All sources are from this Wikipedia article (where you can check their corresponding sources) unless otherwise mentioned. (emphases added)
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said she was “devastated and deeply troubled” over the killing. “When someone loses his life at the hands of another, there cannot be any questions surrounding the circumstances of the death,” she said in a statement.
She said she had spoken with FDLE Commissioner Gerald M. Bailey, “and I know that a complete and thorough review of the facts will be conducted.”She added that while it is up to the Seminole County State Attorney’s Office to decide whether to file charges, “I will remain vigilant in ensuring that questions are answered.” Source
[Wow. (She looked. She tried. She’s so very, very sorry). Unbelievable. Well, she can’t do it so…]
[Corey decided right away to cancel the grand jury, because she could “foresee.. being able to make a decision, and move on it.. on [their] own.”. Oh, and I’m sure she did. That decision had obviously already been made, they were already moving on it, and it was on their own (regardless of what “the investigation” found).
In addition to cancelling the grand jury, Angela Corey also prayed with the parents of Trayvon Martin upon their first meeting, referred to Trayvon as a victim very early on, and had friendly telephone conversations with the anti-Zimmerman movement. At other times simulating impartiality.]
[Wow. That she would describe the attorneys representing one of the two sides in this case as her friends is, at the very least an example of blatant kowtowing in their favor.
(Could you imagine if she had said, “I’ve spoken to George Zimmerman and his parents- they are amazing people, and his lawyers, who are friends of mine…”? Of course not. She would have never said such a thing, even if it were true. Which it would not be true since neither she, nor Angela Corey, nor the governor ever bothered to even talk to George Zimmerman (or his parents), much less offer any assurances that there would be justice for them.)
Not to mention that Zimmerman had not even hired a lawyer at that point for her to be friends with because he apparently had confidence in the fairness of the judicial system. (I bet he’ll never make that mistake again.) The bias that came from the governor on down in this case is staggering and blatant.]
Could it be any more obvious that Zimmerman was railroaded due to public pressure?
Assuming the dates are correct on the comment made to Trayvon’s parents from Bondi on the phone and the declaration of the Martin’s as victims, does there need to be any further smoking gun?
Attorney General Bondi had determined that Trayvon Martin was a victim two weeksbefore this “decision” was made. Bondi was apologetically pleading with Martin’s parents to forgive her for being unable to prosecute Zimmerman herself twenty days before this “decision” was made.
Keep in mind, Bondi obviously had it made up in her mind that she was going to have Zimmerman charged before Corey even took the case. Before any FDLE investigation had been done to base it on. Zimmerman was going to be prosecuted no matter what the investigation found.
It makes me so angry that they are just getting away with this in the country I live in. At this point, I am really hoping that people get a sense of outrage and that this matter is investigated and appropriate action is taken. This is obviously not how our justice system is supposed to operate.
That this farce has been carried this far by the government of Florida is a shame. If there is justice the self-defense immunity hearing will find in Zimmerman’s favor, so that he has civil immunity. I’m sorry Trayvon’s parents lost their son. However, it would not be fair if the family of the assailant in this case goes on a suing spree, financially victimizing innocent parties, such as the homeowners in that neighborhood and George Zimmerman himself.
Almost all of my information and inspiration comes from some information in an article at the Conservative Tree House here (the part about Pam Bondi specifically. I don’t believe Trayvon’s parents are motivated purely by financial motives, etc.) and the timeline laid out by Diwataman in the comments section. All I did was add formatting, comments, and some stuff from Wikipedia.