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jmccaskill

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Re: Zimmerman found NOT GUILTY
« Reply #60 on: July 28, 2013, 03:05:34 pm »
I agree that the prosecutors didn't handle things as well as they could have.  They gave the defense a lot of points.  Even the jury selection could have been better.

Actually, the prosecution team did an excellent job with what they had to work with, which from the beginning was nothing. The case should never have been brought to trial and was only done so to placate the likes of race baiters like Sharpton and Jackson.

True that the prosecution gave the defense a lot of points, those would the FACTS and the truth of the matter. In addition they offered the most absurd attempts ever to manufacture a case against an innocent man only because their mission was 'political correctness' and not enforcement of the law. Even to the point of hiding massive amounts of exculpatory evidence.

The case is sad, sad that a misguided young man lost his life and sad that the man he attacked will never live a day without this debacle present in his mind and life. The saddest part of all this is that we now have a significant part society that thinks that it is perfectly acceptable, even desirable that POLITICS should be made part of our judicial process. The ramifications of this is potentially disastrous. How long will it be before activist politicians begin to prosecute those that hold views different than their own? It is bad enough that Obama and his minions already are using their acolytes in the IRS, DHS, EPA, and who knows all the others to persecute their opposition. Give it serious thought, this is not just one case to ponder, this is potentially YOUR future.

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Re: Zimmerman found NOT GUILTY
« Reply #61 on: July 29, 2013, 02:14:33 am »
It is sad when there is 2 sides to a story and only 1 side was told. Activist have been around for years to speak for those who are unable to speak for them self. This process has been going on for years. Since the days of fighting against wars. Some of the first terrorist in America were white Americans.  :o

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« Reply #62 on: July 29, 2013, 05:33:48 am »
that just wrong not guilty  god knows  what those people did so I ll let  the big guy judge them  so should everybody else  but it freedom of speech not guilty bull
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Re: Zimmerman found NOT GUILTY
« Reply #63 on: July 31, 2013, 02:26:26 am »
I've kept up with this, but ultimately I realize that it's not so much the incident that's important, as it is how people react and take action. Some are using it to put forth their own agendas.

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Re: Zimmerman found NOT GUILTY
« Reply #64 on: August 01, 2013, 03:15:41 pm »
I think that it is ridiculous that the press took it this far, that the nation got so up in arms over one death, and that our President felt it necessary to put his two cents in.  The Department of Justice was thinking about delving deeper into this?  You have to be kidding me?  What was Zimmerman supposed to do...let a punk beat him to death? Jay Z, Kanye West and Stevie Wonder are going to Boycott concerts in Florida? How do I get them to Boycott Colorado?  Jay Z's Album flopped on the Verizon offering so he is lightening his concert stance. Katy Perry spoke about what a horrible injustice this was?  Not nearly as unjust as her music is to my ears.

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Re: Zimmerman found NOT GUILTY
« Reply #65 on: August 01, 2013, 07:45:00 pm »
I did not really follow the trial...

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Re: Zimmerman found NOT GUILTY
« Reply #66 on: August 01, 2013, 08:55:48 pm »
I don't agree with the verdict and I have several reasons why but I speaking about this case just makes me angry and kind of sad.

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Re: Zimmerman found NOT GUILTY
« Reply #67 on: August 01, 2013, 10:26:55 pm »
Guys,

Okay let's say Zimmerman was defending himself, he didn't have to shoot Trevon Martin in the chest and kill him.  He could have shot him in the leg or other non-fatal area.

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Re: Zimmerman found NOT GUILTY
« Reply #68 on: August 01, 2013, 11:38:39 pm »
anyone can get away with murder saying it is self defense if they do not fix this law. the cops told him to sit still and not go after that man, he was not a police officer and had no right to pursue him to start with.

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Re: Zimmerman found NOT GUILTY
« Reply #69 on: August 02, 2013, 08:50:32 am »
 I totally agree, Zimmerman got away with murder.  He disobeyed instructions and went after him.  Now he is pulled over for speeding in Texas, with a gun with him.  He feels that he is above the law, go as fast as he wants etc.

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Re: Zimmerman found NOT GUILTY
« Reply #70 on: August 02, 2013, 09:32:44 am »
I don't think anyone should have an issue with the verdict because if you understand what second degree murder means, he's not guilty of it by its definition. The verdict was the proper one but the issue should've been with the charges. Some form of manslaughter (voluntary or involuntary) would've been a better charge. Following someone around and not identifying yourself when all someone is doing is walking home from the store will lead them react. To say Zimmerman's actions didn't lead to the altercation is ridiculous.

Also, our courts are set up to handle these issues, so there's no reason why, after you kill someone, you should be let go. The "stand your ground" law is completely unnecessary. If it's self defense, fine, but let that be determined by a court trial, not by you simply saying you were just defending yourself and being let go by the police.


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Re: Zimmerman found NOT GUILTY
« Reply #71 on: August 02, 2013, 11:00:35 am »
The problem is the police did not do a proper job or follow protocol when it came to Zimmerman.  I knew he would get off but what offends me is that he was smiling for getting away with murder.  Just because he was acquitted doesn't mean he was innocent.  The corrupt lawyers and police really know how to twist the truth.  But Zimmerman's life will not be the same. God does not like ugliness.

Just a couple of days ago he driving is some other city with a gun and he got away with a slap on the wrist telling him to be careful. 
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Re: Zimmerman found NOT GUILTY
« Reply #72 on: August 02, 2013, 01:13:33 pm »
I think it is an okay verdice ... remember there is a high bar to convict someone per the old adage "rather set 1,000 guilty men free than convict 1 innocent man"

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Re: Zimmerman found NOT GUILTY
« Reply #73 on: August 02, 2013, 01:23:05 pm »
Just a reminder: The 'Stand your ground' law had nothing to do with this case, not one time was it presented by the defense or the prosecution. This was a self defense case, period.

Trying to make more out of this case than there is to it is sophomoric and grossly ignorant.

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Re: Zimmerman found NOT GUILTY
« Reply #74 on: August 02, 2013, 04:40:56 pm »
Just a reminder: The 'Stand your ground' law had nothing to do with this case, not one time was it presented by the defense or the prosecution. This was a self defense case, period.

Trying to make more out of this case than there is to it is sophomoric and grossly ignorant.

The "stand your ground" law and this case are inseparable. It doesn't matter if it was brought up in the trial or not. It's "sophomoric and grossly ignorant" to not understand that. The law gained national attention BECAUSE of this indecent. Zimmerman was let go on his word BECAUSE of that law. He was only arrested after people raised a stink. If he had been arrested then and there, which didn't happen BECAUSE of the law, there may not have been as much controversy and maybe no attention at all.

If I trip over your sidewalk and break my leg and sue you to pay medical expenses, does that mean you shouldn't fix your sidewalk? To prevent future accidents, you fix the sidewalk which is the same reason you fix (get rid of) the law. You don't wait until something else happens.

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...our courts are set up to handle these issues, so there's no reason why, after you kill someone, you should be let go. The 'stand your ground" law is completely unnecessary. If it's self defense, fine, but let that be determined by a court trial, not by you simply saying you were just defending yourself and being let go by the police.

There's way more to this case than a simple matter of self defense. Much more needs to be made out of profiling someone who's simply walking home from the store. Much more needs to be made out of following someone at night while armed without identifying yourself and expecting them to think nothing of it. There'd be no need for "self defense" if that doesn't happen. To not acknowledge that these actions provoked the entire situation is idiotic.

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