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Response to sikorsky (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:17 PM

108. Zimmerman has not been tried nor convicted outside of the metaphorical

Zimmerman has not been tried nor convicted outside of the metaphorical. And as the metaphorical holds little to no legal weight, any perceived "convictions" also hold no legal weight or consequence.

Fair trials are conducted in courts of law. Discussions take place on Discussion Boards... these are two wholly and separate things.

That being said, I imagine that there are indeed, non-legal consequences to shooting an unarmed youth; which may allow us an additional reason not to shoot innocent pedestrians-- I do not see that additional layer of protection by social mores as a bad thing, however I do realize many people may perceive public outrage at the shooting of an innocent youth to be... bad?

Post Script-- the vast majority of people on this board do indeed wish Zimmerman gets a jury trial in front of twelve of his peers; but conflating a trial with public opinion does little service to any validity you may be attempting to illustrate.

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