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Fri Jul 12, 2013, 04:51 PM

I think Zimmerman is going to get off...

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Nothing new in that belief it seems to be what everyone is expecting. The thing that really annoys me is that the prosecution fucked things up by going for 2nd degree murder. It was obvious from a mile away that that was going to be a very difficult charge to prove. Even man slaughter may be difficult but IMNSHO Zimmerman needs to be fucking punished. If not for murder or manslaughter at the very least for needlessly profiling a young man and ignoring the 911 dispatchers. He aggressively went after Trevon because Zimmerman is a wannabe vigilante. He didn't get to be a cop so he's but hurt and now goes about being a little superman. I'm sorry but you don't get to do that without dire consequences. I'm not going to get into what actually happened after Zimmerman and Trevon met because honestly I don't think that will ever be solves to anyone's satisfaction. But I DO think that he needs to be punished at the very least for things he did leading up to that moment. And the sad thing is it looks like he wont.

UPDATE: sadly I was right

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Reply I think Zimmerman is going to get off... (Original post)
Locut0s Jul 2013 OP
darkangel218 Jul 2013 #1
Tx4obama Jul 2013 #2
Rex Jul 2013 #3
GiaGiovanni Jul 2013 #10
tblue Jul 2013 #4
russspeakeasy Jul 2013 #5
Shankapotomus Jul 2013 #6
FarPoint Jul 2013 #7
AllINeedIsCoffee Jul 2013 #8
chelsea0011 Jul 2013 #9
YarnAddict Jul 2013 #11
Locut0s Jul 2013 #12
Locut0s Jul 2013 #13

Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 04:53 PM

1. You think wrong. nt

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 04:54 PM

2. A DU poll on the link below


Poll: What is your prediction to what the verdict will be?

Here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023228062




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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 05:03 PM

3. I am thinking manslaughter.

At the least. Most DUers seem to be expecting him to get manslaughter.

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Response to Rex (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 06:51 PM

10. Yes, a lot of us think that's what is going to happen

 

I don't think they'll let him off.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 05:12 PM

4. I thought so to until I heard the judge's instructions

And I thought, "Damn, sure sounds like it fits."

I hope you're wrong. I've been thinking that all along. I'll tell you one thing though. GZ's life has changed forever, and not in a good way. We may never know what happens to him or how he feels, but he will not live a life of contentment and he will be blamed for murder by most of the public, even if they're not saying it now. He'll be a persona non grata category, like Casey Anthony and OJ. And I can almost guarantee GZ will mess up again and wind up in jail for something else. He is not good people.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 05:13 PM

5. Over charging is pretty common.

That way the state can look "tough on crime", by making an arrest.
The state blew the Casey Anthony case when they went for 1st degree murder. (which is what she probably deserved), but as a prominent attorney said; "If you're going for 1st degree murder, you had better have a picture of it happenning".

edit to add.....I hope you are wrong...

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 05:18 PM

6. The defense has not shown

reasonable doubt, afaic. So I think if the jury gets that they will convict on the 2nd degree.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 05:27 PM

7. Nobody really knows of course....

I suspect the Jury just might finish tonight with deliberations...May have a verdict by 9 pm. No later than tomorrow by 1 pm. That's my gut feeling.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 05:29 PM

8. The only way Zimmerman is going to get off, is like his followers do...

 

With an issue of Guns & Ammo.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 06:26 PM

9. Not going for 2nd degree murder would be an insult to Trayvon Martin and his family

It would send the message that walking and black is a crime.

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Response to chelsea0011 (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 06:53 PM

11. This

"at the very least for needlessly profiling a young man and ignoring the 911 dispatchers" Trouble is, neither of these things is illegal.

Probably, manslaughter would have been a more appropriate charge than murder 2, but at least manslaughter is on the table.

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Response to YarnAddict (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 07:06 PM

12. Yeah don't get me wrong I hope he gets manslaughter...

I'm just not confident he will. Let's hope.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 10:29 PM

13. Sadly I was right :(

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