If you’ve followed the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin saga at all, it has seemed from the outset a case of two people making bad decisions, with Zimmerman’s decision to try to track a “suspect” Trayvon for responding Sanford Police officers compounded by Trayvon Martin’s decision to confront him (which even the prosecution’s star witness, Martin’s girlfriend, admits) instead of going home.
There never should have been charges filed in this case, and never would have been, if it wasn’t for the racial agitation stirred up by the Martin family attorney, Benjamin Crump.
Analysis by former police officer and all-around sharp cookie Mike McDaniel suggests that Crump might be soon looking at charges himself as the prosecutor’s case falls apart:
As I’ve previously argued in these pages, any competent, professional, ethical prosecutor is normally delighted to provide discovery to the defense, and to do so fully and early in any case. If the prosecutor has a solid case–and no prosecutor should bring a case, particularly a murder case–unless it is solid–why would he delay providing the defense the evidence that might very well convince the defense to take the best plea deal that can be arranged? Obviously, an ethical, professional prosecutor would not hesitate to provide such evidence for an instant, but an unethical prosecutor, a prosecutor that not only has no case, but who is seeing that case come apart all around them, day by day, very well might slow roll or withhold evidence, particularly damning evidence of the dissolution of their nonexistent case.
Now it seems clear that Mr. Crump has been caught in an obvious lie, a lie under oath–perjury. It is possible that this is only the first. It is further possible that truthful and complete testimony by Mr. Crump would unearth additional lies and the machinations of a racial grievance machine intent not only on convicting George and Shelly Zimmerman regardless of the lack of evidence against them, but on enriching the Scheme Team and its associates. I’ve little doubt that various worthies at the Department of Justice are also deeply involved in this case (the FBI doesn’t conduct investigations just for giggles). We have only begun to scratch the surface of that particular rock. It will be interesting indeed to see what sort of creatures run for cover when and if it is overturned.
Should Judge Nelson order that Crump be deposed, one can expect two things: he will obfuscate and do his best to avoid answering direct questions. He left himself an out by claiming he remembers nothing, but that’s not likely to be convincing when he is confronted by his own voice coaching Dee Dee. One can, however, expect him to take the Fifth. Oh yes: the more trouble Mr. Crump finds himself in, the more fervently the race card will be played.
I postulated a few weeks back that Zimmerman attorney Mark O’Mara dropped the SYG hearing because he’d unearthed evidence that destroyed the prosecution’s case and wanted Zimmerman exonerated in a court of law. It looks like he might not only get his vindication, but a moral indictment of the Martin race-mob, more stains on the reputations of Revs-for-profit Al and Jesse, and perhaps the scalps of Martin Family attorney Crump and prosecutors in the bargain.