If you’ve been looking for broad temperature check on just how good or bad the prosecution in the George Zimmerman case is doing, then an MSNBC panel on Tuesday provided it. During a segment on Martin Bashir’s show, a panel of three contributors all agreed that the state of Florida is doing a bad job of proving its case — and that it’s unlikely Zimmerman will be found guilty
“What I’m hearing is the state’s case is getting weaker and weaker as every day goes by,” forensics professor Lawrence Kobilinsky said. “I think they’re going to be wrapping up pretty soon.”
Earlier, after fill-in host Joy-Ann Reid tried to point out that the prosecution was relying on forensic evidence like Trayvon Martin’s DNA not being on Zimmerman’s gun, he pointed out that “sometimes forensics doesn’t have all the answers.” That spells bad news for the prosecution.
“I have to agree with the people who spoke before me,” MSNBC contributor Goldie Taylor added. “Even though I’ve got some problems with George Zimmerman’s testimony – even though I’ve problem with how it seems to not jive with the physical evidence we’ve heard so far — that I think the prosecution has got to put on a much stronger case to get the conviction that they’re looking for.”
And even the controversial Michael Eric Dyson said many have given up hope that Zimmerman will be found guilty.
“I don’t think there is much expectation that Mr. Zimmerman will be found guilty,” he explained. “I think that masses of people who are invested in this case because their children are vulnerable like Trayvon Martin feel that he is being re-traumatized and that there is little hope that he’ll be convicted.”
Watch the segment below:
On Tuesday, Judge Andrew Napolitano was flummoxed by the prosecution’s actions and said they’re shooting themselves in “both” feet.
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