Legal Insurrection reminds us that it’s been 5 years since the George Zimmerman verdict. They helpfully include a list of “myth buster” posts they did at the time. It’s dismaying and depressing how so many of these myths are still prevalent. Zimmerman Trial Myth Busters: Did Zimmerman disobey police orders to stay in car? A:… Continue reading 5 years since George Zimmerman
This is from the “you’ve got to be kidding me” files. George Zimmerman’s lawsuit against NBC came up recently, and the same judge that appeared to be so biased against him during his criminal trial proved it by throwing out what is really a slam-dunk case. In the audio played repeatedly by NBC on the… Continue reading Zimmerman Libel Suit thrown out – because the libel made him famous
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
Part 1 is here, covering the disaster that was the prosecution case. Day 9 Continued: The Defense moved for a directed verdict of acquittal. “Mantei provided the State’s counter to the motion for a directed verdict in a manner that cannot readily be described in language suitable for a family-accessible blog. To say it was… Continue reading Your Quick Guide to Zimmerman Trial, Part 2.
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.
I clicked this on twitter last night. This guy is right on the money – with this part at least. You Are Not Trayvon Martin His death wasn’t about race, guns, or your pet issue. It was about misjudgment and overreaction—exactly what we’re doing now to the verdict. Trayvon Martin is dead, George Zimmerman has… Continue reading Overreactions – the ultimate irony of the Zimmerman case
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