Skip to comments.Zimmerman trial has all the ingredients for a miscarriage of justice
Posted on 06/29/2013 4:06:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
In following the George Zimmerman trial somewhat closely online last week, I noted a familiar pattern:
A "heater" case that draws intense media interest.
Evidence of innocence explained away with far-fetched theories or else ignored.
Evidence of guilt magnified and bolstered with irrelevant detail and innuendo.
These are among the key ingredients for all the wrongful convictions I've written about in the last 20 years.
Investigators and prosecutors put on the blinders early, before all the facts come in. They fill the gaps and inconsistencies in the case with suppositions inspired by sympathy for the victim, rage at the defendant and a desire for what they've decided is justice.
I don't presume to know exactly what happened between Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin on the subdivision walkway on that rainy night in Sanford, Fla., in early 2012. And, a week into the prosecution's case, I don't know how anyone else can presume to know....
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
yeah I would say that witness was a miscarriage.
That’s the Truth. The “ Pravda” is he was a young innocent kid just going for some Skittles when he was stalked and murdered by a Racist Gun Nut Vigilante.....
Yeah, but ever notice that the media always show pictures of him as an angelic child? Never the thug-wannabe pictures, though the exist, are rarely seen on Prime time.
The fact is that bringing this case to trial and taking two years out of Mr. Z’s life for it is already a gross miscarriage of justice.
What a trayvesty of justice.
Can the media be any more evil?
This summary had great appeal to many of my fellow liberals for whom it confirmed their worst fears about firearms, the malignant endurance of racism and the cheapness with which law enforcement regards African-American lives.
I felt it too. But they've clung to this narrative long after the emerging facts have shown that the actual story is, at best, far more complex and murky than the first news stories and protest chants had suggested.
Martin wasn't the slight middle-school student seen in first photos of him made public, but a tall, athletic 17-year-old who'd had plenty of time to walk safely home once he knew he was being followed.
Sympathetic victim? I thought he meant Zimmerman. Oh well.
The question is "what does Obama have planned in response to acquittal?"
The professional agitators are using this event for a purpose...probably because the case against Zimmerman was weak and likely to lose. This is a trigger.
Writing for a Chicago paper put real restraints on this writer. You knew he wanted to just say, “the evidence is pointing strongly toward Zimmerman’s version of the story”, but he didn’t have the courage to say it.
So, he hid it between the lines.
Yes they can be and they will be. The 2014 election is going to be an all out war on anyone conservative. The lying they did to Zimmerman is barely a blip compared to what I expect in 2014.
“Can the media be any more evil?”
You meant the same enemedia which made sure obama got elected twice, tried to create their own Vietnam by demoralizing our troops in Iraq, hid the true economic Depression, protect obama whenever a problem arose and made sure to vilify conservatives in America?
Does water make you wet?
Just wait and see what they PRINT if George Zimmerman is found not guilty.
How does wet sound?
As if fearful of his job, the writer engages in liberal handwringing, avoiding what he clearly sees as the unequivocal reality: Zimmerman should be acquitted.
I was wondering the same thing. Are we about to find out why Homeland Security hoarded all that ammo?
Why did CNN scroll "facts" opposite what happened?
Answer: Obama and the MSM (in bed together, see below)
are saliently lying (see above) to START a race war.
Obama can’t wait for the riots to begin. Then he can declare martial law and make himself king, president for life or whatever he wants to call himself.
Just the spin comin’ out to make sure the riots and burning will make it a hot time summer in the city when Zimmerman is acquitted. And since most low information types don’t realize the Trayvon image they’ve been told about is a total fabrication, it’ll work.
One of the posts on Conservative Treehouse suggests that Trayvon's parents divorced when he was young, but until fairly recently he'd been raised by his father and stepmother, whom the post suggests were decent people. When the father and stepmother divorced, Trayvon went back to live with his mother. I don't know what the cause and effect relationship exists between Trayvon's return to his mother and his getting into trouble, but does seem that Trayvon may have been a decent kid at one point. It would be ironic, but not necessarily surprising, if one of the person clamoring most louding for "justice" (and money) was, of all persons still living, the one most responsible for his demise.
I must not be reading the same article you are...because this article is indicating the Zimmerman is getting screwed..
And knowing how Obama considers patriots and tea partiers and conservatives as enemies...we can pretty much conclude that WE are his targets, not the rioters.
Miscarriage? More like a Gosnell back room abortion.
Sympathetic as viewed from afar via the mass media’s projections, I believe is what is meant here.
If even the Chicago Tribune sees a potential problem here, it has to be bad.
Fortunately, the fellow who testified of Zimmerman being on the bottom will likely, at least, hang the jury if not be the factor to clear Zimmerman.
Has there been ANY followup, correction, apology for that subtitle?
If that’s the best that can be had of the Chicago Tribune, and Eric Zorn has a long history of nosing into crying injustices, we’ll take it.
Reasonable doubt = acquittal. In any sane system.
You think painting them as “Sympathetic victim” “Unsympathetic defendant” is pro Zimmerman?
They win these so often, that they are outraged when they lose.
This was supposed to fly, just as the Duke LaCrosse frame was supposed to work.
The fifth-column media steals oxygen and then exhales treason when they speak.
Sure looks like a pants-down moment for CNN. If low info people who happened to latch into this have a hissy fit if and probably when Zimmerman walks... will CNN say they regretted it?
I'm must be following a different trial.In the one I am watching the state seems to be presenting the defenses case and doing an admirable job. I keep wondering when the state will present the case against Zimmerman instead of for him.
Our man child King is currently out of the country...so he has plausible deniability...
Well, I believe a lot of prayers have been shot that direction, and the ones to God trump the ones to Satan. Basically, the prosecution “wisdom” is being turned to foolishness, to use a biblical meme here.
“A trouble-making gangbanger suspended for marijuana possession and possibly assault on a bus driver who had burglar’s tools and women’s jewelry on his person? A young man who had just bought the ingredients for “Purple Drank/Purple Lean” when shot and had THC in his blood system? “
WE know all that, but the average yahoos who get their information only from the MSM and daytime talk shows, do NOT!;)
No matter how poor the prosecution case, it only matters if the jury can see the truth, and of that I am not confident at all.
I’ve encountered enough Trayvons in my life to use up any sympathy I might have for him. I look at his death as a type of suicide, in as much as he set out on that path long before Zimmerman had to shoot him.
I think that is a fair description if one goes by the Media creation 'Traydmark Martin - the 12 year old kid (or was it 8 year old?) who was attacked and murdered by the KKK Grand Wizard, White Hispanic, George Zimmerman.
Of course if you go with the 18 year old high school truant, knockout king, gangster wannabe Trayvon ... then maybe not so sympathetic.
If the cops have to put down a riot it’ll be for training purposes for the riots coming when people start getting fined for not having insurance.
Did you read the article????
And YES Martin has been portrayed as a sympathetic victim.
Step back and read that article again.
It’s pretty amazing coming from the Chicago Tribune.
If you are watching the trial, then you know Zimmerman is getting screwed.
Have you paid attention to the rulings by the Judge???
God lets the evil have their way frequently, and yet He can cause them to show a gracious side even against their will. By all means pray for righteousness to be done until the last word has been spoken in this affair.
Ahh... it’s got electrolytes ...
I am a bit familiar with Zorn, having lived in Chicago for decades before I became a redneck in Tennessee, and he is like the libertarian conscience of that paper.
Back in my day that would’ve described a serious juvenile delinquent, at best. Has everything changed that much? .................................................. JD is not PC anymore, misguided troubled helpless youth is a better fitting description today. In my day the punk would have had the strap taken to his butt by his father with a cop telling the father to hit him again. But today that’s abuse. The parents should be on trial not Zimmerman. I believe their real interest in this mater is nothing more than more $$$$$, that’s parental love for ya.
This creates court precedent for Leftist activists to get similar laws in other states stricken from the books.
End result? Citizens cannot defend themselves when the Gibsmedats come boiling out of the urban kraals.
Back-door Gun Control, legislated from the bench. Thats all there ever is or was to this case.
Striking more terror into Whitey's heart is a twofer.