It’s Zimmerman’s Fault He Was Acquitted

BDLR


No, seriously!

George Zimmerman Prosecutor ‘Prayed’ for Him to Testify

Florida prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda had “prayed that [George Zimmerman] would have the courage to take the stand,” he told ABC News in an exclusive interview Sunday, adding that Zimmerman’s “inconsistent statements” would have made him the prosecution’s star witness.

In the interview with the four Florida prosecutors who fought to convict Zimmerman, lead prosecutor de la Rionda said, “I prayed that he would have the courage to take the stand but, as we all well know, he’s got the right not to.”

“Anytime you put in a defendant’s statements and a lot of those are self-serving, then usually a defendant will make the decision not to testify because you’ve got his story out. We felt it was important to get his story out because there were so many lies.”

De la Rionda, who would have cross-examined Zimmerman had he taken the stand, said he would have been interested to see how the former neighborhood watch captain answered several of his questions:

“Why did you assume because [Trayvon] Martin was wearing a hoodie, he was committing a crime? Why did you assume that because he was walking he was doing something improper? Why didn’t you identify yourself? Why did you assume he didn’t belong in the neighborhood?”

[…]

“I think [Zimmerman] had the gun out earlier … but we didn’t have the eyewitnesses,” de la Rionda said.

They believe Zimmerman pointed his gun at Martin not too long after they confronted each other and that the teen was screaming for help. As they attempted to convince jurors during the trial, they pointed out that the screams stopped immediately when the gunshot was fired.

“It’s common sense. No one stops screaming for help unless they are certain they killed him,” Corey said. “He had said he thought he missed.”

[…]

De la Rionda, said, “I think that gun in his mind empowered him to approach [Martin] because what he was trying to do was detain Trayvon Martin so he wouldn’t get away because all the prior guys had gotten away. He was acting like a cop when he didn’t have the power.”


That’s a nice theory, Bernie. Too bad you didn’t have a shred of evidence too support it. If Bernie de la Rionda really was counting on using his cross examination of George Zimmerman to win the case then he is incompetent. There is an old military maxim that goes “Never count on the enemy’s help”. It applies in law too.

My evidence instructor said that his class was the most important subject for trial attorneys to learn. He used to stress that the key to winning cases is admissible evidence. Or as my old boss used to ask, “How do you plan to prove that?”

That’s what trial preparation is. You lay out your theory of the case and then you figure out how to prove it. Your evidence can be physical or it can be testimonial, but either way it has to be admissible.

In civil cases you can put the other party on the stand and make them answer questions under penalty of perjury. But in criminal law the defendant has the right to remain silent. He doesn’t have any ‘splainin’ to do.

I suspect (but have no admissible evidence to prove) that BDLR was just making excuses for why they lost. I hope that’s the case. Otherwise it’s scary to think that a veteran homicide prosecutor who was 30-1 in previous murder trials is that stupid.


The Zimmerman jury.

The Zimmerman jury.


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72 Responses to It’s Zimmerman’s Fault He Was Acquitted

  1. lyn says:

    Obama always was a sore winner; now he and his race-baiters are sore losers.

  2. Anthony says:

    Firing up the base to drag Zimmerman thru more mud to kick off the “We Are Victims” tour. I’m so fucking sick of this………

  3. myiq2xu says:

    Ace of Spades:

    The idea that it’s impossible that Trayvon threw the first punch, or was pounding Zimmerman into the concrete, is so stupid and ignorant I can safely dismiss it as a not a genuine belief at all, but merely something claimed publicly for convenience.

    Which leads me to the other possibility — that those who want Zimmerman thrown in jail, no matter what the evidence may say about the injuries he sustained in the encounter, believe that a violent attack is an appropriate response to a perceived racial slight or perceived case of racial profiling.

    And that is, in itself, a form of vigilantism — apparently there’s a belief that if some “White Hispanic” is following around a black kid (just like grocers do in bodegas!), it’s acceptable to administer a dose of Street Justice to that individual, to take care of it “off the books.”

    Again, this is just a different form of vigilantism — an idea that it’s permissible to break the laws against assault in order to achieve some putative good (such as punishing and thus deterring racial profiling).

    This idea cannot stand scrutiny, which is why it’s rarely stated explicitly. But it bubbles beneath the surface, and the casual dismissal of any right Zimmerman may have had to defend himself certainly suggests that those who want him jailed believe that, if he was being beaten, he should have just taken his beating and accepted his lumps as a bit of well-deserved “Citizen Punishment” for the moral evil of profiling, that he was morally and legally obligated to accept Trayvon Martin’s role as a racial vigilante.

  4. elliesmom says:

    So Zimmerman pointed a gun at Martin. While staring at the end of a gun in the hand of a racist creepy ass cracker, Martin jumps on top of Zimmerman and the gun and breaks his nose? If that’s what happened, Martin was too stupid to live and deserves this year’s Darwin Award.

  5. angienc says:

    At the link, Zimmerman’s attorneys speak about possible future lawsuits & basically how while George Zimmerman would like to help calm the situation down it’s really up to the others (race hustlers — they don’t say it, but that’s who they mean) who turned him into a piriah) to do it.

    http://therightscoop.com/lawsuit-zimmerman-lawyers-say-there-might-be-compensation-from-the-way-florida-prosecutors-handled-case/

  6. Lulu says:

    Don’t these last hurrah and excuse tours occur right before everyone resigns? And why aren’t these schmucks back at work today? You would think they were on a farewell tour to say bye to all their fans. If they don’t like the jury system QUIT.

  7. Lulu says:

    If it is Zimmerman’s fault that he was acquitted, and Bernie prayed that Zimmerman would testify, does that mean that God forsook Bernie? Why did god forsake you Bernie? If you believe this kind of stuff think about what it means before you say it.

  8. Mt.Laurel says:

    I don’t understand all the whoop-la over GZ not testifying. I always thought it was the standard procedure unless the defense had nothing else and the prosecution had a strong case not just a lot of luke warm air..

    Can you imagine what that useless and incompetent prosecution would have done? Can they really think attacking GZ personally on the stand would have helped their non-case? They could not even get their own witnesses to support them. Or were they hoping that the judge would get GZ for them? She never seemed to call the prosecution witnesses on perjury but she also seemed intent on having GZ as a punching bag.

    • mcnorman says:

      I think that the prosecution would have flipped and tossed everything into a mucky salad to which the jury would have had problems. I still don’t think that they would have charged him as guilty, but instead to return with an acquittal verdict in under 5 minutes. The prosecution was nothing short of a malicious wrecking crew.

  9. DandyTiger says:

    And of course, like pretty much all the prosecution witnesses, if Zimmerman did testify, it would have likely helped Zimmerman. Because like many said, the inconsistencies he did have were not substantial issues, and he seems to be a mild mannered nice guy. So even in this hopeful or desperate strategy, BDLR was yet again wrong.

  10. helenk3 says:

    does anyone know how to get something from face book to here?

    I got a posting where there is a $1000 reward for the names and addresses of the jury. they want to publish them. Isn’t that against the law.

    I do not want the names, I just want to show the ad as information

  11. elliesmom says:

    Rachel, “Dee-Dee”, Jeantal is going to be on CNN with Piers Morgan tonight. I hope she uses the money she’s paid to hire a tutor so she can pass the FCATs and get out of high school.

  12. Anthony says:

    Zimmerman was acquitted for one reason and one reason only: because the evidence (largely in favor of TM) and the testimony of the witnesses for the prosecution wasn’t enough to convict him. Period.

    If that makes me racist, so be it.

    And if the NBP want to “declare war” because of this, I say “Step to it, Bitches”. We’ve all about had it with this bullshit.

  13. DeniseVB says:

    Ok, have you seen this video yet of an angry Black Man? Pulled it off Treacher’s FB page … requested a transcript, it’s NSFW,

  14. votermom says:

  15. DandyTiger says:

    CNN host on a show right now just said, the lesson here is we need to teach our children “you can’t be color blind”. Yep, she actually said that. The greatest fear of the race batters is that the next generation of kids is getting more color blind and don’t see the oppression any more.

    • lyn says:

      For me the lesson is that I cannot hurt any black man who is beating me up, because the race-baiters will destroy my life if I defend myself.

    • Constance says:

      I briefly turned on CNN and MSNBC this morning and they were in full mock outrage that Zimmerman was acquitted. This is going to drive their ratings even lower. While it is appropriate for one class of east coast whites to feel guilt over racism there aren’t enough of this class of people to make a successful TV channel pushing their crap. There was never slavery in the west and most whites in the colonies were either indentured servants/slaves or so poor they could barely feed their families and did not own any one. I understand the elitist quilt over racism and it is probably appropriate but it isn’t mass marketable to the white trash that make up the majority of the country (and my relatives).

      • DandyTiger says:

        There are even blog articles that say we need more “liberal white guilt”. No kidding. These people are nuts. Or more likely, they’re pimping a product and desperately need to create more victims/audience. It’s all they have.

        • Internal Exile says:

          If I can find my old LWG around here somewhere, I’d be willing to give it away to someone who wants it. 😆

        • Lulu says:

          It is a tipping point. Social movements have a relevancy life and I think the LWG just ran out. Disallowing self defense (which is a biological instinct) is obviously insane. Arguing that we must be more racially tolerant and accepting with a black president sitting in the WH becomes theatre of the absurd.

      • leslie says:

        I turned on CNN (for lack of anything substantial last night) and lost it. They are continuing to show photos of Trayvon Martin at as he was at 13 years old!!! He looks like an adorable little kid. Not the thuggish 17 year old he was when he attacked George Zimmerman.
        What liars! I am so sick of the way these “FOLKS” abuse the truth. They completely p*ss me off!

      • foxyladi14 says:

        CNN and MSNBC Are not allowed on my TV. 🙂

  16. elliesmom says:

    I’m beginning to believe we may be entering “the era of the end of white guilt”. Eugene Robinson is being excoriated. Rather politely, for the most part, but he’s not getting any takers for his race-baiting column today.

  17. myiq2xu says:
  18. underwhelmed says:

    The trouble is, bullies don’t like it when you stand there and refuse to play the game their way. Your job as a victim is to take whatever they dish out, to cower and beg and appease and weep. But just sitting in silence, refusing to engage, enrages them.

    And you know what? If GZ had been the victim, and the shooter actually a caucasian, they’d all be race baiting on his behalf now. They are so sickening, it’s unbelievable.

    • gxm17 says:

      GZ was the victim. That’s why he was acquitted. IMO, this is probably the thing that pisses the race haters off the most.

      • Internal Exile says:

        Whereas what pisses the race grifters and other guilt grifters off the most is when you won’t give them all your money. 😉

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