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Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Zimmerman Case ...

... plays out about the way you'd expect.

Because it's now an effort to placate the Al Sharpton grievance-mongers in this country, the prosecution of that non-white white guy who shot and killed little Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida is not going to be about justice.  It's going to be about pleasing Al Sharpton.

And so it goes ...
Problems with the Zimmerman Affidavit
By John Work, American Thinker

I spent twenty years working Colorado law enforcement, followed by nearly two years as an investigator for the Colorado State Public Defender's Office. Ten of my twenty-two years in the criminal justice arena were in the area of criminal investigations, complex and simple.

I just read the arrest affidavit in the Florida v. George Zimmerman case. I'm pretty certain that I would have been laughed out of any judge's chambers in Colorado had I brought in a piece of evidentiary matter so poorly written. The Zimmerman affidavit is so deficient in properly sourced factual information and full of unsubstantiated, unsourced conclusions that I am appalled that a state's attorney would even give it a second look. I don't know what's going on in the Florida Courts. But where I worked as a cop, all summaries of statements from eye- and earwitnesses, whether inculpatory or exculpatory, had to be both sourced and included in a properly assembled arrest affidavit.

Every piece of information in the affidavit must be provable to a jury. This case is terribly lacking, both in supporting evidence and in veracity. [link]
Perhaps the affidavit should simply read, "George Zimmerman pissed off the black community."

Question: Did George Zimmerman, based upon the evidence presented in this government affidavit, commit murder? This former investigator doesn't see it.

(Nor does an expert in criminal defense.)

The bigger question, though, is how Al Sharpton will react to the proceedings. Will he be satisfied if a manslaughter plea bargain is offered and accepted? Will he be accepting of Zimmerman's punishment not including life in prison? Shackles and cuffs? A public flogging?

America waits with bated breath for his response ...