by Donald Joy
Clash Daily Guest contributor
What’s the right thing to do in a case in which the lead investigator has testified, under oath, that there’s no evidence on which to base charging the defendant?
That lack of evidence is exactly why George Zimmerman wasn’t charged with any crime in the initial weeks following his shooting to death of Trayvon Martin, but of course, lack of evidence hasn’t stopped the Pravda-like onslaught by the governmedia to push their sickening leftist agenda.
Over the last year, the highly politicized, racially-charged, and media-driven framing of George Zimmerman has proceeded, as Barack (“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon”) Obama’s re-election campaign was successfully executed, and Florida state’s attorney Angela Corey won her own re-election only nine days after filing the trumped-up charge of 2nd degree murder against the defendant.
This is what has come to be known as being “Nifonged”– being railroaded and harmed by powerful, dishonest, and politically-motivated interests, after the last name of the corrupt (now disgraced, convicted, and disbarred) former District Attorney, Mike Nifong, in the infamous 2006 Duke University lacrosse case. Nifong, up for re-election in a heavily black district of North Carolina, made highly unethical statements and deliberately concealed exculpatory evidence – evidence which ultimately helped prove that the white defendants in that racially-charged case were innocent – in his craven bid to convict the lacrosse players of rape and other bogus charges.
Now, we’ve come full circle around the sun since the night of February 26th, 2012. That was the night on which no fewer than two eyewitnesses in Sanford, Florida, stated that they saw Trayvon Martin on top of neighborhood watch member Zimmerman, violently battering him “MMA” style, and that Zimmerman – pinned flat on his back – was screaming over and over again for help.
Despite witnesses being nearby, no help came.
On the audiotape of one of the eyewitness’ phone calls to 911, you can actually hear Zimmerman’s repeated, muffled, chilling, long screams in the background – they are the sounds of someone desperately struggling in fear for his very life. The man watched the incident unfold from inside his apartment, scared to go outside and get involved, but he relayed details to the 911 operator.
According to Zimmerman, Martin had suddenly reappeared, confronting him, after first evading his attempt to keep a visual observation on Martin so that he could direct police to the exact location of whom he had reported to the dispatcher as a suspicious person who seemed to be casing the apartments in his neighborhood, behaving strangely and possibly on drugs. Zimmerman’s side is that he was heading back to his truck to wait for the police after going on foot, then losing sight of Martin who had started to run. There had been a rash of
burglaries in the complex, with witnesses and victims of break-ins describing suspects who matched Martin’s description.
Zimmerman stated that the strapping, 6′ tall Martin abruptly confronted him and decked him with a punch, then straddled him and began beating him. Zimmerman described how Martin “tried to smother my mouth and nose,” bashing his head into the concrete sidewalk. Zimmerman says that he then tried to squirm away from the concrete onto the softer grass, and that was when his shirt slid up, exposing his holstered pistol, and that Martin saw it. Zimmerman said Martin reached for the gun, saying “you’re gonna die tonight, (expletive)!” Zimmerman says he successfully deployed his weapon before Martin could get it away from him, stopping the threat by shooting Martin, upon which Martin said “you got me.”
Most readers already know the disgusting sequence of media distortions and outright deception designed to stir up public outrage and prejudice against George Zimmerman as some kind of vindictive, murderous racist of an innocent, unarmed young boy; the careful use of outdated pictures of both Martin and Zimmerman; the shameless, faked audio edits of Zimmerman’s phone call to police by NBC; the emphasis on classifying him as a “white Hispanic;” ABC’s blatant use of intentionally blurred and graphics-obscured video imagery to hide Zimmerman’s injuries, and the totality of the major media’s efforts to provide only very grainy, subdued, black-and-white images of Zimmerman’s broken and bloody face and gashed, blood-streaked head which, when finally seen in clear color photography many months afterward, are startling in their impact.
What many people might not know is that, despite the claims of now-deceased madman Christopher Dorner in his rambling manifesto, Zimmerman had – irony of ironies – previously been an activist in his community on behalf of a black homeless man who had been beaten severely by the son of a Sanford police supervisor: Zimmerman went all-out to try to get the police officers involved in that case disciplined, citing what he saw as corruption that prevented the black victim from obtaining justice stemming from a street confrontation outside a bar that turned lopsided in favor of the cop’s son. Zimmerman alleged that the police treated the black guy unfairly when responding to and investigating the incident, and he campaigned tirelessly to mount a community effort to remedy the situation, speaking at town council meetings and leaf-letting cars outside black churches in Sanford. Did anyone hear or read about this on the news?
On the night of the Trayvon Martin shooting, the Sanford police had no reason to treat Zimmerman with any kind of favoritism – to the contrary, seeing as he had tried to derail the careers of some of them over what he saw as their covering up for the white son of one of their own who had badly beaten a disadvantaged black man.
Where is justice for George?
I don’t need to go into all of the ample background on Trayvon Martin’s real thug life persona and activities which led up to the unfortunate actions which caused his untimely death. Those who are interested enough in the case to have read this far are likely well-acquainted with those salient details.
Lead investigator Dale Gilbreath swore that the state has no case against Zimmerman.
Zimmerman will get a hearing in a few weeks, on April 22nd, to determine whether the case against him should be dismissed due to immunity from prosecution under Florida’s so-called “stand your ground” law. Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, has gone on record emphatically saying that there are plenty of grounds for his client’s immunity even without the stand-your-ground defense, based on mere traditional self-defense legal doctrine.
I agree with O’Mara. “Stand your ground,” a controversial legal theory on its own, need not come into play at all. George Zimmerman is innocent based on legitimate use of deadly force to protect his own life. Free George Zimmerman!
Image: Police photo of George Zimmerman taken the night he killed Trayvon Martin; source: State of Florida 9th Supplemental Discovery, GZLegalCase.com; author: Police, probably Sanford Fla. Police; public domain
Following his service in the United State Air Force, Donald Joy earned a bachelor of science in business administration from SUNY while serving in the army national guard. As a special deputy U.S. marshal, Don was on the protection detail for Attorney General John Ashcroft following the attacks of 9/11. He lives in the D.C. suburbs of Northern Virginia with his wife and son.