Yeah, Mark O’Mara, the lead defense attorney for George Zimmerman said that. And he appeared to be serious. My God, what fucking country does this guy live in? It sure as hell isn’t this one.
I saw this tweet from Michael Moore last night that perfectly encapsulated my feelings and frustrations with our legal system:
Had a gun-toting Trayvon Martin stalked an unarmed George Zimmerman, and then shot him to death… DO I EVEN NEED TO COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE?
No Michael, you don’t. Apparently Mark O’Mara does. As I watched the parade of idiots (the prosecution) and assholes (the defense) do their post
awards verdict press conferences, I was stunned by the callousness on parade. You actually had Florida State Attorney, Angela Corey, congratulating her incredibly incompetent team for trying an effective case. Throw out the fact that they just fucking LOST, they had court analysts on every channel having a difficult time telling the difference between their witnesses and that of the defense. They didn’t even seem to know the facts of the case. When Mark O’Mara pulled out a slab of concrete and claimed that this was the deadly weapon that Trayvon Martin was armed with, the prosecution never even rebutted with the fact that the Trayvon was shot on the grass! Which mean no concrete was beneath Zimmerman’s head when he shot Trayvon. If me sitting at home knows this, how the hell do they not? Even as a layman, watching the prosecution was a bit like yelling at the screen when watching a horror movie full of characters making asinine decisions. “Don’t got up the stairs you fucking moron!” My God, even Marcia Clark and Chris Darden at least appeared to be broken up when they screwed the pooch trying OJ Simpson.
After that, we got the joy of watching the defense team come out and spike the football. O’Mara called Zimmerman “innocent”, which he damn well good and knows that is not what a verdict of “not guilty” means, and then he laid it on even thicker by saying, “If George Zimmerman Was Black, He Would Never Have Been Charged With A Crime.” Do I think he believes that? Hell no. I don’t even have a problem with him being pleased with the verdict. However, you would think that the death of a kid armed with candy and Arizona Ice Tea would at least result in a muted response from the defense. Not these people. Not even close. They make me want to weep for humanity.
Furthermore, the incarceration rate for black people versus whites is nearly 6 to 1. 6 to 1!
As well, conviction rates of blacks in violent crime cases are nearly 4 to 1 versus whites.
So I ask again, what the fuck is Mark O’Mara talking about? Because I have not a single doubt that if Trayvon Martin had killed George Zimmerman that night he would already be in his orange jump suit right now.
I don’t know what country Mark O’Mara lives in, but the one I reside in allows an overzealous wannabe cop profile, stalk and kill a young black man for walking home while black. And that’s what happened here. A young black man went to the 7-11 to get a beverage and some Skittles. A failure of a man stalked him, stopped him, and finally killed him. An overzealous prosecutor charged Zimmerman with a crime they were going to have a very hard time proving (Murder 2 vs. Manslaughter–which is what the charge should have been), tried the case more sloppily than Lindsay Lohan on a Saturday night, had the temerity to slap their own backs for failing so well, and then turning the podium over to a group of smirking, vile, gleeful defense attorneys that couldn’t simply accept their victory, they had to rub the noses of everyone who disagreed with the judgement in it.
That’s the America I saw Saturday night. Or should I say, ‘merica.