First, no matter the evidence, this case has to go all the way to the jury. Which raises the question -- where? Is there anywhere Zimmerman can receive a fair trial? Can any juror really be impartial at this point?
This case has received so much attention that even the President has gone out of his way to comment on it. The media, Sharpton and Jackson have their constituency frothing at the mouth, demanding blood. Given all of this, the prosecutor can not plea this case down. It has to go all the way to trial. As it does, everyone will use it for their own political gain and to grow their constituency. If this mob mentality maintains itself or grows the events surrounding the trial will be like nothing we have ever seen before. My fear, and I do hope that I am wrong, is that if Zimmerman walks or gets anything less than M2, we will see riots across this country that will make South Central pale in comparison.