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2012-04-23 09:57:46 AM  

Hobodeluxe: not only the advice of the dispatcher but ignoring the instructions given to him when he took the neighborhood watch course from the local police. they tell them. do not follow suspects. do not carry guns when you're patrolling. he knew better. he placed himself in that situation, willingly and knowingly it was against all advice and instruction he'd received.


I get that, I really do, but does that mean he had absolutely no right to protect himself as he is getting beat up? The guy was an idiot and put himself in a stupid situation, but he still has a right to protect himself against assault.
 
2012-04-23 09:57:51 AM  

Oh_Enough_Already: Vigilantes opposed to Vigilante Justice


This probably applies to Zimmerman as well, I doubt he wants to get stand your grounded.
 
2012-04-23 09:58:04 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-04-23 09:58:07 AM  
Not only is that mindset disturbing (not to mention the fact that it's happening in present-day America...) but for Christ's sake people.... ENGLISH. DO YOU SPEAK IT!?! CAN YOU SPELL IT?!?
 
2012-04-23 09:58:13 AM  

Spaced Lion: rudemix: Florida Secret Police

This is probably the funniest 3-word sequence I have ever seen on Fark. I salute you.


I wanted in on the madness before it was too late!
 
2012-04-23 09:59:11 AM  

gimmegimme: No one deserves to be stalked and hunted in a suburban neighborhood.


And yet that's exactly what happened to Trayvon Martin.
 
2012-04-23 09:59:34 AM  

Oldiron_79: Hmm all the so called "tolerent" people want to lynch the hispanic jew for killing a black guy that was curb stomping him.

The "tolerent" people are nothing but BIGGOTS black suprimist BIGGOTS


What's a suprimist? Is that like extra misty?

"I went outside today and my clothes got drenched, man, the weather's all suprimist!"
 
2012-04-23 10:00:54 AM  

Molavian: Are you not entertained?


Exactly
 
2012-04-23 10:01:53 AM  

Fart_Machine: Welcome to your daily Zimmerman Troll Thread.


MattyFridays: I just can't even comment on this case anymore. The media has muddled it so much that people think they know everything about it when they know nothing. People who are trying to debate the case on the internet are getting the most simple facts wrong about it.


The appropriateness of this simul-post cannot be overstated.

/salute to you both
 
2012-04-23 10:02:48 AM  
It will be interesting to see what happens when he is found not guilty.

/the outrage should be interesting/fun
//can't see any way he is guilty at this point
 
2012-04-23 10:03:56 AM  

Hobodeluxe: no all the evidence points to him pursuing Trayvon, confronting him and then as Trayvon is standing his ground he kills him.
the phone call to the girlfriend proves that he didn't ambush Zimmerman. She heard him say why are you following me? What's your problem?
The neighbors heard arguing and yelling going on for several minutes. He was not blindsided while returning to his truck. Why would he let this "asshole who always gets away" escape? Why would he break off the chase? and then why would Trayvon then turn around after trying to avoid a confrontation then seek him out? You're asking the jury to believe that both men changed their minds at the same time. I'm sorry but I'm not buying ZImmerman's I was headed back to the truck and was ambushed" story.


Well I'm not saying I 100% believe his story, but Zimmerman did sustain a head injury/laceration which he could not possibly have inflicted on himself and multiple bruises/cuts to his body (those photos have been released). Something happened to cause Trayvon to attack Zimmerman. Now whether that was the kid trying to protect himself after seeing the gun we don't know, but the facts are there was a confrontation, yelling, screaming, injuries to Zimmerman, and Trayvon shot dead. The main part are the injuries to Zimmerman. If he is injured, then he had a right to protect himself by the law.

I am NOT arguing whether it was morally right, wrong, or otherwise. Personally I think Florida's Stand Your Ground law is too vague and need to be re-written. What I am arguing is Zimmerman is well within his rights as the current law is written. Nothing more then that.
 
2012-04-23 10:03:57 AM  
Always intrigued when people purposefully type like they're "gangsta". Doesn't that take more time than actually typing things out correctly?

I can only assume that some cultures/age groups consider intelligence to be "uncool", so they try to keep up with the status quo.
 
2012-04-23 10:06:08 AM  

Headso: the circle of vigilantism.


Killing the neighborhood watchman after threatening to kill him is more like premeditated murder than vigilantism.

I wonder if you could charge Zimmerman himself with vigilantism to begin with.
He was doing nothing illegal before the fight. He got into a scuffle with someone that ended in an accidental death (and by the description of the fight, it as going to either way. If Zim didnt shoot Martin then Martin probably would have bashed his head in and the story would have never had a "man bites dog" hook to it).

They won't get murder 2. I suspect they were hoping Zimmerman will still plea out so they wouldn't have to put Martin's character under the microscope.
 
2012-04-23 10:07:44 AM  
I am surprised that some of these twits were able to form a thought that could actually use up to 140 characters.

/why I support abortion on demand
 
2012-04-23 10:08:29 AM  

way south: Headso: the circle of vigilantism.

Killing the neighborhood watchman after threatening to kill him is more like premeditated murder than vigilantism.

I wonder if you could charge Zimmerman himself with vigilantism to begin with.
He was doing nothing illegal before the fight. He got into a scuffle with someone that ended in an accidental death (and by the description of the fight, it as going to either way. If Zim didnt shoot Martin then Martin probably would have bashed his head in and the story would have never had a "man bites dog" hook to it).

They won't get murder 2. I suspect they were hoping Zimmerman will still plea out so they wouldn't have to put Martin's character under the microscope.


Good point. If I've learned anything from my long experience on Fark, it's that all Farkers were flawless human beings during their adolescence.
 
2012-04-23 10:09:35 AM  
I hold in my hand the envelope. As a child of four can plainly see, this envelope has been hermetically sealed. It's been kept in a #2 mayonnaise jar on Funk and Wagnall's porch since noon today. No one knows the contents of this envelope, but I, in my borderline divine and mystical way, will ascertain the answer having never before seen the question.

The Dow will fall twenty points.

*Opens Envelope*

"What will happen to Dow's I.Q. if he reads this thread?"
 
2012-04-23 10:09:45 AM  

bearcats1983: Always intrigued when people purposefully type like they're "gangsta". Doesn't that take more time than actually typing things out correctly?

I can only assume that some cultures/age groups consider intelligence to be "uncool", so they try to keep up with the status quo.


I think this is called "keeping it real, yo".
Whatever the hell that is supposed to mean.
I guess the idea of "reality" involves flying in the face of intelligent conversation.
 
2012-04-23 10:10:22 AM  

gimmegimme: Kit Fister: gimmegimme: enry: gimmegimme:
We keep the peace with laws and professional police officers.

If that were really the case Zimmerman wouldn't be on trial, and Treyvon would still be munching Skittles.

/just saying

I agree with you. The point is that we don't appoint ourselves judge, jury and executioner and hassle people who are walking around on the street, minding their own business.

The Republicans are being frightened little girls. If you have a problem, call the cops. If you see someone walking home from the store, go home and watch TV.

The same cops that folks on Fark deride as pigs and jack-booted thugs?

Let me see if I got this straight, the whiplash is killing me...

Cops enforce laws against popular illegal activities == assholes/jerks/pigs/jack-booted thugs.

Cops enforce laws against bogeymen and perceived villains == white knights/awesome

You also realize, of course, that even the Supreme Court has ruled that police have no obligation to protect individuals, and it is not the job of police to act as security, but rather merely to investigate and enforce the law, right?

/why do I even bother?

That's a nice strawman there. Shame if anything happened to it.


It's not a strawman. It's a statement that the person legally responsible for defending your safety is YOU. Not the cops, not the army, not the space aliens. YOU. Police will intervene if it means they are also enforcing the law, but take a look at how well the cops were able to protect the victims of violent flash mobs, rapes, date rapes, and myriad other crimes.

Yes, some people are idiots when it comes to what they do, and the courts are there to punish those who break the law.

Now, I do agree that overly broad laws can be abused (though Florida law already prohibits an affirmative defense in most cases where you initiate the encounter), and in cases where those laws can be abused, caselaw and amendments can be utilized to remove some of the loopholes.

But don't let me stop you from assuming Zimmerman's guilty without knowing all the facts or allowing the justice system to even have a chance to complete it's work.
 
2012-04-23 10:10:30 AM  

bearcats1983: Always intrigued when people purposefully type like they're "gangsta". Doesn't that take more time than actually typing things out correctly?

I can only assume that some cultures/age groups consider intelligence to be "uncool", so they try to keep up with the status quo.



There are quite a few subcultures that this applies too and none of it has to do with intelligence.

a10.idata.over-blog.com
 
2012-04-23 10:10:43 AM  

jayhawk88: Well he is a minority who has recently had some trouble with the law. Wouldn't want him walking around my gated community .


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-04-23 10:10:58 AM  

spawn73: abfalter: I don't want to see Zimmerman killed.

I do want to see him off the streets and sitting in a jail cell.

I want him to be cleared of guilt, having acted in self defence.

Also, I want to Twitter morons making death threads being put in jail instead.


It's not self defense if you stalk somebody and provoke the confrontation
 
2012-04-23 10:11:42 AM  
Free George Zimmerman. He's innocent and all he did was defend himself. Sorry your snowflake was stupid.
 
2012-04-23 10:11:49 AM  
Aww, poor libies didn't get the chance to shank Zimmerman in prison before he went to trial Now they're all butthurt.
 
2012-04-23 10:11:57 AM  

hailin: Hobodeluxe: no all the evidence points to him pursuing Trayvon, confronting him and then as Trayvon is standing his ground he kills him.
the phone call to the girlfriend proves that he didn't ambush Zimmerman. She heard him say why are you following me? What's your problem?
The neighbors heard arguing and yelling going on for several minutes. He was not blindsided while returning to his truck. Why would he let this "asshole who always gets away" escape? Why would he break off the chase? and then why would Trayvon then turn around after trying to avoid a confrontation then seek him out? You're asking the jury to believe that both men changed their minds at the same time. I'm sorry but I'm not buying ZImmerman's I was headed back to the truck and was ambushed" story.

Well I'm not saying I 100% believe his story, but Zimmerman did sustain a head injury/laceration which he could not possibly have inflicted on himself and multiple bruises/cuts to his body (those photos have been released). Something happened to cause Trayvon to attack Zimmerman. Now whether that was the kid trying to protect himself after seeing the gun we don't know, but the facts are there was a confrontation, yelling, screaming, injuries to Zimmerman, and Trayvon shot dead. The main part are the injuries to Zimmerman. If he is injured, then he had a right to protect himself by the law.

I am NOT arguing whether it was morally right, wrong, or otherwise. Personally I think Florida's Stand Your Ground law is too vague and need to be re-written. What I am arguing is Zimmerman is well within his rights as the current law is written. Nothing more then that.


Nah. those injuries were not life threatening. What Zimmerman did was armed vigilantism. He is committing a crime right there. He had already tried Trayvon in his mind and found him guilty.
 
2012-04-23 10:12:34 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Silly Jesus: Hmm, there seems to be a commonality among these Tweets, other than the poor/nonexistent grammar.

What is it?


It's a place where people talk about poop coming out, but that's not important right now...
 
2012-04-23 10:13:01 AM  

gimmegimme: way south: Headso: the circle of vigilantism.

Killing the neighborhood watchman after threatening to kill him is more like premeditated murder than vigilantism.

I wonder if you could charge Zimmerman himself with vigilantism to begin with.
He was doing nothing illegal before the fight. He got into a scuffle with someone that ended in an accidental death (and by the description of the fight, it as going to either way. If Zim didnt shoot Martin then Martin probably would have bashed his head in and the story would have never had a "man bites dog" hook to it).

They won't get murder 2. I suspect they were hoping Zimmerman will still plea out so they wouldn't have to put Martin's character under the microscope.

Good point. If I've learned anything from my long experience on Fark, it's that all Farkers were flawless human beings during their adolescence.


Buuuuttt if he's going to claim self defense, he'll have to take the stand and then have his own background under display.
 
2012-04-23 10:15:58 AM  

Headso: the circle of vigilantism.


If for no other reason, this is why people should never take the law into their own hands. What's to stop your neighbor from doing the same to you if you can?
 
2012-04-23 10:16:45 AM  

digitalrain: jayhawk88: Well he is a minority who has recently had some trouble with the law. Wouldn't want him walking around my gated community .

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x294]


Zimmerman is not white anymore? The New York Times said that he was a white hispanic.
 
2012-04-23 10:17:19 AM  
Can this trial hurry up and get over so we can all forget about it until the next high profile murder comes around?
/buncha armchair jurors in this country.
 
2012-04-23 10:17:20 AM  

Kit Fister: You also realize, of course, that even the Supreme Court has ruled that police have no obligation to protect individuals, and it is not the job of police to act as security, but rather merely to investigate and enforce the law, right?

/why do I even bother?

That's a nice strawman there. Shame if anything happened to it.

It's not a strawman. It's a statement that the person legally responsible for defending your safety is YOU. Not the cops, not the army, not the space aliens. YOU. Police will intervene if it means they are also enforcing the law, but take a look at how well the cops were able to protect the victims of violent flash mobs, rapes, date rapes, and myriad other crimes.

Yes, some people are idiots when it comes to what they do, and the courts are there to punish those who break the law.

Now, I do agree that overly broad laws can be abused (though Florida law already prohibits an affirmative defense in most cases where you initiate the encounter), and in cases where those laws can be abused, caselaw and amendments can be utilized to remove some of the loopholes.

But don't let me stop you from assuming Zimmerman's guilty without knowing all the facts or allowing the justice system to even have a chance to complete it's work.


Violent flash mobs? I think you just created a new show for Fox.

It is also reassuring to know that we live in the lawless Wild West and I can take the law into my own hands instead of taking them to court.

wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
 
2012-04-23 10:18:46 AM  
This is my favy:

Ms.Lovely @Stallionnett101 Once u been convicted of a crime & let out on bail u can't be charged 2x for the same thing so that means sum1 gonna have to kill Zimmerman
 
2012-04-23 10:18:48 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Molavian: gimmegimme: Molavian: gimmegimme: No one deserves to be stalked and hunted in a suburban neighborhood.

I agree. It was a good thing he was armed, otherwise he'd probably be dead right now.

Why didn't Trayvon have the right to Stand His Ground?

Because in the facts of the case as we know them at this point, Zimmerman didn't assault Martin.

You don't need to be assaulted, you just need to "feel" threatened.


See, that's the gray area though. What constitutes "feeling threatened"? My grandmother would feel
threatened if a black person came over to help her pick up something she dropped. Does that mean
she could blow that person away just because she felt threatened? Of course not.

Perceived threat does not necessarily = actual danger.

There has to be some common sense middle ground between Castle Doctrine and SYG, but given
that this is Floriduh we're talking about, I doubt that cooler heads will prevail.
 
2012-04-23 10:18:51 AM  

Hobodeluxe: hailin: Hobodeluxe: no all the evidence points to him pursuing Trayvon, confronting him and then as Trayvon is standing his ground he kills him.
the phone call to the girlfriend proves that he didn't ambush Zimmerman. She heard him say why are you following me? What's your problem?
The neighbors heard arguing and yelling going on for several minutes. He was not blindsided while returning to his truck. Why would he let this "asshole who always gets away" escape? Why would he break off the chase? and then why would Trayvon then turn around after trying to avoid a confrontation then seek him out? You're asking the jury to believe that both men changed their minds at the same time. I'm sorry but I'm not buying ZImmerman's I was headed back to the truck and was ambushed" story.

Well I'm not saying I 100% believe his story, but Zimmerman did sustain a head injury/laceration which he could not possibly have inflicted on himself and multiple bruises/cuts to his body (those photos have been released). Something happened to cause Trayvon to attack Zimmerman. Now whether that was the kid trying to protect himself after seeing the gun we don't know, but the facts are there was a confrontation, yelling, screaming, injuries to Zimmerman, and Trayvon shot dead. The main part are the injuries to Zimmerman. If he is injured, then he had a right to protect himself by the law.

I am NOT arguing whether it was morally right, wrong, or otherwise. Personally I think Florida's Stand Your Ground law is too vague and need to be re-written. What I am arguing is Zimmerman is well within his rights as the current law is written. Nothing more then that.

Nah. those injuries were not life threatening. What Zimmerman did was armed vigilantism. He is committing a crime right there. He had already tried Trayvon in his mind and found him guilty.



The injuries don't have to be life threatening. He just has to feel that he is in danger. The rest of your post is correct, but in this case the law favors the victor. If Martin had taken the gun away from Zimmerman and shot him instead then he would also have been protected as standing his ground. It's a poorly written law and that has consequences.
 
2012-04-23 10:19:02 AM  

markfara: chrylis: markfara: The problem is that the law didn't do it's job until there was a public outcry.

You're assuming that he didn't have justification under the law and that the prosecutor's statements to the court in the bail hearing were false. Otherwise, the law did its job entirely correctly.

No, I'm not. No, they didn't.


Law enforcement officers did their best, considering they were hamstringed by enforcing an utterly retardedly designed law.

This is what happens when you get lawmakers who think we're living in a goddamn western.
 
2012-04-23 10:19:13 AM  

NeoBad: Free George Zimmerman. He's innocent and all he did was defend himself. Sorry your snowflake was stupid.


The American Left wants their Great White Defendant (who can conveniently turn into a minority when expedient). Nothing will deter them.
 
2012-04-23 10:19:22 AM  
If a handful of posers on twitter constitutes a lynch mob then Fark is a goddamned holocaust.
 
2012-04-23 10:19:23 AM  

Hobodeluxe: hailin: Hobodeluxe: no all the evidence points to him pursuing Trayvon, confronting him and then as Trayvon is standing his ground he kills him.
the phone call to the girlfriend proves that he didn't ambush Zimmerman. She heard him say why are you following me? What's your problem?
The neighbors heard arguing and yelling going on for several minutes. He was not blindsided while returning to his truck. Why would he let this "asshole who always gets away" escape? Why would he break off the chase? and then why would Trayvon then turn around after trying to avoid a confrontation then seek him out? You're asking the jury to believe that both men changed their minds at the same time. I'm sorry but I'm not buying ZImmerman's I was headed back to the truck and was ambushed" story.

Well I'm not saying I 100% believe his story, but Zimmerman did sustain a head injury/laceration which he could not possibly have inflicted on himself and multiple bruises/cuts to his body (those photos have been released). Something happened to cause Trayvon to attack Zimmerman. Now whether that was the kid trying to protect himself after seeing the gun we don't know, but the facts are there was a confrontation, yelling, screaming, injuries to Zimmerman, and Trayvon shot dead. The main part are the injuries to Zimmerman. If he is injured, then he had a right to protect himself by the law.

I am NOT arguing whether it was morally right, wrong, or otherwise. Personally I think Florida's Stand Your Ground law is too vague and need to be re-written. What I am arguing is Zimmerman is well within his rights as the current law is written. Nothing more then that.

Nah. those injuries were not life threatening. What Zimmerman did was armed vigilantism. He is committing a crime right there. He had already tried Trayvon in his mind and found him guilty.


A kid in my neighborhood died when he fell and hit his head on sidewalk. Smashing someones head on the ground once could kill them, if I was Zimmerman I wouldn't wait to find out how many he could sustain before dying.
 
2012-04-23 10:19:52 AM  
I hope someone armed follows him around, then alleges that Zimmerman attacked him so he was forced to shoot him.

I only hope this happens just to see people on both sides of this issue change their arguments 180 degrees.
 
2012-04-23 10:20:38 AM  

way south: Killing the neighborhood watchman after threatening to kill him is more like premeditated murder than vigilantism


That's the problem with living in a state where you can kill people even if you start a confrontation and then you feel threatened after they start kicking your ass. Anyone can say they feel threatened for their life and if the other person involved is dead only one side of the story is told.
 
2012-04-23 10:21:37 AM  

PoochUMD: Hobodeluxe: hailin: Hobodeluxe: no all the evidence points to him pursuing Trayvon, confronting him and then as Trayvon is standing his ground he kills him.
the phone call to the girlfriend proves that he didn't ambush Zimmerman. She heard him say why are you following me? What's your problem?
The neighbors heard arguing and yelling going on for several minutes. He was not blindsided while returning to his truck. Why would he let this "asshole who always gets away" escape? Why would he break off the chase? and then why would Trayvon then turn around after trying to avoid a confrontation then seek him out? You're asking the jury to believe that both men changed their minds at the same time. I'm sorry but I'm not buying ZImmerman's I was headed back to the truck and was ambushed" story.

Well I'm not saying I 100% believe his story, but Zimmerman did sustain a head injury/laceration which he could not possibly have inflicted on himself and multiple bruises/cuts to his body (those photos have been released). Something happened to cause Trayvon to attack Zimmerman. Now whether that was the kid trying to protect himself after seeing the gun we don't know, but the facts are there was a confrontation, yelling, screaming, injuries to Zimmerman, and Trayvon shot dead. The main part are the injuries to Zimmerman. If he is injured, then he had a right to protect himself by the law.

I am NOT arguing whether it was morally right, wrong, or otherwise. Personally I think Florida's Stand Your Ground law is too vague and need to be re-written. What I am arguing is Zimmerman is well within his rights as the current law is written. Nothing more then that.

Nah. those injuries were not life threatening. What Zimmerman did was armed vigilantism. He is committing a crime right there. He had already tried Trayvon in his mind and found him guilty.

A kid in my neighborhood died when he fell and hit his head on sidewalk. Smashing someones head on the ground once could kill them, if I was Z ...


If Zimmerman had died from his terrible wounds, what would his last thought have been?

"Gee, maybe I shouldn't have stalked this guy who was just walking around on the sidewalk and continued my pursuit after being told to fark off."
 
2012-04-23 10:21:47 AM  

Kit Fister: gimmegimme: enry: gimmegimme:
We keep the peace with laws and professional police officers.

If that were really the case Zimmerman wouldn't be on trial, and Treyvon would still be munching Skittles.

/just saying

I agree with you. The point is that we don't appoint ourselves judge, jury and executioner and hassle people who are walking around on the street, minding their own business.

The Republicans are being frightened little girls. If you have a problem, call the cops. If you see someone walking home from the store, go home and watch TV.

The same cops that folks on Fark deride as pigs and jack-booted thugs?

Let me see if I got this straight, the whiplash is killing me...

Cops enforce laws against popular illegal activities == assholes/jerks/pigs/jack-booted thugs.

Cops enforce laws against bogeymen and perceived villains == white knights/awesome

You also realize, of course, that even the Supreme Court has ruled that police have no obligation to protect individuals, and it is not the job of police to act as security, but rather merely to investigate and enforce the law, right?

/why do I even bother?


Not all cops are jackbooted thugs and it is not inevitable that law enforcement resort to this, thus we cite when they do so as to force them to perform their duties in a less scumbag and more Constitutionally compliant manner. How can a reasonable adult not understand this?
 
2012-04-23 10:22:19 AM  

gimmegimme: It is also reassuring to know that we live in the lawless Wild West and I can take the law into my own hands instead of taking them to court.


I'm fairly certain that both Zimmerman and Martin would both agree to the old adage "better judged by 12 than carried by 6".

If Martin were still alive, at least.
 
2012-04-23 10:22:36 AM  

TXEric: bearcats1983: Always intrigued when people purposefully type like they're "gangsta". Doesn't that take more time than actually typing things out correctly?

I can only assume that some cultures/age groups consider intelligence to be "uncool", so they try to keep up with the status quo.

I think this is called "keeping it real, yo".
Whatever the hell that is supposed to mean.
I guess the idea of "reality" involves flying in the face of intelligent conversation.



Yeah, White people don't call each other "nerds" and worship jocks and cheerleaders. It's only he blacks.

/Why don't YOU keep it real and just get a robe?
 
2012-04-23 10:24:03 AM  

pciszek: hailin: Even if he is found innocent I wouldn't be surprised to see his obituary in the paper at some point.

Not surprising at all, since the Florida legislature has provided a get-out-of-jail-free card for murder. Anyone can pursue Zimmerman in order to "stand their ground" against him just as he pursued and "stood his ground" against Martin. And the Neo-Nazis who have come to the neighborhood from out of state will no doubt be "standing their ground" against the neighborhood's non-white residents...Florida is going to be a shooting gallery for a while, at least.


Would you like to clearly state your projection with defined metrics and then place some cash in escrow so we can bet on it? I think you know very little and would love for you to place some money where your mouth is. Seriously... What is a good dollar amount for you? I will be willing to risk $1000.
 
2012-04-23 10:24:21 AM  
Those twitter updates on the page are probably the most retarded thing I will read today. (besides the politics tab)
 
2012-04-23 10:25:04 AM  

Molavian: gimmegimme: It is also reassuring to know that we live in the lawless Wild West and I can take the law into my own hands instead of taking them to court.

I'm fairly certain that both Zimmerman and Martin would both agree to the old adage "better judged by 12 than carried by 6".

If Martin were still alive, at least.


If only Zimmerman had some faith in the criminal justice system and had let the police do their job, allowing police to determine whether or not Martin needed to be judged by 12.
 
2012-04-23 10:25:15 AM  

digitalrain: See, that's the gray area though. What constitutes "feeling threatened"? My grandmother would feel
threatened if a black person came over to help her pick up something she dropped. Does that mean
she could blow that person away just because she felt threatened? Of course not.


The statute requires reasonable fear of great bodily injury - like when someone slams your head on the concrete sidewalk.
 
2012-04-23 10:26:08 AM  

keenerb: gimmegimme: I think I speak for the majority when I say that we are glad that Zimmerman is going to have a trial and that the rule of law will remain SOP in Florida. No one deserves to be stalked and hunted in a suburban neighborhood. Even though I'm not sure Zimmerman did the right thing, I do hope that a judge and jury can decide the case.

This is America. We keep the peace with laws and professional police officers.

Honestly, isn't this just a show trial to placate the people crying for Zimmerman's blood?

It doesn't seem to me that the prosecution really has any chance of making a case, which is probably why charges weren't filed originally.


this.
the prosecution has no case and may end up charged themselves with malicious prosecution. The pics of Zimmerman's blood head pretty much blow away the third element in the list required for a second degree murder charge in the state of FL. Zimmerman shooting Martin while having his head hit on the sidewalk demonstrates self defense and not "a depraved mind without regard for human life". From that follows the destruction of requirement #2, shooting in self defense is not a criminal act in FL.

the trial is for show, Zimmerman will be found not guilty and riots will ensue, all because of the court of public opinion and race baiting.

List of requirements for a second degree murder conviction
1. The victim is dead;
2. The death was caused by the criminal act of the defendant;
3. There was an unlawful killing of the victim by an act imminently dangerous to another and demonstrating a depraved mind without regard for human life.
http://www.arnoldlawfirmllc.com/CM/Custom/SecondDegreeMurder.asp
 
2012-04-23 10:26:47 AM  
I wish all these ITGs would shiat or get off the pot. This is annoying as hell reading them whine and biatch hoping they can goad someone into doing something. Just STFU already. They'll find him not guilty and you can have your loot-riot and get that TV you've been wanting.
 
2012-04-23 10:26:53 AM  

Scerpes: digitalrain: See, that's the gray area though. What constitutes "feeling threatened"? My grandmother would feel
threatened if a black person came over to help her pick up something she dropped. Does that mean
she could blow that person away just because she felt threatened? Of course not.

The statute requires reasonable fear of great bodily injury - like when someone slams your head on the concrete sidewalk.


If granny is the only one left she can say whatever she wants at that point.
 
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