Prosecutors released the latest cache of evidence in the George Zimmerman murder case on Tuesday, including new details of Zimmerman´s interest in law enforcement and testimony alleging racism and sexism in the Sanford Police Department. Among the new documents were FBI reports, (Snip) including interviews with Sanford police, Zimmerman´s neighbors and at least one coworker. One witness, Sanford´s Senior Project Manager Andrew Thomas, described the police as a "´good old boys´ network."(Snip)Said the other witness, a lifelong resident of Sanford: "It is hard to be an African American male in Sanford and not have a criminal record."
Comments: Jeff Weiner, who was reveling in crucifying George Zimmerman, will now be engaged in trying to be fair and balanced and saving his own self-tarnished journalistic reputation.
So, exactly how an unrelated FBI investigation does about the police department using interviews and not facts affect what happen that night? This is pure switch and bait to make the public (pollute the potential jury pool) think its one big conspiracy. Seems unlike the defense in the OJ trail, it’s now the prosecutor’s intent to defame the police department.
The FBI "evidence" package included many things. Among them the color photo we have now seen of how George Zimmerman´s fact looked immediately after Trayvon Martin beat him.
If you only read the headline and intro, you won´t know that George Zimmerman personally challenged the Sanford Police Department for its fairly recent whitewash of an incident where the son of a high level police captain or assistant chief (white) beat up a black homeless man at a bar. Zimmerman printed flyers and put them on the windshields of cars at black churches, trying to get them to take action and bring justice for this homeless man.
Surely the Sanford PD remembered George Zimmerman when the Trayvon Martin shooting occurred. This information is relevant to this case, not simply the "trashing" of a police department.
This report verifies (and there is more to it than in the intro) that there had been a culture of corruption and bias against blacks in this PD.
This FBI investigation was due to the filing of a civil rights complaint against Zimmerman, which is separate from the local Zimmerman homicide charges. If witness statements made to the FBI and other law enforcement are not considered to be part of the full body of evidence in a case, there will be no criminal investigations. And ultimately no trials.
It is clear that the FBI´s information is favorable to Zimmerman. He was not a racist.
This is a shoddy, shoddy piece of reporting, inasmuch as it tries to draw from out of the blue some connection of the Zimmerman prosecution to facts/opinions that are completely irrelevant to core issue of a criminal case, i.e., to Zimmerman´s conduct and his intent. Mr. Weiner (an appropriate name for this fool)tries to hang the perception of a racist, sexist Sanford police department on to a criminal defendant, Zimmerman. In other words, according to Weiner´s logic, Zimmerman is nothing more than a by-product of a racist/sexist mindset infecting the Sanford Police Department and, therefore, guilty as charged.
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