Monday, June 17, 2013

Geo. Zimmerman jury sequestered

As many of you know, the trial of Geo. Zimmerman for the second degree murder of Trayvon Martin is underway.  In a no-brainer, the judge has sequestered the jury.  Unfortunately, Zimmerman has become a symbol and the trial is not about just his guilt, but about race,  guns, defensive use of guns, and related issues.  Jury selection will be crucial for both sides.  It may be difficult for Zimmerman to get a fair trial when a  number of groups and indivuduals have already threatened to riot if he is acquitted.  Right now, I don't give Zimmerman much of a chance for a fair trial in this circus and ideologically charged atmosphere.  Innocent or guilty, everyone deserves a fair trial.

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