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Okay, this is embarrassing. How could ABC legal commentator Dan Abrams have been so completely wrong about anything for this long and not have seen it?
I drew a legal conclusion on “Good Morning America” Saturday that would have surprised the Dan Abrams who covered the George Zimmerman case leading up to, and shortly after, his arrest.
Now that the prosecution’s case against Zimmerman is in, as a legal matter, I just don’t see how a jury convicts him of second degree murder or even manslaughter in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
So what happened? How can an armed man who shot and killed an unarmed teen after being told by the police that he didn’t need to keep following him, likely be found not guilty of those crimes? …
For a moment, lets put aside the fact that many of the prosecution witnesses seemed to help Zimmerman in one way or another… [Read more Dan Abrams hilarity here]
Put aside facts? Oh, like you and virtually everyone in the left-wing MSM have done from the beginning even when the police didn’t have probable cause to arrest Mr. Zimmerman. Okay, I’ll shut up now and let you finish.
The essence of Zimmerman’s account is basically as follows:
He spotted Martin, became suspicious, called police, was told he didn’t need to follow him, was only out of his car to give the authorities an address, was jumped and then pummeled by Martin and as he was being punched and having his head knocked into the ground, Martin went for Zimmerman’s firearm and Zimmerman shot him once in the chest.
The prosecution, on the other hand, called 38 witnesses to try to show: Zimmerman was a wannabe cop who regularly reported black strangers in his neighborhood; initiated and was at least at one point, on top during the encounter; that Zimmerman’s injuries were minor and that many aspects of his accounts to the police and media were inconsistent and/or lies.
Wannabe cop, as in when you wannabe something, say, a bag boy at a supermarket, and you don’t get the job you are a self-appointed white vigilante racist wannabe bag boy?
Get it. Continue please.
Manslaughter is far more likely to create debate in that jury room (there could also be even lesser crimes they consider, where they could find him guilty of something).
Zimmerman’s injuries alone — his broken nose and cuts on the back of his head — are objective evidence to support his account that he shot Martin as he was being pummeled.
So you are giving the jury a choice now? I mean it is, however remotely, possible Zimmerman was telling the truth all along, right?
Well, there you go, that’s progress for you. We are well on the way to erasing 17 months of lynch-mob mentality yellow journalism right there.
Now you think you could clear up a few things about Obamacare?
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