From Legal Insurrection:
As expected, the Judge in the George Zimmerman case ruled that in addition to Second Degree Murder, she will instruct the jury on the lesser included offense of Manslaughter, as required by Florida case law.
In a surprise move this morning, the prosecution asked the Judge to drop the Aggravated Assault charge and to instruct the jury on Third Degree Murder, which is murder in the course of committing a felony.
The felony the State wanted as the predicate was Aggravated Child Abuse (Jury Instruction) because Trayvon Martin was 17 at the time of the shooting.
According to Don West, the defense was not notified until 7:30 a.m. this morning. MORE
Closing arguments are this afternoon in the George Zimmerman trial. I hope that the jury will reach the only possible verdict - not guilty. If so, will there be riots? Maybe a few local uprisings, but overall I think black folks have moved on to other things.
Karen McQuillan, in an article at American Thinker, does about the best job of summing up the entire situation I've read to date - and we thank her. The only time she goes a bit off the rails is when she quotes Juan Williams and refers to him as "hardly a race-baiter." Huh?
In my almost 68 years on this planet, I have never witnessed a president so foul as to insult the citizens of this country in almost daily name calling and incitement of division. He preens in his own self importance while playing endless rounds of golf, flying around the country burning up what must by now amount to billions of dollars of fuel, and being endlessly amused by the low-brows of Hollywood. Well, I have a news flash for you, Barry. You are the biggest dupe of all if you actually don't know that you're nothing more than a sock-puppet. And when the time comes that your position of world's biggest useful idiot comes to an end, you won't have to worry about there being space under that bus packed full of your "enemies." No, siree. They're going to grab one of your custom Canadian-built buses and stuff your sorry ass under it. Makes no never mind to them.
President Obama vs. George Zimmerman: America Loses
As the Zimmerman prosecution falls apart, the country faces the threat of race riots. A case that lacked any evidence of malicious murder was wrongfully brought to court under political pressure. And our president, who instigated this mess, is floating above it all, having moved on to other things. Will Obama speak out to avert the racial violence he set in motion? Unless he sees some political advantage, the answer is no. READ THE REST - IT'S EXCELLENT.