Â There can be no real “winners” when an untimelyÂ death is involvedÂ but if a winner must be chosen the obviousÂ pick when George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges in the death of Trayvon MartinÂ by a jury of peers in Sanford, FloridaÂ was 29 year old George Zimmerman who had withstood seventeen months of hateful threats, politically-inspired prosecutorial harassment, gross and distorted media bias, and unprecedented presidential intrusionÂ into local affairs, all for defending his lifeÂ on the night of February 26th, 2012.
There was also one other notableÂ winner and a number of losers when the jury ofÂ six women, five white andÂ one hispanic–like Zimmerman–all approved by both the prosecution and defense, rendered its verdict of not guilty on all counts.
The not all-inclusive list, with runner-ups where applicable:
THE BIG WINNER.
–Zimmerman’s Defense Team.Â After that dopey knock-knock joke at the outset of the trial, Team Zimmerman, Mark O’Mara and Don West, presented a powerful defense on behalf of their client, dealing in facts and the known rather than with the suppositions and interpretations and emotions relied on by prosecutors.Â O’Mara and West stood in marked contrast to the prosecutors, patrician and professional versus the clearly-overwhelmed civil servants, out-spent but equipped with the righteousness of their cause and conviction their client was innocent as opposed to the prosecutors who knew they were attempting to convictÂ Zimmerman on trumped-up charges.
Both Mark O’Mara and Don West deserve the accolades ofÂ America’s entire legal community, although political correctness dictates they will never get it.
THE TOP LOSERS.
–Trayvon’s Mom.Â According to TheSmokingGun.com, Sybrina (Sabrina) Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s very religious mother who sat impassively throughout most of the trial of her son’s killer, only a month after his death sought to trademark the phrases â€œI Am Trayvonâ€ and â€œJustice for Trayvonâ€Â with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, seeking the trademarks for use on â€œDigital materials, namely, CDs and DVDs featuring Trayvon Martin,â€ and other products.Â Â Now, his grieving mom may notÂ cash in big time on her son’s tragic death as she had hoped.
–MSNBC, CNN, HLN, ABC, CBS, NBC.Â As if reading their script directly from the man who thought Trayvon could be his son if he had one, all of Obama’s MSM joined ranks to babble the new prosecution mantra of the 6Â foot, 170 muscular, Â ”child” callously murdered by an adult and even the day after the verdict kept showing pictures of an innocent 12 year old child instead of the photos of the menacing 17 year old ZimmermanÂ thought might be up to no good.Â
–The Prosecutors.Â Technically, the case against Mr. Zimmerman was tried by Bernie de la Rionda and John Guy.Â Realistically, the defendant was prosecuted by them and their deep-pockets supporters, Barack Hussein Obama andÂ Eric Holder, both of whomÂ emerged from the verdict with bloody noses, noses Obama and HolderÂ might attempt to heal with a civil rightsÂ suit which should also blow up in their faces.
Runner-up Losers.Â The Sanford PD for failing to do what any police department is required to do, namely to impartially investigate an alleged crime rather than allow political considerations to direct their investigation; Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and all the other race-baitersÂ on the liberal left for doing what they do best–race-baiting; Florida State Attorney Angela CoreyÂ whoÂ showed what a political hack she was by firingÂ her information technology director, Ben Kruidbos,Â after he testified thatÂ prosecutorsÂ had not turned over information to Zimmermanâ€™s defense; black celebs such as Beyonce, Russell Simmons, Sean “Diddy” Combs, rapper Talib Kweli, Solange Knowles, and the New York Giants’ Victor Cruz who tweeted, “Zimmerman doesn’t last a year before the hood catches up to him.”
The saddest part of the whole George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin affair was that a man died.Â The happiest part was that, despite incredible efforts to send another man to jail based not on evidence but on lies and distortions, justice prevailed.Â Society’s next responsibility is to protect George Zimmerman from the forces of anarchy that either can’t comprehend or refuse to acknowledge the AmericanÂ justice system.