The team of supporters that came together to fight against the injustice being heaped upon George Zimmerman collectively did the job. We stopped the railroading of an innocent man.
On April 11, 2012, George hired his choice of lawyer; not his dad’s choice, not his brother’s choice, his choice. At the time, the local, state and federal law enforcement agencies were after George. Mr. O’Mara stood out there over the cliff speaking on George’s behalf against a media that spun everything into the grieving family’s favor.
The donors that George appealed to was the last thread of hope that George had to assist his lawyers. We freely gave money and any information that we thought may help. We developed blogs, facebook pages, shared tweets, emailed each other, dug for facts and tried to get the correct information out there without media cooperation. We gave the lawyers a fighting chance.
Some didn’t like the lawyer George chose and actively worked to sabotage his efforts at the eleventh hour. I got nervous, if too many people left the platform, the lawyer would crash and burn, and George was doomed.
Thankfully, our story has a happy ending. George’s choice in lawyers was awesome and enough people kept the effort supported. The lawyers George chose, successfully wrote two Petitions for Writs. One got a judge removed when he didn’t want to go and the other got a lawyer deposed to provide answers needed in questioning the State’s star witness. And of course, they won the acquittal of their client!! Now let’s hope the state comes to its senses and drops the charge against Shellie. It’s time to let George and Shellie get on with their young lives.
Mr. O’Mara and Mr. West believe in the justice system and they encouraged us all to be patient and let the system work. They found out that there are corrupt people working within that system and being the ethical lawyers they are, I’ve no doubt, they will go after cleaning up the corruption so the system that they so believe in works each and every time a defendant, black or white, comes before the court in the state of Florida. I wish them every success with that endeavor.