Report: Zimmerman To Be Prosecuted
The Washington Post is reporting that George Zimmerman, the suspected shooter of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, will be prosecuted:
Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey plans to announce as early as Wednesday afternoon that she is charging neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation.
It was not immediately clear what charge Zimmerman will face.
Martin, 17 and unarmed, was shot and killed Feb. 26 by Zimmerman, who said he was acting in self-defense. Police in Sanford, Fla., where the shooting took place, did not charge Zimmerman, citing the state’s “stand your ground” law.
Corey told reporters Tuesday night that she would hold a news conference about the case within 72 hours. A news release from her office said the event will be held in Sanford or Jacksonville, Fla.
Benjamin Crump, who is representing the Martin family, said this week that Corey’s office had asked where Trayvon’s parents would be each day this week. They arrived Wednesday in Washington for a civil rights conference organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton, where they are scheduled to speak.
The announcement of a charge against Zimmerman would come a day after Zimmerman’s attorneys withdrew from the case, citing their inability to contact Zimmerman.
Lawyers Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig on Tuesday expressed concern about Zimmerman’s emotional and physical well-being, saying he has taken actions without consulting them. They also said they do not know where Zimmerman is.
“You can stop looking in Florida,” Uhrig told reporters. “Look much further away than that.”
I don't know of anyone who doesn't want to be assured this incident has been or will be properly investigated.
The so-called "liberals" who have all but called for Zimmerman's head and who have found him guilty in a trial by media, have intentionally obscured the fact that those of us pushing back on Zimmerman's behalf have only done so to ensure this man enjoys the Constitutional due process we would all expect.
The same media leftists calling us racist seem to have forgotten that Zimmerman is not only a registered Democrat but also a Hispanic.
The only lawless behavior at work here has been at the hands of (smell the irony) "civil rights" leaders and self-proclaimed liberals who have maliciously edited 911 calls, intentionally ginned up racial divisions, and tweeted out home addresses -- all of it in an effort to aid Barack Obama's cynical reelection effort by boosting turnout amongst his base in a crucial swing state.
For those of us on the Right, this has only ever been about the rule of law and the presumption of innocence. For those on the Left, it's only ever been about boosting Barack Obama's reelection chances.
Regardless, if Zimmerman is prosecuted, it's up to the State to ensure his safety and it's up to Zimmerman to immediately turn himself in.
The system isn't perfect but it's all that we got.