O'Mara appeared to struggle with his anger at his client during Monday's incident in which he went to Zimmerman's house while police were still there. During a press conference later, O'Mara was asked if he had any advice for Zimmerman, and he answered, "Pay me."
No matter how you examine Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki's death, there's simply no comparison with the tragic shooting death of Trayvon Martin at the hands of a neighborhood-watch vigilante named George Zimmerman. Anyone who conflates these two deaths is either desperate for traffic or simply ignorant of the circumstances of each incident.
While the country was transfixed last month by the Florida trial and verdict in the George Zimmerman case, another high-profile murder trial was getting under way 5,000 miles to the west, in Honolulu. The two cases have more in common than sunny locales. Like Zimmerman’s trial for the shooting of young Trayvon Martin, the Hawaii trial of Christopher Deedy for the shooting of Kollin Elderts raises questions about race, guns and self-defense in America.