By Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger
“Now if I stop there it sort of sounds like I’m asking you to let my guilty client go,” O’Mara told the jury. “I’m not. He’s not guilty of anything but protecting his own life. But the quote continues, ‘but for guilt and crimes that are so frequent in this world that they cannot all be punished, but if innocence itself is brought to the bar and condemned, perhaps to die, then the citizens say whether I do good or whether I do evil is immaterial. If innocence itself is no protection, and if such an idea as that were to take hold in the mind of the citizens, then it would be the end of security whatsoever.’”
~Mark O’Mara’s closing argument to the jury in State of Florida v. George Zimmerman
Innocence? You remember George Zimmerman from the last news cycle, right? He’s the wanna-be Batman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin on a rainy night as the teenager came back from the all-night convenience store. George was that “mellow” and “peaceful” man who just happened to pack a gun for self-defense according to his then-lawyer, Mark O’Mara. Exonerated by a hand-picked jury, one of whom now regrets the acquittal saying he “got away with murder,” Zimmerman, we were told, would just ride off into the sunset with his loving and apparently loyal to the point of perjury wife, chastened by the experience of being wrongly accused of murder. George was a victim in all of this his family said, and threats to his life were comparable to the Aurora Theatre shooting or the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He needs protection shouted his brother, Robert Zimmerman, Jr., in an email to St. Mary’s Police Chief Steve Bracknell: “Zimmerman is a Sandy Hook, Aurora waiting to happen. Your job is to protect the communities you serve and you are failing big time.”
George is under assault, you see, and the perpetrators are all of us — or at least all of us who threw some skepticism George’s way. But as recent events have shown, George Zimmerman may not be as innocent in the ways of the world as his spin-meisters would have you believe.
In September, George allegedly stormed into his father-in law’s house and assaulted Shellie Zimmerman, the wife who stood by him throughout the trial but who now says she has “doubts about his innocence.” After smashing up a few things, Zimmerman then allegedly threatened the former love of his life and hit his senior citizen father-in-law in the nose all the while brandishing that ultimate validation of the Second Amendment, a handgun. That case is now dropped after a smashed Ipad failed to corroborate the testimony of two — count ’em — two witnesses. Zimmerman is the Teflon Man, you see.
This month George did an encore — allegedly — on his new girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, who claims that she too was threatened with a shotgun after Zimmerman smashed up her stuff as heard on a released 911 call. George did his own 911 call rebuttal shortly thereafter and then sat peacefully in the dwelling amid his now locked away shotguns as the police broke down the barricaded door to arrest him. Guess the doorbell was on the fritz. Zimmerman, ever the object of everyone’s ill-affections, claims it was Scheibe who did the smashing and the threatening. News is now out that Scheibe contacted a reporter prior to the assault to discuss the details of her relationship with Zimmerman, which, of course, led to a chant of Zimmerman apologists that poor ol’ George is being set up and being victimized all over again. Oh, the humanity! George’s new love denies she set him up claiming she stayed with the man who scared her and has a “fascination for guns” because she wanted to help him. Oh, the humanity!
Whatever the truth, most all would agree that Zimmerman is a man on spiral and the direct isn’t towards the heavens. Por que?, you ask, of the man who was simply defending himself from politically driven charges in his epic TV battle? His former lawyer, who sort of represents him in a defamation suit against NBC, but who announced following the alleged assault on Zimmerman’s wife that he no longer represented him and then added he wanted to be paid for $2.5 million or so in work he’d already done, claims it’s all the haters out there who changed the sweet, innocent lamb of “stand your ground” ( I know it wasn’t raised in the trial but who would claim it wasn’t a big part of the case?) into the Scourge of St. Mary’s. It was all those misguided folks who concluded that shooting a 17-year-old kid armed only with a bag of Skittles and some Arizona Iced Tea was somehow, someway wrong that caused the trauma that now plagues sweet ol’ George Zimmerman.
“He was turned into one of the most hated men in America for having to defend his life. So I’m not sure what happens with a 28-year-old when you do that to him and put him in hiding for 16 or 18 months. Maybe this is some of that fallout,” tutted the admitted killer’s mouth-piece.
Whew! I’m sure glad now TV personality Mark O’Mara cleared that up. For a while there, I actually thought George Zimmerman was going to accept some responsibility for his alleged misdeeds. Perish the thought that some remorse is in order for the man whose estranged wife calls a “pacing lion,” and a”ticking time bomb.”
Nope, we’re all indicted in Zimmerman’s blind rage — allegedly — and it seems everyone around him and even beyond is “in” on the conspiracy to get George. The only innocent in this mess, as Mr. O’Mara claimed then and now, is George. Formerly a victim of politics and now one of society imposed trauma, Zimmerman ought to swear out his own arrest warrant on all of us who believe, as that juror with the slow forming epiphany, that maybe George really did “[get] away with murder.” Ol’ George has become a bastardized version of Janis Ian’s classic tale of woe and the new Society’s Child having been ruthlessly battered by all of us based on our unfounded prejudices. Quite ironic given the history of the case.
If we’re lucky, at our trial we can have Mark O’Mara sitting with us a counsel table and the Zimmerman jury as our judges. We’ll be exonerated from every sin — both now and in the future — no matter how despicably we act. Allegedly, of course.
Source: Click Orlando
~Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger
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GZ used to carry just Shellie’s CalTek 9, a very small, lightweight handgun. He seems to have expanded his arsenal. What the police confiscated from him:
According to CNN, court documents filed Monday show that authorities recovered:
One 12-gauge shotgun
One AR-15 rifle
106 rounds of ammunition, including two AR-15 magazines
In addition, police also cataloged three handgun holsters, a religious pendant, a flashlight, a pocket knife, sanitizing wipe, a soft-sided gun case, a combination lock, and, for some reason, a pack of gum.
Zimmerman was released on $9,000 bail last week, but he was required by the judge in the case to stay 1,500 feet away from his accuser, wear an electronic ankle monitor and relinquish all weapons until the matter is resolved.
As a virtual absolutist on free speech, I seldom respond to the occasional poster who deposits his mental excrement on this blog. However, your views are so disturbingly twisted and your manner of expression so disgustingly vile that it calls to mind the Brobdingnabian description of Gulliver’s countrymen as “the most pernicious race of little odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth.”
never trust someone who capitalizes the words truth or fact in the middle of a sentence. they seem to believe they are the sole possessors.
A famous dog once came to town
Known to his friends as Pete
His pedigree was ten yards long
His looks were hard to beat
And as he trotted down the road
’twas beautiful to see
His work at every corner
Every post and every tree
He never missed a land mark
He never missed a post
For piddling was his masterpiece
And piddling pleased him most
The city dogs stood looking on
In deep and jealous rage
To see this little country dog
The piddler of his age
They smelt his efforts one by one
They smelt him two by two
But noble Pete in high disdain
Stood still ’til they were through
Then when they’d smelt him everywhere
The praise for him ran high
But when one smelt him underneath
Pete piddled in his eye
Just then to show these city dogs
He didn’t care a damn
He strolled into the grocers shop
And piddled on the ham
He piddled on the cornflakes
He piddled on the floor
And when the grocer threw him out
He piddled up the door
Behind him all the city dogs
Debated what to do
They’d hold a piddling carnival
The hoop they’d put him through
They showed him all the piddling posts
They knew about the town
And off they set with many a wink
To wear the stranger down
But Pete was with them all the way
With vigour and with vim
A thousand piddles more or less
Were all the same to him
And on and on went noble Pete
As tireless as a windmill
And very soon those city dogs
Were piddled to a standstill
Then Pete an exhibition gave
Of all the ways to piddle
With double drips and fancy flips
And now and then a dribble
The city dogs said farewell Pete
Your piddling did defeat us
But no one ever put them wise
That Pete… had diabetes.
And even Cromwell knew pigs when he saw them. Bye, Larry.
So. You hate Jews, hm? It’s just the impression I’m getting.
You do know Jesus – if he was real – was a Jew, right? And so were most of the Apostles. And almost all of his early followers although there were probably a few pagans in the wood pile like Peter.
I’m guessing by your blog that you might have missed that bit.
Historic(al) smack down!
I have to say you’re walking dangerously close to an outright ban on comments. Why do you feel it necessary to vilify — in the worst terms possible– folks who have done nothing to you? That is my definition of a savage.
And if you think you are talking for more than yourself disabuse yourself of that notion. You don’t speak for me or any group that values its own dignity.
If you refuse to change I think a fitting admonition is in order. Like Cromwell dissolving the Rump Parliament (which I must say bears a striking resemblance) I think we’ve tolerated your insolence enough and I say this to you:
It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place,
which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice.
Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government.
Ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.
Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess?
Ye have no more religion than my horse. Gold is your God. Which of you have not bartered your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?
Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defiled this sacred place, and turned the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices?
Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation. You were deputed here by the people to get grievances redressed, are yourselves become the greatest grievance.
Your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse this Augean stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings in this House; and which by God’s help, and the strength he has given me, I am now come to do.
I command ye therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place.
Go, get you out! Make haste! Ye venal slaves be gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.
In the name of God, go!
GZ has ditched the special public defender for a new attorney, Jayne Weintraub, a TV commentator. It isn’t clear if she is serving him pro bono or who is paying the bill.
Just wondering: would there be anything unethical for an attorney/ TV commentator to offer legal services in return for exclusive interviews and data?
Now there’s an oxymoron for you.
At least we don’t have to put up with Breitbart himself any more. Maybe the LLS poster will join him sooner rather than later.
Alas Poor George we are coming to know you far too well and sometimes Karma is just a b*tch.
I think that says it all, picking and choosing is what self haters/bigots do.
Well we now know what lls is. He is neither Jewish nor a veteran. At the most he may have been in the military for less than a year, before they kicked him out. The US military does not take kindly to folks like him, and I see no reason we should be less discriminating.
I wonder if the guy is really Jewish even, Maybe using that name (and cv) as more of his attempt at foisting hatred, what he says is horrendously vile: he is jewish stating this junk so therefore it is jewish to be saying such junk (?)
“The Curious Case Of George Zimmerman’s Public Defender”
By Judd Legum on November 25, 2013 at 9:10 am
Maybe George Z should go to Alaska. He could be a talk show host on a station in Anchorage and get away from Florida but still be in the United States. He needs a new start and some guidance perhaps. A name change. He needs to lose the beard, lose some weight, ride a bike. People will forget him over time. Someone else will take his place on CNN and the other channels. We were too rough on him. He needs a new start.
A much better visual. Well played, sir.
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