I have stayed out of the George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin controversy up until now, but it is just getting too ridiculous and I can’t ignore it anymore. I mean, this is a man who was simply defending his own life. If that gun had not gone off when it did, Zimmerman would be the one laying dead – not Martin.
It simply comes down to the fact that Trayvon Martin had George Zimmerman on the ground and was beating the shit out of him as Zimmerman was crying for help. Several people heard and saw this. As Martin was sitting on Zimmerman wailing away, he noticed that Zimmerman had a gun still concealed in its holster and he (Martin) tried to get it. At that point, they both were struggling for the gun and it went off – killing Trayvon Martin.
Of course the media has to portray this as a racially motivated incident, perpetrated on a fine upstanding member of the community. Then, as more of the truth comes out, they end up having to back track and revise their comments, but not before the liberal activists have been further fired up. What is now coming out of this is a huge cry from the left to dismantle the “stand your ground” laws.
But the inept prosecutor who is simply reacting to the hordes of lynch mobs who have been fired up by likes of the racial activists Louis Farrakhan and Jesse Jackson, actually put forth an incompetent Arrest Affidavit that in any other jurisdiction would be laughed out of court by the judge and the media (well, maybe not the media). But again we see a district attorney who is more concerned about re-election than a quest for the truth and who is simply pandering to her base of liberal voters. I had originally planned on saying much more on this until I found an article that much more eloquently recaps this by John Work at the “American Thinker”. In his article he states that the arrest affidavit brought by prosecutor Angela Corey is so poorly written and lacking in credible evidence it is laughable. He further writes:
The Zimmerman affidavit is so deficient in properly sourced factual information and full of unsubstantiated, unsourced conclusions that I am appalled that a state’s attorney would even give it a second look.
Even Trayvon Martin’s mother has stated that she thinks that this whole incident is “an accident”.
Unfortunately, the real victim in this ridiculousness is going to end up being Florida’s hugely successful “stand your ground laws”. After Zimmerman is finally acquitted, what is going to be the next push by the liberal activists is to repeal the “stand your ground laws” and “castle doctrine” laws that have been so effective at lowering the crime rate in Florida. But that doesn’t matter to the gun grabbers. They won’t let an acquittal of someone who killed a black man go unpunished. They are more concerned about the criminals that end up as “victims” of law abiding citizens who thwart their illegal activities. After all, we can’t have innocent people out there shooting criminals who have merely made crime their career choice.
In my opinion, George Zimmerman should be held up as an example of restraint, as a model of not over reacting with a gun on his person. He did not use his weapon to try and end the incident earlier, scare Martin off, or even stop Martin from beating him until Martin himself went for the gun. If anything, Zimmerman waited too long to invoke his weapon and threaten deadly force.