George Zimmerman Charged with Second Degree Murder in Death of Trayvon Martin … Turns Himself In to Authorities
How is justice defined in the death of Trayvon Martin? Will Justice truly be blind?
After 45 days, George Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. The incident has caused outrage and racial tensions over accusations of racial profiling on one side and the an over-zealous media and bias media that has jumped to conclusions without knowing the facts as well as putting forth to the public an edited and deceptive 9-11 audio tape presenting Zimmerman in a racist slant. Zimmerman faces a possible life in prison if convicted’ However, second degree murder under Florida law states that a killing was carried out without premeditation but with “a depraved mind regardless of human life.”
(George Zimmerman – Source: Seminole County Sheriff’s Office)
George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Florida teenager Trayvon Martin 45 days ago, was charged with second-degree murder Wednesday, marking a turning point in a case that has provoked nationwide debate over racial profiling.
Florida special prosecutor Angela B. Corey, who announced the charge in Jacksonville, said that “the search for justice has brought us to this moment.” Zimmerman turned himself in and was brought Wednesday evening to the Seminole County jail.
After a public campaign by the MSM and those who cried racism,managed to some how force the state prosecutor to file charges against an individual who was originally let go. However, the prosecutors have to tough road to hoe as they must prove Zimmerman’s shooting of Martin was rooted in hatred or ill will. This in the face of Zimmerman’s claims of self-defense. This is hardly a slam dunk.
Legal experts said Corey chose a tough route with the murder charge, which could send Zimmerman to prison for life if he’s convicted, over manslaughter, which usually carries 15-year prison terms and covers reckless or negligent killings.
The prosecutors must prove Zimmerman’s shooting of Martin was rooted in hatred or ill will and counter his claims that he shot Martin to protect himself while patrolling his gated community in the Orlando suburb of Sanford. Zimmerman’s lawyers would only have to prove by a preponderance of evidence – a relatively low legal standard – that he acted in self-defense at a pretrial hearing to prevent the case from going to trial.
There’s a “high likelihood it could be dismissed by the judge even before the jury gets to hear the case,” Florida defense attorney Richard Hornsby said.
Trayvon Martin’s parents have stated that, “We simply wanted an arrest,” calling it the first step to justice. Really? They only wanted an arrest, who really thinks that? It is a tragedy when ever a parent has to bury their child; however, in the death of Trayvon Martin case whether it be the bias media, the Blank Panther, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson et al, justice is only served with a guilty verdict. What happens if Zimmerman is found not guilty by the facts and the actual Florida law? Don’t forget America, Casey Anthony was found not guilty in the death of her daughter Caylee in Florida.
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Mark O’Mara, George Zimmerman’s attorney told reporters that with the racial climate presently in Central Florida he does not believe his client get a fair trial. I would tend to agree. When NBC has released a bogus audio tape to the public with the intent to show that Zimmerman was profiling and acting in a racist light, when President Barack Obama interjected himself into the case saying that Trayvon Martin could have been his son, when the Black Panthers, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the rest of the race baiters who make racist a cottage industry have inflamed the public … who on Earth believes George Zimmerman could get a fair trial? Attorney General Eric Holder as also given his two cents, thus tainting any potential jury even more as he weighed in on a person level. So much for the AG keeping it just business.
“As a parent, I reacted to it,” he said. “This is a pain that no parent should have to endure. The notion of having to bury a child is something that is, I think in some ways for a parent, the ultimate pain. The primary responsibility we have in the Justice Department is to support the state in its ongoing investigation, to do our own thorough and parallel investigation which we are in the process of doing and try to resolve this matter in as fair and complete a way and as quickly as we can.”
Although I hope there is justice in this case and that the facts of the case are tried, not the politics of presumed racism as stated at Strata-Sphere, I have my doubts. We at SM cover murder cases and True Crime all of the time, not just when it has a racial component that attracted the eye of the MSM and others. Some are giving the process far too much credit. As stated at Macsmind there is much evidence that shows there could have been a self defense as claimed by George Zimmerman. Will justice truly be blind?
There is a long way to go in this trial and I would remind the public, especially those who followed the Casey Anthony murder trial, remember how jury selection went? With all of the media coverage and bias coverage of this case, how are they going to find a jury? Above the Law nails it, “Well, I guess we’re moving out of the court of public opinion, into a court of law. But if they can find 12 people in Florida who haven’t already formed an opinion, we’re really going to the court of jesters.” I harken back to the Casey Anthony case and “not guilty as sin” Better yet, with the Black Panthers putting a bounty out on George Zimmerman, how safe is a jurist going to feel if their ultimate decision is not guilty? One would have to be insane to want to be on this jury. Look for Zimmerman’s attorney to file a change of venue for the trial to maybe Mars.
Posted April 12, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
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aren’t you forgetting the other side who are making bs claims as well.
shouldn’t both sides stfu and leave it to the courts?
Dolf, what bs claims are you talking about? The interview with an actual witnesses that saw Trayvon beating Zimmerman?
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What is true about this post is the fact that due to OVER-COVERAGE and sensationalism in the MSM, it is highly unlikely George Zimmerman will be able to get a fair Trial.
For once, and I do mean once, Sharpton finally publicly raised a good point yesterday by stating this isn’t a reason for people to celebrate bc GZ finally got arrested. He stated that if Martin’s family can conduct themselves in a graceful and peaceful manner, that the public should follow suit.
As par for the Course with Sharpton, too bad he didn’t say these things weeks ago. I do give Martin’s parents credit for the way they have conducted themselves. In the end, they just want the truth. Martin’s Mother even stated this morning in an interview that she believed it was probably a situation that just got out of control and led to an accident.
I still say the charges should have been manslaughter and not Murder.
In any event, Zimmermans life is forever changed and I do hope this raises some more awareness about profiling in general. Regardless of color, often times TEEN MALES are singled out just because they are male, and teenagers. I don’t believe Zimmerman to be a racist, just an over zealous wanna be Cop who really took his duties too seriously and used poor judgement.
I think Trayvon’s parents are to be commended for their grace and reasonable comments in spite of their grief. Everyone wants to use them for their own agenda, and they seem to be holding their own against the hatred espoused by so many. God bless them.
We can only hope that lady justice will indeed be blind regarding the participants in the case.
This is a national political case made so by the “race baiters” and the ignorant “POTUS”
I’ve been profilin’ since the day I was born. On the basis of what people do. It’s why I am still here. It’s why I think George Zimmerman is still here. I also profile alligators. Does this make me bad?
Suspending reality in your head because you are afraid to offend some jackasses with thin skins
is a fool’s game.
You won’t find any liberals in Nature’s Kingdom. Unfortunately, it’s a ‘stupid human trick’
@Rusty…you mean those injuries that showed on the police tape?
But I was talking about the media diving on this case, using it to promote both their cases.
Dolf, thats the nature of the beast. The only difference is the right is pointing out the hipocrisy and hate from the left and saying to wait for the findings and the left is going beserk and spoon feeding misinformation and doctored audio and racial hate.
#6- Carpe- Of course you are not bad by any means because you use assessment skills and your intelligence so scope out any given situation.
It’s all about the Risk Management, Bro and I hear you completely.
When it comes to the Scumbags of our Society of which there are plenty, I could give a Rat’s Arse about their skin color.
It’s funny how in my State, most of the times I see cars randomly being pulled over there are YOUNG, TEENAGE MALES. Of any and all colors.
Now suffice to say that probably 45-55% of the times the Cops have good reason and either find something or can at least peg them for Speeding- but does that make every Teenage Male a Criminal?
Sorry, but I don’t care if Martin was black. I only care that where I live anyway, my own (White) Son doesn’t stand a chance of getting a shot to the chest because he is hanging out in an area where a Wanna Be Rent-A-Cop doesn’t think he should be.
Just Sayin’…and I do vigorously defend any American who has the Right to Bear Arms, legally. Repeat, LEGALLY. There is also nothing wrong with that but it is all about responsible Gun Ownership and Safety to me.
No. 6: So you and George Zimmerman are such wonderful profilers that you can pick out a 17-year-old kid walking down the sidewalk talking to his girlfriend and tell that he is actually a dangerous criminal who needs to be shot and killed. Wow! Sounds like you and ol’ George are perfect candidates for the Darwin Awards. Think I’ll start calling you ‘gator.
If the Zimmerman is found innocent, what ya thinks going to happen around the country? Blacks will burn the place to the ground.
claude – That’s not what I think happened. I see it once a week, if not more… young urban brave feels he is being “disrespected” for some reason. Maybe someone was wearing the color blue or red. Or maybe the dude was cross-eyed and spoke with a lisp. RIDICULOUS REASONS TO FIGHT AND KILL.
If George hadn’t have done it… somebody else would have sooner or later.
They proudly teach young braves “Trayvon Coping Skills” in the urban jungle. It gets em shot every day of the week. They cry, they carry on, and will go out and do it all over again tomorrow.
That’s just the way it is – some things will never change. -Bruce Hornsby
#12-Carpe. I have to say I have also seen what you speak of in the inner City here. It’s true, it’s a rude wake up call, and no one is paying attention.
There is a high, very high amount of black on black crime and it is a known and proven statistic. Been this way for years.
Senseless. But, you are also correct and Hornsby had that one right also.
I also know the difference since I see plenty of both between a typical teen, and a straight up thug. I don’t think from only what we know Trayvon was a straight up Thug or “Gangsta”. Yeah, the kid had a little trouble in school and smoked some weed and got caught doing some Graffiti, but it does not appear he had any gang affiliation. I don’t like or appreciate the BS on his Facebook page either, but the sad fact is- a good majority of teenagers have that crap all over Facebook and the run the gamut as far as their color. Not saying I approve of, condone or like that BS either, it’s ridiculous but unfortunately, extremely common among teens. It’s called “Fronting on FB”.
No. 12 – Nah, I don’t think I’ll call you ‘gator after all. Let’s make it Jeremiah; that’s a better profile. You and the reverend – two peas in the proverbial pod.
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