admiration for this sort of thing, notwithstanding that, as we now know, the government is happy to get lots of other people on their taxes, too. Ever since the president of the United States (a man so cautious and deferential to legal niceties that he can’t tell you whether the Egyptian army removing the elected head of state counts as a military coup until his advisers have finished looking into the matter) breezily declared that if he had a son he’d look like Trayvon, ever since the U.S. Department of so-called Justice dispatched something called its “Community Relations Services” to Florida to help organize anti-Zimmerman rallies at taxpayer expense, ever since the politically savvy governor appointed a “special prosecutor” and the deplorably unsavvy Sanford Police Chief was eased out, the full panoply of state power has been deployed to nail Zimmerman on anything.

How difficult can that be in a country in which an Hispanic Obama voter can be instantly transformed into the poster boy for white racism? Who ya gonna believe — Al Sharpton or your lying eyes? As closing arguments began on Thursday, the prosecutors asked the judge to drop the aggravated-assault charge and instruct the jury on felony murder committed in the course of child abuse. Felony murder is a murder that occurs during a felony, and, according to the prosecution’s theory du jour, the felony George Zimmerman was engaged in that night was “child abuse,” on the grounds that Trayvon Martin, when he began beating up Zimmerman, was 17 years old. This will come as news to most casual observers of the case, who’ve only seen young Trayvon in that beatific photo of him as a twelve-year-old…

We have been warned that in the event of an acquittal there could be riots. My own feeling is that the Allegedly Reverend Al Sharpton, now somewhat emaciated and underbouffed from his Tawana Brawley heyday, is not the Tahrir Square–scale race-baiting huckster he once was. But if Floridians are of a mind to let off a little steam, they might usefully burn down the Sanford courthouse and salt the earth. The justice system revealed by this squalid trial is worth rioting over.

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Electrongod!!

KCB on July 13, 2013 at 8:32 PM

…guilty!

KOOLAID2 on July 13, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Electrongod!!

KCB on July 13, 2013 at 8:32 PM

…OH!…now you show up!

KOOLAID2 on July 13, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Koolaid!

Electrongod on July 13, 2013 at 8:36 PM

KCB!..

Electrongod on July 13, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Whatever the jury’s verdict, Zimmerman started it that night — and finished it with a bullet.

Riiight, ‘cuz, like, um, ya know, I have the right to punch anyone in the face./

Resist We Much on July 13, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Anyone else?

Nope..

Electrongod on July 13, 2013 at 8:37 PM

RWM!!!

Electrongod on July 13, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Yea,, you’re guilty. ;)

wolly4321 on July 13, 2013 at 8:37 PM

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/trayvon-martin/os-george-zimmerman-whistleblower-fired-20130713,0,2426704.story

IT chief testifying for Zimmerman has now been fired by the state, he found evidence they never turned over to the defense

mythicknight on July 13, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Zimmerman started it???
The last 90 seconds of his 911 call has him..
Not running…
Apparently just standing there answering more questions from the 911 dispatcher…

Yeah…
Zimmerman was a real threat to Travon…

Electrongod on July 13, 2013 at 8:39 PM

EG!

Resist We Much on July 13, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Full movie: Agenda: Grinding Down America

“A film that finally puts the pieces of the puzzle together. If you’ve wondered why America has been falling apart from within, you will love AGENDA.”

(Via GP) Filmmaker and former Idaho state rep Curtis Bowers describes what he discovered after infiltrating the communist party in the 90s and how it’s connected to what’s happening in America today.

“I think the evil that is capable of happening in the next four years is not a pretty picture,” … “It’s very sad to think that our country voted — after what he had already done ahead of time — to have another four years of that, but it shows how far we’ve really gone.”

– Curtis Bowers

Resist We Much on July 13, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Resist We Much on July 13, 2013 at 8:39 PM

:)

I have some links that you just posted to look at…

Electrongod on July 13, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Steyn is awesome.

KCB on July 13, 2013 at 8:42 PM

RWM is awesome!

KCB on July 13, 2013 at 8:43 PM

I carry a gun. I’ve found skittles to be ineffective in a firefight.

wolly4321 on July 13, 2013 at 8:43 PM

If I Had A Race-Baiting President, He Would Look Like This…

Resist We Much on July 13, 2013 at 8:39 PM

I’ve seen this lying sack of sh!t before…

Electrongod on July 13, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Have the jury members received their instructions from Eric Holder yet?

Knock knock.

Who is it?

Candygram.

fogw on July 13, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Whatever the jury’s verdict, Zimmerman started it that night — and finished it with a bullet.

I love a happy ending.

Ronnie on July 13, 2013 at 8:48 PM

What is taking so long for the jury to convict dat white racis’ murderer of Saint Skittles? /

Liam on July 13, 2013 at 8:48 PM

The next race trial?

Drinker, who claimed to be fired Goldman Sachs employee, fighting for his life after being knocked out for ‘racist rant’ about losing his job and wife

Because punching someone in the face is ‘not doing anything wrong’…

Resist We Much on July 13, 2013 at 8:50 PM

fuk you Al Sharpton and the rest of you race baiting jackasses. Keep fueling the fires, that’s all you got. Obama, Holder, Maxine Waters, Cummings, all brilliant examples of black leadership.

arnold ziffel on July 13, 2013 at 8:50 PM

I can see the Hollywood movie now…

Zimmerman…..played by some WWE wrestler…
Calls 911 and tell the dispatcher that he sees a punk that needs to be takin’ out..
Zimmerman basically tells the dispatcher that he has a 9mm and it is dying to see some action..
He rips the car door off its hinges and runs after the punk..
The dispatcher says “Stand Down!!!” but Zimmerman says…
Fluck You and hangs up…

After catching the punk and knocking that bag of Skittles from his hands…
Blows him away….

Electrongod on July 13, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Hotair is posting stuff RWM has on her sight 24 hours ago.

There was no red meat today from Jazz, God bless him. Coddled eggs and all.

They want weekend traffic,, better come up with something better.

I have an idea. Pay Sophie.

wolly4321 on July 13, 2013 at 8:51 PM

fuk you Al Sharpton and the rest of you race baiting jackasses. Keep fueling the fires, that’s all you got. Obama, Holder, Maxine Waters, Cummings, all brilliant examples of black leadership.

arnold ziffel on July 13, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Only a backlash, in kind, is going to stop Sharpton.

Liam on July 13, 2013 at 8:52 PM

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/trayvon-martin/os-george-zimmerman-whistleblower-fired-20130713,0,2426704.story

IT chief testifying for Zimmerman has now been fired by the state, he found evidence they never turned over to the defense

mythicknight on July 13, 2013 at 8:38 PM

What a real whistle-blower looks like.

Count to 10 on July 13, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Electrongod on July 13, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Who plays the kid — Gary Coleman?

Nah.

Hollywood would get some five year old and make him another of their manufactured ‘stars’.

Liam on July 13, 2013 at 8:54 PM

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/trayvon-martin/os-george-zimmerman-whistleblower-fired-20130713,0,2426704.story

IT chief testifying for Zimmerman has now been fired by the state, he found evidence they never turned over to the defense

mythicknight on July 13, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Corey may have some problems down the road, between several motions for sanctions, conduct that the disciplinary commission should investigate, and this:

State: Florida

448.102 Prohibitions.

An employer may not take any retaliatory personnel action against an employee because the employee has:

(1) Disclosed, or threatened to disclose, to any appropriate governmental agency, under oath, in writing, an activity, policy, or practice of the employer that is in violation of a law, rule, or regulation. However, this subsection does not apply unless the employee has, in writing, brought the activity, policy, or practice to the attention of a supervisor or the employer and has afforded the employer a reasonable opportunity to correct the activity, policy, or practice.

(2) Provided information to, or testified before, any appropriate governmental agency, person, or entity conducting an investigation, hearing, or inquiry into an alleged violation of a law, rule, or regulation by the employer.

(3) Objected to, or refused to participate in, any activity, policy, or practice of the employer which is in violation of a law, rule, or regulation.

novaculus on July 13, 2013 at 8:54 PM

They want weekend traffic,, better come up with something better.

I have an idea. Pay Sophie.

wolly4321 on July 13, 2013 at 8:51 PM

…I had the highway by myself this morning before I went to work…I thought all the entrances to the freeway were closed or something!…there was absolutely no traffic!

KOOLAID2 on July 13, 2013 at 8:57 PM

– wrong in his assumptions, wrong in his attitude, wrong in ignoring the advice of the police dispatcher to stay put and wait for the police to come, wrong in confronting Trayvon, wrong in shooting him, wrong in lying about what transpired.

Why was he wrong in shooting him?

That said, however, he may not be guilty of murder. Under Florida law, a reasonable jury relying on its common sense can reasonably find that, as he tussled with Trayvon, he feared for his life and shot in self defense. That he resorted to deadly force because he actually believed he faced “death or great bodily harm.” That he acted as “a reasonably prudent and cautious person” would have done in those circumstances.

Ah, so not necessarily wrong in shooting him, according to lesser people and their law-things.

Axe on July 13, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Steyn is awesome.

KCB on July 13, 2013 at 8:42 PM

RWM is awesome!

KCB on July 13, 2013 at 8:43 PM

. . . wait – ing . . .

*checks watch*

Axe on July 13, 2013 at 8:59 PM

They want weekend traffic,, better come up with something better.

I have an idea. Pay Sophie.

wolly4321 on July 13, 2013 at 8:51 PM

How about titillatin photographs? Not from Sophie though, unless she wants to.

arnold ziffel on July 13, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Seriously, I have no idea how she does it. I can’t keep up.

You are one amazing lady, my dear.

You have LONG surpassed any and all.

As far as content. You rule.

You can guess who I’m talking about.

wolly4321 on July 13, 2013 at 9:01 PM

– wrong in his assumptions, wrong in his attitude, wrong in ignoring the advice of the police dispatcher to stay put and wait for the police to come, wrong in confronting Trayvon, wrong in shooting him, wrong in lying about what transpired.

Axe on July 13, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Like anyone should listen to racists who have been lying all along about Zimmerman? Even the prosecutor is lying and that judge is swearing to it, for what she’s done since Day One.

Liam on July 13, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Seriously, I have no idea how she does it. I can’t keep up.
You are one amazing lady, my dear.

You have LONG surpassed any and all.
As far as content. You rule.

You can guess who I’m talking about.

wolly4321 on July 13, 2013 at 9:01 PM

bluegill?

arnold ziffel on July 13, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Axe is off the chain awesome!!!!

KCB on July 13, 2013 at 9:04 PM

manslaughter, just to piss off both sides

John the Libertarian on July 13, 2013 at 9:04 PM

(Zimmerman was) wrong in ignoring the advice of the police dispatcher to stay put and wait for the police to come, wrong in confronting Trayvon

Ahhhhrrrgggghhhh!

And the writer is ignorant of the facts presented by the prosecution, who has the burden of proof.

NEN Disp: “We don’t need you to do that.”
GZ: “OK”

Minutes later, GZ gets ambushed and sucker punched by a taller, more fit, Travon Martin, who tells GZ “You gonna die tonite MF’er.”

Oh well, it was HuffPo.

BigAlSouth on July 13, 2013 at 9:04 PM

So that’s how you jacked jazz’s thread. No traffic. :>)

wolly4321 on July 13, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Who plays the kid — Gary Coleman?

Nah.

Hollywood would get some five year old and make him another of their manufactured ‘stars’.

Liam on July 13, 2013 at 8:54 PM

This is the long and boring part of the movie..
For 45 minutes we see Travon as the neighborhood goodie kid..
The movie starts with him painting his neighbors fence…
Then he rescues a cat from a tree…
He then takes a bus to Sanford where he saves a little ol’ lady from a stroke..
He then builds that second guest room on his dad’s girlfriends house and decides to spread some goodwill in the community..

Electrongod on July 13, 2013 at 9:06 PM

wolly4321 on July 13, 2013 at 9:01 PM

TYVM :-)

Resist We Much on July 13, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Electrongod on July 13, 2013 at 9:06 PM

And the darker he is, the better.

Hollywood liberals need to make their ‘statement’, after all.

Liam on July 13, 2013 at 9:09 PM

The movie will be cast as follows:

The Rock = Zimmerman

Random 5 year old black actor = Zimmerman

Judge = Stock footage of Chris Farley in drag.

The Notorious G.O.P on July 13, 2013 at 9:11 PM

If this thing ends in race riots it will be the DOJ’s fault.

abobo on July 13, 2013 at 9:14 PM

She writes faster than I can read. And I read fast.

What an amazing lady.

Coverage of the Zimmerman trial?

Blown away with detail. Simpy awesome. Nowhere else found.

Nowhere.

Thank you Sophie. You are a treasure.

wolly4321 on July 13, 2013 at 9:14 PM

And the darker he is, the better.

Hollywood liberals need to make their ‘statement’, after all.

Liam on July 13, 2013 at 9:09 PM

The Halo shining through the hoodie…
Giving that silhouette look with the HD camera having a hard time adjusting the aperture…

Excuse me..

I got a tear just typing that…

Electrongod on July 13, 2013 at 9:15 PM

I truly HATE the fact that if my/our prayers for GZ’s acquittal are actually answered, unrest and destruction could ruin the sense of relief.

Civility after an acquittal would surely be a delight, but while hoping for a GOOD, just result, destruction and further division seems inevitable, and that grieves me deeply.

Feeling pretty schizoid, if that makes any sense.
LOLOL

pambi on July 13, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Hung jury is my guess

gophergirl on July 13, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Our society is sick.
I am passed fed up.

bazil9 on July 13, 2013 at 9:16 PM

http://www.americanthinker.com

Good read on this.

Barred on July 13, 2013 at 9:17 PM

bazil9 on July 13, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Enema time?

cozmo on July 13, 2013 at 9:18 PM

just result, destruction and further division seems inevitable

pambi on July 13, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Yes..but if found guilty..will result in worse then what you listed. imo.

Hi Mermaid! Missed you swooshing your tail. :)

bazil9 on July 13, 2013 at 9:18 PM

The Halo shining through the hoodie…
Giving that silhouette look with the HD camera having a hard time adjusting the aperture…

Excuse me..

I got a tear just typing that…

Electrongod on July 13, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Yes. I forgot the halo.

And those Skittles — all fluorescent and rainbow-y, spilled across the rain-soaked pavement as a dirge plays softly in the background.

Brought a tear to me eye, too.

Liam on July 13, 2013 at 9:18 PM

And those Skittles — all fluorescent and rainbow-y, spilled across the rain-soaked pavement as a dirge plays softly in the background.

Brought a tear to me eye, too.

Liam on July 13, 2013 at 9:18 PM

LOL…

Electrongod on July 13, 2013 at 9:20 PM

She writes faster than I can read. And I read fast.
wolly4321 on July 13, 2013 at 9:14 PM

I know dude..I love her site but can’t keep up!

bazil9 on July 13, 2013 at 9:20 PM

They will get a cute 8 year old kid with thick glasses to play TM.

GZ will be CGI. A combination of smeegol, the terminator and a vampire.

BoxHead1 on July 13, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Axe is off the chain awesome!!!!

KCB on July 13, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Aw, thanks man, for thinking of me. :)

But really, don’t mention it.

Axe on July 13, 2013 at 9:21 PM

LOL…

Electrongod on July 13, 2013 at 9:20 PM

At this point, with this show trial, I’m thinking there is no longer any such things as being TOO cynical.

Liam on July 13, 2013 at 9:22 PM

They will get a cute 8 year old kid with thick glasses to play TM.

GZ will be CGI. A combination of smeegol, the terminator and a vampire.

BoxHead1 on July 13, 2013 at 9:20 PM

I was thinkin’ more like Jimmie Walker from Good Times…

Dyn-O-Mite!

Electrongod on July 13, 2013 at 9:24 PM

The Halo shining through the hoodie…
Giving that silhouette look with the HD camera having a hard time adjusting the aperture…

Excuse me..

I got a tear just typing that…

Electrongod on July 13, 2013 at 9:15 PM

The best part is the death stare or just moments before when precious realizes “I done wrong.”

arnold ziffel on July 13, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Axe is off the chain awesome!!!!

KCB on July 13, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Aw, thanks man, for thinking of me. :)

But really, don’t mention it.

Axe on July 13, 2013 at 9:21 PM

No, it’s true!

KCB on July 13, 2013 at 9:25 PM

I hope the jurors aren’t complete idiots but aren’t they Floridians?¿

Gawd help us.

SparkPlug on July 13, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Even if GZ gets convicted, there is a really good chance that it gets overturned on appeal.

All the games the State played in the discovery phase and the fact that the judge ruled against the defense several times regarding discovery issues. Not to mention the judge’s ruling on the texts on Trayvon’s phone. Several good reasons either to reverse.

melle1228 on July 13, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Whatever the jury’s verdict, Zimmerman started it that night — and finished it with a bullet.

And what happened in between? Martin attack and tried to beat Zimmerman to death or at least into being a brain damaged cripple. The prosecution’s own witness said that Martin was on top of Zimmerman beating his head mixed martial arts ‘style’. Martin got justice or if you would prefer justice got Martin and before he could go on in a long career as a rabid dog.

VorDaj on July 13, 2013 at 9:27 PM

I hope the jurors aren’t complete idiots but aren’t they Floridians?¿

Gawd help us.

SparkPlug on July 13, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Well this is the state that gave us hanging chads and an acquited Casey Anthony!

melle1228 on July 13, 2013 at 9:27 PM

The best part is the death stare or just moments before when precious realizes “I done wrong.”

arnold ziffel on July 13, 2013 at 9:24 PM

I may be out of line, but I imagine the last thought Saint Skittles had was, “Obama never said THIS would happen!”

Liam on July 13, 2013 at 9:28 PM

bazil9 on July 13, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Heya, b9.
I agree with what you said, just can’t make myself go there.
Am encouraged by the jury’s manslaughter clarification request, at least.
SEEMS murder may have been ruled out, but who knows ??
Methinks I’m feeling apprehensive and weary and not liking that one bit.
;-)

pambi on July 13, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Not only is Zimmerman not guilty. The sad, pathetic prosecution and that Fat, despicable pig considered a judge, needs to apologize to him and America for bringing this travesty of justice into a court. And that koolaid2 guy is mentally ill, his mommy failed to flush twice when she tried to abort him…damn it!

Tbone McGraw on July 13, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Not being Hispanic (or Jewish) or black, raiaqlly or ethnically i have no dog in this fight. The MSM has elected, however, knowing full well they were pouring gasoline on a fire, elected the make it black vs. white. They misrepresented Zimmerman as a Caucasian. They misrepresented and, in fact, edited what Zimmerman said. They also misrepresented the facts in the case and also covered up Trayvon Martin’s numerous brushes with the law, his marijuana use and the fact that the neighborhood in question was plagued with numerous crimes committed by young black males of Martin’s age. Then too, in addition to a biased media, President Obama chimed in on Martin’s side as did the usual other race-baiting suspects such as Al Sharpton and now, it appears so did Eric Holder’s DOJ. Finally, a registered Democrat judge has consistently ruled in favor of the prosecution during the trial.

As a result my initial neutrality long ago shifted to the defendant. Even erroneously, Zimmerman is a token-white victim of hate. Go Zimmerman!!!!

MaiDee on July 13, 2013 at 9:28 PM

bazil9 on July 13, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Maybe you and I should start a website to steal everyone’s customers. You can do the nouns and I’ll do the verbs. What a team we would be. But who would do the punctuation and poetry?

Oh Scrumpy could do that.

SparkPlug on July 13, 2013 at 9:29 PM

pambi on July 13, 2013 at 9:28 PM

me too Miz Pambi.

bazil9 on July 13, 2013 at 9:31 PM

The authors of the first two quote excerpts either do not know the facts of the case, or they are ignoring anything that does not support their emotion driven positions and/or their agenda.

And they are tossing away the principle of reasonable doubt. This is exactly what the state wants the jurors to do.

GZ did nothing wrong. He did nothing illegal. He did nothing reckless. He did what anyone who is conceal carrying could do. the libs an lefties hate concealed carry, so they must demonize him for it. In fact, what happened to George is an example of exactly why people want to conceal carry.

Also, TM did nothing wrong. Up until he either 1) turned back from where he was going to confront GZ or 2) he stopped once he was out of GZ’s sight, hid, and waited for GZ. Then he confronted, surprised, attacked, and assaulted GZ. TM made the very bad decision to assault a man who was carrying a concealed weapon.

After being stunned by TM’s first blow to his nose, knocked on his back with TM on top, having his head repeatedly smashed on concrete, and taking a beating for 30-40 seconds, GZ pulled his gun and shot TM, believing that TM saw it and was going for it.

All of GZ’s accounts, all of the physical evidence, and most of the testimony, including from the state’s own witnesses, even from their star witness Ms. Jeantel, are consistent with this.

There is no reasonable doubt about the substance of this. There is only speculation about how this or that specific thing “might have, could have, maybe happened” slightly differently. There is not one single consistent and coherent theory of all that “might have, could have, maybe happened” instead. The state did not present one. They do not have one. All they have left is to try to cast doubt on GZ’s account and an appeal to the juror’s emotions about poor unarmed TM. At the same time they are doing all they can to hide from the jury any knowledge that TM liked to fight and has been in fights in the recent past.

May as well turn the clock back a few hundred of years, or to the time when the KKK dispensed “justice” in the south, when mere suspicion, prejudice, and dislike of the suspect was sufficient reason for the mob to grab a rope and the suspect and head for the nearest tree. With the authorities either ignoring it all or participating.

This show trial is a test of whether or not the US justice system is severely broken. And of whether or not justice in the US is now subordinate to politics and the emotions of the mob. It is about tearing down one more pillar of Western culture in the interest of political correctness and multi-culturalism.

farsighted on July 13, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Hey Axe.

That mermaid is a brainy little creature. Since me and my brain are at war there is no way I will be able to out smart her even if I get lucky and she has an off day.

SparkPlug on July 13, 2013 at 9:32 PM

SparkPlug on July 13, 2013 at 9:29 PM

lol..lets go. Good..I can do nouns. ;)

bazil9 on July 13, 2013 at 9:32 PM

MaiDee on July 13, 2013 at 9:28 PM

The cough syrup abuse (and it’s violent, paranoid, and psychotic side effects) are probably even more relevant.

Count to 10 on July 13, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Even if GZ gets convicted, there is a really good chance that it gets overturned on appeal….
melle1228 on July 13, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Doesn’t he have to go to jail first? I don’t see him lasting long in the penitentiary. Manslaughter could be a death sentence.

BoxHead1 on July 13, 2013 at 9:33 PM

bazil9 on July 13, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Flan is a noun. Eat is a verb.

SparkPlug on July 13, 2013 at 9:34 PM

MaiDee on July 13, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Liberal media have a mindset, so they manufacture ‘stories’.

They originally called Zimmerman Jewish, as an epithet. I don’t know what you or others have experienced, but many blacks hate Jews. They truly believe Jews own all the banks, all the newspapers. Some I have met actually believe Israel runs the whole world.

And liberals, like them, think we Conservatives are the crazy ones?

Liam on July 13, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Speaking of Scrumpy.

Hey Scrump,,, post your fav metal vid.

Pleeeeze.

wolly4321 on July 13, 2013 at 9:35 PM

What is there to think about. GZ was getting his head bashed into the ground by a 6’3″ gang member wanna be.

Let’s suppose ET was bashing Elliots head in. Wouldn’t Elliot be allowed to shoot ET?

H/t Axe.

SparkPlug on July 13, 2013 at 9:37 PM

SparkPlug on July 13, 2013 at 9:29 PM

lol..lets go. Good..I can do nouns. ;)

bazil9 on July 13, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Hey, considering our nature, mermaids are wizards with conjunctions !!
K??

pambi on July 13, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Flan is a noun. Eat is a verb.

SparkPlug on July 13, 2013 at 9:34 PM

How does Axie, Baby! get nourishment?

He HATES verbs.

Resist We Much on July 13, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Ted Cruz Introduces Legislation To Completely Defund Obamacare

http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/07/ted-cruz-introduces-legislation-to-completely-defund-obamacare/

davidk on July 13, 2013 at 9:39 PM

That mermaid is a brainy little creature. Since me and my brain are at war there is no way I will be able to out smart her even if I get lucky and she has an off day.

SparkPlug on July 13, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Keep an eye on your brain, dude. Your brain may try to Spark-handle her just to prove a point, to mess with you.

. . . Also, maybe she’s not little. She sounds little and sweet, but has anyone ever seen her up close? She might be brawny and huge and sound like Andre the Giant sounded. She may laugh like a mule. Only without much sound, just a lot of big, muffled bubbles.

Do you think b9′s fungus sings?

Axe on July 13, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Remember how Elliot lured ET with Reese’s Pieces?
And how Herseys benefited through advertising…

I wonder what Mars, Inc will do?

Electrongod on July 13, 2013 at 9:40 PM

How does Axie, Baby! get nourishment?

He HATES verbs.

Resist We Much on July 13, 2013 at 9:38 PM

. . . maybe . . . some adjectives. :)

i do not hate verbs. it’s just difficult to use them sometimes.

Axe on July 13, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Resist We Much on July 13, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Lolz. I immediately though of Axie and the verb thing. Hehe.

Anyway the only thing he can eat are things that fit through his helmet slit. That’s why he likes square fish. It will fit through but Cheeto_Os won’t. So he can’t have any Cheeto_Os unless we flatten them in a waffle iron.

SparkPlug on July 13, 2013 at 9:43 PM

davidk on July 13, 2013 at 9:39 PM

God bless Ted Cruz !!!

pambi on July 13, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Doesn’t he have to go to jail first? I don’t see him lasting long in the penitentiary. Manslaughter could be a death sentence.

BoxHead1 on July 13, 2013 at 9:33 PM

The poor man will probably end up in solitary because of it.

melle1228 on July 13, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Liam on July 13, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Who can forget her?

Obama-Endorsed Occupy LA Protester: “Zionist Jews… Need to Be Run Out of This Country”

Resist We Much on July 13, 2013 at 9:45 PM

He HATES verbs.

Resist We Much on July 13, 2013 at 9:38 PM

PS: Not just anyone could squeeze the punny sub-verb “ate” from the middle of the verb “hates.”

*sigh*

Axe on July 13, 2013 at 9:45 PM

I hope the jurors aren’t complete idiots but aren’t they Floridians?¿

Gawd help us.

SparkPlug on July 13, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Florida Jurors gave Casey Anthony a “not guilty” verdict.

portlandon on July 13, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Zimmerman was wrong in his assumptions, wrong in his attitude, wrong in ignoring the advice of the police dispatcher to stay put and wait for the police to come, wrong in confronting Trayvon, wrong in shooting him, wrong in lying about what transpired.

1. His attitude? Wanting to protect his neighborhood?
2. No the police did not tell him to stay put.
3. He can confront anyone he wants…and he likely had good reason.
4. Wrong in shooting him? It was self-defense.
5. Lying? Prove it. You tell me what happened 2 years ago.
6. Bad people eat Skittles.

CW on July 13, 2013 at 9:46 PM

B9s fungus is not tone-deaf. It sings like Belinda Carlisles fungus.

SparkPlug on July 13, 2013 at 9:46 PM

SparkPlug on July 13, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Snicker.

Axe Don’t Need No Steekin’ Verbs

Resist We Much on July 13, 2013 at 9:46 PM

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