George Zimmerman Will Be Acquitted

by Cubby on April 23, 2012 · 5 comments

Like most everyone else, I was on the “Get George Zimmerman!” bandwagon during the time before he was arrested. Based on the evidence we saw in the media, my opinion was that his defense theory of “stand your ground” would not hold up.  That would only work if he was not the aggressor, and there is evidence that he might have been aggressively pursuing Trayvon Martin, even against police advice to stop following him.

Then he was arrested and made a court appearance.  Now everything is has changed.  The above pic of Zimmerman in the orange shirt is very old and he was quite heavy at the time.  He doesn’t look anything like that now.  It turns out the current Zimmerman is very attractive.

The problem with attractive people: they get everything handed to them.  Better jobs, bigger promotions, a better life, and in the case of the justice system they enjoy a higher acquittal rate.

What we end up with is a defendant who admits to killing an unarmed juvenile, who is presumed innocent by law, who is using a defense tactic that stacks the deck in his favor, who has no living witness to testify against him, PLUS he’s really good looking, looks great in a suit, is bright-eyed, and has a soft voice.  Is there reasonable doubt as to who the aggressor was?  At this point yes, there is a huge amount of reasonable doubt.  Will a jury convict?  No way, not in a million years.  And that may be why the prosecutor was reluctant to charge him in the first place.  He knew the case was a loser right from the start.

Is this what I want?  Of course not.  I think if he is guilty then a jury should look past his attractiveness and not give him any extra benefit simply because of his outward appearance.  I want to see justice done.

Mike April 23, 2012 at 12:55 pm

For anyone who hasn’t had a knee-jerk “he’s guilty” reaction, there has been many OTHER reasons to have “reasonable doubt” about this case, aside from the ridiculous one you are giving … that his updated photo and appearance is “attractive”.

Let me count the ways: 1) Bruised and bloodied head and broken nose 2) Witness who saw Trayvon on top of Zimmerman, and heard Zimmerman cry for help just before the shot was fired. 3) Zimmerman’s admirable history over the last few years, including mentoring black teens in tough areas. 4) He made no attempts to flee the scene, in fact he urged people to call the authorities, and waited for them to arrive. 5) He did not ask for a lawyer before he gave the police a detailed account of the events, as he saw them, before he knew whether or not there would be any witnesses or evidence which might contradict whatever he said.

Does this sound like a man who had commited a murder which was NOT in self defense?

Cubby April 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

A defendant’s attractiveness has an effect on the jury. It’s a fact, regardless of whether you think it is ridiculous.

Your reasons #1 and #2 present questions of fact for the jury to decide. Some evidence shows no bloody head or broken nose. And even if Martin was on top of Zimmerman and injured him, if Zimmerman attacked Martin first (and there is evidence that Zimmerman was pursuing Martin against the wishes of the police), then Martin would be allowed to defend himself against Zimmerman’s aggression, so the head and nose injuries would be completely justified. Also, there is no conclusive proof as to whose voice it was crying out for help. Martin’s mother claims it is his voice.

The main question of fact is, who initiated the confrontation? A person cannot pick a fight and then avail himself of self-defense. These questions of fact may very well be unanswerable and add up to a whole lot of reasonable doubt, so the jury must acquit.

The important thing is that the court will be the one to decide Zimmerman’s fate. Not the police and not the prosecutor. And that’s how it is supposed to be.

Urspo April 24, 2012 at 12:55 am

I remember a case of a very attractive woman on trial for something, and the trial was not going well. In desperation she tore open her frock and showed her breasts to the jury. She was acquitted.

wondermann April 24, 2012 at 2:57 am

this is going to be a big one. But I think he’s going to jail

Blobby April 24, 2012 at 9:29 am

Casey Anthony looked like a skank, and she got off. One of those Menendez brothers were cute and he got convicted. I don’t think your theory holds water.

You know I agree about the media portrayal in this case. Guilty or not, I don’t think he has a chance of getting a “fair” trial.

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