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Was Zimmerman innocent or just not enough evidence to convict him?


 

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 3 years ago

    Total bull. The evidence through his girlfriend who was on the phone with martin at the time makes clear that Martin perceived Z as a gay predator and did "whoop ass" on a man "creepy ass cracka who was thought to be gay:


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    taburkett 3 years ago

    The government cannot legislate intelligence-compassion-stupidity. Self-defense begins and ends with each individual. When someone attacks someone else, tragic endings pursue. Personal feelings on the matter do not fact make. The FBI found nothing.


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    Julian Magdaleno (BigJulesMags) 3 years ago

    Reasonable doubt in a criminal trial, preponderance of evidence in a civil. People forget that.

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    H C Palting (Express10) 3 years ago

    Amen sister, you took the words out of my mouth.

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    Borsia 3 years ago

    The trial was all about race there is no question about that. Had martin been Hispanic or white there wouldn't have been a trial.


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    Bruce (brblog) 3 years ago

    Good Answer!


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 3 years ago

    So you believe the person who was on the phone with him at the time? So do I. But I come to a different conclusion.


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    Larry Wall 3 years ago

    I will not disagree with you. My problem, and as an old news reporter I encountered this before, is that neighborhood watch programs often do more harm than good, because of misunderstood directions, lack of training. Hire an off-duty cop to patrol.


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    retief2000 3 years ago

    This case was not tried under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law. It was tried as a case of simple self defense.


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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 3 years ago

    I hope DOJ will include thorough investigation of the jury. I read that there is a connection between B37's husband and O'Mara.


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    retief2000 3 years ago

    This was not tried under the "Stand Your Ground" law. There is ample evidence that your concealed carry position is flawed, however, identifying someone as neighborhood watch sounds like a good idea. It may have prevented this tragedy.


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    retief2000 3 years ago

    "the order to not chase after the suspect" this is one of the many lies that have been told often enough to become fact in people's minds - the 911 operator said "we don't need you to do that" - IT WAS NOT A POLICE ORDER - Zimmerman was in his rights

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    JThomp42 3 years ago

    Did you know him personally Lady? How do we know what is truth and what are lies? The jury's responsibility was to do this and that they did. Believe me, I've sat on a jury and it is a rigorous thing!


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 3 years ago

    Larry, life is cut and dried, from our arm chairs. But walk a beat. Put yourself there. Some radio or other thing cannot tell us how to act. I had a screwdriver at my throat once. I do not judge any more. Battle is not judgworthy.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 3 years ago

    How can you 5 paragraphs passionately about something that has nothing to do with the case or the question? I assume you realize. The statute never came into play at all in the case?


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    Borsia 3 years ago

    After watching the trial I didn't see them being able to convict on anything and stay within the law.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 3 years ago

    Not anymore. It is clear now that Martin attacked Z. for being perceived as gay. No more race. All about gays.


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    taburkett 3 years ago

    Emotion does not a fact make. The jury acted upon fact so they returned the correct verdict in this case. Emotion is what created the situation. And when emotion is the focus of an individual, bad things result, Jesus taught us about these acts.

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    retief2000 3 years ago

    I think it is far simpler than ascribing unknown character traits to those involved. It was the result of a string of poor decisions by both and a part of the human condition. They may have been friendly if they had met under other circumstances.


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    Larry Wall 3 years ago

    Guilt or innocence is not the issue today? Procedure is the issue. Was Zimmerman properly trained in surveillance, did he get clear instructions from the PD and follow them. Was there just cause to approach Martin? Did emotions and fear take control?

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 3 years ago

    Obviously Casey Anthony and OJ are innocent since our system never fails. The "evil" ones here are the ones that glorify zimmerman and his stupid choices while demonizing the other guy.


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    retief2000 3 years ago

    You are always innocent, in the legal sense, until proven guilty. It is the state's burden to prove you guilty. This is not a statement of actual guilt but a necessary condition for a free society. The state simply had no case.


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