Sunday, July 28, 2013

Press feeds lynch mob mentality toward Zimmerman

Dave Workman does a good job with this column.  It deserves more exposure.

George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, so he ought to be hanged and a keystone self-defense law should be scrapped, considering the continuing press demonization of both Zimmerman and a statute that had nothing to do with the fatal confrontation.


If one carefully analyzes the evidence, as nationally-recognized firearms and self-defense expert Massad Ayoob has done in his Backwoods Home series, they will know the Buffalo News is spreading buffalo chips disguised as objective observation.

The Buffalo News calls SYG law an “atrocity.” How's that for objectivity?

There is no evidence that Zimmerman confronted Martin, but there is evidence that Martin attacked Zimmerman. There is no evidence Zimmerman was emboldened to follow Martin, but there is evidence Zimmerman believed he was helping the police dispatcher, who did not “warn him not to” follow Martin, but did say that the police did not need him to do that, a fact that testimony confirmed had no force of law, according to Ayoob. It is also clear from the evidence that when advised by the call-taker that it wasn’t necessary for Zimmerman to follow Martin, he immediately broke off his effort and turned to go back to his car. It was then that he was struck with a nose-breaking blow and knocked down.

More Here at Seattle Gun Rights Examiner

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