Ted Nugent: Prosecutors Should Be 'Ashamed' for 'Kowtowing to Hateful Anti-justice Racist Pressures'

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Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 04:00 PM

By Paul Scicchitano

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Conservative rocker Ted Nugent lashed out at Florida prosecutors for “kowtowing to the hateful anti-justice racist pressures” and prosecuting former neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman was found not guilty late Saturday by an all-woman Florida jury in a decision that has been criticized by other celebrities, who insist that the 17-year-old unarmed Martin was a victim of racial profiling.

“Smart and honest America rejoices that the jury got it right,” Nugent told Newsmax on Sunday. “This was the purest case of self-defense you could have ever asked for.”

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Nugent, a Newsmax contributor who sits on the board of the National Rifle Association, added that prosecutors mishandled the case from the start.

“The entire prosecutorial team should be ashamed of themselves and disbarred for kowtowing to the hateful anti-justice racist pressures,” he asserted.

Before a special prosecutor assigned to the case ordered Zimmerman's arrest, thousands of protesters gathered in Sanford, Miami, New York and elsewhere — many of them wearing hoodies like the one Martin had on the night he died.

They also carried Skittles and a can of iced tea, items Martin had in his pocket. President Barack Obama weighed in, saying that if he had a son, "he'd look like Trayvon."

Zimmerman wasn't arrested for 44 days after the Feb. 26, 2012, shooting as Sanford, Fla. police insisted that the state’s Stand Your Ground law on self-defense prohibited them from bringing charges. Florida gives people wide latitude to use deadly force if they fear death or bodily harm.

Defense attorneys have insisted that the case was classic self-defense, claiming Martin knocked Zimmerman down and was slamming his head against the concrete sidewalk when Zimmerman fired his gun.

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Nugent, an ardent Second Amendment advocate, agrees that Martin is to blame for the scuffle that resulted in his death in the gated community near Orlando, where he was staying, and where Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch volunteer.

“The ultimate lesson for anyone paying attention is ‘be sure you educate your children to not attack people for no reason whatsoever,’” Nugent added.

AP contributed to this article.

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