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    Re: George Zimmerman not guilty.

    Here's the problem: In a state with a "Stand Your Ground" law, now you can commit murder and get away with it, using the George Zimmerman trial as a basis of how to do it.
    Pick a fight with someone in a dark place with few credible (including neighbor overhearing argument/someone on the other end of a phone conversation) or no witnesses, and then claim it was out of "self defense". The only person that can dispute your claim of self defense is dead.

    That is also why I have this concern with copycats, especially the white supremacist variety.

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    Again, for you people who don't understand the law, this case was about whether or not Zimmerman acted in self-defense.
    It was not about should or shouldn't haves.
    It was not about the stand your ground law.
    The jury was instructed to find Zimmerman guilty or not guilty of second degree murder.
    They found him not guilty because there was not enough evidence to support the charges.
    There are murders all around the country, every day, that are hate crimes based on racism.
    We don't hear about them because the media does not give them the biased coverage that the media gave this trial.
    And yet with all that biased coverage, with all the media posted pictures of Martin as a 10-year-old child, instead of the 17-year-old man he was, a jury could not convict because there was not enough evidence to support the charges.
    This case was put in the hands of our legal system and a decision was made based on the facts.

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    It doesn't matter what legalistic definitions you post here, or how you think I understand the law. It does not erase the fact that the justice system does not favor poor people, let alone poor minorities. It's often about who has the better lawyer.
    Michael Jackson and OJ Simpson got "not guilty" verdicts because their wealth afforded them good lawyers.
    Lindsay Lohan gets in and out of rehab because of her wealth and lawyers.
    How many people are filling our prisons due to non-violent drug offenses, especially in states that have higher poverty and where prisons are privatized?
    George Zimmerman had a better lawyer. The donations he got from the NRA afforded him one.

    A poor person in their position would be in prison, or even executed by now in the case of OJ. A poor person's legal defense is one assigned to him by the state, one of the few they could afford, or an incompetent.

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    No Jolau, nothing matters to you but your own opinion.
    Not the law, not the over riding public opinion.
    Your opinion is the only one you find valid.
    Perhaps more people donated to Zimmerman than to the Martins because more people supported Zimmerman in this altercation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtj View Post
    There are murders all around the country, every day, that are hate crimes based on racism.
    We don't hear about them because the media does not give them the biased coverage that the media gave this trial.
    And yet with all that biased coverage, with all the media posted pictures of Martin as a 10-year-old child, instead of the 17-year-old man he was, a jury could not convict because there was not enough evidence to support the charges.
    This case was put in the hands of our legal system and a decision was made based on the facts.
    How many of these murders are ones where the victim is white and the black person was convicted with little or no notice from the media, plus the black person could not afford adequate defense?
    How many of these murders are those where the victim is a homosexual?

    The reason why there was not enough evidence to support the charges is because it happened in the dark where the only eye witnesses are the deceased (who cannot dispute the evidence) and the defendant (who is not going to say or do anything that would suggest he was the aggressor).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jolau View Post
    The reason why there was not enough evidence to support the charges is because it happened in the dark where the only eye witnesses are the deceased (who cannot dispute the evidence) and the defendant (who is not going to say or do anything that would suggest he was the aggressor).
    Again, you don't understand the law.
    The evidence of Zimmerman's injuries is the evidence in question.
    That evidence clearly indicates that the man was beaten and acted in self-defense.
    But you are probably one of those odd folks who thinks Zimmerman inflicted those injuries on himself.
    Must be nice living in your little pink bubble.

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