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George Zimmerman found not guilty in Trayvon Martin shooting

Post by Schifty » July 14, 2013, 12:51 pm

One of the most disgraceful decisions ever :thumbsdown :thumbsdown :thumbsdown

SO it's now OK to ignore police orders and follow someone for no reason then shoot them. The world is F**ked. :nooo :doubt:

George Zimmerman found not guilty in Trayvon Martin shooting death

A six-woman jury has found neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, in a racially-charged trial that transfixed the US.

"Mr Zimmerman, I have signed the judgment that confirms the jury's verdict. Your bond will be released. Your GPS monitor will be cut off when you exit the courtroom over here. And you have no further business with the court," Judge Deborah Nelson said soon after the decision was read on Saturday night.

Zimmerman smiled briefly but did not appear emotional as the verdict was read.

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Post by -TW- » July 14, 2013, 12:53 pm

Wouldn't be surprised if that's overturned on appeal

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Post by Green eyed Mick » July 14, 2013, 1:32 pm

It doubt it will be appealed let alone be over-turned. Under Florida law this verdict was always going to be delivered.

Legally it doesn't matter if Zimmerman 'profiled' Martin or if the police told Zimmerman not to follow him. The law is the law and until the US ends its fetish with private gun ownership and stupid 'stand your ground' laws things like this will continue to happen.

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Post by yarnos20 » July 14, 2013, 5:16 pm

What a sad state of affairs.

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Post by Nick » July 14, 2013, 5:47 pm

Is anyone remotely surprised by this?
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Post by VictorTheViking » July 14, 2013, 5:57 pm

If it was a legit case of self defence like a home invasion or mugging then I wouldnt really care if zimmerman shot him but zimmerman followed him and the result was the other guys death....

It sucks but apparently thats u.s law

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Post by -PJ- » July 15, 2013, 8:17 am

this Zimmerman fella had better watch his back. there may be some folk out there with revenge on their minds....US style.
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Post by Canberra Milk » August 5, 2013, 2:17 am

Following someone does not equal murder. Good grief

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Post by Manbush » October 13, 2013, 1:35 pm

Just saw the South Park episode on this, "World War Zimmerman"
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Post by Begbie » October 13, 2013, 2:35 pm

That is unbelievable. What is going on over in the States! They need to get their heads out of their asses.

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Post by ForeverMcCrone » October 13, 2013, 3:01 pm

Manbush wrote:Just saw the South Park episode on this, "World War Zimmerman"
Lol brad Pitt.....
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Post by bileduct » April 24, 2015, 8:44 pm

Green eyed Mick wrote:It doubt it will be appealed let alone be over-turned. Under Florida law this verdict was always going to be delivered.

Legally it doesn't matter if Zimmerman 'profiled' Martin or if the police told Zimmerman not to follow him. The law is the law and until the US ends its fetish with private gun ownership and stupid 'stand your ground' laws things like this will continue to happen.
'Stand Your Ground' was never invoked in the Zimmerman case.

Zimmerman's team used a classic self defence argument and did so quite convincingly. Rachel Jeantel was supposed to be the key witness on Trayvon's side but all she ended up doing was lending more credibility to the theory that Trayvon had returned to Zimmerman and initiated the physical confrontation between the two. She even says she believed Trayvon threw the first punch.
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