Sometimes children playing games will come across an outcome that one or more doesn't like, and then they will choose to alter the rules or go outside of the rules of the game to get an adult involved in order to get the RESULT that they want. Because to children, everything seems like a life or death matter. And it doesn't matter that the rules favored someone else today will favor them tomorrow, it just isn't FAIR NOW!
Congratulations whiners, you win. The local police and District Attorney didn't give you the result you wanted so you clamored to the Justice Department, got the President involved, got the Governor and the State Attorney General involved in a matter blown completely out of proportion by a hostile press looking to create news where none existed.
Having worked in government for three administrations now, and seen first hand how investigations unravel, I know that the Florida AG is not seeing anything that the local DA hasn't seen. There is no "new evidence" that is causing the AG's office to prosecute, only as others have noted, that arresting Zimmerman will allow Martin's family to sue him in Civil Courts after the State of Florida loses on Murder 2.
This is how I can tell it is a show trial, Murder 2 is going to be "Casey Anthony" all over again. The jury will let Zimmerman walk and then the civil trial will begin, and like OJ Simpson, Zimmerman will lose in civil trial where "preponderance of evidence" is really a "glorified smear campaign" where Zimmerman's character and reputation are in question, not his actions.
I could tell that the AG is planning to lose this one from the get go based on the minute long lecture on the appeals process for prosecuting attorneys. Seriously, no jury in the world will say that a guy with a busted up nose and bleeding from the back of his skull is going to say that killing the little punk wasn't justified. This case is designed to lose, but it is also designed to last long enough that the whiner community will lose interest in this case and move on to a different "injustice" to clammer about as mindless mobs are prone to do.
Now, if you aren't a whiner, and have more sense than to register as a Democrat in Florida and call 911 before following a suspended thief who is wandering through your neighborhood casing houses. Had Zimmerman NOT called 911 this would be no big deal, because only the forensic analysis of the scene and his injuries would be on trial. Lesson learned? Dialing 911 is probably a bad choice if you can handle it yourself. Better to dial 911 after the bodies are starting to assume ambient temperature.
Since justice is dead, I'd like you to remember the 3 S's.
Shoot, Say you will cooperate after you've talked to an attorney, then Shut the hell up. Then actually call an attorney, hell call two or three, and do your damndest to build a defense before the cops try to crush a confession out of you.
Of course this post bemoaning the fall the the Republic is just one of many, and this isn't a call to action, just a sad commentary on what is our reality.