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Zimmerman Trial Update: If Trayvon Grabbed It, You Must Acquit
ClashDaily.com ^ | 7/1/13 | Donald Joy

Posted on 07/01/2013 6:51:09 PM PDT by IChing

There’s a new Johnnie Cochran in town. But this time he’s a good guy, and he’s white. His name is Mark O’Mara.

O’Mara’s cross-examination of two police witnesses who took the stand for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman trial today is being praised as masterful and devastatingly effective by even the dubious talking heads on CNN.

Both investigators who testified today, Doris Singleton and Chris Serino, were excellent, credible witnesses–for the side that didn’t call them!

The only thing I can say negatively about Singleton’s testimony is that–reminiscent of Rachel Jeantel from last week–she had a very hard time reading, to the court, Zimmerman’s reasonably legible cursive from his hand-written statement made on the night of the incident.

The prosecution, as they did all last week, again put up witnesses who ostensibly were to there help put George Zimmerman away for murder, but instead wound up giving defense counsel O’Mara and Don West everything they needed to even further drive the stake through the corrupt, dark heart of a malicious miscarriage of justice–the state’s racially-driven railroading of an innocent neighborhood watchman.

Neither police witness supported the idea that Zimmerman acted with the state of mind nor any specific elements of conduct required to consider anything he did that night a crime. When repeatedly asked if they found Zimmerman’s story unreliable or dishonest in the slightest, both cops stated firmly that there was nothing beyond insignificant discrepancies in anything Zimmerman said.

There simply was no probable cause to arrest and charge Zimmerman. There never was, and still isn’t.

Back in February of 2012, Zimmerman had given his account of the evening’s unfolding events multiple times to each detective, together and separately, without a lawyer, immediately following the shooting of Trayvon Martin and recorded on all kinds of tape, devices, and even his own handwriting. He even went with a third investigator back to the scene of the crime the day after the shooting, and was recorded on video describing and re-enacting the words & movements as they took place.

Zimmerman took a huge legal risk immediately after the shooting by discussing the incident so freely and openly without counsel, but the jury today saw the real George Zimmerman in those videos and on audiotape–rather meek, mild-mannered, much slimmer by about 120 lbs., sincere, candid, and determined to help detectives get to the bottom of what happened.

The problem for the prosecution, as I’ve said all along, is that they don’t have a case at all. We all know the score by now, why this case came to the fore; propelled by rabid race-hustlers and easily-duped liberals on Change.org, and fueled by the words of a former acolyte of Rev. Jeremiah Wright and of professor Derrick Bell who occupied the White House in an election year and put his thumb on the scales.

State’s attorney Angela Corey, by the way, who brought the bogus charge of second-degree murder against Zimmerman on behalf of the prosecution, was re-elected unopposed 5 days after she filed the preposterous, hollow charging affidavit.

The jury today heard Zimmerman in his own words firmly and repeatedly describe the logistical timeline and circumstances that led to his leaving his vehicle to better position himself to try to observe the suspiciously-acting Martin and to obtain an exact address for police, then being abruptly accosted & attacked by the re-appearing Trayvon Martin, and then how he desperately struggled underneath Martin’s vicious onslaught and screamed for help.

Zimmerman’s gestures and voice at the scene of the videotaped re-enactment the following day are those of an earnest, convincing neighbor who was alone, being beaten savagely by a strapping, towering thug, and begging for help from someone nearby who refused to come to his aid, instead saying he’d just call police as he stood outside his unit’s rear sliding glass door and watched, yelling at Trayvon to stop his attack.

Jurors heard again and again, from Zimmerman himself, how Martin first verbally confronted him, then violently smashed Zimmerman’s nose with a sucker-punch and pounced on top of him as he was laid-out on his back. Jurors listened to him again and again describe the process of Martin bashing Zimmerman’s head into the pavement, then smothering his mouth and nose while he writhed and squirmed desperately.

Jurors heard Zimmerman repeatedly describe Martin finally grabbing for Zimmerman’s previously concealed gun when it became exposed by his outer garments riding up his torso, telling Zimmerman, “you’re gonna die tonight, motherf*****!!”

Here’s the crux of the case, based on my decades of training and experience. 14 years ago, I had a co-worker who was not indicted by a grand jury’s review after an almost identical incident. A ghetto thug was highly annoyed (criminally annoyed, you could say) at my uniformed, armed co-worker for writing down his license plate after the thug was trespassing and told to leave a certain area. Instead of driving away, the thug suddenly stopped and exited his vehicle and came after my co-worker on foot, in full attack mode. My co-worker was already on foot. The two wound up on the ground, and my co-worker’s story was that the thug went for my co-worker’s holstered gun.

I have no idea whether the thug in that incident actually did grab for my co-worker’s gun, and I will never know for certain. But the story given to the gran jury by my co-worker was that the two grappled for the gun and the thug wound up with a bullet entering his brain via underneath his chin, my co-worker having gotten off the shot that perhaps saved his own life.

The jury had no choice but to assume my co-worker told the truth about how it happened, because there was absolutely nothing, no evidence whatsoever, to overcome any reasonable doubt that it didn’t.

In the death of Trayvon Martin, all of the facts, evidence, and circumstances support the idea that however the incident developed, nothing George Zimmerman did can remotely be said to rise to the level of a criminal act.

Zimmerman’s story holds up, according to solid testimony of several credible witnesses. Nobody can prove that he was not in fact profiled, stalked, attacked, and almost murdered by Trayvon Martin, whose gangsta-rap hero listed on his social media profile was the “recording artist” known as “C-Murder,” who is currently in prison for–you guessed it–murder.

No one except George Zimmerman really knows for certain if there really was a grab by Trayvon for Zimmerman’s gun, and a spoken intent to kill him. But that is the crucial aspect which, if true, means he really had no other choice but to get the gun first and fire into Martin’s vital areas.

The jury has to decide whether Trayvon grabbed for Zimmerman’s gun. Nothing can prove whether he did or not. Even if they don’t believe he did, deadly force can be reasonably argued if they believe Martin was bashing Zimmerman’s head against the sidewalk. For that matter, people are beaten to death with mere fists every day in this country.

Presumption of innocence in our legal system means if you can’t prove a crime has occurred, you must decide as if the actor was operating in good faith.

Without irrefutable proof otherwise, jurors might as well accept the idea that Trayvon did grab for the gun. The law says they have to.

They must acquit.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman; zimmermantrial
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My latest, hot off the press. Please forward to Sharpton, Crump, and Malik Zulu Shabazz, thanks!
1 posted on 07/01/2013 6:51:09 PM PDT by IChing
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To: IChing
If the head got split,

You must acquit.

2 posted on 07/01/2013 6:55:34 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

LOL That is GOOD!!


3 posted on 07/01/2013 6:58:41 PM PDT by IChing
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To: IChing
We all know the score by now, why this case came to the fore; propelled by rabid race-hustlers and easily-duped liberals...

LOL - Great line..

4 posted on 07/01/2013 7:00:19 PM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: IChing

The thing to realize is that an acquittal has been part of the plan from the beginning. That’s the payoff for this whole charade.


5 posted on 07/01/2013 7:02:36 PM PDT by Misterioso (It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing - Duke Ellington)
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To: GOPJ

Thanks.


6 posted on 07/01/2013 7:05:36 PM PDT by IChing
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To: IChing

From what I understand, Trayvon was less than 5 min. from his dad’s house. Between the time G.Z. first spotted him and the time of the final confrontation, T.M. had plenty of time to get back home, unless he doubled-back to waylay G.Z.


7 posted on 07/01/2013 7:06:26 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: IChing

Z run down M and executed him, then layed in the grass and slammed his face and the back of his head on the concrete, then jumped up ready to spew his lies to the cops. I think I saw this theory sometime today.


8 posted on 07/01/2013 7:08:05 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: smokingfrog

He had 4 minutes... to go 60 yards.


9 posted on 07/01/2013 7:10:18 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: IChing

“No one except George Zimmerman really knows for certain if there really was a grab by Trayvon for Zimmerman’s gun, and a spoken intent to kill him.”

Do either of those things really matter? If Martin was on top and bashing Zimmerman’s head into the sidewalk, that is enough.


10 posted on 07/01/2013 7:10:44 PM PDT by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: IChing

Great article, very good summation. I pray all goes in GZ favor but I can’t help but remember the Casey Anthony jury. That jury seemed to be watching a different trial than most of us. But back to topic...thanks for keeping those of us who can’t watch the trial informed with your timely articles.


11 posted on 07/01/2013 7:11:58 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Proud mommy on homepage....)
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To: IChing
If Zimmerman is acquitted and blacks riot, let the burden be on them.

Maybe they'll realize beating themselves over their collective heads with a hammer only feels better when they quit doing it.

12 posted on 07/01/2013 7:12:52 PM PDT by stboz
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To: IChing

This is the biggest travesty of justice I’ve seen. There is zero evidence to support the state’s case for 2nd degree murder. It is nothing but a show trial.


13 posted on 07/01/2013 7:16:11 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: smokingfrog

At the time Z spotted him, he was less than 45 secs. to his dad’s girlfriend’s house.

TM doubled-back and attacked.


14 posted on 07/01/2013 7:16:12 PM PDT by IChing
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To: umgud

Sheila Jackson Lee and Maxine Waters have been saying that all along.


15 posted on 07/01/2013 7:17:11 PM PDT by IChing
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To: Gil4

Exactly what I said in the article.


16 posted on 07/01/2013 7:18:38 PM PDT by IChing
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To: IChing
For that matter, people are beaten to death with mere fists every day in this country.

More people are murdered every year in this country with hands and feet than with assault rifles...or for that matter rifles of all kinds.

17 posted on 07/01/2013 7:18:56 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: yellowdoghunter

My pleasure, yellowdoghunter!


18 posted on 07/01/2013 7:19:09 PM PDT by IChing
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To: IChing

bump


19 posted on 07/01/2013 7:20:54 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: IChing
I wouldn't be too optimistic if I was GZ.Even if he beats the rap in FL (acquittal *or* hung juries) you know that Osama Obama’s gonna want his son “vindicated”.
20 posted on 07/01/2013 7:21:54 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: rwilson99; IChing

Mmmm. He was closer than I thought.

How is the prosecution gonna ‘splain that?

Could it be that poor little Trayvon instigated the confrontation?


21 posted on 07/01/2013 7:23:17 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: GOPJ

“We all know the score by now, why this case came to the fore; propelled by rabid race-hustlers and easily-duped liberals...”

Does that include the President of the United States?


22 posted on 07/01/2013 7:24:18 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: stboz

If you live near a Martin L. King Blvd...I’d move...about 30 miles away...or further.


23 posted on 07/01/2013 7:25:12 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Q: The worst president in US history?)
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To: Misterioso

you know - that thought crossed my mind as i’ve read some of the descriptions of the prosecutions performance.


24 posted on 07/01/2013 7:29:11 PM PDT by Frapster (Clear the mechanism)
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To: Toespi

Din’tcha read the very next words after the comma in the same sentence??


25 posted on 07/01/2013 7:30:23 PM PDT by IChing
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To: IChing

26 posted on 07/01/2013 7:30:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: IChing
The only thing I can say negatively about Singleton’s testimony is that–reminiscent of Rachel Jeantel from last week–she had a very hard time reading, to the court, Zimmerman’s reasonably legible cursive from his hand-written statement made on the night of the incident.

My understanding was that Singleton said she had not brought her reading glasses. Given that she was all formalled up, this isn't implausible...and reading without reading glasses is difficult if you need them.

27 posted on 07/01/2013 7:37:12 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: IChing

We’ll see. It’s an all-woman jury.


28 posted on 07/01/2013 7:37:18 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: IChing

So you’re saying the defense lawyer has recovered somewhat from the knock-knock joke he started out with?


29 posted on 07/01/2013 7:37:32 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You can't force people to care.)
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To: JoeProBono

oohh-hoo nice...thnx


30 posted on 07/01/2013 7:37:38 PM PDT by IChing
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To: Gay State Conservative

Crazy Holder may indeed charge him with a Federal crime to put him on trial again.


31 posted on 07/01/2013 7:40:55 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: familyop

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3033705/posts?page=82#82

It is all female, but it has some other interesting characteristics as well. The Female political slant often alluded to is accounted for by unmarried single mothers. Married mothers lean slightly the other way. Most of these jurors are married with children and with real jobs. See link.


32 posted on 07/01/2013 7:41:46 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: umgud

Dat whut comen censs sayed him dided!


33 posted on 07/01/2013 7:42:37 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Venturer

That would not surprise me at all. I even expect it if he is acquitted.


34 posted on 07/01/2013 7:44:31 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Proud mommy on homepage....)
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To: IChing
Here comes the long hot summer.

How to survive a riot: http://www.wikihow.com/Survive-a-Riot

35 posted on 07/01/2013 7:45:51 PM PDT by TChad
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To: familyop

After the Girls of Zimmerman are Gone (my column from last week):

http://clashdaily.com/2013/06/after-the-girls-of-zimmerman-are-gone/


36 posted on 07/01/2013 7:47:42 PM PDT by IChing
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To: Past Your Eyes

Oh yes, Don West was the anti-Jeantel last week!


37 posted on 07/01/2013 7:49:14 PM PDT by IChing
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To: SampleMan
I know. This is the scary thing. This is happening in a Second Amendment-respecting state. It could happen to any of us, just for defending ourselves WBW (while being white). In the Second Amendment-respecting states, the left hasn't yet been able to confiscate our arms, so in the meantime, they will just make it difficult to employ them in self-defense against any perp "of color". That's the next best thing, until they can somehow remove all the elected officials and judges who haven't yet disarmed us by destroying the Constitution. That's why this case matters to us, no matter who Zimmerman voted for. It's also why what happened to Paula Deen matters to us, no matter who she supported. (Though she hurt herself by groveling). Because if they'll go after someone like her-a full-on Obozo supporter-for saying a word about a black man holding a gun to her head, they'll destroy our lives for less. No one should have their life destoyed over words that aren't a clear and direct threat, no matter what those words are. No matter what the words are.
38 posted on 07/01/2013 7:50:21 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: TChad

39 posted on 07/01/2013 7:50:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: lepton

It’s my understanding that at least one of the women is a CCW permit holder.


40 posted on 07/01/2013 7:54:02 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: IChing

Is it possible for the defense to rest in the middle of the prosecution’s case?


41 posted on 07/01/2013 7:57:49 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: mrsmel

The link I posted above has the descriptions of each of the jurors and the alternates...courtesy of SJackson.

One of the jurors had a CCW and let it lapse. Her husband still has his.


42 posted on 07/01/2013 8:00:07 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: NonValueAdded

From what I gather O’Mara may move for dismissal, and/or not present a defense case, based on lack of evidence against his client.


43 posted on 07/01/2013 8:05:50 PM PDT by IChing
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To: Gay State Conservative

“I wouldn’t be too optimistic if I was GZ.Even if he beats the rap in FL (acquittal *or* hung juries) you know that Osama Obama’s gonna want his son “vindicated”.

You got that right. The Feds will file civil rights charges. Count on the race pimp Holder for that.


44 posted on 07/01/2013 8:09:37 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: JoeProBono
BRING IT ON

Let me translate that into Progressive:

"You know, if I had a son, he would look like Trayvon."

45 posted on 07/01/2013 8:11:58 PM PDT by TChad
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To: lepton

Thanks.


46 posted on 07/01/2013 8:12:41 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Paladin2
That's it!!
47 posted on 07/01/2013 8:14:09 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: mrsmel

Thanks for that post. I’m so tired of people saying they don’t care what’s happening to Paula Deen because she supported Obozo. It’s the principle of the thing. Any of us could be next.


48 posted on 07/01/2013 8:18:24 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: Nea Wood
Me too. Exactly, it's the principle in operation. The more it gets a pass, the more it can, and will, be used against any of us. I just can't see having my life destroyed over words, words that weren't a meaningful threat. Or for defending my life, or that of my family, just because the criminal was "of color", which statistics show is the more probable likelihood.
49 posted on 07/01/2013 8:29:34 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: NonValueAdded
I don't think so but the defense can move for a directed verdict of acquittal after the prosecution completes its case.
50 posted on 07/01/2013 8:38:18 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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