|DEFENSE ATTORNEY MARK O'MARA TOOK NO MERCY ON THE DUMMY.|
In the wake George Zimmerman trial, in which he was acquitted of all charges in the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, thousands of Americans have taken to the streets to protest the brutal and savage beating taken by the black-foam courtroom dummy over the course of the proceedings at the hands of Zimmerman defense attorney Mark O’Mara.
“How can we have true justice in the world when the law protects some but not others?” asked Julia Martin of Justice for Dummies, during a march in front of the Sanford, Florida, courtroom where the trial took place. “No one has been arrested for these beatings. No one has even been questioned. The system has failed.”
The fact that the assaults against the dummy took place in public, and in front of millions of TV viewers, has been the most frustrating part of the ordeal, according to Ted Greensman, a flooring contractor who travelled from Kissimmee to take part in the rally.
“This attack was in plain sight,” Mr. Greensman said. “And still the authorities have done nothing. O’Mara should be in a jail cell right now. Imagine if that was your dummy.”
Mr. O’Mara is not without his supporters, however.
“I think you should be allowed to do whatever you want to a dummy, just as long as it’s part of a criminal trial,” said Andrew Tompkins of Sanford. “Or maybe in a Students Against Drunk Driving demonstration, or something like that.”