Massad Ayoob, for those who are not familiar with him, is a nationally recognized self defense expert.
And by that, I don't mean the l33tist-of-the-l33t just-back-from-the-sandbox specopsinfrablackwarrior d000dz who will teach you certified Chechen Israeli CQBEIEIO pistol-and-nunchuk drills. I mean a sober ex-cop who has been teaching around the intersection of self-defense and the law for decades.
Today he posts:
Several blog followers have asked me why I haven’t written [ about the Zimmerman case ].
[ The answer is that ] Craig Sonner, George Zimmerman’s original legal counsel [ retained ] me on the case as an expert witness for the defense.
… I don’t take expert witness cases until I’ve seen all the evidence, and the prosecution was extremely slow in providing that. I wound up not being involved. However, having been retained by one of the defendant’s lawyers and consulted with another, I felt bound by confidentiality and did not think it would be professional to comment directly on the matter from then on.
I’ve been biting my tongue ever since…
…the next few entries here will discuss some elements of the Zimmerman case which have been widely and profoundly misunderstood.
In the meantime, to get the commentary and analysis of the case that most of the mainstream media denied you, go to the excellent day by day writing of Andrew Branca, an attorney who specializes in this sort of case, at www.legalinsurrection.com.
For what it's worth, I've been reading Back Woods Home magazine off and on for two decades now, and recommend it. Not only do you get Ayoob, but also a dose of Claire Wolfe and dozens of others. Chickens! Goats! Solar cells! Generators! Home businesses! The Constitution! Guns! Organic farming! Sustainable permaculture!
The magazine and the website are a wacky left/right/libertarian mix, and I – with no financial stake in it – suggest you check it out.
…but especially keep your eyes open for new Ayoob updates; this should be interesting.
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