Zimmerman not guilty

After a long Saturday of deliberations, the six women on the George Zimmerman trial delivered a verdict of not guilty on all counts at nearly 10 PM local time. Justice has been done, in a case that never should have been brought. I join with law professor William Jacobson's call:

It's not too early to demand an inquiry into the prosecution of this case.  Angela Corey should resign.

Al Sharpton, with blood still on his hands from the Freddy's Fashion Mart fire he instigated, is fulminating:

"Well, I think that this is an atrocity," said Sharpton. "I think that it is probably one of the worst situations that I've seen. What this jury has done is establish a precedent that when you are young and fit a certain profile, you can be committing no crime, just bringing some Skittles and iced tea home to your brother, and be killed and someone can claim self-defense having been exposed with all kinds of lies, all kinds of inconsistencies. ... Even at trial when he is exposed over and over again as a liar, he is acquitted. This is a sad day in the country. I think that we clearly must move on to the next step in terms of the federal government and in terms of the civil courts. Clearly, we want people to be disciplined, strategic. But this is a slap in the face to those that believe in justice in this country."

If the slap in the face is for Sharpton, it is long overdue.

Finally, maybe we can get back to real news, not this unjustified trial.

 

After a long Saturday of deliberations, the six women on the George Zimmerman trial delivered a verdict of not guilty on all counts at nearly 10 PM local time. Justice has been done, in a case that never should have been brought. I join with law professor William Jacobson's call:

It's not too early to demand an inquiry into the prosecution of this case.  Angela Corey should resign.

Al Sharpton, with blood still on his hands from the Freddy's Fashion Mart fire he instigated, is fulminating:

"Well, I think that this is an atrocity," said Sharpton. "I think that it is probably one of the worst situations that I've seen. What this jury has done is establish a precedent that when you are young and fit a certain profile, you can be committing no crime, just bringing some Skittles and iced tea home to your brother, and be killed and someone can claim self-defense having been exposed with all kinds of lies, all kinds of inconsistencies. ... Even at trial when he is exposed over and over again as a liar, he is acquitted. This is a sad day in the country. I think that we clearly must move on to the next step in terms of the federal government and in terms of the civil courts. Clearly, we want people to be disciplined, strategic. But this is a slap in the face to those that believe in justice in this country."

If the slap in the face is for Sharpton, it is long overdue.

Finally, maybe we can get back to real news, not this unjustified trial.

 

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