May 17, 2012 2 Comments
We haven’t heard much about the Trayvon Martin case in the last month. It seems the race hustlers, who were holding protests and threatening lives for the better part of a month, have grown tired of the case. Perhaps they’re content with an arrest and second degree murder charges for George Zimmerman or perhaps they’ve had some time to look at the facts and have determined this case is a loser and that Martin was probably the aggressor. Or perhaps the race hustlers have a short attention span. Either way, the race hustlers and their media defenders have largely forgotten about this case.
Zimmerman has from the beginning alleged that Martin attacked him first. Under Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, when Martin became an aggressor Zimmerman had the right to use any manner of force he desired to protect himself, including fatal force. Zimmerman has released his medical records, which show that he had a broken nose, black eyes, cuts on the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after the accident. We’ve seen the pictures of the bloody cut on the back of Zimmerman’s head already and we’ve heard about the broken nose. Now it’s confirmed.
There is a legitimate question as to why Zimmerman waited a day to see the doctor for his broken nose. To most people this seems a bit odd, who wouldn’t go to the doctor or emergency room immediately after breaking a nose. I deal with car crashes all the time (I defend people involved in car crashes who have been sued) and it’s amazing how many people refuse medical treatment at the scene of an accident only to end up going to their doctor or to the ER the next day for a serious injury. My theory is that shock and adrenalin mask pain from some injuries so that their injured party doesn’t realize it until the adrenalin wears off hours later.
It makes sense that Zimmerman would have the pain of his injuries masked by adrenalin after his confrontation with Martin. Those events with Martin must have been exciting in the same sense that a car crash is exciting to those involved in it. Adrenalin kicked in and masked the pain of a broken nose. The alternative is that Zimmerman went home and broke his own nose in order to create his version of events. That’s just not believable in this case as we already saw cuts on the back of Zimmerman’s head at the police station that night which suggest that he was pushed backwards which of course is what would happen if someone were punched in the nose.
This case is a complete disaster for the prosecution. Yours truly does not get involved in criminal cases very often. But from my knowledge of the law and my knowledge about criminal law, it seems to me this case is a complete loser. There is reasonable doubt written all over it. Keep in mind the prosecution has to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt, in legal speak that’s a 99.9% certain someone is guilty standard. Any reasonable doubt, even if you’re 90% certain someone committed a crime, results in a not guilty verdict.
With the evidence that is out there, there are going to be plenty of reasonable people who aren’t even 50% sure Zimmerman is guilty. We know he shot Trayvon Martin but his claim of self defense is compelling enough to create reasonable doubt which is all that is necessary for a not guilty verdict. The media realizes this which is why they’re barely covering it anymore. In their hearts, so do the race hustlers which is why they’re not as vocal about this matter as they were a month ago. Unless the prosecution has some amazing evidence that isn’t out yet, there’s no way Zimmerman will be convicted of second degree murder. It might not even get to trial, that’s how bad this case is.