Steven Birn Speaks
George Zimmerman was freed on Sunday after posting a $150,000 bond.
Apparently such a bond is fairly typical in Florida for second degree murder charges. The result is that leftists, blacks and others are threatening to kill Zimmerman and if not him then the judge. Elsewhere, a black man beat a white man to death because he was “angry” over the Trayvon Martin death. The left and their allies in the media are setting the stage for riots when Zimmerman is either found to have acted within Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law by a judge or is found not guilty by a jury.
In Florida the prosecution has to prove that Zimmerman acted with a depraved mind but not that the murder was premeditated. The Stand Your Ground law allows use of deadly force the moment someone is attacked and the attacked does not have to flee or first try to back down. So if Trayvon Martin made any move towards Zimmerman, then Zimmerman cannot be found guilty of murder. New evidence published over the weekend shows Zimmerman with very nasty looking cuts on the back of his head. Somehow Zimmerman was put on his back during an altercation with Martin, that evidence alone creates reasonable doubt as to whether Zimmerman murdered Martin. It also falls into his story that he was attacked.
With this new evidence liberal criminal defense attorney and Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz called Zimmerman’s prosecution immoral and stupid. If obtaining a conviction isn’t a very good possibility, a prosecutor has no business filing charges. If the prosecutor knew about the bloody head pictures then they shouldn’t have filed, it’s really that simple. The picture creates reasonable doubt as to whether Zimmerman committed 2nd degree murder and they very possibly prove that he acted in self defense.
Unfortunately anyone who says such things is branded a racist by leftists seeking to turn Martin’s death into a political matter and by a media more interested in creating drama than reporting facts. This entire case should never have been about race. It’s a tragic case no doubt, a 17 year old is dead likely because of a combination of his own arrogant stupidity and Zimmerman’s over zealousness. But race simply isn’t a factor, no matter how many times the media uses the newly coined term ‘white hispanic.’ Zimmerman didn’t kill Martin because Martin is black, he likely killed him because he was attacked.
The problem though is that no matter how unjust it is this case has turned into a racial matter. Over 90% of blacks believe Martin was targeted because he’s black, 60% of whites don’t buy that. Race hustlers spent weeks declaring it’s dangerous to be a black man in America, pretending that a fictitious white lynch mob makes it so while ignoring the fact that 92.5% of blacks who are murdered are killed by other blacks. Zimmerman is free on bond and his life is being threatened online, his family claims their lives have been threatened as well. Spike Lee posted a false Zimmerman address last month on Twitter and an old couple had to flee their home because of all the death threats.
In short what we’re looking at is race riots in the coming months. At some point one of two things will happen in the Zimmerman case. Either the judge is going to rule in favor of Zimmerman in a pre-trial Stand Your Ground motion (this could happen during the trial as well) or a jury is going to find reasonable doubt and issue a not guilty verdict. Florida circuit judges are elected so it’s unlikely that Zimmerman will win a pre-trial motion because the judge isn’t going to want to face the scrutiny of such a decision at election time. (he probably won’t like the death threats either) He’s more likely to rule in Zimmerman’s favor during the trial when more evidence is on the record. In any event, is there little doubt that with the racial charged climate created by leftist race hustlers that there will be rioting if Zimmerman isn’t convicted? The big question though is whether the leftists really care about Martin or if they simply seized on Martin’s death to further the chaos the progressive left hopes to create via Occupy Wall Street. Time will tell.
Steven Birn is an attorney and conservative political junkie and blogger. For more news and commentary visit Steven Birn Speaks.