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#219698 - 04/11/12 11:02 PM Zimmerman charged with 2nd degree murder
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George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., has been charged with second-degree murder in the 17-year-old's death. Zimmerman is being held without bail.
"Just moments ago we spoke by phone with Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton," Angela Corey, the special prosecutor investigating the case, said at a news conference in Jacksonville. "Three weeks ago our prosecution team promised those sweet parents we would get answers to all of their questions, no matter where our quest for the truth led us. And it is that search for justice for Trayvon that has brought us to this night."
"We did not come to this decision lightly," she said, declining to discuss specifics of the investigation. "We do not prosecute by pressure or petition ... We're law enforcement. We enforce the law."
Zimmerman turned himself in and is in police custody in Florida, Corey said, but would not disclose where he is being held.
Yahoo News
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#219730 - 04/12/12 09:44 AM Re: Zimmerman charged with 2nd degree murder [Re: Greger]
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he should be charged with felonious idiocy
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#219733 - 04/12/12 10:45 AM Re: Zimmerman charged with 2nd degree murder [Re: rporter314]
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Jail populations are often predominantly black.

Iron Mike Tyson has "weighed in" on it:
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[Zimmerman] stalked him, didn't follow instructions from a superior officer, when they said, 'Stop following the kid.' That tells you everything right there. But my all-around perspective, I wasn't there, I don't know what happened. But it's just so widespread and overt what happened. Even though this is the best country in the world, certain laws in this country are a disgrace to a nation of savages. It's a majority versus a minority. That's the way God planned it. He didn't want to do something about it, He wanted us to do something about it. And if we don't, it's gonna stay this way. We have to continue tweeting, we have to continue marching, we have to continue fighting for Trayvon Martin. If that's not the case, he was killed in vain, and we're just waiting for it to happen to our children. He'll have gotten away with impunity. It's a disgrace that man hasn't been dragged out of his house and tied to a car and taken away. That's the only kind of retribution that people like that understand. It's a disgrace that man hasn't been shot yet. Forget about him being arrested--the fact that he hasn't been shot yet is a disgrace. That's how I feel personally about it."
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Zimmerman has already been tried and convicted in some circles...
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#219736 - 04/12/12 11:09 AM Re: Zimmerman charged with 2nd degree murder [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger

Zimmerman has already been tried and convicted in some circles...

A phenomenon as old as humanity, apparently.

Zimmerman may, or not, be convicted of something. I believe that he will suffer substantially for his bad judgment no matter what the legal outcome.

The positive result from this tragedy should be that the fear of misusing weapons will become at least equal to the fear of being attacked by someone. If Zimmerman had been less "comfortable" with the possession and possible use of his gun, perhaps his judgment would have been better.
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#219749 - 04/12/12 12:59 PM Re: Zimmerman charged with 2nd degree murder [Re: Greger]
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People in civilized countries can only shake their heads at this circus.
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#219760 - 04/12/12 01:52 PM Re: Zimmerman charged with 2nd degree murder [Re: Greger]
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The only way for this issue to be resolved is for there to be a trial. That will now happen. I wonder if that is what constitutes a circus. I cannot think of any other purpose for the last comment.
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#219775 - 04/12/12 05:10 PM Re: Zimmerman charged with 2nd degree murder [Re: numan]
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People in civilized countries can only shake their heads at this circus.

People in swivelized countries are always shaking their heads, even when they are at the circus.
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#219776 - 04/12/12 05:31 PM Re: Zimmerman charged with 2nd degree murder [Re: Greger]
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Especially when they are in the circus. Or at a tennis match.
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#219777 - 04/12/12 06:08 PM Re: Zimmerman charged with 2nd degree murder [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
The only way for this issue to be resolved is for there to be a trial. That will now happen. I wonder if that is what constitutes a circus.


No offence NWP, but certain trials have been exactly that. Similar in many ways the butt-clencingly unfunny tragicomedy of clowns.

heh, Perhaps this will be a reverse OJ situation.
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#219796 - 04/12/12 08:20 PM Re: Zimmerman charged with 2nd degree murder [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger

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George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., has been charged with second-degree murder in the 17-year-old's death. Zimmerman is being held without bail.
"Just moments ago we spoke by phone with Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton," Angela Corey, the special prosecutor investigating the case, said at a news conference in Jacksonville. "Three weeks ago our prosecution team promised those sweet parents we would get answers to all of their questions, no matter where our quest for the truth led us. And it is that search for justice for Trayvon that has brought us to this night."
"We did not come to this decision lightly," she said, declining to discuss specifics of the investigation. "We do not prosecute by pressure or petition ... We're law enforcement. We enforce the law."
Zimmerman turned himself in and is in police custody in Florida, Corey said, but would not disclose where he is being held.
Yahoo News


It should provide an interesting political trial. probably send a chill of excitement up the leg of not a few 'progressives', wot. coffee
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