reply to post by xuenchen
Profiteers as in 'amberlamps chasers?'
This is the worst part of it all. The blaxploitation aspect. Judge Judy would call it a wash. Even Judge Joe Brown would dismiss it, but, put it on
advisement. Simply because of the three ring circus and the fact that other parties are attempting to (and succeeding) profit off this mess. The
victims families are being put through the wringer. They will receive nary the profit of any of the other big players.
Cases like this, lawyers and pols make their money... influence, platform, popularity. (especially in election year)
Guess who loses? Definitely Martin's family. Definitely Zimmerman's family. The biggest loser of all has to be George Zimmerman, because he has to
face it all.
Odd how a case like this can absolutely polarize a nation in election year. Even with all the propaganda about taking away peoples guns, martial law,
race riots... people won't accept this as the catalyst.
Interesting story that I can relate to this incident...
My mom's boyfriend, after they broke up he moved to the cities. He was working construction and lived in what may be termed as a "crack house". So
he was working and dealing with shady folks all the time. He was also a really bad #shut yo mouth#. 6 dan Ishin Ryu. Anyway, "allegedly" a crackhead
broke into his room and tried to either assault or take his product by knife.
Needless to say the perpetrator got his ass beat to within an inch of his life. My moms BF got stabbed decent enough to warrant self defense. Yet,
since he basically had 'expert credentials' but a very limited history of 'drunken brawls' when he was in his 20's, he went to prison for 8-10,
and was out in 5. For getting stabbed in bed in his house. He borrowed $40k to fight it and lost.
He was not a military man, just a drywall hanger who liked drugs and had years of training in karate. The burglar was charged with burglary, assault,
sat 360 days in jail and sued the homeowner insurance and got paid lord knows how much. My mom's boyfriend got 40 some stitches across his chest and
arms before he took the other dude out.
The morale of the story is that the prosecutor laid out a case of himself being tough on violence, without actually addressing the facts. I read the
papers and it was solid gold that my mom's bf was completely justified, except for the fact that he was highly trained and used excessive force, and
only his hands "allegedly". His only problem was that he didn't kill the dude. He would've walked.
Now just think what that's going to mean ^^^ in a couple years. Killing machines? John Rambo Redux?
What I really think is that this is a person on person crime. Still we only have one side of the story. Every DA will say that the worst testimony is
that of an eye witness.
Still really doubt that this will cause a race riot. Florida is just #ed to begin with... I lay no trust in what happens there.