24 business days left until George’s trial begins, well, perhaps. I assume O’Mara can still ask for a continuance, I think maybe he will and perhaps Nelson will grant it as it would more than likely be only a month rather than the six months O’Mara asked for before that was denied. That monthly continuance stuff could go on month after month as long as the judge decides as far as I understand it. Who knows, it may be another year before trial. Maybe O’Mara can figure out the bus driver incident by then ay? We won’t know it though because us racists would use it to attack Trayvon’s legacy and O’Mara doesn’t want to look racist so that won’t be known except behind The O’Mara curtain of white guilt.
I don’t really care much for commenting on how the trial may go, the lawyers can deal with that and it will be what it will be and I’ll deal with it at the time. But I have always thought George will be found guilty. Not for the actual case evidence or Bernie’s great prosecutorial skills. No, it will be for every other reason besides that. Take your pick really; fear of looking racist, fear of riots, wanting to calm things down, Floridians wanting to make up for the Casey Anthony verdict, blah blah blah, doesn’t matter.
The Trayvonites will be elated and attempt to shove it in the faces of us Zimmerbots. Of course what they fail to recognize is the injustice I am concerned with occurred long before any conviction might. I consider the day Wolfinger supposedly decided to remove himself to be the true day justice failed. Everyone else since then merely followed Wolfinger’s cowardice example. They also wrongly assume, at least for me, that this is about one man. I have always maintained it is not. The problem with making this thing about one man and this one trial is it will not change the larger problems regardless if he’s found not guilty. A victory for George is not a victory for me. Will I be glad for George if he’s found not guilty, of course, and no unknown citizen should be put through what Crump et al. started and what everyone continued with has put him through. But justice was denied to George by the actions of Crump et al and all the cowards that followed and George being found not guilty can not change that nor will it effect future George Zimmerman’s.
But I also think George will get off on appeal and won’t spend but perhaps a couple of months in jail. So for those of you primarily or solely interested in the case itself and George’s exoneration you can take comfort in that I suppose.
Crump and the likes of him have already won. They were never interested in justice because justice is an ongoing process that begins when the first cop arrives. Justice for Crump, in this case, is mainly, I believe, charges brought by a prosecutor, and secondarily a denial of a “SYG” hearing which means ultimately a payout, at least from George himself because as we have seen he’s already getting paid regardless, a conviction is merely a cherry on top.
To reduce Crump to merely seeking financial reward dismisses what he believes he is doing which is seeking justice for “his” people, his black people. Good for him I say. But the problem here is that has been simply, though extremely and brazenly, misapplied. This case like no other has shone a light so brightly on that aspect it even has O’Mara, at least in this case, questioning his beliefs. O’Mara writes:
“…by projecting race onto the George Zimmerman case, Mr. Crump is pinning a supposed civil rights victory on a Zimmerman conviction. The problem is that by associating a Zimmerman conviction with a civil rights victory, Mr. Crump has framed a scenario where a Zimmerman victory in a Self-Defense Immunity Hearing or a Zimmerman acquittal will represent a civil rights defeat. That is inappropriate and dangerous to us as a nation.”
What O’Mara fails to recognize, at least in that article, but I can only assume must be what he is now faced with regarding his personal beliefs, is that is always the case with Crump and the likes of him. That is in effect what “they” always do because it is the default position that blacks are the victims. O’Mara believes this himself, quoting the article further and a couple of Tweets from the AP dinner:
“The truth is that there is credible evidence that black men are overrepresented in the criminal justice system, and that is evidence of an underlying problem. Mark O’Mara and Don West have each spent a career in criminal defense fighting against racial bias in the justice system that affected many of their clients.”
What Crump et al. have done did not suddenly just happen to one person, in this case, George Zimmerman. This case can not be looked at in a vacuum in such a way. Crump and the likes of him have and will continue to do this in some form or another regardless of a conviction here. The only question is what are you going to do about it?
One good thing regarding the media and us silly bloggers is that so much of this has been so well documented as it pertains to this one case itself. The process, methods and all that happens that makes it happen are there to be examined and studied. As good as that is it’s simply useless without action. Purely academic. And if you haven’t noticed there has been absolutely no real push back in the other direction. NONE. Oh sure there’s been a hell of a lot of calling them out by the public but not one coward has been taken to task or even questioned by anyone in a position of power in over a year now.
Take your pick; Bondi, Scott, Triplett, Bonaparte, Corey, etc. Nope. They’ll even be running for reelection and will probably win. Crump, Jackson etc., pfft, beloved by the Florida Bar. Sybrina, not the new mother of the civil rights movement, no way. Serino, Lee, Wolfinger etc. Nothing. Any other SPD i.e. members of NOBEL, the three officers Detective Serino named that pressured him to file charges; Arthur Barns, Trekell Perkins and Rebecca Villalona, or any investigation that may lead to misconduct resulting in an unfair trial? HA! It went the other way on that one and still is regarding the Justice Department investigation of the Sanford PD and George Zimmerman. They’re looking for civil rights violations for the black person, not the “white” person, that’s the whole point of the Justice Department Civil Rights Division. The Sanford Commissioners to oust Lee, probably all reelected. All the other idiots involved calling for the head of George and all the actual death threats made towards him and anyone related? Any real effort there? Nope. The M-DSPD stuff? Sure Hurley’s gone for other reasons but no doubt the legacy continued and even went further in the dark.
That’s just a start.
What of the larger social aspects, the environment, the groundwork that allows all of this to continue and flourish? The white guilt. The fear of appearing racist. That is ultimately why we are here. There is no George Zimmerman case without that. Remove that from the social psyche and you remove the power that got George Zimmerman to where he is today. You want justice for George? Start there. An exoneration alone doesn’t do it.