Cross posted from Frederick Leatherman Law Blog.
Watt4Bob at Firedoglake posted a comment to my article, Should Mark O’Mara Withdraw as Counsel for George Zimmerman? He asked the following question, which probably is on most everyone’s mind this morning after the Sean Hannity interview of George Zimmerman last night.
I want to ask both Hannity and O’Mara what the hell good they think they did for that pathetic man, but I realize neither of them gives a damn and GZ is oblivious.
I can answer that question with three words:
EXPLOITATION. FOR. MONEY.
I am furious.
I cannot imagine myself, or any criminal defense attorney whom I respect, ever, under any set of circumstances, short of cardiac arrest, loss of consciousness or death, sitting passively beside my client as he denies any regret for killing an unarmed teenager, or anyone else for that matter, because it was “God’s plan” for him to die.
And to follow that statement with an “apology” to the kid’s parents in which he says he’s sorry they had to bury their child because he knows what it would be like to lose one of his as yet unborn children is . . . well,
What is it?
And all of this was delivered in a soft monotonous voice without any detectable trace of emotion as though he were describing doing the laundry.
Are there words that capture the depravity and emptiness of that shell of a human being?
If any of you were concerned whether the prosecution could prove beyond a reasonable doubt that George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin while acting with a depraved mind,, you need not worry any longer.
The prosecution must be drinkin’ the bubbly and dancin’ in the street.
I assure y’all, no client of mine would ever have said anything like that on national television with me present because I would have done something, anything, even ripped off my clothes and mooned Amerika in all my naked glory, just to shut him up.
And this appears to have been scripted.
Jesus Christ on a bicycle.
Can there be any doubt who is calling the shots for the defense?
George Zimmerman is representing himself with Mark O’Mara dancing to his tune while playing the role of his attorney.
If anyone still believes George Zimmerman is not a devious and manipulative person, please listen to this audio recording of a jailhouse telephone call when he called right-wing Pastor Terry Jones of let’s-all-of-us-sinners-party-on-the-lawn-burnin’-Korans fame to pray with him for the healing of America and ask him to cancel a pro-Zimmerman demonstration to calm people down.
Hell, listen to it anyway.
Just for the halibut.
(h/t to Crazy1946 @ my website for spotting this recorded conversation and posting a comment about it)