There is another case that had some on the Left screaming "the next Zimmerman". John Spooner, 76 years old, shot a 13 year old kid taking out the garbage. It was all caught on surveillance and took place May 31, 2012.
Jury selection was completed the Monday after the Zimmerman verdict but the case is already over. Spooner plead not guilty by reason of insanity but the jury rejected that plea.
Here is Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks speaking about the case.
Here is Spooner testifying in court.
John Henry Spooner, 76, knew what he was doing and knew that it was wrong when he shot and killed his 13-year-old neighbor, a Milwaukee County jury decided Friday.
The jury rejected an insanity defense mounted by Spooner after he was convicted Wednesday of first-degree intentional homicide for fatally shooting Darius Simmons. The verdict ended the second phase of the weeklong trial and effectively ensured Spooner will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Upon hearing the verdict, Simmons’ mother, Patricia Larry, tipped her head back and whispered, "Thank you God, thank you God."
After only 15 minutes of deliberations, the jury affirmed that Spooner was criminally responsible for the actions he took on May 31, 2012, that caused Simmons’ death, actions the jury decided on Wednesday constituted intentional homicide.
Justice has been served here. The evidence clearly shows Spooner in the wrong and the jury recognized that in just 15 minutes of deliberation. It makes you wonder why the Left did not attach themselves to this case if their true intention was to expose racism.
Could it be that the leaders latched onto the Zimmerman trial because they wanted to further a political assault on the 2nd amendment? And that it was easier to do so by creating faux outrage over Zimmerman knowing it would end up being found Not Guilty? If so, they are setting the wheels in motion for Obama to take away more of your rights. If that is true then watch out.