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The State Declines to Rest

America — or, at any rate, its politico-media establishment — is apparently at ease with the notion that a “not guilty” verdict is no longer the end of the matter but merely the end of Round One, with civil suits, federal prosecution, and a war-crimes trial at the Hague still to come. But even so this seems a wee bit too far – Zimmerman’s prosecutor on CNN’s Headline News yesterday:

How would Florida State Attorney Angela Corey describe George Zimmerman in one word?


That’s what an emotional Corey told HLN’s Vinnie Politan when he sat down with her and prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda in Jacksonville Monday to discuss the obstacles they faced prosecuting the former neighborhood watch captain.

A Florida judge has told Zimmerman he has no further business before the court. A Florida jury has declared him not guilty — of murder, of manslaughter. There is something not only unseemly but quite disgraceful about state officials speaking with all the force of state power refusing to accept the judgment of their own legal system. Alan Dershowitz thinks Mr. Zimmerman should sue for defamation. Ms. Corey is certainly unfit for office.

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.


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