That was quick:
A jury acquitted George Zimmerman on Saturday night of all charges in the death of Trayvon Martin, bringing to an end a case that set off nationwide protests and searing debates over racial justice and self-defense laws.
I am watching Foxnews and the lead prosecutor is still trying the case in front of the media.
Personally, I am glad at the outcome, strictly from the stand point of what the evidence told me. The circumstances being what they were, the whole case of was going to come down to certain perceptions. There was no eye witness or any probative elements that pointed strongly one way or the other. Using a baseball analogy, a tie does go to the runner, the burden to prove guilt is placed with the state, in this case, they did not meet the standard.
The obvious point remains, Zimmerman might very well have been guilty of the charges brought, but placing someone in prison is serious stuff, the old I’d rather see 100 guilty men go free then have one innocent man go to jail, applies here.
Any other thoughts?