Zimmerman’s guilt could not be proven
George Zimmerman is considered guilty in the public opinion. George, vigorously pursued little weak innocent Trayvon Martin, and gunned down an unarmed teenager who only carried skittles and ice tea and who dreamed of . Defense lawyer Marc O’Mara managed to raise reasonable doubt. Thus the jury had to acquit, because Zimmerman’s guilt could not clearly be proven beyond reasonable doubt. Zimmerman is guilty, but the prosecution just failed to to convincingly prove Zimmerman’s guilt beyond reasonable doubt.
Sharpton asked O’Mara how Zimmerman can plead self-defense if, as heard in the 911 tape, he was actively pursuing Martin, contrary to the advice of the operator.
Al Sharpton firmly tells a damaging narrative "Zimmerman chased Martin". Sharpton is firm and convinced, and thus convincing. Sharpton does not care about evidence, proof, or if his story is true or not. He firmly believes what he says and thus convincing( Robert Trivers: Self deception, Robert Kurzban). He is unimpeded by doubts, reasonableness, fairness. A partisan. Al Sharpton does not care if it is true or not.
A pondering, objective, unsure O’Mara
O’Mara argued that there’s no conclusive evidence to suggest continued pursuit, nor is there evidence Zimmerman initiated any physical confrontation
O’Mara’s lame reply comes over like this: "Well, Zimmerman is guilty, he chased down the poor teenager and started the fight. But it can not be conclusively proven. Of course, I understand and respect your opinion, Mr. Sharpton, but you can not prove it"
OK, he did not say this, but that is what it sounds to an unsophisticated TV viewer that has been exposed to the relentless smear campaign against George Zimmerman.
Marc O’Mara seems to be trying himself to figure out what really happened and who started the fight. A reasoned, legalese, open minded opinion behooves a judge, not a defense lawyer, much less a TV propagandist.
Marc O’Mara lacks aggressive forward defense and counter attack
1) tell the truth
Mr. Sharpton, you are dreaming. Mr. Zimmerman stopped and waited, Trayvon Martin came back and viciously assaulted and attacked George.