George Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder and manslaughter on Saturday afternoon, ending one of the most controversial trials in recent memory.The jury deliberated for sixteen hours before reaching a verdict at 9:50 on Saturday evening.
The saga of race, guns, and media started sixteen months ago when Zimmerman shot seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin during a confrontation in Sanford, Florida.
Zimmerman claimed he shot Martin in self-defense after Martin attacked him Thanks to the application of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, Zimmerman was not arrested,prompting weeks of protests that eventually led to the state of Florida’s appointment of a special prosecutor, who ordered Zimmerman’s arrest.The Left tried every trick in their book to rouse the rabble, railroad an innocent man, and try to gain traction on more excuses to limit access to freedom's tools, and even with an apparently complicit judge, they just couldn't avoid the truth.
Now, we wait for the backlash the MSM frantically worked to set up.
Personally, I'm looking forward to never hearing the names "George Zimmerman" or "Trayvon Martin" again.
It's not to be - just got this from 'MoveOn.org" -
The lefties never give up trying to foment race riots - they just love destruction and death.
Dear MoveOn member,Tonight, a jury acquitted George Zimmerman. But we are not done demanding justice for Trayvon Martin.We're calling on the U.S. Justice Department to open a civil rights case against George Zimmerman and have launched a petition to Attorney General Eric Holder. The petition says:The Department of Justice has closely monitored the State of Florida's prosecution of the case against George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin murder since it began. Today, with the acquittal of George Zimmerman, it is time for the Department of Justice to act.The most fundamental of civil rights—the right to life—was violated the night George Zimmerman stalked and then took the life of Trayvon Martin. We ask that the Department of Justice file civil rights charges against Mr. Zimmerman for this egregious violation.Please address the travesties of the tragic death of Trayvon Martin by acting today. Thank you.Thanks!–Benjamin Todd Jealous