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More Evidence that the Zimmerman PROSECUTORS Deliberately Threw the Case

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First and foremost, we must remember that the prosecutor in the Zimmerman case did not charge George Zimmerman until public outcry was so great that they, for all intents and purposes, had to make an arrest.

The prosecutor, of course, is the same who has charged, tried and convicted Marissa Alexander, an African American woman, for 20 years in prison… Why? For firing warning shots at her domestic abuser. She was denied a “Stand Your Ground” defense, a defense which Zimmerman did not even need to invoke (and which his defense did not).

Jarvis DeBerry breaks down six essential proofs from a legal insider, that the prosecution, which has repeatedly denied African American “Stand Your Ground” defenses, and which did not even want to prosecute George Zimmerman, threw the case, so that Zimmerman would experience only a temporary inconvenience, before being set free and having his murder weapon returned to him, so that he could kill again if he believes it necessary.

1) Prosecutors didn’t demand a change of venue. The recusal of the Seminole County district attorney and multiple judges from that county is proof that the case was a political hot potato and that there was a fear that there would be negative political ramifications following a Zimmerman conviction. Therefore, the state should have moved to have the venue changed.

2) They let jurors they didn’t want stay. Prosecutors tried but failed to have two jurors removed for cause. They could have had those two removed anyway by using their peremptory challenges, but instead, they let them stay on. Here’s a discussion at Slate Magazine about Juror B-37 in particular and the peculiar decision by prosecutors not to have her removed. A day after the trial she reportedly contacted a literary agent to “write” a book about the trial. But after social-media outrage, that literary agent has now decided against the deal.

3) They didn’t fight to get a single man on the jury. This, my source said, is prosecuting 101. In a fatal fight between men, you fight to get men on the jury. Men are more likely to convict.

4) Rachel Jeantel was poorly prepared. The lawyer said he’s dealt with witnesses from age 6 to 85 and has had to rely on witnesses who had no more than a second-grade education. Jeantel, a close friend of Martin, and the closest thing the state had to a star witness, was on the phone with him as he was being followed by Zimmerman. At times she seemed hostile to the questioning and her demeanor was all but certain, my source said, to turn off a jury that was reportedly five white women and a Latina. “We made ‘em into witnesses,” my source said of those folks who came with shortcomings. “That’s called preparation.”

5) Prosecutors played for the jury a television interview that Zimmerman gave to Fox News’ Sean Hannity. The defense wouldn’t have been permitted to play that tape if they’d asked, he said, “so what’s the prosecution playing it for?” Didn’t prosecutors play the tape to highlight Zimmerman’s inconsistencies? I asked. Those inconsistencies were “microscopic,” he said. He said he was taught that “if it hurts your case, let the other guy do it.” But in this case, the defense wouldn’t have been able to do it because, he said, the tape was clearly hearsay and not subject to cross-examination.

6) A Sanford police officer who was asked if he believed Zimmerman’s story of self-defense was allowed to answer yes without the prosecution objecting. Witnesses should not be permitted to offer an opinion on the credibility of other witnesses or other evidence. The next day prosecutors asked the judge to strike that portion of the investigator’s testimony, and she complied. But why did the prosecution sit quietly as the question was asked and answered?

The State of Florida let George Zimmerman literally get away with murder (or at least manslaughter). SPREAD THE WORD about how the prosecution threw the case!

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  • rod

    Geeez…now I have to school you on Marissa Alexander. When Marissa showed up at her ex-husbands house there was a restraining order…an order she violated. A verbal argument began between the two. Marissa left the house…went to her vehicle and retrieved a gun…then went back into the house where she fired shots through the wall to the adjoining room where her ex husband and her CHILDREN were sitting. Not to mention…Marissa Alexander already being a convicted felon was barred from owning or being in the possession of a firearm…NEXT!

    • Ms PasSion

      20 years tho!!!!!!!!! NEXT

      • rod

        …and she earned every year of it

        • m

          Of course she did because she was black right?!

          • rod

            No….because she is a convicted felon in possession of a firearm….violating a restraining order….leaving the house to retrieve said gun….returning and firing a shot into a wall with her children on the other side of the wall….putz

      • Gibbs

        The second you retreat you toss your ability to invoke “stand your ground”.

        Also, the concept of a warning shot generally doesn’t hold up too well in court. Generally, as far as a court is concerned, you missed, regardless of whether or not you really wanted to hit a human. Bring young children into that and you’re going packing.

        • MBD

          20 years. No injuries. That says it all.

  • Sojorner Truth

    ……And Zimmermen did not earn time by killing an unarmed youth?

    I have a few questions as well.
    Why did the prosecution not dig deeper into the sloppy police work that allowed Zimmerman to walk? Why didn’t they ask about a toxicology report for him? Why wasn’t one done? If Zimmerman felt he was close to death by fighting Trayvon, why wasn’t he treated by an EMT? Why didn’t the prosecution highlight this? Why did the prosecution allow the badgering of witness Jeantel? Why wasn’t the fact the clothing of either GZ or TM was not even torn? But they had a fight to the death? Come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jack howard

    I’m so glad I don’t live in Florida, we have enough unsolved
    killings in my home town, but Florida catches them and
    then lets them go free. The good citizens of Florida (if there are any) should demand change.

    • rod

      I am glad you don’t live here either.

  • Cindy Walsh

    You never mentioned the gorilla in the room:

    I reminded people that when the Trayvon Martin killing first happened the major news networks had a few days of showing videotape of Zimmerman arriving at Sanford police headquarters right after the shooting. This is ABC/NBC news who obtained police department camera feed and they made it public on the nightly news. The video clearly shows Zimmerman with no injuries to his head or face. The link below shows this ABC footage. Before you do conspiracy theory about the video…..I DID SEE IT ON NATIONAL NEWS STATIONS…IT IS NOT MANUFACTURED.

    This is one of the best videos….no injuries folks!

    George Zimmerman Shows No Sign of Injury in Video Taken After Killing
    newsfeed.time.com ABC News showed this as well…..

    George Zimmerman told police he shot Trayvon Martin after a vicious, bloody attack. But a police video of him being taken in for questioning…..

    After this initial showing on national news a few days later Zimmerman appeared again at police headquarters and this time he had the head and face injuries and I remember the comments from reporters then was that he had taken those few days and had friends rough him up to make it look like he was attacked. WE ALL FELT SURE THAT ZIMMERMAN WAS THE AGGRESSOR. Then NBC received news it was to be sued for a segment that was edited in what Zimmerman’s team said showed bias and that was the end of media coverage.

  • Amelia

    I knew from day one that the prosecuting attorney did not want to try this case! I watched from the very beginning and the more I watch the prosecutor the more I was convinced that they wanted Zimmerman to win this case! They should of stopped the defense from badgering Rachel Jeantel but they sat their and let it happen. Being on be stand for 5 hours is a little ridiculous and then people wonder why she had an attitude! There was so much in that trial that should of been presented and wasn’t and I knew that these prosecutors were not even trying to get Zimmerman convicted! They did not want to charge him with anything because they believed he had the right to defend himself and I believe that those cops were buddies with Zimmerman. I think both prosecutors should be FIRED for not doing their job like they should have! I have told everybody that these prosecutors were not trying to convict Zimmerman! People need to demand that they be FIRED! They were jokes of the justice system! There is do much I could write but I get angry just knowing what our justice system is like and if you have money then you get off whether you are guilty or not! The sad part is that Trayvon wasn’t able to speak out against the MURDERER and that was the prosecutors job to speak for Trayvon but they FAILED to represent him properly! So FIRE BOTH PROSECUTORS!

  • SojornerTruth

    His Father (George Zimmerman) is a retired judge from that area, his mother works as a court clerk. Now juror B37 has been found to be a wife of a Sandford, Fl Atty….I smell something foul!!! http://www.change.org/petitions/angela-b-corey-florida-state-attorney-fourth-judicial-circuit-court-jury-interviews-for-possible-jury-misconduct-in-the-recent-zimmerman-trial-2