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Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

There are 66309 comments on the Wall Street Journal story from Mar 22, 2012, titled Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media. In it, Wall Street Journal reports that:

Social media has put the spotlight on the story Trayvon Martin , an unarmed African-American teenager who was shot to death last month by a neighborhood watch captain in Florida.

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Mililani, HI

#55761 Mar 25, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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He is
Really? So he has no restrictions from the judge? He can do things normal Americans do? Right now?

Wow. Another great big fat ass lie by you, chief dimwit!
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Mililani, HI

#55762 Mar 25, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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Just read my little thug
poor baby. no more brain cells to make your point. can't think. can't provide proof.

well, you must be a liar then.

but we already knew that didn't we, boy?
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Mililani, HI

#55763 Mar 25, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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And again no evidence
So why isn't Zimmerman free, chief brainless?
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Mililani, HI

#55770 Mar 25, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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More than happy to just as soon as you answer my questions........
What?
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Mililani, HI

#55771 Mar 25, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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We know you don't understand that the justice system is slow
So is Zimmerman free chief?
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Mililani, HI

#55772 Mar 25, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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Still no evidence.......
So if Zimmerman free chief lost your mind?
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Mililani, HI

#55773 Mar 25, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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We understand this is beyond you......
You can only bring a horse to water....
I understand it's beyond you.

Just like your claim that I said Zimmerman is guilty.

And you still can't prove it.

I wonder why, chief liar?
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

#55774 Mar 25, 2013
Evidential burden
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

#55775 Mar 25, 2013
Evidential burden is the obligation to produce evidence to properly raise an issue at trial. Failure to satisfy the evidential burden means that an issue cannot be raised at a court of law.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

#55776 Mar 25, 2013
England and Wales
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

#55777 Mar 25, 2013
?????
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

#55778 Mar 25, 2013
Standard of proof: United States
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

#55779 Mar 25, 2013
A "legal burden" or a "burden of persuasion" is an obligation that remains on a single party for the duration of the claim. Once the burden has been entirely discharged to the satisfaction of the trier of fact, the party carrying the burden will succeed in its claim. For example, the presumption of innocence places a legal burden upon the prosecution to prove all elements of the offense (generally beyond a reasonable doubt) and to disprove all the defenses except for affirmative defenses in which the proof of non-existence of all affirmative defense(s) is not constitutionally required of the prosecution.

It is not to be confused with evidential burden, which is an obligation that shifts between parties over the course of the hearing or trial. It is not a burden of proof, but the burden to adduce sufficient evidence to properly raise an issue at court.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

#55780 Mar 25, 2013
Probable cause is a relatively low standard of evidence, which is used in the United States to determine whether a search, or an arrest, is warranted. It is also used by grand juries to determine whether to issue an indictment. In the civil context, this standard is often used where plaintiffs are seeking a prejudgement remedy.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

#55781 Mar 25, 2013
This is the highest standard used as the burden of proof in Anglo-American jurisprudence and typically only applies in criminal proceedings.

It has been described as, in negative terms, as a proof having been met if there is no plausible reason to believe otherwise.

If there is a real doubt, based upon reason and common sense after careful and impartial consideration of all the evidence, or lack of evidence, in a case, then the level of proof has not been met.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

#55782 Mar 25, 2013
The standard that must be met by the prosecution's evidence in a criminal prosecution is that no other logical explanation can be derived from the facts except that the defendant committed the crime, thereby overcoming the presumption that a person is innocent until proven guilty.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

#55783 Mar 25, 2013
In the West, criminal cases usually place the burden of proof on the prosecutor "the burden of proof rests on who asserts, not on who denies"). This principle is known as the presumption of innocence, and is summed up with "innocent until proven guilty," but is not upheld in all legal systems or jurisdictions. Where it is upheld, the accused will be found not guilty if this burden of proof is not sufficiently shown by the prosecution.

The presumption of innocence means three things:

With respect to the critical facts of a case the defendant has no burden of proof whatsoever.
The state must prove the critical facts of the case to the appropriate level of certainty.
The jury is not to draw any inferences adverse to the defendant from the fact that he has been charged with a crime and is present in court represented by counsel to face the charges against him.
The presumption of innocence does not mean that the jury or anyone else must pretend or assume that the defendant is in fact innocent of the charges. Nothing the jury does can alter the fact that the defendant did or did not commit the offense. There is no intermediate state.

For example, if the defendant (D) is charged with murder, the prosecutor (P) bears the burden of proof to show the jury that D did murder someone.

Burden of proof: P
Burden of production: P has to show some evidence that D had committed murder. The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Constitution requires enough evidence to justify a rational trier of fact to find guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If the judge rules that such burden has been met, then of course it is up to the jury itself to decide if they are, in fact, convinced of guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If the judge finds there is not enough evidence under the standard, the case must be dismissed (or a subsequent guilty verdict must be vacated and the charges dismissed).
e.g. witness, forensic evidence, autopsy report
Failure to meet the burden: the issue will be decided as a matter of law (the judge makes the decision), in this case, D is presumed innocent
Burden of persuasion: if at the close of evidence, the jury cannot decide if P has established with relevant level of certainty that D had committed murder, the jury must find D not guilty of the crime of murder
Measure of proof: P has to prove every element of the offence beyond a reasonable doubt, but not necessarily prove every single fact beyond a reasonable doubt.
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Danville, KY

#55786 Mar 25, 2013
Let the Good Times Roll - Harry Nilsson


Nilsson - Sail Away
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

In America every man is FREE
Take care of his home and his Family
You'll be as Happy as a monkey in a monkey tree
You're ALL gonna be an American
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G'Night fellow Americans/Patriots ...

:)
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Mililani, HI

#55790 Mar 25, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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Yes we know this is above you but maybe if you try real hard???
Well gee son.

We already know you're a liar. Clearly you can't break that glass ceiling. It's much too strong for your lack of integrity to break through!
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Mililani, HI

#55791 Mar 25, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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Still no evidence.......LOL
So why isn't Zimmerman free, chief poop in the pants?

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