Why a Zimmerman SYG Hearing Will Fail and Why this Will Go to a Jury Trial: It Won’t be Because of the Evidence


It will be because no judge wants to be the one responsible for the loss of massive revenue from potential riots nor be responsible for the potential lives lost.

The same reason why we got here in the first place. I will, until I’m happily shown otherwise, remain steadfast in my position regarding the gravity of the matter and that gravity no doubt weighed very heavily on big business heavily dependent on tourism to Florida and the Governor, along with other political folks, stuck in the middle of it all. No kid wants to go and watch Mickey Mouse burn.

Let’s reflect back on the 1992 L.A. Riots.

In that case, a man was beaten.
In this case, a child was murdered and the police were going to sweep the case under the rug.

In that case, the black community took it personally.
In this case, the black community has related Trayvon as their own little brother or child, numerous songs have been written, paintings made, statues and memorials raised, etc.

According to wiki “Coverage was extensive during the initial two weeks after the[King] incident”
This case was covered heavily for months on every news outlet and continues, although very diminished, to this day.

O’Mara thinks he’s playing it smart by taking his time, stretching it out to let things cool down. Sorry. It don’t work that way Marky boy. The beating of Rodney king took place On March 3, 1991, over a year later…from wiki;

On April 29, 1992, the seventh day of jury deliberations, the jury acquitted all four officers of assault and acquitted three of the four of using excessive force.

The riots, beginning the day of the verdicts, peaked in intensity over the next two days. A dusk-to-dawn curfew and deployment of the National Guard eventually controlled the situation.

Photo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Reginald_Denny

Fifty-three people died during the riots, including ten who were shot dead by police and military forces, with as many as 2,000 people injured. Estimates of the material losses vary between about $800 million and $1 billion.[citation needed] Approximately 3,600 fires were set, destroying 1,100 buildings, with fire calls coming once every minute at some points. Widespread looting also occurred. Stores owned by Korean and other Asian immigrants were widely targeted, although other stores owned by whites and blacks were targeted by rioters as well.


4 thoughts on “Why a Zimmerman SYG Hearing Will Fail and Why this Will Go to a Jury Trial: It Won’t be Because of the Evidence

  1. I agree completely. Judge Nelson (or *any* Judge I would imagine) does NOT want to be the “decider” in this political hot potato.
    D-Man, are you familiar with Orlando defense attorney Richard Hornsby? I heard a blogtalk radio podcast recently that featured him and he also agrees with you. According to Hornsby (paraphrasing)—the State’s case is WEAK and this is a case which *should* “ideally” stop at an immunity/SYG hearing. It will go to trial, however, given the political ramifications.

  2. There is one difference between then and now. I don’t believe anyone, citizens and law enforcement, would have believed the enormity of violence that had occured afterwards. Today, they would be prepared for it.

    I believe that in the end, Nelson will do the right thing. We shall see.

  3. Pingback: George Zimmerman Case: Continuance? | DiwataMan

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