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Jack Miller: Justice’s Blindfold Slips in the Zimmerman Case [OPINION]

George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty In Death Of Trayvon Martin
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Justice may not be blind, but with the verdict in the Zimmerman case, it has to be seriously nearsighted. This is my opinion of course, and I know there are plenty of people who disagree with me, including the six ladies on the jury.

As I see it, the lawyers for the state over-reached and should have concentrated on a manslaughter charge. I also believe the prosecution should have spent more time on the fact that Zimmerman got out of the car and walked towards Martin even though he was told not to by the 911 officer. Had he not taken those steps, the incident would have been handled by officers who were on their way to the scene after his 911 call.

A point that was not pursued was the location of the gun, which according to statements made by Zimmerman himself, would have been under his body where it could not be seen,and could not have been easily drawn. This leaves open the possibility that the gun was already drawn when the two men faced each other standing up.

The truth is only two people knew how the confrontation took place for sure, and one of them cannot testify. The problem began the day someone issued Zimmerman a gun permit. There are people who should never be permitted to carry a gun because of their prejudices, which were obvious in this case based on the history of the 911 calls Zimmerman made.

One hope there is a civil trial where the questions can be a little broader, and I would hope the jurors who decided this case watch that one. They may decide their verdict is as flawed as Florida’s laws.

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