Jury Finds George Zimmerman Not Guilty In Death of Trayvon Martin

  1. 2 A jury in Florida just found George Zimmerman not guilty on all counts in the death of Trayvon Martin.


    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...tions/2514233/
    Last edit by DoGoodThenGo on Jul 13, '13 : Reason: Spelling
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  4. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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    Been watching off and on all afternoon. With the technical definition of 2nd Degree Murder or manslaughter they had to use, I don't disagree with this verdict.

    5 questions jurors must consider in Zimmerman trial

    I didn't see this until just now:


    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/der...7/12/id/514847

    Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz says the prosecutors in the George Zimmerman murder trial should be charged with "prosecutorial misconduct" for suggesting the defendant planned the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.

    "That is something no prosecutor should be allowed to get away with … to make up a story from whole cloth," Dershowitz told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

    "These prosecutors should be disbarred. They have acted absolutely irresponsibly in an utterly un-American fashion."
    Last edit by Spidey's mom on Jul 13, '13
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  5. Visit  tntrn profile page
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    I hope all the people on twitter, and those celebrities who are vowing to kill George Zimmerman out of their concern for Trayvon Martin's death go to Chicago. Black kids are getting killed there on a regular basis.

    I am glad it is over....except that is will never be over for Zimmerman. I think Martin's parents have acted with more class than many others, including our President who essentially took sides from the beginning. I pray for them to find peace.
    Bortaz, RN, miasmom, sharpeimom, and 4 others like this.
  6. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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    Oh my gosh tntrn . . I was just surfing the net and found the kind of story you were talking about - Twitter comments. Very scary for the jurors too. Sheesh!

    Twitter lynch mob threatens to kill George Zimmerman | Twitchy
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  7. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Quote from tntrn
    I am glad it is over....except that is will never be over for Zimmerman.
    This should never be over for Zimmerman, as he snuffed out the life of another human being. Nobody would have died last year if only he had obeyed the 911 operator's directive to remain in his car, but the wannabe cop just couldn't resist pursuing the 'suspicious' black kid with the hoodie.

    My genuine hope is that Zimmerman is unable to live a normal life for the rest of his life. Although he is not physically imprisoned anymore, the bars and chains will be psychological for him.
  8. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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    I wasn't on the jury nor did I follow the trail day by day. But my understanding is that Mr. Zimmerman was on his way back to the car when confronted by Mr. Martin.

    I truly don't think this had anything to do with race.

    If only Mr. Martin had not confronted Mr. Zimmerman or if Mr. Martin had said that he was visiting his father . . . . if only. Sounds to me like both sides messed up.

    If someone is banging your head on the ground . . . you have the right to fear for your life.

    Of course Mr. Zimmerman will always carry this with him. As he should.

    The jurors did what the law allowed. No one has the right to say they are going to kill those 6 women. No one!!

    http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/wh...immermans-fate
    Last edit by Spidey's mom on Jul 13, '13
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  9. Visit  tntrn profile page
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    I think one of the most dramatic and telling parts was the four minutes of silence the defense used during closing arguments. This is the amount of time Mr. Martin could have run or walked away. I believe that was how long his call was with the young woman.
  10. Visit  azhiker96 profile page
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    Instead of calling his friend, I wish Martin had called 911 to report the crazy ******* following him. Things would have had a much different ending.

    Instead, two lives are ruined. One is dead and the other will be hunted by angry people seeking revenge.

    So far I've heard no reports of riots. Hopefully it will be a calm night. If not then I hope business owners are locked and loaded to prevent thugs from rioting and looting their stores.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jul 15, '13 : Reason: TOS
  11. Visit  HM-8404 profile page
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    Zimmerman did nothing illegal. It is not illegal to follow someone. The "wannabe cop" was attacked by a "wannabe gang-banger." Seems funny how the prosecution tried to claim Zimmerman was the aggressor and the only wounds Martin had was abrasions on his knuckles and a gunshot wound, where Zimmerman had a messed up nose, and lacerations on the back of his head. The prosecution tried to label his injuries as minor. I wondered if the same injuries had been on a woman and a man had caused them would they still be considered minor injuries?

    Maybe now that the trial is over they will quit using the picture of the sweet little 12 year old and use the more recent picture of the 17 yr old, 6'2", 185lb former football player, with a gold grill, tats, and marijuana in his system that was in the neighborhood only because he recently was expelled from school for punching his bus driver.

    The police dept. and the County that did the investigation declined to charge Zimmerman due to lack of evidence. Only after the race baiters stepped in and forced the hand of the State were charges filed. Then the special prosecutor was handed this dog of a case. It was not winnable from the start. It really showed when almost every witness for the prosecution helped the defense more than the prosecution.

    Quote from TheCommuter
    This should never be over for Zimmerman, as he snuffed out the life of another human being. Nobody would have died last year if only he had obeyed the 911 operator's directive to remain in his car, but the wannabe cop just couldn't resist pursuing the 'suspicious' black kid with the hoodie.

    My genuine hope is that Zimmerman is unable to live a normal life for the rest of his life. Although he is not physically imprisoned anymore, the bars and chains will be psychological for him.
    GM2RN, Bortaz, RN, azhiker96, and 5 others like this.
  12. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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    There were some incidents here in California overnight.

    In reading commentaries this morning I am more convinced that the prosecution had nothing and this should never have gone to court.

    Prosecutors were forced to admit that Mr. Martin was in fact on top of Mr. Zimmerman.

    This case is pure politics unfortunately. And yes, two lives ruined.
    workingharder, Ayvah, and PMFB-RN like this.
  13. Visit  imintrouble profile page
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    If ever there was an example of how one single decision can alter the course of your life, this is it.

    If Trayvon had used those four minutes to avoid George Zimmerman he would be alive.
    If George Zimmerman had stayed in his car and driven home, his life would still be normal.

    The women on the jury could not reach any other verdict and live with themselves. I almost feel more sympathy for them than anybody else.
    VivaLasViejas, miasmom, and tntrn like this.
  14. Visit  herring_RN profile page
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    Quote from HM-8404
    Zimmerman did nothing illegal. It is not illegal to follow someone. The "wannabe cop" was attacked by a "wannabe gang-banger." Seems funny how the prosecution tried to claim Zimmerman was the aggressor and the only wounds Martin had was abrasions on his knuckles and a gunshot wound, where Zimmerman had a messed up nose, and lacerations on the back of his head. The prosecution tried to label his injuries as minor. I wondered if the same injuries had been on a woman and a man had caused them would they still be considered minor injuries?

    Maybe now that the trial is over they will quit using the picture of the sweet little 12 year old and use the more recent picture of the 17 yr old, 6'2", 185lb former football player, with a gold grill, tats, and marijuana in his system that was in the neighborhood only because he recently was expelled from school for punching his bus driver.

    The police dept. and the County that did the investigation declined to charge Zimmerman due to lack of evidence. Only after the race baiters stepped in and forced the hand of the State were charges filed. Then the special prosecutor was handed this dog of a case. It was not winnable from the start. It really showed when almost every witness for the prosecution helped the defense more than the prosecution.
    The coroner found no wounds on Trayvon Benjamin Martin's knuckles. He was less that 6 feet tall and weighed 158 pounds.
    He had no tattoos visible the way he was dressed.
    After being following by a man in an SUV, walking away where vehicles cannot go the man gets out. We then do not know what happened after that.

    snopes.com: Trayvon Martin Photos
  15. Visit  aknottedyarn profile page
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    I cannot get past the instructions by the police to Zimmerman to stand down, and he did not. He lost innocence at that point. I think manslaughter would have been an appropriate charge and one I believe he was guilty of.


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