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(WESH Orlando)   What is Fark's favorite state concerned about concerning the George Zimmerman trial? That it will make their state look bad   (wesh.com) divider line 98
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2013-06-24 07:40:34 AM
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2013-06-24 07:45:43 AM
The state is in serious denial.
 
2013-06-24 07:45:58 AM
Yeah... THIS is the thing everyone will think about.
 
2013-06-24 07:48:56 AM
And Here. We. Go.

Again.............................
 
2013-06-24 07:50:59 AM
Rockstar needs to make this into a video game.
 
2013-06-24 07:51:18 AM
Those horses left the barn a looooong time ago.
 
2013-06-24 07:53:18 AM
Florida math:
Of the 48 percent of respondents who agreed, 45 percent identified as white, while 73 percent identified as black. Fifty-one percent identified as Hispanic.
/and its the trial that will make them look bad?
 
2013-06-24 07:53:38 AM
All it will take is for one white woman to murder someone or be abducted and no one will even remember there is a trial.
 
2013-06-24 07:54:36 AM
In a state where self indulgence is the norm, what else will they be thinking about?
 
2013-06-24 07:54:56 AM
Done in one. Someone turn off the lights on the way out, please.
 
2013-06-24 07:59:17 AM
Is it too late to say "too late"?
 
2013-06-24 07:59:52 AM
i'm dying to hear what they're doing to prevent those concerns from being realized.  i'm sure it's worth hearing.
 
2013-06-24 08:00:00 AM
Um, Florida?  If the bugs, Cubans, rednecks, invasive species, corrupt politicians, terrible pro sports teams, corrupt college sports teams, Casey Anthony, and Disney haven't made you look bad already, you don't have anything to worry about from this.  I'm just saying.
 
2013-06-24 08:01:31 AM
I had the local news on this morning... Fox

They showed the picture of Zimmerman and Martin

ZImmerman was in a business suite
Martin was smiling and showing off his gold teeth

Based on those pictures I say Zimmerman is innocent and Martin is a no good skittle eating, ice tea drinking thug that got what was coming to him.
 
2013-06-24 08:03:51 AM

FullMetalPanda: I had the local news on this morning... Fox

They showed the picture of Zimmerman and Martin

ZImmerman was in a business suite
Martin was smiling and showing off his gold teeth

Based on those pictures I say Zimmerman is innocent and Martin is a no good skittle eating, ice tea drinking thug that got what was coming to him.


Fox might as well be running ads for the KKK
 
2013-06-24 08:05:25 AM
this outcome of this trial has been per-determined. the prosecution is taking a dive.
 
2013-06-24 08:05:31 AM
What's making them look bad is charging a citizen with 2nd degree murder when even the prosecution admits there's no evidence to support the charges.
 
2013-06-24 08:05:41 AM
Zimmerman will walk.  He should, at least, provided the trial is kept clinical and "letter of the law".  But he doesn't win.  There are no winners here.  Just a real pisser of a situation, and a 17 year old kid is dead who shouldn't be.
 
2013-06-24 08:06:38 AM

FullMetalPanda: I had the local news on this morning... Fox

They showed the picture of Zimmerman and Martin

ZImmerman was in a business suite
Martin was smiling and showing off his gold teeth

Based on those pictures I say Zimmerman is innocent and Martin is a no good skittle eating, ice tea drinking thug that got what was coming to him.


Your the racist for thinking that matters.
 
2013-06-24 08:06:59 AM
Is the jury going to vote by punch ballot?
 
2013-06-24 08:07:50 AM

whimofsteel: Florida math:
Of the 48 percent of respondents who agreed, 45 percent identified as white, while 73 percent identified as black. Fifty-one percent identified as Hispanic.
/and its the trial that will make them look bad?


You can be white and Hispanic, or black and Hispanic, so there isn't anything that is necessarily unkosher about those numbers.  You're seeing 3 different, mutually exclusive categories (white, black, Hispanic), when in fact there are actually 4 categories (white, white and Hispanic, black, blank and Hispanic).
 
2013-06-24 08:08:04 AM

nekom: Zimmerman will walk.  He should, at least, provided the trial is kept clinical and "letter of the law".  But he doesn't win.  There are no winners here.  Just a real pisser of a situation, and a 17 year old kid is dead who shouldn't be.


Not to mention the property damage from the ensuing riots.

/Oh you know there will be.
 
2013-06-24 08:08:43 AM

dittybopper: whimofsteel: Florida math:
Of the 48 percent of respondents who agreed, 45 percent identified as white, while 73 percent identified as black. Fifty-one percent identified as Hispanic.
/and its the trial that will make them look bad?

You can be white and Hispanic, or black and Hispanic, so there isn't anything that is necessarily unkosher about those numbers.  You're seeing 3 different, mutually exclusive categories (white, black, Hispanic), when in fact there are actually 4 categories (white, white and Hispanic, black, blank and Hispanic).


Yeah, blank like my mind this morning.  I meant to say "black and Hispanic".
 
2013-06-24 08:09:48 AM
EvilEgg:
Not to mention the property damage from the ensuing riots.

/Oh you know there will be.


That's a very real concern, yes.
 
2013-06-24 08:10:08 AM

EvilEgg: nekom: Zimmerman will walk.  He should, at least, provided the trial is kept clinical and "letter of the law".  But he doesn't win.  There are no winners here.  Just a real pisser of a situation, and a 17 year old kid is dead who shouldn't be.

Not to mention the property damage from the ensuing riots.

/Oh you know there will be.


I hope not.
 
2013-06-24 08:11:29 AM
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Of course the media will do all it can to insure racial tensions are exploited.
 Then the stupid court will release the verdict on Friday night so people have weekend to go crazy.

How about a media watchdog reporting on the MSM behavior.
Running their own, Truth- o -Meter. as seen in the campaigns alongside the reporting.

//  I fear (think) that many people will be armed and ready to shoot in the next installment:
 "Let's stand in the street and kick white /Asian/Hispanic people as they drive by."

And I'll blame the press for framing this story in 1950's racial environment and narrative.
 
2013-06-24 08:11:46 AM
Everything here is a hazard.

'Skeeters the size of Pterodactyls
Alligators
Crocodiles (got those too)
3 kinds of rattlesnake
Water moccasin (Cottonmouth)
Coral snake
Bull sharks
Locals with Guns (duh)
Locals in general
Florida Panther
Rabid Foxes, Racoons, coyotes, etc.
Boaters (any idiot can and does own a boat)
Tourists
etc.
etc.
etc.

But we have lots of Beachfront. Too bad it's almost all private.
 
2013-06-24 08:13:20 AM

Hobodeluxe: this outcome of this trial has been per-determined. the prosecution is taking a dive.


How could they expect to win when the evidence is so one sided?
 
2013-06-24 08:13:46 AM

EvilEgg: Not to mention the property damage from the ensuing riots.

/Oh you know there will be.


The media will do whatever it has to in order to ensure we have riots, even if they have to withhold information, of blatantly lie about it, like they did when this case first hit big.
 
2013-06-24 08:16:57 AM
Since the original headline has been handled, let's talk about Zimmerman causing his own injuries.
 
2013-06-24 08:17:06 AM
Can't we all just get along?
 
2013-06-24 08:19:07 AM
I was told there would be no math.
 
2013-06-24 08:19:31 AM

hinten: Since the original headline has been handled, let's talk about Zimmerman causing his own injuries.


Gotta love an article that starts out with an outright lie.

At least the source is historically unbiased....
 
2013-06-24 08:22:24 AM

gopher321: [img.fark.net image 850x544]


Agreed. Too late. Perhaps this will be the hurricane season that clips America's wang. We can only hope, as can millions of in-hock inheritors.
 
2013-06-24 08:22:56 AM
So we have a major case with national strength and pull, and there is race involved

Who wants to bet on riots?
 
2013-06-24 08:23:13 AM

Slappy McLongstockings: All it will take is for one white woman to murder someone or be abducted and no one will even remember there is a trial.


Baby Jessica in the well for two hundred, Alex.
 
2013-06-24 08:28:46 AM

Dr.Mxyzptlk.: And I'll blame the press for framing this story in 1950's racial environment and narrative.


You should visit Florida sometime.
 
2013-06-24 08:30:46 AM

The Muthaship: hinten: Since the original headline has been handled, let's talk about Zimmerman causing his own injuries.

Gotta love an article that starts out with an outright lie.

At least the source is historically unbiased....


Says some anonymous dude with no historical bias on the Internet.
 
2013-06-24 08:31:10 AM
FullMetalPanda:
They showed the picture of Zimmerman and Martin

ZImmerman was in a business suite
Martin was smiling and showing off his gold teeth


They should have stuck to showing Trayvon when he was 11, and an unflattering picture of Zimmerman in jailhouse-orange that had been brightened to make Zimmerman look whiter, like the rest of our totally-honest media/MSNBC did for over a year.
 
2013-06-24 08:31:31 AM
Welcome to Florida

We are all Bozos on this bus.
 
2013-06-24 08:34:00 AM

Popcorn Johnny: What's making them look bad is charging a citizen with 2nd degree murder when even the prosecution admits there's no evidence to support the charges.


Except, of course, for the dead body. And the gun. And the placing of Mr. Zimmermann at the scene. And a motive.

Time, place and motive.
but no evidence.

got it.
 
2013-06-24 08:38:04 AM

exparrot: Popcorn Johnny: What's making them look bad is charging a citizen with 2nd degree murder when even the prosecution admits there's no evidence to support the charges.

Except, of course, for the dead body. And the gun. And the placing of Mr. Zimmermann at the scene. And a motive.

Time, place and motive.
but no evidence.

got it.


Take a step back, forget the races of those involved, and look at this thing objectively.  I realize that's not easy, but give it a shot.  Zimmerman, in my OPINION, was an overzealous wannabe cop who had no business following Martin whatsoever, BUT that wasn't illegal.  At some point, an altercation developed.  Zimmerman claims Martin started it, and while there's no evidence to clearly prove that, there isn't any evidence to rebut it either.  Two people know exactly how that fight started.  One is dead, the other is facing trial for his murder and obviously his testimony is suspect.

Bad judgment?  Hell yeah, probably on the part of BOTH parties, Martin for confronting him (IF that is indeed what happened), and Zimmerman for creating the whole situation.  But murder?  Nah.  No way.  It just isn't there.
 
2013-06-24 08:39:21 AM
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Defense counsel Mark O'Mara. He doesn't have to tell the kids to get off his lawn. All he has to do is smile at them and the kids will have nightmares for months.
I'm not saying that's a phony smile, but it just gave me change back for a nine dollar bill.
 
2013-06-24 08:40:04 AM
If there was a reason for me to vacation in Sanford, FL, this would be a very concerning story.

/It's just a crappy suburb of Orlando
 
2013-06-24 08:43:05 AM

Valiente: Baby Jessica in the well for two hundred, Alex.


Hey I just heard a boy whose parents made him dress and act like a little girl can now use the girl's bathroom at school.  Would you happen to know at what age it is legal to go ahead and cut off the penis and just make your child a transsexual or do they have to be transgendered until they become an adult??

It might be by state....Are there any legal experts from Florida in the house??
 
2013-06-24 08:43:09 AM

nekom: exparrot: Popcorn Johnny: What's making them look bad is charging a citizen with 2nd degree murder when even the prosecution admits there's no evidence to support the charges.

Except, of course, for the dead body. And the gun. And the placing of Mr. Zimmermann at the scene. And a motive.

Time, place and motive.
but no evidence.

got it.

Take a step back, forget the races of those involved, and look at this thing objectively.  I realize that's not easy, but give it a shot.  Zimmerman, in my OPINION, was an overzealous wannabe cop who had no business following Martin whatsoever, BUT that wasn't illegal.  At some point, an altercation developed.  Zimmerman claims Martin started it, and while there's no evidence to clearly prove that, there isn't any evidence to rebut it either.  Two people know exactly how that fight started.  One is dead, the other is facing trial for his murder and obviously his testimony is suspect.

Bad judgment?  Hell yeah, probably on the part of BOTH parties, Martin for confronting him (IF that is indeed what happened), and Zimmerman for creating the whole situation.  But murder?  Nah.  No way.  It just isn't there.



He took his gun and set out after an unarmed kid minding his own business and ended up fighting and shooting the kid.  The rest is Zim's absolutely unproveable side of the story.  It's a little murdery,
 
2013-06-24 08:43:46 AM

dittybopper: whimofsteel: Florida math:
Of the 48 percent of respondents who agreed, 45 percent identified as white, while 73 percent identified as black. Fifty-one percent identified as Hispanic.
/and its the trial that will make them look bad?

You can be white and Hispanic, or black and Hispanic, so there isn't anything that is necessarily unkosher about those numbers.  You're seeing 3 different, mutually exclusive categories (white, black, Hispanic), when in fact there are actually 4 categories (white, white and Hispanic, black, blank and Hispanic).


Um, are you from Floriduh? 5 categories: white, black, hispanic, white/hispanic, black/hispanic
 
2013-06-24 08:46:27 AM
Abox:
He took his gun and set out after an unarmed kid minding his own business and ended up fighting and shooting the kid.  The rest is Zim's absolutely unproveable side of the story.  It's a little murdery,

The burden of proof is on the prosecution.  I don't dispute for one moment that he probably set out looking for trouble that night, or at the very least he was an epic nebshiat.  But being a terrible person isn't a crime, nor is doing boneheaded things.  If it were, you think prisons are overcrowded NOW, wait until we make idiocy a crime!

I don't like the guy, I wouldn't allow him to babysit my child nor would I invite him to my BBQ.  But I don't think I could convict him of murder.  If nothing else, it's a lack of evidence situation.  He claims Martin attacked him, the evidence that is available does not refute that.  It's his word against a dead man.
 
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2013-06-24 08:51:59 AM
nekom:
I don't like the guy, I wouldn't allow him to babysit my child nor would I invite him to my BBQ.  But I don't think I could convict him of murder.  If nothing else, it's a lack of evidence situation.  He claims Martin attacked him, the evidence that is available does not refute that.  It's his word against a dead man.

That's the problem.  Florida law makes it very difficult to convict him, but acquitting him will make the state look bad.

So the're screwed either way.
 
2013-06-24 08:56:18 AM

nekom: Bad judgment? Hell yeah, probably on the part of BOTH parties, Martin for confronting him (IF that is indeed what happened), and Zimmerman for creating the whole situation. But murder? Nah. No way. It just isn't there.


At the very least manslaughter. He put himself purposely into a situation that could have resulted in the death of another person, even despite the fact he was told NOT to by the 911 operator and that officers were on their way.

If you have a gun, you have the responsibility of operating it....really no different than a car.

Now with that said, the prosecutors were pretty got damn dumb to attach murder to this and not just plead it out as manslaughter
 
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