Do you think society was well served by this prosecution?
Was the enormous cost to both the state and , perhaps more importantly given the states public funding, the ruinious cost to Mr.Zimmerman, worth the public airing of the case.
By nearly every opinion of lawyers who have examined the Prosecutions case, which the jury confirmed by the verdict, this was a case that in the absence of political pressure (from the President himself) ,should not have been brought in the first place. Certainly not as a murder charge.
The prosecution attemped to with hold evidence and, watching the trial , it seemed to me, to mischaracterize the facts as subsequently shown by the defense.
Don’t lose sight of the fact Zimmerman wae not required to “have authorization” to carry a firearm. It is his legal right to do so.
Martin was a “kid” only in age. That could not have been known to Zimmerman at night,while Martin was wearing a hoddie. He was taller than Zimmerman. He could have been any age.
That Martin “got a little violent is precisely the point of self defense”. Try having your head banged against a concrete sidewalk and decide for yourself if you have fear.
All in all I thought the State appeared very political, shabby and perhaps as stated by a defense lawyer, “disgraceful”.
The question stands,”was society well served?”