So glad there’s a term for this: In the legal profession and courts, a querulant (from the Latin querulus – “complaining”) is a person who obsessively feels wronged, particularly about minor causes of action. In particular the term is used for those who repeatedly petition authorities or pursue legal actions based on manifestly unfounded grounds. These applications include in particular complaints about petty offenses. Querulant behavior is to… Continue reading Word for the day – Querulant
Legal Insurrection reports that Shellie Zimmerman has taken a plea deal on her perjury charge. She has to server 100 hours of community service, after which her conviction will be stricken from the record. Given the weakness of the charges against her, this doesn’t seem very fair. But then being charged with something you didn’t… Continue reading Shellie Zimmerman takes plea deal
One of the consolation prizes of the anti-George Zimmerman lynch mob (let’s call them what they are) is the fact that GZ’s wife is being charged for lying about their family’s finances shortly after he was released on bail. And until today, I figured that what she’d said had been at least a little dishonest. I mean,… Continue reading That Zimmerman Perjury Charge
Well, another juror has come forward from the Zimmerman trial, and she has given quite a different interview. I have not been able to find the full, unedited interview – and I don’t even think they broadcast one. To me, that’s important because this entire case has been about picking and choosing what information they… Continue reading Juror B-29 – “George Zimmerman got away with murder”
Patterico does a detailed examination of Zimmerman’s many 9/11 calls, calls that were used to attack him for reasons that didn’t make much sense to me even before reading this analysis. After all, he was the local neighborhood watch captain in a crime-ridden neighborhood. You’d expect him to be calling the police much more than… Continue reading Zimmerman’s “9/11” calls
Roderick Scott was found no guilty of murder in 2009. Who is Roderick Scott? Why, I’m glad you asked! Scott says he acted in self defense when he confronted Cervini and two others saying they were stealing from neighbors cars. He told them he had a gun and ordered them to freeze and wait for… Continue reading Not Guilty of Murder, a few other cases.
Professor William A. Jacobson, author of the Legal Insurrection blog I’ve been getting most of my material from for the Zimmerman posts, had an interview about the case with a New York radio station. You can listen here. One thing that jumped out at me was that, while no one saw the initial confrontation between… Continue reading Zimmerman Interviews
Update: Part 2 is now up, covering the defence case and summing up. I thought this quick summary would be helpful to people, to understand just how badly the prosecution of George Zimmerman failed. This is a summary of the Legal Insurrection accounts, with links to each day’s footage. I often say, do not trust… Continue reading Your Quick Guide to Zimmerman Trial, Part 1.
See also this fisk of one of an anti Zimmerman column. Update: Also, this post explains how it just doesn’t stack up that Zimmerman hunted down Martin. If Martin wanted to get home, he’s have done so easily. Over at Legal Insurrection, there’s a summary of the state’s closing statements. You’d think they would have taken great… Continue reading Zimmerman Trial – the state sums up their non-case
Well, either that or he was a violent person. The forensic expert testified that he recovered multiple conversations between Trayvon Martin and specific family members and friends discussing multi-round street fights and schoolyard fights in which Trayvon Martin had participated. Martin’s half-brother, Demetrius Martin, even asked Trayvon when he would teach him how to fight.… Continue reading Trayvon Martin lent his phone to a very violent person