He was staking that kid he got his arse "grounded & pounded"
Since when is it not fair to fight back when you find yourself in a perceived-threatening situation (being followed by some ((nut?)) in a vehicle for who knows what purpose --- apparently to the kids mind --- just for walking while black anywhere south of the Mason/Dixon Line)
He tried to evade the "stalker" the guy left his vehicle to pursue him on foot... no doubt the guy was armed... but again... to what purpose...?
I have no doubt that the kid did what he could under the circumstances... he got the jump on him.
Not saying he should get the death sentence... ...just saying HE'S GUILTY AS A FUK! otherwise it's a travesty of justice when an armed man can take it upon himself to initiate an incident by setting himself up as a judge, jury, and potentially, executioner without consequence.
sorry... I get infuriated with chicken-crap guyse sticking a gun down their pants ...going off to make themselves feel like a man.
I'd be surprised if he got off completely. If he did, it could set a precedent for the stand your guard defense - it already is I've heard.
But he's using "self defense" not stand your ground as his justification. The media got so hung up on stand your ground.
As for the result: - 2nd Degree Murder - not guilty - mans laughter - hung
_________________________ I used to think it was terrible that life was unfair. Then I thought what if life were fair and all of the terrible things that happen came because we really deserved them? Now I take comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe.
I say innocent period. Martin I think was so full of pot he just provoked Zimmerman to the final straw to shoot him.Martin I think did knock Zimmerman head to the ground and than it got really bad from there where Zimmerman held his ground by shooting Martin to protect himself.
Branching off from my own op a bit: I thought the prosecution approached their case from the defensive. Trying to find doubt in the defense's case. I thought that was odd. As several analysts were stating, the prosecution didnt push what they wanted the jury to believe.
To them it was " the defense would have you believe......."
I thought it was the defense that was suppose to do that on the prosecutions case.
So for that reason and others, I don't think the jury will come with Guilty of sec deg murder. But , they just might think that they have to get him for something to appease the masses so will come with manslaughter.
Edited by MrB (07/12/1305:32 AM)
If we don't count our blessings We are just wasting our time
I think it's gonna be manslaughter. Murder 2 was hard enough to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, and I think the prosecution missed opportunities (although they still have the rebuttal coming up). But I don't think the jury can or will ignore that Zimmerman's assumptions — and actions upon them — were catalytic. I just don't see how they let him walk.
That, and Drudge's inside info that Obama is up the judge's ass and has had the NSA implant subliminal commands in the juror's heads.
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