McCarthy is far closer to right than is David French. What French and SO MANY commentators forget, or do not address, is this: Even if the affidavit may provide “probable cause,” IT IS STILL AN ETHICAL VIOLATION TO FILE CHARGES unless the prosecutor reasonably believes that a conviction can be won with the known evidence that’s believed to be admissible.
There is no effing way that the known (at least publicly known) information could win a “beyond reasonable doubt” Murder Two conviction from any reasonable jury.
WHo is this French person? When an unarmed man is killed by an armed man charges are expected, huh French?
Well if the unarmed man is almost a head taller and is smashing someone’s head on the ground expect to be laid out flat if the person who’s brains you’re trying to bash in as a weapon.
From everything I’ve seen, this incident could be a case of a tragic misunderstanding. Zimmerman thought that Martin did not belong in the neighborhood, and got nervous. Martin thought someone was stalking him in a suspicious way. Things went downhill from there.
I’m not sure what would be proper justice if that scenario happened. Certainly not murder, but letting Zimmerman go scot-free may not be justice, either.
I'm having trouble wrapping my head around any kind of "murder". The best I can fathom is a low level manslaughter charge, and involuntary or reckless at that. Frankly, I think the whole case stinks.