Why I Haven’t Written About The Zimmerman Case

I cover a lot of things in this blog but one thing that I really haven’t written about is the Zimmerman trial. There is a simple reason for that. I just didn’t feel qualified to make informed comments about it and there are plenty of other sites that have been doing great work at doing just that.

I’d like to point you to three people that are qualified and have studied the case from the beginning.

First, there is Andrew Branca. Andrew is a defense attorney and competitive shooter who has authored the book The Law of Self Defense: The Indispensable Guide for the Armed Citizen. He has covered the trial on the legal blog Legal Insurrection and on his own blog. I followed the trial through his posts on Legal Insurrection rather than subjecting myself to the mainstream media.

Second, there is Michael Bane. His recent post on the outcome of the trial and the lessons it has for us is excellent. Michael writes about a number of things, produces a slew of TV shows, and is quite the raconteur. That said, I consider his Panteao Productions DVD on concealed carry one of the best out there. The first section of that DVD is a must watch for anyone who has or is considering getting a concealed carry permit.

Finally, there is the master himself, Massad Ayoob. Mas has been an expert witness in more cases involving shootings than you could shake a stick at and has authored more books and articles on the use of deadly force than anyone I know. He didn’t write about the Zimmerman case earlier because he had been retained as an expert witness by Zimmerman’s first attorney and was bound by confidentiality. Now that the case is over he is free to share his analysis of it. Here he looks at the notion that Trayvon Martin was an “unarmed teen”.

A Thoroughly Despicable Politician

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) appeared today on NBC’s Meet The Press. In his interview with David Gregory, he was asked about the Zimmerman trial and the role of the Department of Justice in any further proceedings. He said, “And I think the Justice Department’s going to take a look at this. You know, this isn’t over with, and I think that’s good, that’s our system. It’s gotten better, not worse.”

Harry Reid is a thoroughly despicable politician whose only interest in this affair is keeping racial animosity stirred up so as to keep African-Americans voting in high numbers for the Democrat Party.

Harry Reid is scum and a sad excuse for a human being.

Comment Of The Day

The comment of the day comes from Miguel at the Gun Free Zone blog. It is about the George Zimmerman trial. I have followed the case since the beginning but really haven’t commented much on it as others have done a much better job. The case is almost to a close with the defense as I write this is making its closing argument. I think this case is a travesty of justice as does Miguel.

So what we have now is a trial so tainted by prosecutorial misconduct and political pressure it has become something you see on TV about kangaroo courts in Third World countries, a very dangerous precedent to have. And I don’t care if you think Zimmerman is guilty and that he should spend the rest of his life in prison, this is not the way that a verdict of guilty should be achieved and we should not be accomplices on the travesty because it will make us feel better. If we let feelings corrupt our rights to a fair and impartial trial, you can bet your life it will be used against others and even yourself.

But by then it will be too late.