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Old Apr 11, 2012, 07:20 PM
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Was it correct to arrest and charge Zimmerman with Murder

Nevermind guilty or not guilty; how about charging him in the first place.

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Old Apr 11, 2012, 07:30 PM
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50/50. Based on all the information available.
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 07:32 PM
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Yes. He began the entire affair. He pursued a kid who had already distanced himself from contact with Zimmerman. He was presumptuous about a kid minding his own business. He tracked the kid down on a darkened footpath. He got into a fight with the likely terrified kid, and now a kid is dead because of it.

He hasn't been convicted.

He hasn't been lynched.

He's been arrested after pursuing and killing a kid. As it should be.
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 07:34 PM
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No way to say w/o evidence used to determine charges
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 07:36 PM
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Yes. He began the entire affair. He pursued a kid who had already distanced himself from contact with Zimmerman. He was presumptuous about a kid minding his own business. He tracked the kid down on a darkened footpath. He got into a fight with the likely terrified kid, and now a kid is dead because of it.
You must have been an eye witness??
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 07:39 PM
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Problem with this is none of us know what actually happened. Never fails when all is said and done the media slanted the story one way or the other so anyone placing blame at this point has no clue..
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 07:43 PM
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Problem with this is none of us know what actually happened.
Yep.... and all else is...
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 07:45 PM
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You must have been an eye witness??
No. I have listened to Zimmerman's own live narration as recorded by the 911 dispatcher.
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 08:44 PM
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I don't think it was wrong to charge him, in fact I'd like to see the evidence. I just hope it wasn't the pressure from the race pimps and the threat of riots that prompted the charges.
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 08:47 PM
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Yes. He began the entire affair. He pursued a kid who had already distanced himself from contact with Zimmerman. He was presumptuous about a kid minding his own business. He tracked the kid down on a darkened footpath. He got into a fight with the likely terrified kid, and now a kid is dead because of it.

He hasn't been convicted.

He hasn't been lynched.

He's been arrested after pursuing and killing a kid. As it should be.
So you were there ? Or are you just going on your gut feeling.
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 08:59 PM
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So you were there ? Or are you just going on your gut feeling.
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 09:00 PM
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The facts are conflicting and confusing, so yes, he needed to be charged in order to have a trial where all the facts can be sorted out and a jury can decide what happened.

This is what it meant when the instructor in my first CCW permit class said that "The first bullet costs $100,000... no matter what".

Sure, many self defense cases are settled with a "no bill" because the facts are plain and obvious, but no one who pulls a trigger in a self defense situation can be sure that it will be seen so simply. You have to assume that your first bullet will cost $100K.

Zimmerman didn't make a mistake by carrying a gun that night, he made a mistake by getting involved in any way beyond just reporting the suspicious person to the police. Had he done that and kept his distance and not followed the perp, all would have turned out well for both Zimmerman and the young thug who jumped him.
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 09:02 PM
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"race pimps" the man has been charged with murder after killing a unarmed kid! if this case was never brought to the attention of the american public that murderer would have gone free and that police department would have been successful at covering this case up. this case has a lot to do about race, but you will never see it because you don't want to, so you blame anyone who wants to state the painfully obviously truth and call them "race pimps"

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I don't think it was wrong to charge him, in fact I'd like to see the evidence. I just hope it wasn't the pressure from the race pimps and the threat of riots that prompted the charges.
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 09:03 PM
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Had he...kept his distance and not followed the perp, all would have turned out well for both Zimmerman and the young thug who jumped him.
What perp?


What young thug?


What "jumping"?
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 09:03 PM
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"race pimps" the man has been charged with murder after killing a unarmed kid! if this case was never brought to the attention of the american public that murderer would have gone free and that police department would have been successful at covering this case up. this case has a lot to do about race, but you will never see it because you don't want to, so you blame anyone who wants to state the painfully obviously truth and call them "race pimps"

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* Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.* When blacks commit crimes of violence, they are nearly three times more likely than non-blacks to use a gun, and more than twice as likely to use a knife.* The single best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percentage of the population that is black.* Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every year involving blacks and whites, blacks commit 85 percent and whites commit 15 percent.* Blacks commit more violent crime against whites than against blacks. Forty-five percent of their victims are white, 43 percent are black, and 10 percent are Hispanic. When whites commit violent crime, only three percent of their victims are black.* Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against a white than vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit robbery.* Blacks are 2.25 times more likely to commit officially-designated hate crimes against whites than vice versa.* Only 10 percent of youth gang members are white.


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