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“What I’m hearing is the state’s case is getting weaker and weaker as every day goes by,” forensics professor Lawrence Kobilinsky said. “I think they’re going to be wrapping up pretty soon.” Earlier, after fill-in host Joy-Ann Reid tried to point out that the prosecution was relying on forensic evidence like Trayvon Martin’s DNA not being on Zimmerman’s gun, he pointed out that “sometimes forensics doesn’t have all the answers.” That spells bad news for the prosecution. “I have to agree with the people who spoke before me,” MSNBC contributor Goldie Taylor added. “Even though I’ve got some problems with George Zimmerman’s testimony – even though I’ve problem with how it seems to not jive with the physical evidence we’ve heard so far — that I think the prosecution has got to put on a much stronger case to get the conviction that they’re looking for.” And even the controversial Michael Eric Dyson said many have given up hope that Zimmerman will be found guilty.
Originally posted by RalagaNarHallas
“And even the controversial Michael Eric Dyson said many have given up hope that Zimmerman will be found guilty.
The White House refused to answer questions regarding President Barack Obama’s stance on the George Zimmerman trial on Thursday in an unexpected move to distance itself from Obama’s previous comments. “[Obama's] comments are what they were, but we’re not going to say anything from here,” press secretary Jay Carney said. When asked by reporters if the Justice Department will be watching the outcome and reporting back to the President, Carney said, “I do not know the answer to that question.” Last March during a press conference in the Rose Garden, Obama responded emotionally to questions regarding Martin’s death. “I’m head of the executive branch and the Attorney General reports to me, and I’ve got to be careful about my statements to make sure we not impair any investigation that’s taking place right now,” Obama said, prefacing his remarks. (RELATED: Docs: Justice Department facilitated anti-Zimmerman protests) Read more: dailycaller.com...
** indicates censoring on my part
Revealing, for two reasons. One: It shows that the state’s worried enough about its case that not only do they want a lesser charge added to hedge against an acquittal on second-degree murder, which seems all but assured, they want one added to hedge against the lesser-included offense of manslaughter too. The judge already agreed this morning to instruct the jury on manslaughter, which was always a more plausible explanation for what happened between Martin and Zimmerman. But the state couldn’t get away with not trying for murder; this case is supposed to illustrate a Larger Truth about white (or “white Hispanic”) racism, and something as malignant as that requires a murder charge. If the jury acquits, as it almost certainly will, at least the state’s covered its own a** on the left by saying, “Hey, we tried.”
Originally posted by muse7
So let me get this straight....
Trayvon Martin was walking through a gated community...George Zimmerman decides to follow him while carrying a gun with him...the 911 dispatcher advises Zimmerman not to follow but he follows trayvon anyway...the two get into a fight...a fight that could have been prevented if Zimmerman had controlled himself and not followed martin. and now Trayvon martin is dead.
How George Zimmerman can claim he killed martin in self defense is beyond me really. It was him that instigated the fight and he ended the fight by killing Martin.
I hope they lock up this POS for a long time.
Originally posted by conspiracy nut
reply to post by FlyersFan
as neighborhood watch HE WAS ONLY SUPPOSED TO REPORT. HE WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO FOLLOW OR BE ARMED!