Monday, June 10, 2013

The George Zimmerman Trial Begins. #JusticeForTrayvon

The trial of the century began (quietly) today with jury selection.
Potential jurors met George Zimmerman on Monday before filling out questionnaires for the lawyers picking a panel that will decide if he’s guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys are looking for six jurors and some alternates, a process expected to take roughly two weeks. Five hundred people have received summonses for the high-profile trial, and 100 of them reported on Monday.

Zimmerman’s brother, Robert Zimmerman, told reporters he’s worried about the ability to find a jury that will give the former neighborhood watch volunteer a fair shake, especially since the judge decided against a private selection process.

Lawyers on both sides of George Zimmerman's Florida trial expect picking a jury could take two weeks or longer, as 500 potential jurors have been summoned to court. He said it has not been decided if his brother – who has pleaded not guilty and contends he shot Martin in self-defense on Feb. 26, 2012 – will testify in his own defense.
Wait a damn minute! You're telling me 500 people were summoned and only 1/5th of them actually showed up? Seriously? If you're from Sanford and have been screamin' all that "Justice For Trayvon" sh*t for the past year, you need your a$$ kicked if you stayed home today.

I suspect we'll see some very ugly elements of American society rear their ugly heads in the coming weeks. Reality is, this story is so polarizing, you're bound to hear a bunch of idiots saying idiotic things. You know, like this "expert" on Fox News who suggested that Martin posed a threat to Zimmerman, because, after all, he could have killed Zimmerman with that pack of Skittles. No, really, this happened.

I quit you, America. Officially.

Question: Just how ugly is this case going to get?!?

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