Fallout from George Zimmerman’s bail revoked by trial judge post at goodmorningbirmingham.com
Beautiful Things (her email handle):
OMG, how ridiculous. Your defense of this man is horrific. He was following a child. Whether that kid was Black or not, all he knew was that a stranger, possibly a child molester or kidnapper was after him. If I had been that young man, I would have done a million times worse. I would have scratched his face off and hit him with rocks or whatever else I could find!!! Zimmerman is not a policeman and he has no authority to detain anyone.
And then you expect us to believe that though he spent $50,000 of the money prior to telling the court he didn’t have any, he did not know he had the money and its somehow his attorney’s fault???
Blame EVERYBODY but the one person who caused all of this, whose fault this is, who is the reason that boy is dead and who lied to the court – George Zimmerman!
My recollection is, I have put up over 15 posts now on this all around horrible tragedy. I have pretty much tried and convicted everyone involved close by and afar, except the current trial judge and the jury, if such comes into being. I have caught flack from all quarters, and have been applauded from some quarters. You are do slack because you apparently have not seen the earlier posts, which you might wish to peruse in the gmb.com archives at your leisure. Perhaps doing so will shift your outlook, perhaps not; but you will see, regardless of that, I came down really hard on George Zimmerman a bunch of times. You are right, I have said it often: it indeed appears George Zimmerman is the one person who caused all of this, whose fault this is, who is the reason that boy is dead and who lied to the court during his bond hearing. I do not believe he lied about getting beaten within an inch of his life by that boy, though; just as I do not believe he was walking back to his car and that boy chased him down and attacked him. I prefer, however, to use their real names, as that boy, sadly, still carries racial overtones.
I said that boy as in that young male, not as a race insult. I haven’t seen the earlier posts. I found this website doing a Google search to find out why Zimmerman’s bail was revoked, beyond the superficial reporting in the media.
That being said, I do not support Zimmerman at all in this case. I think he is a wanna-be cop and a spoiled brat who has gotten used to his father cleaning up his messes. There was a story in my hometown paper, The NY Daily News about his having been fired from being a bouncer because he picked a woman up and literally THREW HER. He has anger issues and I do not believe that he acted calmly or reasonably that night. I also do not believe that he brandished the weapon AFTER the fight started. Logically, if TM was over him hitting him, TM would not have been able to see the weapon at GZ’s waist. I believe that his brandishing that weapon is what LED TO the fight. Also, he said TM was banging his head into concrete and he shot him in fear for his life but TM’s body was found on the grass…I really do not believe this man at all. I think he is a liar.
I kinda feel the same way about Zimmerman’s profile – a wanna be cop … The problem the special prosecutor has, Zimmerman is the only surviving eye witness to how the altercation unfolded. Because of that, the special prosecutor will have to try to convince the judge, and if a jury is selected, the jury that Zimmerman cannot be believed. I always felt Zimmerman shaded the truth about how the confrontation came about. I have a hard time believing, however, that Martin attacked a man with a gun in his hand. Maybe that’s what happened. I wasn’t there. Maybe Zimmerman had the gun in his waist band and Martin saw it and that provoked the attack. Maybe Martin had Zimmerman down on the sidewalk, banging his head against the pavement, and that is when Zimmerman pulled the gun. You believe Zimmerman banged his own head against the pavement and broke his own nose and had black eyes the next day, which is about how long it takes black eyes to develop based on my own personal experience with black eyes? You believe Martin banged Zimmerman’s head against the grass and caused that level of bleeding on the back of Zimmerman’s head? Martin beat Zimmerman up and might well have killed him if Zimmerman had not shot Martin. The photos and the police testimony will support Zimmerman’s injuries all the way, based on all I have see on TV and read in online news reports. Were I the judge, I would not go along with the stand your ground defense for the reason Zimmerman was told by the police dispatcher to stand down, and the way it looks to me, Zimmerman kept following Martin. Were I the judge, I went before many judges in a past life, when I practiced law, I clerked for a US District Judge who presided over every criminal trial prosecuted by the US Attorney in the Northern District of Alabama, I would let the jury decide what happened that horrible night. I would do that because I could not say I myself knew what happened that night, and that is enough to let it go to the jury. God help the jury if it acquits. God help America if the jury acquits. It might go just as bad if the jury convicts. Just as bad for the jury, and for America. Looks to me Zimmerman is seriously screwed any way it goes. Screwed humanly and spiritually. And, that stunt over his finances at the bail hearing, how can that be erased from a juror’s mind? But, alas, what if there is an all-white jury? What happens if there is an all-black jury? Or a mixed race jury? Race is in play here, despite Zimmerman being half-hispanic. The Black KKK is just as dangerous as the White KKK. What a snapshot of how screwed up America has become, and President Obama, US Attorney General Holder, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, who darn well ought to have known better, really egged it on. And now, the Neo Nazis are chiming in. Might be, before it’s all said and done, our troops have to be brought home to protect Americans from Americans. All because George Zimmerman killed that boy. I did not think you meant it racially when you said that boy. I meant it both ways when I said it. For, sadly, that’s how it is being viewed by so many Americans.
Post-script: If a jury is selected, I hope they do better keeping their emotions out of their listening to the testimony and their deliberations than the public is doing. Meanwhile, I wish the national news media would stop using outdated photos of Trayvon Martin. You can bet the ranch George Zimmerman’s defense lawyer will try to use photos of the boy George Zimmerman claims nearly beat him to death. Maybe the trial judge will disallow any photos of Trayvon Martin. But if the trial judge lets in one photo of Trayvon offered by the special prosecutor into evidence, that opens the door for the defense to get into evidence other photos of Trayvon. And, I imagine, if the trial judge lets into evidence past not beautiful things done by George Zimmerman, that opens the door for the defense to get into evidence past not beautiful things done by Trayvon Martin.
It was written, “beauty is truth, truth beauty, – that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know” …
Jesus told people if they abided in him they would come to know the truth and the truth would set them free …
I once was told …
All fig leaves burn
All ugly seen
All pain loved
All truth beauty
All people one
All time now