Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Jimmy Carter & I Agree On Something - UNPRECEDENTED!!!!
Probably no one is more surprised at this moment than I am to learn that Jimmy Carter & I are actually in agreement about ANYTHING.
After the George Zimmerman trial it seemed that politicians and celebrities were quick to announce their disappointment in the verdict of Not Guilty in the Zimmerman trial.
Hillary Clinton said that told an African-American sorority about her "deep heartache after hearing the Zimmerman verdict." Alec Baldwin (yeah the one who said he'd never tweet again) tweeted "Florida is a parallel universe. A (expletive) one" Liberal talk show host, Tom Heartmann announced that "Zimmerman was on slave patrol and he got away with it..."
I suppose that's why I was shocked to learn that former President Jimmy Carter actually acknowledged that the jury's decision to acquit Zimmerman was correct.
Carter said, "I think the jury made the right decision based on the evidence presented because the prosecution inadvertently set the standard so high that the jury had be be convinced that it was a deliberate act by Zimmerman and that he was not defending himself and so forth."
Carter also explained that the the jury listens to the evidence presented and then they come to a verdict that answers a legal question rather than a moral question.
When asked if he race was a factor in the Zimmerman case, Carter said that this was not necessarily true. He pointed out that the prosecution did NOT bring up any alleged racial motivation during the trial.
I absolutely believe that this trial was politically motivated, fraudulent, and warrants a special investigation. The case was clearly one of self-defense.
Bill Lee, ex-Sanford Sheriff, admitted that the investigation into the Zimmerman case was high-jacked in a number of ways. Lee admits that he felt pressured from city officials to arrest Zimmerman in order to placate the public rather than as a matter of justice.
As a matter of fact, the case against George Zimmerman was so weak that the local Sanford District Attorney REFUSED to bring charges against Zimmerman. This is why, on the orders of Governor Rick Scott, an outside District Attorney, Angela Corey, had to be brought in to handle the case.
Just as frightening, there is evidence that the State withheld material evidence that supported Zimmerman's self-defense claims. This includes withholding photographs of Zimmerman's injuries.