Tagged: george zimmerman

How Can Stand Your Ground Laws be Constitutional?

How Can Stand Your Ground Laws be Constitutional?

I didn’t hear it on TV and I had to Google it to find out, but, yes, Stand Your Ground laws are being challenged in the courts. It’s puzzling that I heard none of the...

Group Should be Liable for Giving Away Guns

Group Should be Liable for Giving Away Guns

Residents of a quiet Orlando neighborhood were startled recently when the area was flooded by fliers offering them free shotguns. But the group distributing the shotguns – the Armed Citizens Project of Florida –...

When the Words Will Not Stay Inside

When the Words Will Not Stay Inside

I wasn’t going to write a blog today. After all, it’s Saturday and the Open Championship is on TV. But there are words inside that will not be denied. I suspect that’s the way...

Across America, the Law is an Ass

Across America, the Law is an Ass

People who are accustomed to British, Canadian or Jamaican law, probably shake their heads in befuddlement as they listen to discussions of the George Zimmerman verdict. How is it possible that a man who...

As Tata Nears the End, What Would he Tell America?

As Tata Nears the End, What Would he Tell America?

I wonder what Nelson Mandela would tell Americans – black and white – in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict? The architect of integrated South Africa, “Tata” (Father) to his loving people, lies in...

Nameless Jurors are Like Internet Trolls

Nameless Jurors are Like Internet Trolls

The judge who presided over George Zimmerman’s trial has decided that the jurors should remain nameless, adding to my dark suspicions about this case. I wonder why Judge Debra Nelson  feels these jurors must be...

Pondering the Zimmerman Verdict

Pondering the Zimmerman Verdict

What am I to make of the verdict in the George Zimmerman case? Is Trayvon Martin just another lynch victim in this still-Southern state? A legacy of the strange fruit that hung, not too...

Drama in the Courtroom Can be Riveting, but …

Drama in the Courtroom Can be Riveting, but …

Back in the days when I- quite literally – chased ambulances for a living, I would sometimes be assigned to cover the courts. And every so often a lurid case would come along that...

I Don’t Get the Point of the Zimmerman Defense

I Don’t Get the Point of the Zimmerman Defense

George Zimmerman has every right to fight as hard as he can for acquittal. But his defense attorneys baffle me. What on earth are they trying to prove? By embarrassing witnesses like Rachel Jeantel,...

“Little People” Strike Back at the Koch Brothers

“Little People” Strike Back at the Koch Brothers

My brother Bill forwarded an email to me that indicates a groundswell of resentment may be building against the mighty Koch Brothers. Here’s an excerpt from the message: In the wake of the killing of...