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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 05:58 PM

14. I don't think it says what you think it says..

And yeah, it's legalese, but bear with me..

Anyone for whom the police *actually* have no probable cause to arrest- is immune from prosecution. That's thanks to the fifth amendment (and to a lesser degree in this case the 14th). The change in the law is that the person, if found to not have probable cause to arrest (again, everyone has that thanks to the fifth), is immune from civil charges.

In this particular case, it doesn't appear that Zimmerman can reasonably avail himself of this defense (being the aggressor), and if news reports are accurate, there appears to be plenty of probable cause.

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