Sunday, July 14, 2013

George Zimmerman Acquittal Reflections and Lessons Learned


George Zimmerman
Sanford, FL--This sad case began with a tragedy.   Travon Martin was a troubled lad who made terrible choices.  The data recovered from his cell phone and was later unlawfully hidden from George Zmmerman’s defense lawyers by prosecutors showed that Martin was heavily involved with illegal guns, drugs and fighting. 
Judge Debra Nelson later ruled that cell phone evidence inadmissible and that was not at all unusual in our courts.  It may seem unfair to some but that’s what they normally do.
As for Martin he apparently had personal issues with what he called, “crappy assed crackers” and was the one actually profiling Zimmerman clearly by race.  To me it’s logical and believable that Martin caused his own death by assaulting Zimmerman.  However we all must recognize that there are no witnesses or video to establish this fact with absolute 100% certainty.
We must not never lose sight of is the fact that we don’t require accused people to prove their innocence and that burden is the government’s to prove that self-defense was not somehow necessary.  In the Zimmerman case both the government and media led us astray in that regard.
What is certain are the injuries to Zimmerman obviously inflicted by the stronger and faster, Travon Martin.   They’re not serious injuries but they clearly substantiate an attack by an aggressor.  The police carefully investigated the case and there was simply no probable cause to arrest Zimmerman. 
Zimmerman could have avoided his horrible and expensive ride on the Wheel of Misfortune by simply asking for a lawyer rather than cooperating and answering every question put to him by the cops. 
The cops were fair and also the first set of prosecutors however; a special prosecutor shanghaied the case.  In the end the only evidence they had was Zimmerman’s admission that he shot Martin.  His verbal claim to police of self-defense became a confession they used to file the case!
Martin’s parents did not understand or even care about the truth as they sought legal counsel, after all their son was now dead.  Suddenly a public relations campaign was set in motion to incite, inflame and distort the facts of the case.   The media used and misused the information as they sensationalized facts.  NBC NEWS actually went to far as to cleverly edit the 911 tapes to place Zimmerman in a false light as they misled the entire world suggesting that Martin’s death was a hate inspired crime.
Even the Whitehouse and the Attorney General wrongfully got involved.  They used public tax funds to help Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson lead race baiting public demonstrations.  Politicians for purely political reasons hijacked the normal investigation and prosecution procedure.  Zimmerman was quickly charged in a misleading criminal complaint that even bypassed normal Grand Jury review.
God given rights to protect oneself their family and even innocent bystanders is what was threatened by vile and nefarious race baiters inside the Whitehouse and by certain members of the Civil Rights movement.   
We’ve all been given the gift of fear and the instinct for survival.  If not we’d have never survived as a species.  We also have the ability to make tools and weapons for self-defense.  The shameless and unwarranted injection of racial hatred into the Zimmerman case was an intentional campaign to undermine the legitimacy of self-defense rights. 
The self-defense rights of members of every race and religion; are sacred and personal.  Denigrating these rights will land and has landed thousands of innocent people behind bars.  That could happen to you or someone you love.  Tampering with these rights is dangerous to all of us.  There are millions of cases where weapons other than guns are used in self-defense so these laws have nothing to do with the separate issue of gun control. 
In court prosecutors are generally more experienced in ways to subvert justice by hiding evidence and confusing juries.  They have huge budgets for investigators, experts and litigation support that are never equal to public defenders or most private attorneys. 
The George Zimmerman case was nothing less than an exercise in prosecutorial and government tyranny.  Here the government actually created a bogus crisis.   They claimed a hate crime was committed by a racist vigilante, when they knew otherwise. 
Oddly enough here the government further and shamelessly victimized Travon Martin’s parents by the deliberate obstruction of justice in allowing this charade of a show trial to even happen.  In the end the jury saw through the subterfuge and followed the law rather than the tainted emotion and hyped prosecution smokescreen.   Zimmerman’s lawyers proved themselves up to the task of his criminal defense and prevailed.  
Zimmerman will forever be a marked man and a curiosity.  He will be virtually unemployable and if he has any success it will be in some business unrelated to security, law enforcement or private investigation.
As for the reaction of the African-American community to this trial it was surprising to me personally.  There were the many thousands of hateful and scary threat messages plastered all over the Internet.  So far there were only a few scattered related incidents of violence and they were on the West Coast.

The New Black Panther Party thugs put their silly costumes on and came to Sanford to openly incite a riot in violation of existing federal laws.  Attorney General Eric Holder will never prosecute his panther pals in a million years.  This was very similar to the crap we saw that  the Ku Klux Klan got away with in America’s dark past.  Apparently as a nation we never outgrew this kind of hateful activity. 
The Panther’s shrill cries landed on deaf ears and millions of disappointed African-Americans went home peaceably.  Perhaps they understood how they were being used and ultimately that violence would prove nothing at all.
As a nation we saw what happened here and we can pull together where government has pulled us apart.  Those improvised African-Americans must begin to recognize that the way to real wealth is through education and achievement not government handouts.  They need to adapt to a culture free of drugs, crime and a sense of entitlement.
If Americans could pull together we could once again be the greatest nation on earth. Instead of cursing each other, helping each other is a beginning.   We need to strengthen not weaken the laws protecting self-defense rights.  It’s actually the poorest people in the ghettos of America's large cities that are in real danger of criminal attack.  They need gun rights and the ability to defend themselves, their families and neighbors. 
As a criminal defense investigator I recognize that if we don’t protect the self-defense rights of every minority we lose our own rights.  We must stand up to the right of self-defense for everyone everywhere.  That is, the strongest most meaningful message by far we can ever send to those cowardly thugs, thieves, rapists and killers.
As Americans we must end bullying and avoid conflicts rather than to create them.  Bullying is in our blood.  That’s what done in every government on earth.  That is why humans have courts, armies and holocausts.  As for lovers of law and government muscle we must remember that everything Adolph Hitler and Josef Stalin did was perfectly legal.
When we must use deadly force we must never forget George Zimmerman and refuse to answer questions or cooperate with the police.  In the video below I explain how to deal with the government authorities after a self-defense event.  This is about your rights.



9 comments:

AustinElliott said...

Harvard law prof and noted defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz thinks the Zimmerman prosecutor should be disbarred in this interview with Mike Huckabee.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/07/14/alan_dershowitz_zimmerman_special_prosecutor_angela_corey_should_be_disbarred.html

Anonymous said...

No lessons learned -from 6 women jurors to the Feds & the Good Old Department of Justice...

DOJ TO INVESTIGATE ZIMMERMAN FOR FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS CHARGES

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/07/14/DOJ-investigate-Zimmerman

Anonymous said...

What Have We Learned From the Zimmerman Case? Abso-effing-lutely NOTHING!

Read more at http://angrywhitedude.com/2013/07/what-have-we-learned-from-the-zimmerman-case-abso-effing-lutely-nothing/

Anonymous said...

Jerry Springer for judge at the civil retrial rerun!
Seems appropriate.

I think we've learned something and a very big something it is!

As far as rioting goes, from a perspective of reality (as opposed to TV land) riots are not going to happen.

No mass big city asaults/arsons/murders will be occurring.

Why? Because this isn't 1992, or the 80's or the 70's or the 60's, anymore.

The cops and their "associates" sure aren't 'our father's cops' anymore. (not good for anyone) The neo-tit for tat policy from "law enforcers" is hardly lost on any rioter/gangsters.
In other words, the neo-police forces are not gonna just stand back and watch it burn.

Combine this with tens of millions of the general public being nervous and angry from threats of losing their jobs, homes, savings, retirements, etc. and the atmosphere for assault/arson/murder is not exactly conducive, to say the least. Did I mention these tens of millions of nervous angry citizens are also well armed?

The violent rioter/gangsters are not completely crazy. Do they want to die? Do they have a death wish?

I'm thinking, not really..



J James said...

We are having some violent fall out from the Zimmerman thing here in the Southeast. Two white brothers were murdered by a car load of blacks in Jacksonville FL. They had a "Free Zimmerman" bumper sticker on their truck.

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2013-07-15/story/brothers-killed-shooting-outside-jacksonville-restaurant

Anonymous said...

There is a very enlightening video on YouTube called "Dont Talk To Police".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXkI4t7nuc
Watch it and learn

Anonymous said...

The sad lesson learned from the Zimmerman Acquittal is that the President of the United States has joined
the "I am Trayvon Martin" crowd, which serves to divide the country artificially & along colored lines.

Obama personalized the experience of the black man in America by saying he too knows what it is like to have drivers lock their doors and women clutch their purses in his presence. But this is not only a black experience. It can be anybody's experience. After all there is a hell of a lot of crime going on in America all the time.

And if Obama does not like this feeling where others treat him like a potential threat and criminal - why idoes he do EXACTLY THE VERY SAME THING to the American people BY SPYING ON THEM? AS THOUGH THEY WERE POTENTIAL THREATS AND CRIMINALS.

Why is it ok for OBAMA and the American government and Corporations TO SPY ON EVERYONE - just in case they turn out to be terrorists. Isn't the NSA exactly the same thing as someone clutching there purse when they see a potential threat or someone stronger than them and their fear kicks in.

BECAUSE THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT SPIES ON ITS OWN AMERICAN CITIZENS OBAMA IS A COMPLETE HYPOCRITE- .

it seems Obama has come to the wrong conclusion that the cause of his bad feeling of people clutching their purses when he is around - can be blamed on his skin color - when in fact the cause of someone being frightened - is not the skin color per se - but the fear of being assaulted battered and harmed. Every person and animal at times - has that very same fear. It is a survival mechanism.

And it is certainly not tied to differences in skin color! It is only tied to fear. And people have a right to their fear. After all it is about survival.

Sometimes if you have no fear - you don't survive - that is one of the many possibilities in the Trayvon Martin case.

http://www.policymic.com/articles/55665/president-obama-joins-the-i-am-trayvon-martin-chorus

Anonymous said...

The President of the United States has joined
the “I am Trayvon Martin” crowd, which serves to divide the country artificially & along colored lines.

Obama personalized the experience of the black man in America by saying he too knows what it is like to have drivers lock their doors and women clutch their purses in his presence. But this situation is not only a black experience. It can be anybody’s experience. After all there is a hell of a lot of crime going on in America all the time.

And if Obama has not liked this feeling where others treat him like a potential threat and criminal – why does he do EXACTLY THE SAME THING BY SPYING ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE? AS THOUGH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WERE POTENTIAL THREATS AND CRIMINALS.

Why is it ok for OBAMA and the American government and Corporations TO SPY ON EVERYONE – just in case they turn out to be terrorists. Isn’t the NSA doing exactly the same thing by spying as someone taking the precaution of clutching their purse when they see a potential threat or someone stronger than them and their fear kicks in.

BECAUSE THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT SPIES ON ITS OWN AMERICAN CITIZENS OBAMA IN IDENTIFYING WITH TRAYVON MARTIN IS A COMPLETE HYPOCRITE- .

it seems Obama has come to the wrong conclusion that the cause of people clutching their purses when he is in the vicinity – can be blamed on his skin color – when in fact the cause of someone being frightened – is not the skin color per se – but the fear of being assaulted battered and harmed. Every person and animal – possesses that very same fear. It is a survival mechanism.

And it is certainly not tied to differences in skin color! It is only tied to fear. And people have a right to their fear. After all it is about survival.

Sometimes if you have no fear – you don’t survive – that is one of the many possibilities in the Trayvon Martin case.

It is better to err on the side of caution using flight, and not engage a stranger in a fight.

And isn't this the only lesson to be learned from the Trayvon Martin case - flight for Trayvon Martin would have been better than the fight - in a land filled with crime, guns, poor communication, and knee jerk reactions?

http://www.policymic.com/articles/55665/president-obama-joins-the-i-am-trayvon-martin-chorus

Anonymous said...

On the subject of rudeness vis-à-vis racism…

If Trayvon Martin had been polite to George Zimmerman & NOT gotten into a fight Trayvon Martin may still be alive today.

That is if it was Trayvon and not George that threw that first punch.

I have had the experience against two gunmen and know it is better to not escalate an inflamed situation – even if you are in the right – and as Trayvon was that night!!!!

For better outcomes – Americans should try to diffuse a tense situation, NOT jump to conclusions and confuse

a) rudeness,
b) a Negative response,
c) or even being profiled in a location filed with crime

- with RACISM

BECAUSE all of these elements

a) RUDENESS, b) A NEGATIVE RESPONSE, c) WRONGLY PROFILED IN A LOCATION FILLED WITH CRIME

exist separately, and are certainly not married to RACISM necessarily or always.