Not because George Zimmerman was acquitted, which he certainly deserved to be, but because of the way the state of Florida tried, desperately, to convict him of something, anything, to keep the racists happy.
“…if Floridians are of a mind to let off a little steam, they might usefully burn down the Sanford courthouse and salt the earth. The justice system revealed by this squalid trial is worth rioting over.”
An all-woman jury for a male defendant? What was that about? Six jurors instead of twelve? What am I missing here?
Possibly that Florida was merely following the trend at the federal level, which wins more than 90 percent of its cases, principally because they hit the defendant with so many charges that the jury feels like it’s being reasonable to only convict on one or two of them.
It’s a record which, as Mark Steyn notes, certainly would impress the House of Saud. Only Kim Jon Un is likely to close in on 100 percent.
Our in-house editor, Mrs Charm, frequently reminds us that criminal justice these days is about plea bargaining and and not much else. Even Jimmy Carter knows our democracy is dying.
UPDATE: Florida law says the acquitted Zimmerman gets his gun back. The feds, however, tell Florida not to obey its own law. Justice denied again.
MORE: Meanwhile, our narcissist president (everything is about him) weighs in once more: “If Trayvon was a white teen, he said, ‘both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.’” The “show” must go on until the polls close in 2014.