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Zimmerman found not guilty

July 14, 2013

SANFORD, Fla....

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Garben78

Jul-14-13 12:46 AM

Well done jurors

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GoBB62

Jul-14-13 12:56 AM

Let the moaning & whining by sham & the other hardcore leftists begin!

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Tgrammiex4

Jul-14-13 4:15 AM

I think the Jurors made the right decision .Nevertheless, a young man died and my sympathy goes to his family.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-14-13 4:47 AM

This case was a tragedy, but I credit the jurors for not allowing their emotions to get in the way and for following the law and rendering the correct verdict.

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CarlHiller

Jul-14-13 6:30 AM

The jury did the right thing in acquitting Zimmerman. This case began fraudulently, and grew worse when the state of Florida failed to dismiss the criminal complaint when the exculpatory evidence became public. America has become under the leftists —a banana republic- filled with government financed and orchestrated mobs, political prisoners, and sham trials. The whole campaign against George Zimmerman was a series of political operations designed to bring about a conviction. It was entirely political theater to soothe a raging mob. Thankfully the jurors took there role seriously.

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JerryfromRI

Jul-14-13 7:21 AM

I'm not surprised by the verdict. However, it is not justice.

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Ritty77

Jul-14-13 7:28 AM

What would be justice, Jerry?

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DavidBross

Jul-14-13 7:31 AM

Going by conversations Zimmerman had with police, Zimmerman said that the person (Martin) was running away from him. Zimmerman was then told by police not to follow Martin. But Zimmerman ignored those instructions. I don't know if the right charges were filed. But, the idea that this was an example of self-defense is not right. Zimmerman, needlessly, and against police instructions, created this situation. If someone was following me, even after I started running away, I would start looking for ways to protect myself and the idea that the other person may have a gun would certainly make the idea of ambushing them a reasonable option. I do not consider Zimmerman's actions to be those of a responsible mature adult.

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JerryfromRI

Jul-14-13 7:50 AM

Justice would be if everyday for the rest of George Zimmerman's life, he was followed by strangers everywhere he went, never knowing if today was going to be the day one of those strangers was going to cross the line and attack him for no reason at all.

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gavinf56

Jul-14-13 7:53 AM

Well, the jurors who sat on this trial unanimously disagreed with your opinion. The injustice will be if the Justice Dept. under Eric Holder now steps in and files charges against George Zimmerman.

There will no doubt be a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Trevon's parents against George Zimmerman.

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Ritty77

Jul-14-13 7:55 AM

"attack him for no reason at all."

Do you say that because Zimmerman attacked Trayvon for no reason at all? If so, that's not true; Trayvon initiated the physical contact according to the testimony.

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JerryfromRI

Jul-14-13 8:00 AM

"Do you say that because Zimmerman attacked Trayvon for no reason at all?"

No.

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spike2

Jul-14-13 8:00 AM

Stand your Ground is seemingly bad law. I think the jurors did follow the Florida law as written. The problem seems to stem from lack of any duty to retreat before using deadly force. Fortunately the Castle Doctrine is the law in Pa.. I agree with GysgtUSMC. The law is what it is. Would the verdict be different if Trayvon was a female and followed, then she shot Zimmerman? Does anyone else think this law is to vague and creates a real problem as to who is the victim and who is the aggressor, under different scenarios?

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Ritty77

Jul-14-13 8:04 AM

"No."

Oh. Then why do you want Zimmerman attacked for no reason at all?

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DavidBross

Jul-14-13 8:04 AM

Erik, couldn't the same be said about Zimmerman? His description of Martin certainly fits your definition of racial profiling and hatred and what constitutes a racist thug.

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gavinf56

Jul-14-13 8:06 AM

"Would the verdict be different if Trayvon was a female and followed, then she shot Zimmerman?" - spike2

Let's take it a bit further, would we even be talking about this at all, or would it had even drawn any media attention, if Trevon were caucasian?

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JerryfromRI

Jul-14-13 8:09 AM

"Oh. Then why do you want Zimmerman attacked for no reason at all?"

I never said I wanted him attacked. Please don't put words in my mouth.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jul-14-13 8:09 AM

Zimmerman will not be going to a prison with four walls and bars but he will constantly be looking over his shoulder, laying low, and staying away from lots of public places for a long time. He will not be living normal and free like most of us. He will be in a prison without walls.

Our thanks to the jury for taking their job seriously.

Our hearts and prayers go out to Trayvon Martin's parents and family.

Our hope and prayers go out to the people of this country that we put racism behind us and that we heal and become unified as one.

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eriklatranyi

Jul-14-13 8:10 AM

David:

Show me one thing Zimmerman said that was racist or showed racial hatred.

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eriklatranyi

Jul-14-13 8:13 AM

This case was dismissed by the police and local district attorney, who all testified they believed Zimmerman's account and consistency.

It was not until the Obama Administration spent millions to incite local groups, which led to the suspension of the Sanford Police Chief, that charges were fabricated and filed.

Anyone who watched the trial could see there was no case for the prosecution and this was a massive waste of time and money.

But it will help fill the coffers of race baiters who will ignore Trayvon's racism and insinuate Zimmerman's.

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CitizenX

Jul-14-13 8:19 AM

I wonder exactly how many of those who think the verdict was unjust sat in that courtroom every single minute of the trial and heard every word of testimony, say every picture and item entered into evidence, heard all the instructions and responsibilities the jury was charged with and then heard all the deliberation among the jurors as to why they UNANIMOUSLY came to their decision (and so relatively quickly)?

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eriklatranyi

Jul-14-13 8:21 AM

spike2:

The Castle Doctrine has been around for nearly a decade. There are no cases people can point to where someone got away with murder.

As you know, evidence and statements are everything in these cases. If the shooter is inconsistent or makes statements that conflict with evidence, it is a sign of malfeasance.

In this case, Zimmerman was totaly consistent, cooperative and the single eyewitness corroborated his statement that Trayvon was on top, hitting Zimmerman, MMA style.

Physical evidence shows no wounds on Trayvon except his knuckles and the gunshot wound.

Physical evidence backs up Zimmerman's story 100%.

There is no question here that this was a contrived case to create racial discord by the Obama Administration.

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Ritty77

Jul-14-13 8:23 AM

Sorry, Jerry, my bad. I see now that you just want Zimmerman to THINK, for the rest of his life, that he is going to be attacked for no reason at all.

Why would you want him to think that?

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eriklatranyi

Jul-14-13 8:23 AM

Citizen X:

Yeah, I wonder how many listened to the falsified 911 call played on MSNBC and think Zimmerman was a racist?

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eriklatranyi

Jul-14-13 8:25 AM

Jerry thinks you have no right to follow another person, despite the multiple break-ins in your neighborhood, despite the description of the perp as a young, black male, and despite the fact that Trayvon could have been home in 4 minutes, but spent 15 out in the pouring rain, looking through windows.

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