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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 08:06 PM

37. As the poster said, there is no charge yet.

An investigation by the State Atty was being done before the DOJ decided to get involved.

The case and the investigation is progressing.

But without defending Zimmerman, who I think targeted the teen because he thought he looked suspicious, I have seen in DU a dangerous mindset to "prosecute" the man without so much as a formal investigation OR a decision to prosecute by the D.A. Some posters want Zimmerman to go straight to a trial and bypass the rest of the legal process.

That's what has been disturbing. Zimmerman certainly seems guilty, and there doesn't seem to be any doubt he pursued the teen. But all the facts aren't out yet, and there has to be a formal investigation.

That is how the legal process works. And that's a good thing. The heat and passion of the public should not determine whether someone is guilty (although I guess we all do decide that in high profile cases - I mean, who did NOT think that the guy from Holland or Denmark hadn't killed Natalie Holloway? But even in that case, we had him on tape saying he threw her in the ocean.)

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