Thursday, July 11, 2013

A time for everything, including being disbarred

No, not me, as I'm not a lawyer, but rather a prosecutor in the George Zimmerman (Trayvon Martin) trial who has claimed in his closing arguments that the main reason Mr. Martin is dead is because George Zimmerman is a "vigilante." 

Well, nice try, but having concealed his weapon until attacked, it seems to me that Zimmerman was doing a rather poor imitation of a rogue wannabe cop.  Are we to suggest that individuals do not have the right to approach another individual in public areas, then?   That the neighborhood watch is only legal until someone objects?

Quite frankly, I expect prosecutors to know and apply the law a bit better than this.  Hopefully the Nifong precedent is used here, and this becomes an object lesson in law school called "how not to make a closing argument."

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