You don’t need a law degree to be familiar with the term railroading:
After convincing the judge presiding over George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial to allow jurors to consider manslaughter, prosecutors sent the neighborhood watch volunteer’s defense lawyer into a rage by asking the judge to also include felony murder — based on child abuse — in the jury instructions. …
Judge Debra Nelson did not rule on the prosecution’s request that jurors be able to consider the felony murder charge based on child abuse. Under felony murder statutes, a defendant can be charged with murder if he or she causes someone’s death while committing a felony, in this case, according to the prosecution, child abuse. At 17, Martin was a minor when he was killed.
The case is expected to go to the jury as early as tomorrow, the defense having successfully defended Zimmerman against the crime he was being prosecuted for, second-degree murder. But this is no biggie for the railroaders, if they can simply change the charge at the last second with the assistance of the friendly judge.
Unless all you know about Trayvon Martin is the pictures the media used from when he was a darling 12-year-old, the child abuse charge would never pass the laugh test. The 5’7” Zimmerman would have to have known that the 5’11’’ Martin was only 17. Was he supposed to ask for ID while his skull was getting bashed against the sidewalk?
But the trial itself doesn’t pass the laugh test. It is only taking place because orders have come down from the White House that Zimmerman is a race criminal and must be established as such in the public consciousness for political reasons.