George Zimmerman Verdict: Not Guilty

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A reminder to you firearm apologists / pushers, doing the celebratory online high-fives, the threat title coulda, shoulda been "George Zimmerman Verdict: Not Guilty / Not Innocent." Carry on...:)
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Now I'm leaving to scrub my mom's bunions! LEAVE ME A LONE!
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where is yours, Spamsux Big Dummy?
Where's my what? You speak English much???

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Not as arrogant as a topix poster - let's call her a Ferret sock - who spreads false information and pretends to know anyone's intent.
DeWayne Wickham writes on Tuesdays for USA TODAY.

Long before a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, I'd given up on justice prevailing in this case. I was pessimistic even though the facts seemed clear: the armed, wannabe cop pursued the 17-year-old boy through the dark streets of a Sanford, Fla., neighborhood over the objection of a 911 operator because he believed the boy was one of those "punks" who "always get away" with a crime.

Zimmerman, a 29-year-old white Hispanic who had a loaded gun stuffed in his pants the night of his deadly encounter with the black teen, had Florida law -- and the suppressed issue of race -- on his side. The state's self-defense statute favored this gun-toting man who pursued the frightened boy. That law became Zimmerman's get-out-of-jail-free ticket the moment his lawyers argued their client pumped a bullet into Martin's chest because he was losing the fistfight his actions precipitated.

Justice makes no concession to such a whiplash notion of self-defense. But Florida law and this case's racial subplot did.

Forget that Zimmerman wrongly profiled Martin as a boy up to no good as Martin made his way toward the house in which he was staying. Forget that Martin was armed with only a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea, while Zimmerman was packing a 9-mm handgun with a bullet in the chamber and seven in the clip. Forget that Zimmerman got out of his SUV for no good reason and minutes later was in a fistfight with Martin. The judge told the jurors they could set Zimmerman free if they believed he feared for his life when the black youngster he pursued got the better of him.

Ironically, in what seems to have been a winning argument, Zimmerman's defense team accused Martin of being responsible for his own death because he didn't retreat when he had the chance. "The person who decided that this was going to continue, was going to become a violent event, was the guy who didn't go home when he had the chance to. It was the guy who decided to lie in wait," defense attorney Mark O'Mara said in his closing argument to the jury.

Martin had four minutes to run away but didn't do so, O'Mara said. Instead, the defense attorney conjectured, the boy lay in wait and jumped Zimmerman when he walked by his hiding place. This is where justice -- and by that I mean the idea of legal fairness -- took its worst beating.

What was Zimmerman doing in those four minutes? Why didn't he go home? Why didn't he get back into his car and drive off? If Martin was hiding behind some bushes as O'Mara believes, isn't it possible he was there because Zimmerman had gone from stalking him in his SUV to pursuing him by foot? And in that situation, doesn't justice give Martin the right to stand his ground in the face of Zimmerman's threatening behavior?

How did the victim in this case lose his presumption of innocence? How did Martin's right to use deadly force when he allegedly slammed Zimmerman's head into the sidewalk get lost in the murder trial of the man who relentlessly hunted him?

"I had hoped for a different outcome, but logically I should have known better," Al Vivian, president of Basic Diversity, Inc., a diversity training firm in Fayetteville, Ga., said of the verdict rendered by the jury of six women.

I hoped that blacks would not have been kept off of Zimmerman's jury. I worried that without this balance, the panel might be convinced that Trayvon Martin's killer was the real victim in this case. And sadly, we now know, that's just what happened.

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Le Gnome dePlume wrote:
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DeWayne Wickham writes on Tuesdays for USA TODAY.
Long before a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, I'd given up on justice prevailing in this case. I was pessimistic even though the facts seemed clear: the armed, wannabe cop pursued the 17-year-old boy through the dark streets of a Sanford, Fla., neighborhood over the objection of a 911 operator because he believed the boy was one of those "punks" who "always get away" with a crime.
Zimmerman, a 29-year-old white Hispanic who had a loaded gun stuffed in his pants the night of his deadly encounter with the black teen, had Florida law -- and the suppressed issue of race -- on his side. The state's self-defense statute favored this gun-toting man who pursued the frightened boy. That law became Zimmerman's get-out-of-jail-free ticket the moment his lawyers argued their client pumped a bullet into Martin's chest because he was losing the fistfight his actions precipitated.
Justice makes no concession to such a whiplash notion of self-defense. But Florida law and this case's racial subplot did.
Forget that Zimmerman wrongly profiled Martin as a boy up to no good as Martin made his way toward the house in which he was staying. Forget that Martin was armed with only a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea, while Zimmerman was packing a 9-mm handgun with a bullet in the chamber and seven in the clip. Forget that Zimmerman got out of his SUV for no good reason and minutes later was in a fistfight with Martin. The judge told the jurors they could set Zimmerman free if they believed he feared for his life when the black youngster he pursued got the better of him.
Ironically, in what seems to have been a winning argument, Zimmerman's defense team accused Martin of being responsible for his own death because he didn't retreat when he had the chance. "The person who decided that this was going to continue, was going to become a violent event, was the guy who didn't go home when he had the chance to. It was the guy who decided to lie in wait," defense attorney Mark O'Mara said in his closing argument to the jury.
Martin had four minutes to run away but didn't do so, O'Mara said. Instead, the defense attorney conjectured, the boy lay in wait and jumped Zimmerman when he walked by his hiding place. This is where justice -- and by that I mean the idea of legal fairness -- took its worst beating.
What was Zimmerman doing in those four minutes? Why didn't he go home? Why didn't he get back into his car and drive off? If Martin was hiding behind some bushes as O'Mara believes, isn't it possible he was there because Zimmerman had gone from stalking him in his SUV to pursuing him by foot? And in that situation, doesn't justice give Martin the right to stand his ground in the face of Zimmerman's threatening behavior?
How did the victim in this case lose his presumption of innocence? How did Martin's right to use deadly force when he allegedly slammed Zimmerman's head into the sidewalk get lost in the murder trial of the man who relentlessly hunted him?
"I had hoped for a different outcome, but logically I should have known better," Al Vivian, president of Basic Diversity, Inc., a diversity training firm in Fayetteville, Ga., said of the verdict rendered by the jury of six women.
I hoped that blacks would not have been kept off of Zimmerman's jury. I worried that without this balance, the panel might be convinced that Trayvon Martin's killer was the real victim in this case. And sadly, we now know, that's just what happened.
LoL. Yet another opinion piece looking for a "white" boogeyman to blame.
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Next up, Sweetiepie will tell us how unfair it is that these two will be convicted because they're black!(thank gawd it's not florida)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22989...
Wonder why Nancy DisGrace isn't sensationalizing this?
Good 'ole azzhat Nancy will probably be the target of a multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit in the near future. I guess she didn't learn from that other network falsifying the 911 recording.
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It has Ozzie written all over it.

Whatcha want...a gold star or something?
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a Gold star for Excellence in Journalism, perhaps...Ozzie.
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Miami Nice wrote:
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It has Ozzie written all over it.
Whatcha want...a gold star or something?
sup ozzie
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You are as spineless as Zimmerman.

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Miami Nice wrote:
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It has Ozzie written all over it.
Whatcha want...a gold star or something?


Zoomn over your stupid head trish,...

Miami Nice wrote:
Can Chris Tolles..Co-founder and CEO of Topix find any more ways to get any dumber?
Oh, lets just count the # of Profile views...lets not worry about the slanderous posts that violate the Topix TOS..or finding a competent Management Team..lets just count how many times profiles are viewed.
Dumb! Really, really, really, REALLY.. dumb!


quite a Rant about the # of views tab,


BTW ain't no tab
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quite a Rant about the # of views tab,
BTW ain't no tab
BTW ain't no Chris Tolles

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courtroom observer wrote:
<quoted text>Legally, he can kill white children too.
Just thought i'd point that out.
Excellent point!!!
Now take the white and black out of the equasion and you have reality!!! Stupidity is not racism.

Thanks for pointing that out.

Had he approached a white thug-like non-adult the end result could have been the same!!!
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lol
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Well..I really gotta get going.

Have yourself a lovely day, Ozzie.

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Well at least you suck. Some women won't do that.

Think positive.

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courtroom observer wrote:
Under Obama, juries have been communist! A group of people working together for the common goal of finding a solution to a dilemma. YUCK!!
But, with the help of the teapublicans, juries will be FOR PROFIT just like schools, prisons and hospitals should be!
Hiya sh1theel. Hear ya got banned for a while. How long until the pic of your little buttbuddy can air again? You know,.....you really should hold off posting your prevaricative drivel if you've had more than 3 beers.

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