Saturday Night Card Game (Playing the race card in the Zimmerman case to the bitter end)
If you have been following Andrew Branca’s excellent coverage of the jury selection in the George Zimmerman case, you know that many of the prospective jurors were aware of race being injected into the case by the media and others.
Those initial media and activist narratives — such as that Zimmerman suggested to the 911 operator that Martin was suspicious because black or that Zimmerman used the term “coon” to describe Martin — have been completely and thoroughly debunked. Yet those narratives live on.
It is unlikely that the jurors will hear any of those discredited claims, but almost all of them have heard them outside the courtroom.
#Zimmerman Trial: M75 says some African Americans "feel that they're being targeted." She doesn't feel the same. http://t.co/wUtyMCaLkq
— Law of Self Defense (@LawSelfDefense) June 12, 2013
#Zimmerman Trial: M75 says of friends: 40% no opinion, 60% favor state. Only "very small" number favor Zimmerman. http://t.co/wUtyMCaLkq
— Law of Self Defense (@LawSelfDefense) June 12, 2013
Now you can add another bit of irresponsible rhetoric from Benjamin Crump, one of the Martin family’s attorneys. I previously have documented the irresponsible media conduct by Crump with regard to supposed evidence in the case, From seeking justice to obstructing justice.
Now Crump has done it again, this time claiming that acquittal of Zimmerman may cause future shootings of black youth:
CRUMP: If GZ is acquitted, trigger happy police officers will kill black & brown boys with impunityhttp://t.co/0gLWO2pSir@LegInsurrection
— Kahuna Amigo (@KonaSky) June 12, 2013
Here’s the full quote from The Root (emphasis added):
TR: Are there broader legal implications to the case that aren’t being discussed?
BC: Yes, absolutely. And it’s troubling. The larger issue is the precedent that a potential acquittal of George Zimmerman would set. It would show how far this country still has to go with respect to offering equal protection under the law regardless of race. If Zimmerman gets off, it will tell other deranged minds and trigger-happy police officers that they can kill black and brown boys with impunity.
It is very clear from this case — and American history in general — that if it had been a black man who had tracked and killed a white child, no defense would be sufficient. That man would be in jail and likely facing the death penalty. George Zimmerman is every parent’s worst nightmare. A self-proclaimed vigilante, on prescription drugs, taunting and tracking a child in the dark.
No, if Zimmerman is acquitted it will mean that the prosecution did not prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. That’s the standard to which all prosecutions are held, regardless of the race of the defendant or the victim.
By injecting racial politics into the case, Crump is attempting to deprive Zimmerman of the right to a fair trial.
Having listened to much of the jury voir dire, and having read Andrew Branca’s coverage, I have my doubts whether George Zimmerman can get a fair trial.
Zimmerman’s attorneys will need to do a thorough job continuing to vet potential jurors. As the racial heat likely will be turned up by outside agitators, the Judge was wise to sequester the jury.
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“A self-proclaimed vigilante, on prescription drugs, taunting and tracking a child in the dark.”
A child yet!!! Martin was no child. He had probably participated in gang wars, knockout games because he was a gang member on dope. Or at least a wannabe gang member. Isn’t it amazing that all these knock-out participants, blacks hassling white people doing nothing to antagonize them and black teens overrunning businesses and stealing stuff are not reported by the media and not arrested much by the police. I get the feeling that the muslims are not the only group protected by our wonderful president. And with obama coming out and stating an opinion about this case was obstructing justice.
Neither Obama nor Crump have any real respect for the Constitution and the law.
Race, political power and agenda, and evidently, money, are their law. Farrakhan and the other Black Islamists have stated this over and over on the record for decades.
Crump should be hauled before the state bar on ethics violations and disbarred, as should Corey. The level of irresponsibility coming from the state and the family’s mouthpiece is as as anything Nifong ever did.
The only ‘thing’ missing from that side of the case is Leo Terrell.
He wants a guilty verdict of some kind in order to file his lawsuit for the big bucks.
Guilty or not he will still sue for the big bucks.
All this is just another Duke lacross team farce on steroids or, since Sharpton has insinuated himself into the mix, another Tawanna Brawley lie. I wonder how many people will die this time if Zimmerman is acquited. I forget how many died in the Brawley case and Sharpton walked away from that debacle with no charges against him.
Any blacks shot when the riot will be shot by someone defending themselves
Not that it should matter, but George Zimmerman is latino. He is half Peruvian (and Peruvians are more native American than many South Americans). So when Crump says the cops will shoot brown boys, he is willing to sacrifice one in this trial so he can potentially collect a big civil judgment and also bolster his street creds as a lawyer.
I just hope this does not become OJ II
The difference being OJ escaped justice (well at least for a while till he screwed up again). Zimmerman’s life is on the line. I would much rather let a guilty man go free than see an innocent man get convicted.
I am so damn sick and tired of Black racists, the likes of Crump, Sharpton, He of One name, Barry (when he needs THE CARD) White Bread Missy Chrissy, and plenty of other Leftoids, attempting to make this nation, Africa West.
Ain’ NEVAH gonna’ happen. Period. The End. Fini.
And here is another, but he’s a ‘brown boy’ and a Brit, Martin Batshit. He swears he’s a Christian.
Roger L. via http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/170803/
“Martin Bashir’s Nostalgic Liberal Racism. “What interests me is why people like Bashir maintain this need to brand anyone even vaguely to the right as racist. It’s almost a disorder worthy of classification in the DSM-5 — PRDS: Projective Racist Derangement Syndrome.”
Rule 4-3.6 Trial Publicity
(a) Prejudicial Extrajudicial Statements Prohibited.
A lawyer shall not make an extrajudicial statement that a reasonable person would expect to be disseminated by means of public communication if the lawyer knows or reasonably should know that it will have a substantial likelihood of materially prejudicing an adjudicative proceeding due to its creation of an imminent and substantial detrimental effect on that proceeding.
(b) Statements of Third Parties.
A lawyer shall not counsel or assist another person to make such a statement. Counsel shall exercise reasonable care to prevent investigators, employees, or other persons assisting in or associated with a case from making extrajudicial statements that are prohibited under this rule.
I’ve said before that I don’t see why Crump and others in his camp have not been brought up on ethics charges by the Florida bar.
Because he is a vocal black attorney. Liberal racists assume blacks can not meet the same standards of behavior as non blacks so they do not expect them to. A form of behavioral affirmative action.
Taranto wrote something to that effect the other day.
Something along the lines of depriving any group of people full moral responsibility for conduct also deprives them of their humanity.
I agree with that. It also disqualifies them from positions of executive power. If they cannot be held to account, they cannot be allowed to wield power.
An unassailable paradox, so long as that “special status” exists.
That insight is quite profound. Exactly the situation we find our country because the legacy media didn’t, and refused, to vet an unqualified black politician from Chicago, and now he is the Commander in Chief.
Crump has given a million dollars to a FL Legal Defense fund (to defend indefensible black gangstas) when the white man’s law says they are guilty.
It’s black culture that is guilty of making criminals and violent monsters of their ‘sons’, not the law.
Same with Islam – Islam produces the character and a culture in the image of its founder.
I’m still stickin’ with Zimmerman being victorious upon appeal.
The trial itself is a political/racial minefield…
The way Benjamin Crump orchestrated this whole thing from the start- with false and misleading information, and getting the media to do his handy work to the point most people believe a narrative, as opposed to the facts…
…I CAN’T BELIEVE HE’S NOT IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION!
Seems a (un)civil suit against Crump is in order … and he seems to actually be encouraging a riot, if the race card does not trump rule of law.
I wonder what Crump has to say about the non-convictions for black and brown boys shooting each other in Chicago because no one will cooperate with the cops? Doesn’t that tell the cops it’s okay to open fire on black and brown boys because no one will care? Unless it’s a cop and a white cop, at that, of course.
Which would make a great argument for only hiring white police officers, because they would be less likely to shoot black and brown people.
You are so very wrong about that. The way DC handled its murder-and-gang problem a while back was to hire from the local neighborhoods. And, yeah, those guys tended to shoot back. Then they had to fire the ones that went too far…..
A pack of al jizzera contributors from a periodical named for an obscure juvenile reference to a penis.
Pretty much all anyone needs to know.
Governor Sarah Palin Speaks at The Faith & Freedom Coalition, 3rd day of its “Road to Majority” conference, June 15, 2013. Full Speech:
I have read much on the interwebs and cannot understand why this case is even going to trial. Forget the stand your ground law, this is a clear case of self defense and use of deadly force. Put skittles in his pocket, show pictures of Martin when he was 12 yrs old on main stream media, interject race into the equation and what do you get: a travesty of justice. GZ will be found not guilty and then there will be property destruction (riots). Just look at a low info voter website site’s comments to see how perverse this case has become…
They have all the information they need:
If Obama had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.
The white man crucified Obama’s only begotten son…
I think if they riot they will receive a different response from the masses than in times past. Ignorant sympathy for blacks is waning rapidly.
There was at least one person introducing photos of GZ to try and debunk some of the misinformation being spouted, yet I’m amazed at the focus on the injuries themselves. One doesn’t have to have a single scratch to justify firing in self defense. If someone comes at me with a knife (and I know TM didn’t have a knife, this is hypothetical) and I have a gun, I’m not waiting to see how bad I get cut; I’m firing proactively. And legally.
I was reading an article + comments about this case over at Stink Progress the other day. Most or all of the debunked lies were repeated and left unchallenged.
The Zimmerman prosecution, is far from over. Should an acquittal occur..
Angela Corey will make sure of that:
Cristian Fernandez case
In 2011 Corey’s office oversaw a case in which 12-year-old Cristian Fernandez was accused of killing his two-year-old brother. Corey sought and received a grand jury indictment of Fernandez on charges of homicide and aggravated child abuse, and decided to try him as an adult. This move, which made Fernandez the youngest person ever to face a murder charge in Jacksonville’s history, drew criticism and protests to send the case to juvenile court instead, but Corey held that the juvenile system was inadequate to handle a crime of this magnitude. Corey stated she did not intend for Fernandez to stand trial or serve a life sentence, but would rather accept a plea deal. Fernandez pleaded guilty to manslaughter in February 2013 and was sentenced to detention in a juvenile facility until his 19th birthday.
Marissa Alexander case
In May 2012, Corey prosecuted 31-year-old Marissa Alexander and obtained a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison. Alexander had defended herself by firing a gun in the direction of her abusive husband, a man who admitted to past incidents of domestic violence, including a 2009 incident that put Alexander in the hospital. Alexander had no prior criminal record and was in possession of a court-issued protective order against her husband at the time of the attack. She was first offered a plea bargain of a 3 year sentence. Upon turning it down, she was prosecuted by Corey resulting in a conviction and sentence that has been called harsh. Critics of the prosecution include U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown who accused Corey of being overzealous, and labeled the case “institutional racism.”
Ronald Thompson case
In 2009, Ronald Thompson, a 65-year old Army veteran fired two shots into the ground to scare off teenagers who were demanding entry into his friend’s house in Keystone Heights, Florida. Corey prosecuted Thompson for aggravated assault, and after he refused a plea agreement with a three-year prison sentence, won a conviction that would carry a mandatory 20-year sentence under Florida’s 10-20-Life statute. The trial judge, Fourth Circuit Judge John Skinner called the 20-year sentence “a crime in itself” and declared the 10-20-Life statute unconstitutional. Skinner gave Thompson three years instead.
Angela Corey appealed the 3-year sentence and won, sending Thompson to prison for 20 years.
In June 2012, Fourth Circuit Judge Don Lester granted Thompson a new trial, ruling that the jury instructions had been flawed in his original trial regarding the justifiable use of deadly or non-deadly force given the circumstances of the case. Thompson has been freed and awaits a decision by Angela Corey’s office on a new trial.
the day she did the live TV to announce her Charge against Z-man she had me cussing like a sailor . Ya, this post by JP proves an agenda by Corey . She’ll run rough shot over people . Bully pulpit ? if so , how is she still in power ? She costs the taxpayer a lot of dough .
In a sane, just world, Crump would be behind bars for illegal his shenanigans just in this case. No doubt, this sort of thing is his consistent Modus Operandi.
But, money (being the root of all evil) is the Law in operation here and Crump has given a cool million to some FL Legal Defense fund, so he’s given carte blanche to run over the law in this State.
I utterly despise and denounce Crump’s every word, agenda and deed thus far. If Obama had a brother….Crump would be one. Trayvon and Crump were/are mind, spirit and deed exactly like the bully and ego-centric usurper of power and trespasser of law and order that has been placed fraudulently in our highest office.