For the first time in quite some time, we have actual justice from a jury. We’ve had so many unjust verdicts, so I had no expectations for justice, so I’m especially thrilled they did the right thing. The state wanted to use this man as some sort of political sacrifice. I’m thrilled that did not happen. Here are my tweets as I first heard the result:
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Congratulations to George Zimmerman, prevailing in an obvious case of self-defense. This is a victory which would not have been possible without everyone contributing to the GZ Defense Fund. Yet it still concerns me that without that support, this railroading may have succeeded. In the end, at least here, justice prevailed. Thank God.