Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Four witnesses in Zimmerman case change their stories after meeting with state investigators

Written By: Bob - May• 23•12

Someone please explain to me how this doesn’t raise the possibility of a witness tampering investigation:

vidence released last week in the second-degree-murder case against George Zimmerman shows four key witnesses made major changes in what they say they saw and heard the night he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford.

Three changed their stories in ways that may damage Zimmerman. A fourth abandoned her initial story, that she saw one person chasing another. Now, she says, she saw a single figure running.

More than one person has said that the identities of the witnesses is well known within the apartment community, which is not in and of itself much of a shock. Considering the volatile nature of the case, and the–how else to say it–bloodthirsty demands for lynching by the New Black Panther Party echoed by far too many black leaders (including so-called “Reverends” Sharpton and Jackson), and interference from President “if I had a son…” Obama himself, no wonder witnesses feel pressured to change their stories to comply with public opinion.

I have a very hard time condemning them.

They fear–rightly so–that their lives and the lives of their families could be at risk from the violent cult-like following of martyred St. Trayvon, for whom reason, logic, and evidence long stopped mattering. The lynching of George Zimmerman is their blood ransom. They demand his conviction, or else threats of rioting and (even more) racial violence if they are not appeased.

It’s blackmail by a large minority of a minority group, and it should not be allowed to stand. Under this Presidential Administration, however, I see no signs of anything other than “racial justice” on the horizon, even if the Republic falls apart as a result.

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  1. Sean says:

    tampering is too mild a word. I call ‘intimidation’

  2. Ignatius J Donnelly says:

    I call it witnesses comparing notes and now there is some blending of stories more than any intimidation.
    The women’s stories seemed to change as soon as they saw the cute photos of cuddly Tray that Crump fed the media.