reply to post by beezzer
Your honor, I would like to add to KAS’s remarks
I believe that this sums up the defenses views regarding this matter.
"Oh how little we have learned," journalist David Shane wrote. “The media has rushed to judgment yet again. Now, it's quite possible that Zimmerman
is guilty of everything his worst foes accuse him of. There is plenty about this case that troubles me. But that's exactly the point—I don't know.
Neither does anyone else, and both the scope and tone of the media coverage ought to reflect that fact."
As it were, this is a court of opinion, yet it is also a great exercise at suppressing emotional thought and looking at this case rationally.
Emotions have overridden rational desire to see justice served. There may very well be more victims rather than one in this case as emotions run high
and there are those who have called for those emotions to be acted upon and financially rewarded which is a crime unto itself.
Because 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was black and George Zimmerman has a white father and Hispanic mother, this case has become a racial flashpoint
that has civil rights leaders and others leading a series of protests around the country.
Zimmerman said he shot Martin in self-defense and has not been arrested as of yet.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that Zimmerman told police he lost Martin in the neighborhood he regularly patrolled and was walking back to his vehicle
last month when the youth approached him from behind.
The two exchanged words, Zimmerman said, and Martin punched him, jumped on top of him and began banging his head on a sidewalk.
Zimmerman said he began crying for help; Martin's family thinks it was their son who was crying out. Witness accounts differ, and emergency tapes in
which the voices are heard are not clear.
A statement from Sanford, Florida police said the newspaper story was "consistent" with evidence turned over to prosecutors.
The Sanford Police Department insisted there was no authorized release of that new information but acknowledged there may have been a leak. City
Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr. said it would be investigated and the person responsible could be fired.
I move that this case be dropped for the meantime and charges be filed against the Media and their editors for exasperating this case before all known
facts are out.
edit on 29-3-2012 by TDawgRex because: (no reason given)