It turns out Shellie Zimmerman didn’t lie to prosecutors last year, about her and George’s finances during his bond proceedings, after all–and the case filed against her for alleged perjury is as malicious and full of holes as was the attempted railroading of her husband.
Not only that, but the whole reason for charging Shellie, at the time they did, was merely to have it hanging ominously over both of the Zimmermans–to have more grave threat and stress brought upon their family, in addition to the trumped-up 2nd degree murder charge George faced, so prosecutors could bring that much more leverage pressure in their gambit of trying to get George to cop a guilty plea deal.
It didn’t work, thank goodness.
A few days ago I was reminded that Shellie’s case was about to get underway. I had been under the mistaken impression that Shellie did try to mislead the court, so I started thinking I was going to write my column about how it is morally excusable to hide information from corrupt officials when they are not only criminally violating your husband’s rights by prosecuting him based on no evidence and for a shameful political agenda, but also that it’s okay to attempt whatever means to protect one’s mate when the authorities do absolutely nothing about the race-terrorists of the New Black Panther Party declaring an illegal bounty on his head on national television, and so on…
Philosophers universally back me up on that, by the way. If Nazis show up at your door during a pogrom looking for Jews to gas, and you happen to have a Jewish family hiding in your basement, you have no moral obligation whatsoever to be honest with the inquisitors regarding who is inside your house.
So I figured that was how I’d rationalize what I’d only thought was the nature of Shellie Zimmerman’s responses when prosecutors had grilled her about the Zimmermans’ financial situation during George’s bond hearing process. For that matter, it was at that point in the whole saga, around the time of George’s bail hearing, I had been arguing vehemently that George would have been justified in simply fleeing the country, seeing as his own government all the way to the top (the President and Attorney General, members of the Congressional Black Caucus, et. al.) were so treacherous as to be intent on lynching him without even establishing probable cause for any charge.
You see, in my obsessive focus to debunk the media lies, and to get and report the truth about her husband’s case, I’d been rather duped by media reports about Shellie’s case. Until about two days ago, when I started doing research for this column, I had believed the allegations that Shellie had lied.