Re-arrest and Indict Zimmerman for Murder and Escape
By Alton H. Maddox, Jr.
I hate to believe that I am the only person in the United States who believes that Geroge Zimmerman was arrested on February 26, 2012 by the Sanford, Florida Police Department for fatally shooting an unarmed Trayvon Martin. After the arrest, he later fled from police custody.
It is interesting to note that Gov. Rick Scott appointed a special prosecutor without offering a reason for the appointment. This is the beginning of a cover-up. There had to have been prosecutorial misconduct. This undisclosed, prosecutorial misconduct has to be linked to George Zimmerman and it may be incriminating.
The known evidence is sufficient to support a manhunt by the FBI. It is undisputed that the Sanford Police Department arrested Zimmerman based on probable cause. Afterwards, Zimmerman had to face a magistrate to secure a release. In a homicide case, the police may not issue a desk appearance ticket. His release from police custody is still unexplained.
Absent a member of a law enforcement agency offering an excuse for the release of Zimmerman from police custody, there has to be an official manhunt. Actually, there was no lawful excuse for the release of Zimmerman absent a judge issuing an order of release. Otherwise, Zimmerman is an escapee.
This is important. There was already probable cause for an arrest of Zimmerman. Without facing a judge after killing another human being, Zimmerman is also guilty of escape. Flight from prosecution is also evidence of guilt and it can support a homicide prosecution and also a prosecution for escape. This evidence is admissible at trial against Zimmerman.
An effective lawyer for the parents of Trayvon Martin has to engage in a full court press. From the time that the basketball hits the court, you must be on top of it. Among other things, it means understanding the autopsy report and the ballistics report. Zimmerman could have shot Martin in the back. Nothing should be taken for granted.
In law, you must take one step at a time. Like in baseball, you must touch every base. Short-cuts are not permitted. The notion of a corpus delecti not only includes Trayvon Martin but also George Zimmerman. This homicide investigation has half-stepped its corpus delecti. This flaw must be corrected.
It could have taken less than a day to get a homicide indictment for the death of Trayvon Martin. By March 1, Zimmerman should have been planning his defense based on the indictment. To prove self-defense, the burden rests with the shooter. Zimmerman has no ground to stand on.
My modus operandi required me to be all over the prosecutor’s office. The system will make certain offers to the victim’s lawyer. There is always a story inside a story. The prosecutor’s office always put the real story behind the corporate veil. Any lawyer who pierces the corporate veil is in trouble. No one has heard the real story in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.
From the very beginning, George Zimmerman has been putting nails in his own coffin. For some unexplained reason, law enforcement officials have been removing each nail. This unexplained conduct has enabled Zimmerman to fly away from the cuckoo’s nest. His new nest is probably in Peru.
This week, Sean Hannity reportedly had a telephone conversation with George Zimmerman. This conversation should be of great importance to law enforcement officials. There is no privilege between Zimmerman and Hannity. Thus, Hannity has to show and tell “or else”.
There was a privilege between Glenda Brawley and her daughter, Tawana Brawley. Yet, Glenda was illegally subpoenaed to divulge any conversation between parent and child. Instead, Glenda fled New York in 1988. She is still subject to arrest in New York. This is the Fugitive Slave Act in operation. Nothing has changed for Blacks since slavery. “No Negro has any rights that whites are bound to respect”.