Jury issued only Zimmerman verdict

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Ken Trainor hit a homer with "God I Love Summer" (July 10, 2013) This we have come to expect, so with grave caution and trepidation, however I suggest Ken Trainor took a third strike on the Zimmerman piece. Namely: "The real verdict is also in (!)"

Not so, Ken! The only official report was that of the Florida jury that listened to the evidence in the Zimmerman criminal trial.

President Obama over-reacted. So have you, Mary Mitchell of the Chicago Sun-Times, Don Wycliffe, journalism teacher at Loyola University and many other pundits.

There will be no civil rights suit against Zimmerman. The President put that question on hold during his own curious comments recently.

Mr. Obama mentioned, "White people kill white people and black people kill black people."

Egregious! Impeachable? Haven't we had enough of those i.e. Nixon, Clinton?

Would the Fifth Circuit Court have reversed the decision if Zimmerman had taken gas? Probably, its called improperly influencing the jury. And Mr. Obama is now calling in the gang bangers.

The award winning journalist for the Chicago Tribune, Eric Zorn, through his commentary hit for the circuit with "Protestations' outrage and the acquittal of George Zimmerman." Zorn concluded in his well reasoned commentary: Justice was done if by justice we mean a fair and open trial at which jurors held prosecutors to their burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt."

Zorn might have also mentioned the jury was not permitted to learn the factual data which the defense offered, indicating the "victim" was not the young man in the picture -- he was older; he was also on a boutique drug concoction, he blind-sided Zimmerman and in a typical street fight mechanics tried to bash his head against the concrete. He could have killed Zimmerman. Did he act in self-defense? The jury said he did!

Would Bill Juneau and Bill Kling have written that Zimmerman looked like a tweener: that Zimmerman went to war with a cop to help a tweener and more. No Zimmerman sheet!

My guess, Attorney General Holder punts, victim's family sues Sanford, Florida. And loses again when the jury hears the victim blind-sided Zimmerman.

Then, some hot stuff court lawyer files suit against the whole caboodle of journalists and their newspapers on behalf of Zimmerman and his family and recovers in eight figures. Less 40 percent, that consensus 50 million after verdict, and 20 million by settlement after the lawsuit is settled.

Then Zimmerman changes his name and moves to the Caribbean, the home of his grandparents, he is safe there.
The saga becomes an award-winning movie; Bobbie Newhart plays Zimmerman, even though he has to bulk up.
The Jessie Jackson character also wins an Oscar. I too expect to change my own fortunes if and when I become a target.

For that matter I'm booked to the Caribbean as of this writing and henceforth my new name is Trebor.
Keep the faith Ken and God Speed.

Robert Maloney
Oak Park

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