With the verdict - not guilty - just in, I am set to mulling over eleven key points of law I've gleaned from watching George Zimmerman's learned defense team in action. What a sad lesson in American justice, or lack of:
1. Nothing loosens up a somber courtroom like a good “knock, knock” joke.
4. If the police tell you to do something, you have to comply - unless you're a badass vigilante.
5. A man who confronts an imaginary threat by chasing it down the street with a gun is defending his rights. A teenager who confronts an actual threat by using his fists is a "grave danger."
6. Who says that Trayvon kid wasn't armed? How else do you account for that honking slab of sidewalk with which he beat Mr. Zimmerman?
8. It is okay to kill someone you think “doesn’t belong” in your neighborhood.
9. This case is not about race. Except that it is.
You're so right, Mr. Zimmerman; another one just did.