What Not to do When You Win a Trial

Pretty much everything in this clip of Mark O’Mara and Don West, George Zimmerman’s defense attorneys. It is just beyond the pale, and demonstrates the worst any criminal defense bar has to offer. It is virtuous to defend the indefensible at trial. It is even noble to win. But to gloat about it is too much. To claim that your client, who admitted to killing another person, is “innocent,” is to do a profound disservice to the ideal of justice and the precarious role of criminal defense attorneys in the process. These guys are, in a word, clowns.

Don’t watch this if you are sensitive to pretty much any of the issues raised by the George Zimmerman case.

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