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Zimmerman Trial: Defense asks for dismissal, Prosecution knocks their socks off

You can watch both sides give their argument
(jury is not in the room) for and against dismissal.

Mark O'Mara for the Defense
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=jJrrMQ9sHwY

John Guy for the Prosecution
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ZH_li7vuk7o
Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Jul 5, 2013, 08:41 PM (22 replies)

Maybe while gun enthusiasts are fighting for their gun rights

they're also becoming more accountable regarding
the responsibility of having and using a gun.

This sounds like a thoughtful statement
from Michael Savage.
I assume (but don't know) he is a second
amendment fan?

People who want guns and believe it's their right,
who insist responsible gun owners don't
cause problems -- these people need to speak
up, and loudly, when there is a crime such as
Zimmerman's.

When innocent lives are lost
to stupidity vigilanteism carelessness and
all that.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Thu Jul 4, 2013, 04:50 AM (2 replies)

this shocked me. a fair summary.

Sometimes the ideological lines are crossed
and blurred, and there's a glimpse into
something important; that there is a shred
of sanity in everyone. On the same planet,
at least once in a while, on the same
page at the same time.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Thu Jul 4, 2013, 04:34 AM (0 replies)

There will need to be a new public education campaign:


NEVER STAND YOUR GROUND
IF SOMEBODY PICKS A FIGHT
COS HAVE A GUN THEY MIGHT
AND THEY CAN SHOOT YOU

Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Jul 3, 2013, 08:31 PM (1 replies)

Charles Blow: The Zimmerman Trial (NY Times)

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/29/opinion/blow-the-zimmerman-trial.html?ref=trayvonmartin
Posted by Voice for Peace | Mon Jul 1, 2013, 06:51 PM (11 replies)

Esquire article on Zimmerman trial

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/trayvon-martin-trial-quote-police-interview

Focus is on the interrogation of Zimmerman 3 days after the
shooting. The person interviewing him will likely be prime
witnesses for the prosecution.

Some very good comments after the article as well.

Something I didn't realize is that there was no blood spatter
on Zimmerman. How can this be, if he was underneath him?
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Jun 29, 2013, 06:32 PM (15 replies)

Only two people know, but one of them is dead -- means only one person knows.

The other knew, but can not speak for himself.
We presume his innocence, as there is no reason
to find him guilty of anything.

We try to piece together his story, together, to
understand what happened, to support the
cause of justice and give him a voice.

Truly -- probably not even Zimmerman knows
what happened.. I guarantee he has already
rewritten his own memories. It's a coping
and survival mechanism. The killer must
find some goodness in himself or he will
perish, so he starts rewriting history immediately,
inside his own head.


Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Jun 28, 2013, 05:18 PM (0 replies)

it's also hard to be motivated to eat when you are

discouraged and broke. it's especially hard to
be motivated to prepare fresh meals.

I wonder if it begins in our neighborhoods, our
own neighbors. Government assistance, changes,
are unpredictable, and too slow even when
they work. It has to start with us.

Not far from here, a friend of mine lives in a
neighborhood which has virtually adopted a
homeless man. He lived in his truck and
now lives in his car, which he parks at the
end of the cul-de-sac. Neighbors share their
showers and meals, have coffee with the
guy, and more. He is part of the neighborhood,
he lives there. He's not alone. People treat
him with respect.

This doesn't help your friend directly -- but she
isn't too far from where I may be soon, so
it's provoking much thought.

I'm realizing I don't even know if all the
people on my own street have enough to
eat day to day.

Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:25 PM (0 replies)

hmmm.. they were surprised?

The researcher must never have owned a dog?

"One of the things that really surprised us is, that adult
dogs behave towards their caregivers like human children do."


Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:10 PM (1 replies)

Murder with a Depraved Mind

The basis of the Zimmerman charge for Second-Degree Murder?

Murder with a Depraved Mind

Murder with a Depraved Mind occurs when a person is killed,
without any premeditated design, by an act imminently dangerous
to another and evincing a depraved mind showing no regard for human life.

The primary distinction between Premeditated First Degree Murder and
Second Degree Murder with a Depraved Mind is that First Degree Murder
requires a specific and premeditated intent to kill.


I would think manslaughter would be much easier
to prove, this seems risky. I confess to being a non-legal expert
and welcome input from you wonderful people who understand
this stuff.

Following the trial as much as I can... the jury may convict
Zimmerman simply because his lawyers are so boring and
obnoxious...

Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Jun 26, 2013, 04:50 PM (2 replies)
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