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George Zimmerman Verdict: Former Neighborhood Watch Leader Not Guilty in Death of Fla. Teen Trayvon Martin

Offbeat  (tags: crime, ethics, sadness )

- 1802 days ago -
Following nearly three weeks of testimony, a jury of six women in the George Zimmerman trial has found the former neighborhood watch volunteer not guilty of second-degree murder. He was also found not guilty of the lesser offense of manslaughter

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Jenny Sejansky (1)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 8:07 pm
First Casey Anthony is let go and now this idiot. What is with Central Florida? Since when can you admit you killed somebody, claim self defense after you profiled, stalked, assaulted and shot an unarmred kid in his own neighborhood and get away without a single penalty? What's in the cool aid around here?
Poor, poor Trayvon. Dear Martin family, please know that God is watching and perhaps it is not for us humans to have the final say on Zimmerman's fate.

Kit B (276)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 8:10 pm

One thing has become clear, if your in the mood for a murder head on down to Florida, it's legal.

Kevin A (64)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 8:56 pm
Criminal conviction requires proof beyond a doubt. As long as there is any doubt, a conviction cannot happen. What they told us of the testimony showed there was room for doubt, however small. A responsible jury with a man's life in their hands, must have no doubt of the guilt of the person they put away. After all, these are presumed to be decent people that will have to live with their decision. That does not mean that he could not be held liable in a civil proceeding for wrongful death. (i.e. OJ Simpson case)

Judy C (97)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 1:11 am
How the hell can anyone believe there's no doubt that Zimmerman was an aggressor, when he chose to get out of his car and pursue this kid, after being told to STAY IN THE CAR and NOT to pursue this boy. Zimmerman apparently thinks he's a big badass, and to his surprise, Martin was possibly going to be able to take him in a fight. Being a malicious S.O.B., he thinks, well, I'll show him. I'll kill him. Otherwise, he also could have chosen to hold the gun on Martin, whom he professes to believe was some sort of criminal (on WHAT evidence???). He could have held Trayvon until the police he had called came, and let the police do the business of the police.

Marty Powell (151)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 7:29 am
ok so in florida, if you feel threatened, you can use lethal force to defend yourself? now picture this - you have just returned from the store, its dark and you are young - all of a sudden you are being followed by a strange man - you try to walk faster but he follows - you try to run but he chases then catches and tackles you. you fight for your life - its your right to defend yourself after all. the aggressor - who was told to leave you alone - shoots and kills you yet its YOUR fault. Why? because you are young maybe. Because you are black maybe. Because you are male maybe. Maybe all of the above or maybe your attacker was aggressive and wanted to have power over you.
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