They got their sacrificial lamb.
Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman turned himself in Wednesday to face a charge of second-degree murder and will plead not guilty according to Zimmerman’s new lawyer Mark O’Mara.
He will make his first court appearance 1:30pm Thursday.
Florida special prosecutor announced she had concluded that his claims of self defense were not supported in the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Special prosecutor Angela Corey’s announcement marked a turning point in the high-profile case, as weeks of outrage and speculation about Zimmerman’s motives culminated in his arrest — something that Martin’s family and their supporters have argued for since the Feb. 26 shooting in a gated community in Sanford, Fla.
O’Mara said he is “hoping that the community will calm down” after the intense scrutiny of the case in the community and the media drove Zimmerman into hiding.
Zimmerman, 28, was booked Wednesday evening into the Seminole County Jail, and he could face a minimum of 25 years in prison or a maximum of life if convicted.
In announcing the arrest, Corey would not discuss how she reconciled the conflicting accounts of what happened or explain how she arrived at the charges, saying too much information had been made public already. But she made it clear she was not influenced by the uproar over the past six weeks.
“We do not prosecute by public pressure or by petition. We prosecute based on the facts on any given case as well as the laws of the state of Florida,” Corey said.
Corey is full of shit. The reason Zimmerman is being persecuted is because radical black activists made this whole thing into a race issue, without race even being a factor in the shooting.
The trumped up second degree murder charge was brought to appease assholes like Sharpton. Al is a publicity whore who sniffs around the gutter for any racial angle he can find—real or imagined.
Before the charges were brought, he threated to “move to the next level if Zimmerman isn’t arrested.” The New Black Panthers had the same idea.
Expect a circus throughout the trial. The media and the race-baiting gutter trash will be having a field day.