George Zimmerman finally arrested, charged with second degree murder

The state of Florida just did what the city of Sanford and Seminole County wouldn’t do: investigate the death of Trayvon Martin, and file charges against his killer, George Zimmerman.

George Zimmerman Arrested for 2nd Degree Murder
Reuters | Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:31pm EDT

George Zimmerman is under arrest, charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a Florida special prosecutor announced Wednesday.

Angela Corey

Zimmerman, 28, who’s been in hiding since news of Martin’s killing gained worldwide attention, turned himself in on an arrest warrant, called a capias, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey said at a news conference.

“I can tell you we did not come to this decision lightly,” Corey said in remarks broadcast live on TV and online. “We do not prosecute by public pressure or by petition. We prosecute based on the facts in any given case, as well as the laws of the state of Florida.”

I gotta tell you, this feels much better.

I look forward to hearing Zimmerman’s side of the ‘confrontation’ between him and Martin under oath. I fully expect the jury’s bullshit meter to be pegging the dial. I hear that the maximum sentence for second degree murder is life in prison. Good. Meantime, I continue to welcome the sparkling commentary, redolent of Africans!, from you law and order types . .

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4 thoughts George Zimmerman finally arrested, charged with second degree murder

  1. avatar Roddy says:

    Do you understand the concept of innocent until proven guilty

  2. avatar toma says:

    Do you understand ‘opinion’? He and his family are liars. He wasn’t pursued by Martin, his nose wasn’t broken, and his head wasn’t busted from being bounced off concrete. He’s not a patriot, he wasn’t fighting evil, and he hasn’t been victimized by the president. The man has the sorts of problems with honesty and reality that indicate probable guilt. That’s an opinion, take it or leave it.

  3. avatar SA says:

    @ Roddy “Do you understand the concept of innocent until proven guilty”

    I think so. There is also something called “equal justice under law.”

    Just going by evidence already admitted, Trayvon Martin’s corpse was drug-tested and the guy who shot him wasn’t. George Zimmerman may be innocent — or the Sanford Police mishandling may be so egregious he can’t be convicted — but for the local cops to just cut him loose after a few hours and call it all good .. that sort of looks like open season on black kids.

    I think there is sufficient reason for the family to be upset.

  4. avatar SA says:

    For the record .. I know there are a lot of other instances where others have skated. I don’t approve.

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