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Written by: Diana West
Thursday, April 12, 2012 4:38 AM 

Who would bet the farm -- or even a sawbuck -- that George Zimmerman will get justice in a Florida courtroom that is sure to be ringed by a baying, panting media cum lynch mob that now includes not just the New Black Panther Party, Al Sharpton, NBC, ABC, the President and the Attorney General, but also the United Nations High Commisioner for  Human Rights (so-called)? About the case, the UN official Navi Pillay recently said:  I will be awaiting an investigation and prosecution and trial and of course reparations for the victims concerned.

"I"????  Guess what, Mr. and Mrs. America. Your US Justice system is now expected to answer to the UN.

Discussing the charges brought this week against Zimmerman, an astutely pessimistic commenter at View from the Right brought up a similiar case that took place in New York in 1996. He wrote:

Some of the commenters on your blog seem to think the likelihood is that Zimmerman will be acquitted. I would not be so confident of that. To begin with, a juror who votes to acquit in this climate is risking life, limb, family, and property. Beyond that, I would expect that the court will give the prosecutor ample leeway in picking a jury likely to convict and then in presenting the case. In the event of a conviction, I would not hold out much hope for a reversal. Keep in mind that the court system and legal profession everywhere in the country is inundated with the ideology of “diversity” and is hellbent, in high-profile cases such as this, on proving that the law is on the side of the minorities against the pervasive menace of white “racism.”

I speak as a lawyer working in the New York court system, in which the diversity cult is something like an official religion. I doubt that the situation is any different in Florida. Needless to say, I won’t be talking about this case with my colleagues.

Incidentally, I think there was a similar case decided by the NY Court of Appeals a few months ago—People v DiGuglielmo—in which the defendant (presumably white, going by the Italian name) killed a man who was viciously attacking his elderly father. I don’t recall the “victim’s” name, but I think it was WASP sounding, which usually indicates a black person in NY. The case was in Westchester County. The defendant was convicted, and the conviction stood up on appeal. Based on what I read about the case, the prosecution seemed extremely dubious. I think it very likely that the prosecutors and judges, in processing the case, were intent on avoiding giving offense to the Al Sharptons of the world. The pressure to avoid such offense—and triggering riots, not just protests—will be multiplied by a thousand in the Zimmerman case.

I looked up the case, the grossest of gross miscarriages of justice, which offers certain key points of comparison to  the Zimmerman/Martin case assuming the Florida police reports indicating a struggle, head wounds, and the eyewitness account of Zimmerman being beaten by Martin hold.

In January of this year, CNN updated the DiGuglielmo case in an excellent and thorough report:

Inside the fortress-like walls of the Eastern New York Correctional Facility, Richard DiGuglielmo Jr. is plagued by a question that has haunted him for more than 15 years: "What would you do if someone were swinging a baseball bat at your father's head?"

The choice he made on a crisp autumn day not only changed his life, it cast doubt on an entire justice system in Westchester County, New York.

That's because after serving 11 years in prison for the murder of 37-year-old Charles Campbell, DiGuglielmo was released on appeal after a judge ruled the former NYPD officer was charged inappropriately and evidence withheld by local prosecutors would likely have changed the jury's guilty verdict. ...

DiGuglielmo immediately found a job and an apartment. During a night out with friends who had stuck by him, Richie -- as his friends called him -- met the love of his life, who would soon become his wife. For the next year-and-a-half, DiGuglielmo led an idyllic life.

It all ended in 2010 with a stunning twist of fate. New York state's highest court overturned the lower court and said new evidence would not have influenced the jury.

The four-judge panel sent DiGuglielmo back to prison to finish his 20-years-to-life sentence.

Do read the rest here. At this point in the American Experiment, it seems clear that justice doesn't even want to be blind-folded.

 

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