George Zimmerman is not guilty. George Zimmerman is an innocent man. George Zimmerman was always an innocent man. The story, in the end, came down to six women sitting in a room, looking at the facts. These ladies saw what any objective observer noticed long ago -- the prosecution presented no facts, they had no evidence, they had no case. But they did have a bag of Skittles and a sermon. They had cynical race-baiting and loaded language (a 17 year old is a "child" if he's the victim but an adult if he's the defendant). They had emotional manipulation and irrelevant details. They had a blatantly biased judge and a compliant media. They had the threat of race riots and the weight of the spiteful peanut gallery. They had the Department of Justice and the President of the United States. But they didn't have evidence. They didn't have facts. They didn't have truth. So they don't have a conviction.
This jury, once they've hopefully taken a day or three to decompress, might sit down and get the full story. When they do, they'll feel all the more sure of their decision. I thank God that they won't have to experience the sickening regret of realizing their awful mistake, had the Kangaroo Court antics paid off and tricked them into sending an innocent man to prison. After all, this judge didn't allow the defense to actually argue its case. The prosecution claimed Trayvon Martin to be a helpless kid who "didn't do anything wrong," and who would never instigate a fight without provocation. But while they attempted to impugn the character of George Zimmerman, they kept the defense from disproving their false narrative about Martin. The fact that Martin was a hostile young man who liked to fight, who got into trouble regularly, who was caught with stolen jewelry in his backpack amidst the spree of burglaries that led Zimmerman to forming the neighborhood watch in the first place, none of this was even presented to the jury, regardless of its obvious relevance in helping the defense flesh out its own account. The prosecution withheld evidence from the defense -- text messages of Martin talking about fighting, discussing a deal to purchase an illegal firearm, photographing his drug use -- and then they fired a man who worked for the DA because he informed Zimmerman's attorneys about this scandal. In the face of all of this, Zimmerman walks free. They molested the system, disgraced their office, and engaged in activities that could get them disbarred, and for what? For a long circus sideshow that ends where it started -- with the facts, and their lack of them.
The lynch mob will squawk and squeal and complain. If I was a malicious person I'd say that I hope they one day face the sort of court system they wished upon Zimmerman. The system where you can be convicted based on nothing but the opinion of millions of gullible fools. But I don't hope for that. They desire the destruction of the Bill of Rights, yet I hope it's there for them should they need it. And if that time comes, I'll argue for their rights just as I've argued for Zimmerman's. It's quite telling that the Kill Zimmerman Orgy never changed their opinion about the case. We now know that our initial understanding of the incident was based on lies, falsehoods and misrepresentations. The facts came out, and as they did I moulded my perspective of the event. Others never wavered, they stuck with their first analysis, despite the minor detail that their first analysis was based on utter bull crap, as we later learned.
George Zimmerman is innocent. The police chief didn't arrest him initially because they had no evidence against him. The chief was then fired for doing his job the way it's supposed to be done, the arrest was made anyway, and now a jury of Zimmerman's peers have reached the same conclusion the police came to a year and a half ago. He is innocent. Innocent, but he is not free. He'll have to live out his days in hiding, for fear of the bloody vengeance whipped up by the media and inflamed by the president. Al Sharpton is already calling for double jeopardy, I'm sure others will join in that chorus. They don't care about justice, they don't care about the truth, and they don't even care about Trayvon Martin. They are just bullies, looking for an excuse to impose their will for the sake of it. They are frauds.
Now we have to deal with the media and politicians pleading for "peace," after spending a year and a half doing everything they could to ignite division and rage. We'll have to listen to people insist that Zimmerman was the beneficiary of some sort of "white privilege," even though he's an innocent Hispanic who never would have been charged and tried if it weren't for the perception that he's white. We'll have to hear the sermonizing about the need to discuss "racial issues," even though this was nothing more than a standard case of self defense, not unlike hundreds of similar cases across the nation every year. We'll have to endure the baying hypocrites claiming they were only ever concerned about the fact that a "child" lost his life, even though they say nothing about the thousands of black children who die at the hands of other black children every single year.
So be it.
The verdict is in. Zimmerman is innocent. And nothing will change that.