lawyers will use the shaken baby syndrome as a reason for self defense against Trayvon Martin.
I hope the prosecutors are preparing their side as well.
I wish they would arrest "Baby Huey.
All of this media attention will no doubt give him a claim of an unfair trial.
What is taking so long?
SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - "Shaken Baby Syndrome" was cited on Friday in the defense of George Zimmerman
, the Sanford, Florida, man who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, in a case that has sparked a widespread public outcry.
His point, which has been made before, was that Zimmerman contends he shot Martin in self defense and feared for his life after the 17-year-old attacked him and began pounding his head into the concrete pavement of a gated community on a rainy evening in Sanford on February 26.
Police have not arrested Zimmerman because the use of lethal force in self defense is permitted under the Stand Your Ground law approved by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush in 2005.
Seventy-three percent of blacks in the survey said they believed Zimmerman
, a white Hispanic, would have been arrested if the person he
shot dead was white.
The Stand Your Ground law is being invoked in the case of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed a 17-year-old black student who was walking through a gated community last month while carrying a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea.
Sharpton said Zimmerman was not a police officer but instead a neighborhood watch volunteer, and Martin had no obligation to engage him in conversation.
"Travyon had no obligation whatsoever to stop for Zimmerman
," Sharpton said.
told police he
shot Martin in self-defense, yet no arrest was made by the police in Sanford, Florida, the Orlando suburb where the shooting occurred.
The police have released the 911 recordings between their officers and Zimmerman
The recordings make clear that Zimmerman
was told by a police officer not to trail young Martin.
Despite those instructions, Zimmerman
confronted Martin and an altercation apparently occurred with the young man being shot.
Sharpton, who is the head of the National Action Network, will lead a rally on Thursday in Sanford, calling for Zimmerman to be arrested.
should be arrested," Sharpton said.