Update: The judge has refused to allow charges of Third Degree Murder and Child Abuse but the manslaughter charge she did allow carries the same penalty as Second Degree Murder.
In the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman trial, the prosecutor now wants to charge Zimmerman with Third Degree Murder and Child Abuse. The judge is considering the bizarre request. She will allow the jury to consider the charge of manslaughter.
This trial became a story because the media thought Zimmerman was white. In fact, Zimmerman is half-Hispanic and refers to himself as Hispanic. The media published “fuzzy” photos of Zimmerman which hid his injuries so they could say the shooting was unjustified. They pumped up readers with misstatements to make readers believe this was a murder by a white man who wanted to shoot a black man out of bigotry. The media had a secondary motive. They are anti-gun and don’t like the “Stand Your Ground” law. They saw this as an opportunity to show the law doesn’t work.
The Florida state attorney in the case, Angela Corey, has been indicted for withholding evidence in order to secure an indictment against George Zimmerman. The case might never have come to trial if she included the exculpatory evidence as required by law.
Obama’s Department of Justice under Eric Holder assisted the protesters and the shady Al Sharpton organize the protests against Zimmerman. The Obama administration has a stake in this trial and hopes to overpower the rule of law to get their way.
Obama weighed in on the case early on when he said if he had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.
The rage-filled prosecutor is now presenting his closing arguments. They are not substantive and they are meant to appeal to the jurors’ emotions, certainly not the rule of law.
If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon’ [not George…Trayvon] ~ Barack Obama