It’s a sad day in America, but Zimmerman is not out of the woods. There will likely be a civil trial and Zimmerman will likely be found guilty and compelled to pay millions to Trayvon’s family, not that it will bring back their son.
I blame Angela Corey, the special prosecutor appointed by Gov. Rick Scott, who used this case to get her 15 minutes of fame and continues to bask in that glow. Corey over-charged what should have been a manslaughter case from day one. The trial was marred by political interventions, including one from President Obama, straight from the Rose Garden.
Initially, Zimmerman was treated like a hero by the police chief, then that chief was fired, and Zimmerman charged with murder in the second degree? That was politics. The police chief never should have been fired in the first place. In fact, he should sue to get his job back.
I was appalled to learn Trayvon’s history was withheld from the jury. Why was the prosecution playing dirty and trying to hide evidence instead of putting all the facts on the table? Meanwhile, Angela Corey was showing up at the courthouse with Trayvon’s family? There was no pretense of impartiality. That was politics again.
There was nothing more sickening about this trial than watching Corey and Bernie de la Rionda preening in front of the press during the post-verdict press conference. After bungling this case this incompetent pair still has no clue. Instead, they should have stepped forward and accepted blame for this travesty.
It’s a sad day because our legal system is corrupted by politics and every gun nut racist in America is running out to join a neighborhood watch group so they can play cop.