Legal Insurrection reports in the last few minutes that the jury has come back with a “not guilty” verdict.
Given the evidence, this is by far and away the only verdict that could be described as justice.
Regrettably, most people (including one commenter who keeps returning) have no idea just how bad the case against him was, and the media has largely not reported this. As a result, riots are almost inevitable.
Update: Watching the prosecution team (corrected) on Fox’s live stream. They’re trying to sugar-coat their defeat and their disgusting tactics as some sort of quest for the truth.
The reality is that this case should never have been bought to trial, and never would have had it not been for political interference.
Update 2: Now claiming that she bought the charge that they thought they could prove – that’s utter BS.
Update 3: What?? Reporter asks if they were disappointed that the child abuse thing was thrown out.
Update 4: Making light of Zimmerman’s injuries, then says she isn’t.
Update 5: BLDR claims again that Martin was minding his own business. That’s not what the evidence says.
Update 6: LI says Angela Corey should resign. Very hard to argue with that.
Update 7: Now trying to whitewash their firing the whistle-blower who alerted the defence that they were hiding evidence.
Update 8: Ask for “peace and privacy” but notable absence of mention of Zimmerman’s name in this call. Now the defence team.
Update 9: Read a letter praising the police (didn’t catch who from). Thanked the jury. Ecstatic with the result, only guilty of self-defence. Don West calls prosecution disgraceful. No argument here. Thrilled the jury kept the tragedy from being a travesty. Sad it took this long for justice. Reporter asks about threats to their family.
Question: was this a fair fight? Wasted a lot of time mucking them around with discovery, held up trial by 6 months. Was David and Goliath, vastly out-funded.
Update 10: Via instapundit: “So a Hispanic shoots a black and is acquitted by women, but it’s still white men’s fault.”