Ten Aha! Moments in the Zimmerman Trial to Date

In April 2012, the office of Florida State Attorney Angela Corey drew up an affidavit of probable cause against George Zimmerman for the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin. The affidavit was loaded.  Martin was walking back to the townhouse "where he was living" when Zimmerman "profiled" him.  Zimmerman "assumed Martin was a criminal."  He called the police.  The affidavit cited Martin's phone "friend" to attest, "Martin was scared because he was being followed by an unknown male and didn't know why."  Again, according to the affidavit (and this was critical): "Zimmerman confronted Martin and a struggle ensued."  Martin's mother then "identified the voice crying for help as Trayvon Martin's."  Zimmerman admitted shooting Martin, and that apparently was good enough for the prosecutors.  For the next year, the major media accepted the affidavit as gospel. In so doing, they prepared their audiences to believe that George Zimmerman would be...(Read Full Article)