What if George Zimmerman is found not...

What if George Zimmerman is found not guilty?

There are 21 comments on the Examiner.com story from Jul 5, 2013, titled What if George Zimmerman is found not guilty?. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

As the prosecution's case against George Zimmerman winds down today in Florida - with testimony from slain teenager Trayvon Martin's mother - many people are wondering about the aftermath if there is an acquittal or hung jury.

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“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#1 Jul 6, 2013
Keep your powder dry.
animals

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Jul 6, 2013
Like most thugs, they will terrorize their own neighborhoods and look for soft targets. They are cowards to their very core.

“Pompous pontificator”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#4 Jul 6, 2013
Lifffffe Coachhhh wrote:
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I agree but it depends where to live work and travel. There will be civil unrest but mostly in black majority areas. I live on the outskirts so I will have to actually start carrying a gun until things calm down.
You-mean you're NOT carrying everywhere NOW? The problem with 'sometime carry' is there's a good chance you won't have what you need...when you NEED IT! I never leave home without it. If you live in a place were your rights are recognized and protected, it's a damn-good practice to exercise them.

I do not open carry, it's not permitted here and I'm not in favor of it in some circumstances. But for those who can open carry in the right situations, I think they should. If car carry is okay, do that. In the car is a LOT better than nothin'.
hcman

Glasgow, KY

#7 Jul 12, 2013
I live in a small town so I'm not concerned about the riots around here, but I do have a stock of ammo and guns ready just in case!
2nd Amendment

Nitro, WV

#8 Jul 13, 2013
Is Zimmerman is found not guilty, then the justice system still has hope

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#9 Jul 13, 2013
He was lucky. I bet there won;t be next time for him. He has learned to walk away from trouble.
hcman

Elizabethtown, KY

#10 Jul 13, 2013
Yeah. Don't defense yourself because you might get a murder charge. Great message for the public
Tray

Pontotoc, MS

#11 Jul 14, 2013
Tory II wrote:
He was lucky. I bet there won;t be next time for him. He has learned to walk away from trouble.
Next time he will not call police, just get the job done and walk away.

“"Stand and Fight"”

Since: Sep 10

United States

#12 Jul 14, 2013
Now that he is acquitted, expect some mob attacks along the way. For those that are not black, be aware of black groups everywhere. They are going to target non-blacks in retaliation for the verdict. And those that pack heat like me, be more aware and be prepared to use deadly force, if needs be. As for my take on this, they should have gave Zimmerman a lesser charge since he was still culpable for not avoiding the situation even though he had the right to use deadly force.

“"Stand and Fight"”

Since: Sep 10

United States

#13 Jul 14, 2013
And LC, they can get you too. And you have a much less chance of survival looking at your horrible physical condition and keeping your pistol in your car trunk.
Tray

Pontotoc, MS

#14 Jul 14, 2013
JasonStorm wrote:
Now that he is acquitted, expect some mob attacks along the way. For those that are not black, be aware of black groups everywhere. They are going to target non-blacks in retaliation for the verdict. And those that pack heat like me, be more aware and be prepared to use deadly force, if needs be. As for my take on this, they should have gave Zimmerman a lesser charge since he was still culpable for not avoiding the situation even though he had the right to use deadly force.
I expect that daily thats why I carry daily (long before this case). I have no obligation to "avoid" anything or anyone. Thugs do have an obligation not to attack me. George should be given a medal, he stopped the crime spree in the community. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff and both are loaded with hollowpoints.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#15 Jul 14, 2013
He risked life and reputation to guard community. Martin was not taught to NOT attack people.

“"Stand and Fight"”

Since: Sep 10

United States

#16 Jul 14, 2013
Tray wrote:
<quoted text> I expect that daily thats why I carry daily (long before this case). I have no obligation to "avoid" anything or anyone. Thugs do have an obligation not to attack me. George should be given a medal, he stopped the crime spree in the community. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff and both are loaded with hollowpoints.
Unfortunately, he will continue to live in fear for the rest of his life as he is a marked man.

“"Stand and Fight"”

Since: Sep 10

United States

#17 Jul 14, 2013
Tray wrote:
<quoted text> I expect that daily thats why I carry daily (long before this case). I have no obligation to "avoid" anything or anyone. Thugs do have an obligation not to attack me. George should be given a medal, he stopped the crime spree in the community. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff and both are loaded with hollowpoints.
It's just the way I see it. To prove a case for self-defense, the defender must also not be at fault to have started the situation, which is confronting the suspect. Unless someone's life is in danger, it's best to report it and let the cops handle it. U just gotta ask urself, is is really worth it going thru all the time and money as well as risking one's reputation and mental state (PST) as a result of it? My 2 cents.

“"Stand and Fight"”

Since: Sep 10

United States

#18 Jul 14, 2013
Happy for Zimmerman, sort of. But I do hope he learns from this and not get too gung-ho. He needs to use more mature judgement.
Tray

Pontotoc, MS

#19 Jul 14, 2013
JasonStorm wrote:
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It's just the way I see it. To prove a case for self-defense, the defender must also not be at fault to have started the situation, which is confronting the suspect. Unless someone's life is in danger, it's best to report it and let the cops handle it. U just gotta ask urself, is is really worth it going thru all the time and money as well as risking one's reputation and mental state (PST) as a result of it? My 2 cents.
Where do you get "confront"? I say no evidence of "confront". Even the states witness said Trayvon spoke first. I keep hearing ""George confronted" but I see no where that is supported. He did call the cops (many times) they didn't handle it. Now what? Is it worth it? YES. The other option is to give criminals free passes to do what they want while we cower in a closet and beg on our knees for mercy. Criminals are not known for their mercy. George single handed stopped the crime spree there. I bet his neighbors are glad at least one person had a backbone to stand up to thugs.

“"Stand and Fight"”

Since: Sep 10

United States

#20 Jul 20, 2013
If one willing to deal with the consequences or the cost of a lengthy trial, so be it. But that is one's personal decision whether or not to break the law. To each his own. My life is much more important than property.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#21 Jul 20, 2013
Jury was told Martin was near his home and then decided to search for Zimmerman.

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#22 Jul 20, 2013
By who??

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#23 Jul 21, 2013
By who ?

Zimmerman called 911, Martin called Jeantel.

Zimmerman was told to stay in his car (in other words), Martin was told to walk away.

Zimmerman wasn't sure about color, Martin reported creepy ass cracker.

By O'Mara.

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