Like everybody else I was surprised at the acquittal. I assumed he would get manslaughter and because Florida law mandates 25 to life in any gun homicide, he would go away for a long time and the black/progressive mob would be satisfied, more or less, with less outrage to common law than a murder verdict.
I think that is what the judge wanted, and managed the trial for, but the system is to some extent restrained by its own rules. Its rules mandate very pro-defendant jury instructions- which is of great help to the typical yardbird defendant- but unfortunately helps people they want to convict as well. Surprising verdicts can, I think, usually be chalked up to jury instructions. I heard that in the Robert Blake case, a juror said they were sure he was involved in killing his wife, but they weren’t sure if he did it himself or hired somebody so they felt they had to find him not guilty. I think something similar happened with Casey Anthony- they weren’t sure exactly what happened, so they felt they had to go with not guilty.
I think the main issue for the jurors here was could they justify a manslaughter verdict to themselves. I think they felt some pressure to but couldn’t. Does the verdict reflect negro fatigue? I think to some extent it does, but I’m reluctant to say how much. I think it was clear to them that Martin was a bad kid who liked trouble, and they had no sympathy for him. But I suspect it’s more that the kind of people who get chosen for jury service tend to be very earnest good citizens who take the idea of reasonable doubt very seriously.
Steve Sailer said blacks picked a bad case to throw themselves behind. I think that’s a misunderstanding of how blacks operate. The rule for blacks is they stick together, period. To blacks there are no bad blacks- none- not deserving of community support. Sometimes even total solidarity and aggressive political manipulation don’t help them, but usually it works.
Martin in the end was a victim of bad parenting. He was doing a lot of bad stuff, and his parents should have come down on him like a ton of bricks. He was on the fast track to a bad ending, either as the victim of another black criminal or committing a serious crime. I suspect victimization was a more likely outcome, as Martin came from a sort of middle-class to lower middle-class black background, as was more a wannabe than a real gangster. He would have run into somebody from a real ghetto- Miami Lakes is a fairly nice suburb- and found he did have limits.
But blacks don’t seem to have the same concept of parenting, particularly fatherhood, that other races have. In Africa and elsewhere, child socialization seems to be largely a community thing. The mother exerts some influence, but the community the most, fathers little to none.
The greater point of the trial was to have a chilling effect on armed self-defense. It will accomplish that. That blacks didn’t win an outrageous prosecution doesn’t mean their power is diminished, but it may mean it has peaked.