Defense Rests in the Persecution of George Zimmerman - Is this case part of the Obama Antigun Agenda?
by Bob Price on July 10, 2013 at 7:50 PM
The defense rested today in the second degree murder persecution of George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is standing trial on trumped up charges after the State's Attorney bowed public pressure and filed charges against Zimmerman after he shot Trayvon Martin in self defense. Zimmerman did not take the stand in his own defense because it is clear to anyone with intellectual honesty, the prosecution failed to prove the elements of the charges filed. They failed to prove it because the crime never happened.
Now it comes out that the public pressure felt by the State's Attorney's Office came from none other than, you guessed it, The Obama Administration! Yes, it seems Barack Obama was so upset that a young man who looked like his own son would have looked (his words not mine) was killed, that he and Eric "Fast and Furious" Holder trumped up protests against Zimmerman to force the persecution.
It is interesting to note that the local police did not arrest Zimmerman on the night of the shooting. Why? Because the elements of a crime were not present. It is interesting to note that the State's Attorney did not present charges to a grand jury until much later (and after the orchestrated public pressure was applied). Why? Because the elements of a crime did not exist. I will discuss the elements of the crime later in this post.
Did you ever wonder why the President of the United States took such interest in this case? Why did he make a public speech on this case, potentially prejudicing a jury, where he said (on the White House lawn), "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon"? Here's the why... Florida has very relaxed gun laws. Florida has a "Castle Doctrine." Florida law permits its citizens to carry concealed weapons and defend themselves with its Stand your Ground laws. Florida had to be put in its place as part of Obama's anti-gun agenda.
Never letting a good crisis go to waste, Obama sprang into action. The Daily Caller reports today that "A division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) was deployed to Sanford, Florida in 2012 to provide assistance for anti-George Zimmerman protests, including a rally headlined by activist Al Sharpton, according to newly released documents."
Of course we all know the Obama Administratin would never create a false storyline to promote their anti-gun agenda, right? Oh wait, they played that card already in the Fast and Furious operation that led to the death of US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and has now been found responsible in the murder of a Mexican Chief of Police... but I digress.
Even local government officials noticed the efforts of the Obama Administration to stage the persecution of Zimmerman. In an email from the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board, Amy Carswell wrote, "Congratulations to our partners, Thomas Battles, Regional Director, and Mildred De Robles, Miami-Dade Coordinator and their co-workers at the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service for their outstanding and ongoing efforts to reduce tensions and build bridges of understanding and respect in Sanford, Florida."
Earlier I referenced the elements of the crime. In order to convict under Florida's second degree murder statutes, the state must prove the following according to a post by attorney Andrew Chow at Findlaw Blotter:
- The victim is deceased,
- The victim's death was caused by the defendant's criminal act,
- and There was an unlawful killing of the victim "by an act imminently dangerous to another and demonstrating a depraved mind without regard for human life."
The last element -- an "imminently dangerous" act that shows a "depraved mind" -- is further defined by Florida's jury instructions. Three elements must be present:
- A "person of ordinary judgment" would know the act, or series of acts, "is reasonably certain to kill or do serious bodily injury to another";
- The act is "done from ill will, hatred, spite, or an evil intent";
- and The act is "of such a nature that the act itself indicates an indifference to human life."
The State has clearly failed to make their case in these elements of the crime. The police knew this the night of the crime, and that is why Zimmerman was allowed to go home that night. The jury will confirm that shortly.
But then the trouble begins. Zimmerman's life will never be the same after this political persecution. The public slaying of his reputation will forever haunt this young man who was simply watching out for his neighbors and reported suspicious behavior from someone he did not recognize in a small neighborhood.
The jury members will also have their lives changed forever. How many of them will receive death threats after rendering a verdict of not guilty, which they must do because the state failed so miserably to prove their case? Why must they suffer because Obama wanted to further his anti-gun agenda?
Will the local area face riots like those experienced in Los Angeles and other cities after the Rodney King Trials? Apparently they are concerned about this as the Broward County Sheriff recently released a video ad begging people not to riot after the predictable verdict.
One thing is clear... This Administration will let no crisis go to waste to further their agenda against guns. George Zimmerman is not guilty of second degree murder or anything else other than not minding his own business. I am sure he will think twice before looking out for his neighbors again.
George Zimmerman, the jurors of the trial, and the citizens of South Florida deserve our prayers for their safety after this persecution is concluded and Zimmerman is released. How long will we allow the thugs of Eric Holder's DOJ and the Obama Administration to continue these lawless acts without accountability?