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Adolf Eichmann Found Innocent By Florida Jury, or He Would have Been

Updated on July 23, 2013

Adolf Eichmann was found innocent of war crimes in a Florida court on Tuesday. After a dozen hours of deliberation, the jury found that the evidence against Eichmann proves that the Jewish people had threatened Eichmann and the local Nazi neighborhood watch officer had the right to the defend himself based on “stand your ground” laws.

That would have been the verdict had Eichmann been tried by a “jury of his peers” in Florida. You see, Eichmann was only protecting his neighborhood, and he was afraid for his life.

That makes it justified, the jury ruled.

The jury found that Eichmann had the right to defend himself after Jewish agression in Germany had made Eichmann “afraid for his life.” Eichmann had been tracking down Jewish citizens and putting them on trains to get them out of neighborhoods where “they didn’t belong”.

Nazi art demonizing the Jewish People
Nazi art demonizing the Jewish People | Source

Zimmerman killed a black man. African-Americans are clearly suspect residents of our nation for many people, blacks and whites, and they are blamed for much of the crime in the U.S. as Jews had been blamed for many problems in Europe, i.e. Germany, in the early 20th Century.

Actual cartoon that appeared in major U.S. papers.
Actual cartoon that appeared in major U.S. papers. | Source

Eichmann had no option but defend himself, the jury concluded.

Beth Kassab, writing for the Orlando Sentinal saw the Zimmerman verdict as a logical outcome, “Nobody wants to see two parents who already lost their teenage son also lose out on what they saw as justice. As painful as it may be, though, acquitting George Zimmerman was the only verdict the jury could logically reach.”

Finding Eichmann innocent was the only logical conclusion the jury could make since he was just obeying German law.

The judge in the Zimmerman case also make laid out the defense's case for them, “Judge Nelson specified in her instructions, as Ta-Nehisi Coates pointed out, that if Mr. Zimmerman was not “engaged in an unlawful activity and was attacked in any place where he had a right to be, he had no duty to retreat and had the right to stand his ground and meet force with force, including deadly force.” ”

From the conservative National Review in July 2013
From the conservative National Review in July 2013 | Source

And the jury concluded that Eichmann had no duty to disobey his Fuhrer’s orders; Eichmann sincerely thought the Jews were hurting real Germans, and he was not legally bound to retreat from his job of deporting Jews to camps.

And let’s not forget that propaganda played a role in the killings of Jews, “Josef Goebbels created a negative image of the Jewish people, blaming them for the economic and social problems of Germany and the world.”

Statements about the crimes of blacks was presented to the Zimmerman jury as well, stating that blacks are responsible for much of the crime in the neighborhood Trayvon Martin was caught in as witnesses testified at Zimmerman’s trial.

Nazi propaganda demonizing Jewish people.
Nazi propaganda demonizing Jewish people. | Source
Right-wing propaganda dehumanizing Michelle Obama.
Right-wing propaganda dehumanizing Michelle Obama. | Source

The New York Times tell us the verdict in the Zimmerman trial was based on what is legal in Florida, “It is an inescapable fact that Mr. Zimmerman created the circumstances in which he felt his life was in danger, and then was able to use Florida’s self-defense law to avoid imprisonment for shooting and killing the person he feared.”

Eichmann’s attorney argued that the Jews posed a threat to Germans, and thus Eichmann was justified in sending them to concentration camps. It was, in fact, not only his right like Zimmerman had the right to stalk and kill Martin (after a scuffle that Zimmerman, of course, said was initiated by Martin).

Under the law in Nazi Germany, Eichmann had to be found innocent, and the Florida jury understood this.

Given the facts of the Eichman trial, the Florida jury found Eichmann was not guilty of murder since he was afraid and only following the law.

Peace,
Tex Shelters

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      Superkev 3 years ago

      Ridiculous hub.

      The NAZI's claimed they were following ORDERS as military men, not the law.

      Please also see Godwin's law. Never a better example than this.

      And after that, for the love of God, learn some history.

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      Shawn McIntyre 3 years ago from Orlando, FL.

      Yet another ridiculous argument, one without a basis in reality or historical fact, and an emotionally charged oversimplification of a complex social issue... congrats, you're now eligible for a job at HLN.

      Give Nancy Grace my regards.

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      Yes Dear 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      So true tex. The "law" protects the elites and the favored. It condemns the poor and unfortunate. With very little exception.

      And you are 100% correct.

      If Jews went after Eichmann--no matter what he did......under Fla "law", he could say he felt threatened for his life, and be justified in taking theirs.

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      Crin Forbes 3 years ago from Michigan

      Superkev, maybe you should use your advice to Tex about learning history...

      "The NAZI's claimed they were following ORDERS as military men, not the law."

      Not all NAZIs were Military men or women, yet a lot of the members of the party claimed they were following orders of the party chiefs...

      A lot of civilian members chased Jews and turned them over following a law which existed actually at the time in Germany.

      "First they came for the Jews

      and I did not speak out

      because I was not a Jew.

      Then they came for the Communists

      and I did not speak out

      because I was not a Communist.

      Then they came for the trade unionists

      and I did not speak out

      because I was not a trade unionist.

      Then they came for me

      and there was no one left

      to speak out for me." Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller

      lovemychris, I suppose you are versed in politics and political science, however, how much do you know about verbs, their tenses, their voices? Are you with me or you need some extra documentation before you answer.

      Read the premises of this post, as presented by Tex, take a breath of fresh air, and don't show the world that you don't master probably the only language you are speaking...

      "That would have been the verdict had Eichmann been tried by a “jury of his peers” in Florida."

      I may try to solve some of your problem so you don't waste too much intelligence that you are missing anyway.

      This whole discussion is purely imaginary, and Tex is very articulated explaining that actually it never happened, but if it were to happen, based on the current events, this is the way the fantasy would have developed...

      I love America, we are free to show how stupid we are, and we don't have to be ashamed for what we say, because we have freedom of speech.

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      Superkev 3 years ago

      So rife with fallacy I don't even know where to begin.

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      texshelters 3 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      According to Eichman's testimony at his trial, he was "following the law".

      PTxS

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      texshelters 3 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      It is based on history, that's the point. Both Eichmann and Zimmerman were following the law in their nations at the time.

      PTxS

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      texshelters 3 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      Thanks. That was the point I was making.

      PTxS

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      texshelters 3 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      Superkev

      Educate yourself, then you might have an idea about where to begin. Otherwise, you argument carries no weight.

      PTxS

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      texshelters 3 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      Thanks. You get the gist.

      PTxS

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      Sanxuary 3 years ago

      Law or no law Zimmerman was an idiot. A rent a cop with a gun playing neighborhood gestapo with connections. A man with a gun and a security license looking for someone he did not like, who still got his butt kicked by a teenager. He could have done or attempted to do a lot of things before getting blood all over his hands. Everyone is going to play the game of stand my ground in that place, I am glad I do not live their.

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      Yes Dear 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Not really...I read an article about a black man who shot a white intruder, tried using syg, and went to prison for life anyway.

      And now we see Zimmy getting pulled over for speeding, with a gun in his car-- in Texas.......gets a warning and drives away.

      Most comments I see are flabbergasted by this.....the white ones say : "Where's his fine, I got one?"...and the black ones say "If he had been black, pulled over and had a gun--he would either be arrested or dead."

      OBVIOUSLY--Zimmy is favored. Almost as if he's being rewarded for the killing of Trayvon.

      And he knows it.

      Much like Nazi's could do anything and get away with it.

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