Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Crime Doesn't Pay

In some uplifting legal news, acquitted racist murderer George Zimmerman is going to have to get a job at a Fox News Channel if he wants to make bank on his crimes:
A Florida judge Monday ruled against a libel lawsuit brought by George Zimmerman against NBC Universal, saying the network did not maliciously seek to portray him as a racist when it edited a phone call he made to police before shooting an unarmed black teenager.
Florida Circuit Court Judge Debra Nelson said Zimmerman, acquitted of second-degree murder last year, has no right to money from NBC, according to court documents.
"Because Zimmerman is unable to demonstrate that the editing choices at issue resulted in a materially false change in the meaning of what he actually said, he cannot pursue his defamation claims," Nelson, who also presided over Zimmerman's murder trial last year, wrote in her summary judgment.
The moral is: You can't defame a racist piece of shit.  

(Well, unless the shit gets to the Roberts Court, but that's a long shot.)

Which is exactly right. The editing was indefensible, but so is Zimmerman's entire existence.

In other news, the Huffington Post reports that the murderer owes Mark O'Mara $2.5 million in legal fees.  Though O'M. will probably recoup it from the publicity if there are enough racist murders in Florida willing to pay up front. 


Montag said...

Hmm, looks as if ol' George will have to get himself new counsel if he winds up in court again.

And he will.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'd say you're right about the Roberts Court.

All the crap about being against "judicial activism" is just that.

"What do rich white people want? Then that's the law!" is the best way to predict their decisions.

Jules said...

I have to say I'm surprised ol' Zimmerman hasn't written a book or three. (Or had a book written.) Surely the SIG lickers would enjoy reading the words of a man who actually killed one of Them.