Could George Zimmerman walk free afte...

Could George Zimmerman walk free after 'stand your ground' hearing?

There are 49 comments on the www.csmonitor.com story from Aug 9, 2012, titled Could George Zimmerman walk free after 'stand your ground' hearing?. In it, www.csmonitor.com reports that:

The trial of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, could be over before it even starts.

According to Mr. Zimmerman’s lawyer, his client will seek a “stand your ground” hearing – a “mini-trial” where evidence is introduced to a judge, there is no jury, and the burden of proof is on the defense to prove the claim. Florida’s controversial 2005 stand your ground law – the first such law in the United States – made it legal for people to use deadly force if they feared for their life during an attack in a public place.

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SpongeBob

Fresh Meadows, NY

#42 Aug 22, 2012
Cant Stop Oppressing wrote:
Everyone is missing the biggest issue here.If Zimmerman were black NOBODY would be talking about it.Why does this matter more than the hundreds of murders caused by black on black violence every year.Is it any different because they are black?Or because they are gang members?Is the notion that it is ok for certain communities to murder one another not racist in itself?Where is the dear reverend Sharpton when one black teenager is senselessly murdered by another because he is mistaken for a gang member because of his race?If people were just as outraged about the lack of justice in their own communities maybe we could all get along...so to speak.
Well, it's not the "biggest issue"...it might be because much of black on black crime is either gang or drug related.....
traycistsblomi

West Union, OH

#43 Aug 23, 2012
SpongeBob wrote:
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Well, it's not the "biggest issue"...it might be because much of black on black crime is either gang or drug related.....
*spits drink* LMAO. YOU said it, those are your words.

that's hilarious.

are you sure you don't also post at stormfront? hahaha.
SpongeBob

Fresh Meadows, NY

#44 Aug 24, 2012
traycistsblomi wrote:
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*spits drink* LMAO. YOU said it, those are your words.
that's hilarious.
are you sure you don't also post at stormfront? hahaha.
What are you talking about?
SpongeBob

Fresh Meadows, NY

#45 Aug 24, 2012
traycistsblomi wrote:
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*spits drink* LMAO. YOU said it, those are your words.
that's hilarious.
are you sure you don't also post at stormfront? hahaha.
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/homicide/rac...

I looked at the U.S. Dept of Justice statistics...
What's "hilarious"?
SpongeBob

Fresh Meadows, NY

#46 Aug 24, 2012
SpongeBob wrote:
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Well, it's not the "biggest issue"...it might be because much of black on black crime is either gang or drug related.....
So what would be the point of Sharpton protesting a black on black crime? Unless he were addressing blacks.
No you are

Trenton, NJ

#47 Aug 24, 2012
Robert wrote:
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No I was not there but I read the reports about those who were,
Which reports, the first ones or the ones where the witneses changed their stories?
TruthBTold

Indianola, MS

#48 Aug 31, 2012
For those of you who don't bother to go any further than CNN or MSNBC...Zimmerman's lawyer is not arguing his defense on the basis of stand your ground, but rather classic self defense-because Zimmerman was attacked by Martin and defended his life.

I am amazed at how a group of folks who scream the justice system is unfair rushes to judge this man before any of the facts are laid out in a court of law. Its very telling isn't it?

Zimmerman is innocent in my opinion and he is going to walk. Wait for it.

Since: Sep 09

Hollywood, FL

#49 Aug 31, 2012
Absolutely.
Mr Unique

Mcallen, TX

#51 Sep 18, 2013
TruthBTold wrote:
For those of you who don't bother to go any further than CNN or MSNBC...Zimmerman's lawyer is not arguing his defense on the basis of stand your ground, but rather classic self defense-because Zimmerman was attacked by Martin and defended his life.
I am amazed at how a group of folks who scream the justice system is unfair rushes to judge this man before any of the facts are laid out in a court of law. Its very telling isn't it?
Zimmerman is innocent in my opinion and he is going to walk. Wait for it.
TROOF!!

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