I see both sides claiming bias in the media on the other side, or some kind of systematic, race based flaw. However, how come we're split along political lines? Doesn't this show that America as a whole has made up their minds, and are altering the facts to prove their point? What happened to critical thinking on a case by case basis? Is this evidence for dichotomous, two party groupthink?
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Well said, BigJulesMags. :-)
You have a point. Statutorily, though, I believe the verdict was right. Ethically? Zimmerman had no business following. There weren't eyewitnesses of a pursuit. That's a big thing that contributed to the reasonable doubt interpretation.
I'm guessing that you didn't watch the trial because your facts are wrong. What you are saying doesn't match the evidence given in the testimony or match the physical evidence presented.
Right, peeples. Those who are willing to examine the FACTS of the case and keep their emotions from controlling them must see that this was a case of self-defense. No need to drag race into this.
Why did Trayvon look like he as up to no good?
Maybe because he was cutting through people's yards. It was stated in the original call that he was cutting between two houses (in a neighborhood that had multiple break ins) I would always assume "no good" when in someone else yard.
Zimmerman saw him at the mailboxes. That supports the diagrams that were introduced in court. At point did the diagram show him looking into homes. People want to believe Zimmerman's lies - he told many . If they didn't they'd have to see the trut
And you want to assume he's lying. You are being a hypocrite. You have no idea and really none of us do except those who found him not guilty. All we can go off of is what both people had a history of. A hot head and a trouble maker.
If I have no idea and you have no idea, why am I a hypocrite. I really would like to know why I am a hypocrite.
During the trial, it was stated that Trayvon had been peeping into neighborhood windows. Maybe that was evidence that was in favor of Zimmerman?
Abby I watched the trial from 6 am (PSDT) until close daily. Which person said he was peeping in windows. No one testified about seeing him until the confrontation with Zimmerman. I'm open. Who said that?
Diane Zimmerman could say the sky was blue at this point and I believe you would think it was a lie. Why are you so adamantly sure Martin wasn't at any fault given the past he had?
Diane, I don't know who said it. I just heard it on the trial channel when I was watching it. I'm not into the case so much, and I certainly don't have the patience to sit all day everyday as you had. :P But, curiosity drew me to it once in a while.
The Judge at the end of the trial said that many things were not in the trial bcuz they were not pertaining to the case of 2nd degree murder. Lots were hidden Diane. Most of what was said in the beg was stricken from the trial.
I wrote about this in depth on my personal blog, which you can get to from my home page. I do not believe the trial was a sham at all, nor the verdict. Not enough space here to explain why. I just really see celebrities, etc. framing this wrong.
BigJ did you hear a witness say that Trayvon was peeping through windows?
I found no evidence of peeping. This article says he wasn't reported as doing that: http://gazette.com/regardless-of-the-trials-outcom... . I could see suspicion. But you don't chase him down.
Thank you BigJ - no peeping. Also thank you for allowing me to comment. Our comments are not a reflection of others but of ourselves. Dodging questions w/ deflection is one thing. Personal attacks are tacky. Unfollowing.
What personal attack was anywhere here diane? There's plenty of disagreeing in the thread of comments but no one attacked you. You are welcome to your own opinion, but you can't expect everyone to agree. BTW theres never enough room in these comment
Amen, Diane. Very well said! :-)
It is extremely rare to find honest, unbiased reporting in the US on TV the internet or newspapers. This is true tenfold with things like the Zimmerman trial where they can insert racism into the mix, whether it played any part or not.
Most of the prosecutor's witnesses sounded more like defense witnesses.
The whole trial was politically motivated the local PD looked at the evidence and didn't press charges because there were none to press.
I completely agree with your insights here - very well stated.
Rodney King was stopped at the end of a chase from the scene of a robbery where King beat and robbed a store owner. He beat him badly enough to cripple him for life. I wish people would stop trying to paint him as an innocent poor black man.
The amount of force used by the police was nonetheless excessive and unnecessary. The incident also illuminated ongoing issues between the LAPD and local residents.