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Old 07-14-2013, 03:49 AM
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Default George Zimmerman: Not Guilty

I know nothing about this trial. What are y'all's reactions to this?
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:12 AM
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I didn't watch much but I am a little surprised about the verdict yet not surprised because I think it ended up a race thing and that's sad.
I see my white friends agreeing and my black friends disagreeing yet all say it wasn't based on race. I guess all my friends are racist
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:29 AM
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If you look at the law and the prosecution's case, this was the just verdict. Kudos to the jury for not being intimidated by the "protestors" at the courthouse.

This incident was willfully misrepresented by the media, the Florida Republicans brought the case for political purposes and the politicians in DC made it racially divisive by their behavior and comments (Obama, Bobby Rush, Federica Wilson, etc.).

This event was a tragedy for the Martin family and the Zimmerman family. The race-baiters got their arrest, trial and verdict. Time for them to accept it and move on.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:23 AM
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If you look at the law and the prosecution's case, this was the just verdict. Kudos to the jury for not being intimidated by the "protestors" at the courthouse.

This incident was willfully misrepresented by the media, the Florida Republicans brought the case for political purposes and the politicians in DC made it racially divisive by their behavior and comments (Obama, Bobby Rush, Federica Wilson, etc.).

This event was a tragedy for the Martin family and the Zimmerman family. The race-baiters got their arrest, trial and verdict. Time for them to accept it and move on.
I agree. I followed the case closely. The prosecutions case was pathetically weak. The defense "flipped" many of the witnesses to make statements supportive of Zimmerman's story.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:39 AM
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I agree. I followed the case closely. The prosecutions case was pathetically weak. The defense "flipped" many of the witnesses to make statements supportive of Zimmerman's story.
Plus it was just recently revealed that the prosecution withheld information (pictures, in this case) from the defense; a whistle-blower from Corey's office was concerned and finally got them to the defense a few weeks ago (too late for them to use in the trial). Zimmerman's attorneys wanted sanctions against the prosecution for abusing discovery but the Judge said she'd consider after the conclusion of the trial.

Oh, and the whistleblower? Corey fired him yesterday.

That's just one example of a corrupt and biased FL State's Attorney's Office.
Link here.
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:40 PM
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imo the jurors did a good job ... I think if the prosecution focused on manslaughter and not murder 2, George would be sitting in prison right now ... they tried to get the big charge and didn't focus on manslaughter at all .. justice served?? maybe ... but it still leaves a lot of questions out there ...
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:16 PM
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I'm just glad that the trial is over with, now the news networks can actually get back to reporting on important stuff. We've still never gotten to the bottom of the Benghazi attack, or the IRS abuse scandal, or the fact that Obama is sending American taxpayer dollars to support Muslim terrorist groups in Egypt. Also, Obamacare seems to be completely imploding, so we need to get back to work on repealing that nonsensical law.

However, listening to the news commentators during the Zimmerman trial, you start to wonder if all news organizations just assume that African-Americans are like untamed animals. Everybody seemed to be worried that there would be massive riots across the country if Zimmerman was found not guilty, as if blacks are ignorant children that need to be placated at every opportunity. I think most African-Americans should be insulted by the way our media has handled this entire case.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:24 PM
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Not Guilty was the correct verdict. Whether you agree with him getting out of his car and following Trayvon or not, it wasn't against the law. The only time a law was broken in the entire scenario was when Trayvon Martin attacked George Zimmerman and beat him up.

You can accuse George Zimmerman of bad judgement but not of breaking any laws. He only used his gun when he felt his life was in danger, and rightfully so.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:58 PM
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Not Guilty was the correct verdict. Whether you agree with him getting out of his car and following Trayvon or not, it wasn't against the law. The only time a law was broken in the entire scenario was when Trayvon Martin attacked George Zimmerman and beat him up.

You can accuse George Zimmerman of bad judgement but not of breaking any laws. He only used his gun when he felt his life was in danger, and rightfully so.
i agree that the verdict was the correct one, but imo it gives precidence now for people to do what GZ did ... all you have to do is leave as litttle evidence as possible and make sure you kill the other person ... then it becomes easy to follow the evidence ..

it goes to the case of raul rodriguez ... imo, its very similar, except he was video taping the whole thing .. and then he got 30-40 years in prison

i think zimmerman knew he could do this, get away with it .. i think being charged actually was a surprise to him ... i think the prosecution were made up of terrible lawyers who tried to get the big charge instead of going to reasonable chargers .. in the end, the jury had no choice but to acquit
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:28 PM
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i think zimmerman knew he could do this, get away with it .. i think being charged actually was a surprise to him ...
I don't think that's the right way to phrase it, because you're making it sound like Zimmerman went into the situation with the intent of committing a crime.

A better way to state it would be to say that Zimmerman knew he didn't to anything wrong, but was surprised to actually be charged with a crime for defending himself.

Anytime, someone is in the process of committing a crime and they get killed while the victim is trying to stop that crime, then it should never be considered anything more than manslaughter. Murder was always the wrong charge to file.
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