So far, I've managed to catch more of this trial on TV than any other, ever. My thoughts, for what little they are worth....
- The charges even being brought seems farcical. So far, the prosecution has utterly failed in their case, presenting no evidence I've seen that it wasn't a clear self defense shooting. In fact, for the most part the prosecutions witness's would have been better called by the defense. It was astounding to hear the prosecutor move to strike his OWN witness's testimony when it clearly supported the defense!
- The judge has shown clear and open animosity towards the defense. If there should be a guilty verdict, the pathway towards appeal seems wide open. It's so blatant, I have to wonder if it's not on purpose.
- There are rumblings of a violent reaction no matter the trial outcome. My own feelings about that..... are ambivalent. I'll certainly make sure our home and travels are carefully prepared. The race card has been so ardently courted by one political party during this affair, I have to wonder if there wont be some hellish blowback on them. They certainly own every drop of blood that lands in the street.