George Zimmerman and the problem with American heroism - Salon.  There can be no real “winners” when an untimely death is involved but if a winner must be chosen the obvious pick when George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges in the death of Trayvon Martin by a jury of peers in Sanford, Florida 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 intrusion into local affairs, all for defending his life on the night of February 26th, 2012.

There was also one other notable winner and a number of losers when the jury of six women, five white and 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.

Defense attorney calls prosecution 'disgraceful' | News - Home–Zimmerman’s Defense Team.  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.  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 convict Zimmerman on trumped-up charges.

Both Mark O’Mara and Don West deserve the accolades of America’s entire legal community, although political correctness dictates they will never get it.

THE TOP LOSERS.

–Trayvon’s Mom.  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 “I Am Trayvon” and “Justice for Trayvon” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, seeking the trademarks for use on “Digital materials, namely, CDs and DVDs featuring Trayvon Martin,” and other products.   Now, his grieving mom may not cash in big time on her son’s tragic death as she had hoped.

Trayvon Martin Texts, Photos Released By George Zimmerman Defense–MSNBC, CNN, HLN, ABC, CBS, NBC.  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 6 foot, 170 muscular,  ”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 Zimmerman thought might be up to no good. 

–The Prosecutors.  Technically, the case against Mr. Zimmerman was tried by Bernie de la Rionda and John Guy.  Realistically, the defendant was prosecuted by them and their deep-pockets supporters, Barack Hussein Obama and Eric Holder, both of whom emerged from the verdict with bloody noses, noses Obama and Holder might attempt to heal with a civil rights suit which should also blow up in their faces.

Runner-up Losers.  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-baiters on the liberal left for doing what they do best–race-baiting; Florida State Attorney Angela Corey who showed what a political hack she was by firing her information technology director, Ben Kruidbos, after he testified that prosecutors had not turned over information to Zimmerman’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.  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.  Society’s next responsibility is to protect George Zimmerman from the forces of anarchy that either can’t comprehend or refuse to acknowledge the American justice system.