Getting the Facts Straight in the Zimmerman Case

As the late Senator Daniel Moynihan reportedly said, "[e]veryone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  The commentary on the George Zimmerman case, I've noticed, gets edgy when those who know the facts argue with those who venture opinions.  The facts that follow are the ones with which both the defense and the prosecutor must contend. Late Sunday night, February 26, 2012, George Zimmerman sat down in front of Sanford Police Department (SPD) detectives and wrote out in longhand his own account of the shocking incident that had just left him rattled and bloody.  Zimmerman, who writes well, began with some useful background information: in August 2011, his neighbor's house had been broken into while she was home with her infant son.  The neighbor barricaded herself and her child in a bedroom and called 911. The SPD quickly responded, and the intruders fled.  Zimmerman's wife Shellie saw them fleeing and "became scared of the rising...(Read Full Article)

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