July 13, 2013
A six-person jury consisting of women has found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin after deliberating for more than 16 hours. The jurors reached the verdict despite an eleventh-hour effort by life-long Democrat Judge Debra Nelson on Thursday to expand the possible outcome to include a second-degree murder and manslaughter.
The jury decided Zimmerman didn’t “intentionally commit an act or acts that caused death” or demonstrate a “depraved mind without regard for human life,” definitions for manslaughter and second degree murder in Florida.
The verdict is a victory for the concept of self-defense and specifically Florida’s “stand your ground” law.
Alex Jones reports on the verdict late Saturday evening:
Riots Widely Anticipated
Supporters of Trayvon Martin have threatened to riot in Florida and around the country if Zimmerman was found not guilty.
“Supporters of Trayvon Martin are threatening to stage riots and looting if George Zimmerman escapes a conviction, with scores of Twitter users taking to the social network to promise chaos and violence in major cities across the United States,” we reported on July 2.
On June 28, a story Infowars.com posted on the prospect of violent riots went viral on the internet.
“I fully expect organized race rioting to begin in every major city to dwarf the Rodney King and the Martin Luther King riots of past decades.” warned licensed private detective and former Chicago police officer Paul Huebl, advising people to “be prepared to evacuate or put up a fight to win. You will need firearms, fire suppression equipment along with lots of food and water.”
MSNBC libs predict violence.
Columnist and former senior presidential advisor Pat Buchanan cautioned last month that, “The public mind has been so poisoned that an acquittal of George Zimmerman could ignite a reaction similar to that, 20 years ago, when the Simi Valley jury acquitted the LAPD cops in the Rodney King beating case.”
Political Strategist Charles D. Ellison also warned that, “There is the risk of a flashpoint as intense as the aftermath of that fateful Los Angeles police brutality verdict in 1992,” if Zimmerman escapes a conviction.
As recently as Friday, a fresh wave of ugly tweets promised violence if Zimmerman was found innocent.