MIAMI (CBSMiami) – George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, according to the Associated Press.I think this may turn out to be a pretty clever move by Corey. The evidence for second degree murder is pretty weak--but the lynch mob wants something done, and they will likely get a trial. And a jury or a judge will hear the evidence, and likely conclude that there is reasonable doubt as to whether Zimmerman committed murder,and release him. Unless Corey has some clear evidence that Zimmerman lied about being attacked, or where he was at the time of the shooting, I think this is going to be a very expensive exercise for Zimmerman, and the state of Florida. And when Zimmerman is found not guilty, we can only hope that tempers have cooled enough that the lynch mob doesn't burn down any cities.
UPDATE: It occurs to me that perhaps the reason Corey skipped the grand jury is that she didn't have a strong enough case to get an indictment. That would certainly lead to race riots.