The military judge in the court martial of Bradley Manning found the Army PFC who sent hundreds of thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks not guilty of the most serious charge against him, aiding the enemy.
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) spent the weekend echoing the president and the attorney general in stating that "stand your ground" laws ought to be reconsidered in light of the Zimmerman case.
Best-selling author Brad Thor has offered to buy George Zimmerman a new gun and all the ammunition he wants after the federal Department of Justice Department blocked the release of evidence from Zimmerman's murder trial.
What the judge in the Zimmerman trial ruled as not relevant was certainly available to the president when he said that Trayvon Martin "could have been my son." But that additional evidence about a teenage hoodlum didn't fit the president's narrative, and so he left it out.
Jesse Jackson and Eric Holder have taken stands repulsive to America's independence, using the Zimmerman case as a cover. Jackson wants an UN investigation of the case, while Holder has denounced stand-your-ground laws.
The George Zimmerman case may have been decided, but the ramifications of that decision continue to reverberate. Following the jury’s acquittal of George Zimmerman for second degree murder in the shooting of Travyon Martin, a former employee at the Florida State Attorney’s office has indicated that he will be filing a whistleblower suit against George Zimmerman’s prosecutors.
Attorney General Eric Holder questioned the legitimacy of "stand your ground" laws that 25 states have adopted, claiming they "sow dangerous conflict." This directly contradicts Supreme Court precedents since the 1890s.
Various news media are trying to make the facts of the Zimmerman case fit the preordained conclusion of racism.
Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, acquitted Saturday in a Florida court of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges, may yet face criminal prosecution by the U.S. Department of Justice for civil rights violations in the February 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.