Tuesday, July 16, 2013
I hope the United States Department of Justice prosecutes GZ for violating the federal hate crime statute.
18 USC 249 provides in pertinent part:
Whoever, whether or not acting under color of law, willfully causes bodily injury to any person or, through the use of fire, a firearm, a dangerous weapon, or an explosive or incendiary device, attempts to cause bodily injury to any person, because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, or national origin of any person—
(B) shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life, fined in accordance with this title, or both, if—
(i) death results from the offense.
Please note that the Double Jeopardy Clause does not prohibit a federal prosecution against GZ. The Double Jeopardy Clause only prohibits a prosecution by the same sovereign entity that prosecuted him. That is the State of Florida. The United States is a different sovereign.
I think the problem with the verdict in this case was the de-emphasis on race and the presence of stealth jurors on the jury who were influenced by O’Mara’s year-long campaign, aided and abetted by the media, to acquit his client in the court of public opinion.
I believe B-37, and possibly two others, lied their way onto that jury determined to vote NG, regardless of the evidence. If I’m right, they should be prosecuted for perjury.
Whatever the reason or reasons, the State of Florida failed to git ‘r done and an unrepentant racist child killer is free to kill again.
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