Tag: Trayvon Martin

Was justice served by Derek Chauvin's twenty two and a half year sentence?

Was justice served by Derek Chauvin's twenty two and a half year sentence?
The short answers to the title question are No and It depends. In one respect, justice can only be judged by the aggrieved. In another, it can only be judged by history. For history to be a reliable judge, it must be taught. A certain Party here in the U.S. of A. seems to be... Read more »

Don't kid yourself, all lives don't matter

Originally posted July 15, 2016 The American Civil Liberties Union is in business to defend the constitutional rights of all individuals.  There are other organizations to protect and defend the rights and lives of their members, as well as the general public. The Anti-Defamation League, whose slogan is Imagine a World Without Hate, focuses on... Read more »

Obama v. Boehner: A tale of two leaders

If President Obama is leader of the free world, Speaker of the House Boehner is arguably the co-leader.  Though the history of their relationship hardly lends itself to the concept of them being co-anythings, they are, none the less our country’s key leaders. Pundits on both sides had harsh reviews for comments made this weekend... Read more »

George Zimmerman had the gun in his hand BEFORE he confronted Trayvon Martin

There’s only one plausible scenario that fits the known facts of the altercation between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman had his gun in his hand when he first confronted Martin, whose fight or flight reflex launched him into a battle for his life. In an effort to show that Zimmerman would not have started... Read more »

George Zimmerman and Dawn: Will 6 female jurors back him up?

Now that jury selection in the George Zimmerman murder trial is complete, six women will decide his fate. The trial begins tomorrow. (The “Dawn” in the title refers to Tony Orlando and Dawn, Orlando’s back up singers) There’s an old joke about not wanting your fate to be decided by people not smart enough to... Read more »

Jury selection continues in the George Zimmerman murder case

Prosecutors and defense attorneys continue questioning prospective jurors in the Second Degree Murder case against George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida.  Clips of the process have appeared on news channels and if I was facing a jury trial, I would be contemplating life in prison, my innocence notwithstanding. Like many things handed down to us more... Read more »

Trayvon Martin and The Continental Divide

Trayvon Martin’s family has reached a settlement with the the Retreat at Twin Lakes Homeowners Association (Sanford, FL), in excess of $1 Million. The settlement was sealed by the Clerk of Courts, but the clerk, Maryanne Morse said that she may unseal it as it did not meet the criteria for a sealed settlement. Mark O’Mara, George... Read more »