Zimmerman found not guilty in shooting death of Trayvon Martin

Jul 13, 2013 Full story: The Hill 1,868

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who triggered a national debate about race after shooting an unarmed black teenager named Trayvon Martin, was found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges Saturday night.

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MBMM

Blue Ridge, GA

#1 Jul 13, 2013
Great job by the defense. I glad that the jury was not pressured by a race verdict. Happy trails to GZ.

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Don Joe

Maple Grove, MN

#3 Jul 13, 2013
There is no justice in America if a jury can come to this conclusion. This is a license to kill anyone any time. It is now OK to kill anyone you don't like. Just attack them, then stand your ground and shoot them if they don't do everything you say.

This trial was rigged. It sets the precedent that killing is now legal.

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Don Joe

Maple Grove, MN

#4 Jul 13, 2013
MBMM wrote:
Great job by the defense. I glad that the jury was not pressured by a race verdict. Happy trails to GZ.


Let's see if you feel the same when some maniac kills your family.

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Don Joe

Maple Grove, MN

#5 Jul 13, 2013
Voice of Reality wrote:
I wonder how the big mouth liars feel, you know who you are, Barefoot, Catholic Patriot, and the rest. I look forward to your cries of foul. Wheels can really wipe his chin as the American justice system all made a deposit tonight.
You mean the far right fanatics bought a verdict. How much did they pay to the jurors?

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Robert

Douglasville, GA

#6 Jul 13, 2013
I told you so
US Huh

Hampton, VA

#7 Jul 13, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
There is no justice in America if a jury can come to this conclusion. This is a license to kill anyone any time. It is now OK to kill anyone you don't like. Just attack them, then stand your ground and shoot them if they don't do everything you say.
This trial was rigged. It sets the precedent that killing is now legal.
To legally kill in the US didn't start with this case. Its been going on since the country was founded, from the trail of tears, to OJ Simpson, to the death penalty, to Vietnam, to Obama's drone wars. Are you upset because someone you don't like got away with murder?
US Huh

Hampton, VA

#8 Jul 13, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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You mean the far right fanatics bought a verdict. How much did they pay to the jurors?
The price tag was probably not as much as when Obama and Wall Street bought the White House. Its unbelievable that in this day and age, that people think that only right wingers fall prey to money. Its all money grubbing Americans. From the military industrial complex to Hollywood stars, to everyday government subsidized citizens. But just remember, China, like a US Bank going after a homeowner, will want its money.
radiofreeamerica

Tarpon Springs, FL

#10 Jul 13, 2013
obama and the liberal news media has done all they can to divide this country by race and convict Zimmerman.It didn*t work.

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serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#11 Jul 13, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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Let's see if you feel the same when some maniac kills your family.
I am certain there are many many people in ethnic neighborhoods that changed over and who lived in cities that can give you pretty god descriptions of maniacs in racial crimes. Just not broadcast to loud or loud enough.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#12 Jul 13, 2013
The idea is to be tried by a jury of one's peers.
Were any of these women on the jury a Zimmerman
peer?

Better yet, were any of them peers of Trayvon, a black kid?

Zimmerman was on trial, but in a way so was Trayvon Martin. Can a black kid get justice in any court
in the U.S. if there are only white people, or a
majority of white people on the jury?

My advice to Zimmerman is for him to watch his
back. Someone may yet try for real justice.
Brianna has blue iiiii

Washington, DC

#13 Jul 13, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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Let's see if you feel the same when some maniac kills your family.
don joe......nothing wrong with the justice system; its this stupid gun law stand your own ground, now we must overturn this idiot law and get rid of guns in America, this is not the wild west.
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Blue Ridge, GA

#15 Jul 13, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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Let's see if you feel the same when some maniac kills your family.
My family has enough sense not to be walking around a neighbor up to no good in the middle of the night. I raised my children to respect the law and do what is right. This 17 year old need much guidance from his parents, who really didn't seem to care what he did. It's not illegal to care a firearm in FL, especially since there are so many criminals there, that would rob you blind. Good job by the jury. He was arrested, tried, and found not guilty! Deal with it!
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#16 Jul 13, 2013
radiofreeamerica wrote:
obama and the liberal news media has done all they can to divide this country by race and convict Zimmerman.It didn*t work.
Can you tells us just what Obama said about this trial?
His exact words? You know, like a quote?

If not, then you are plumb full so horse sh*t.
Like most righties.
US Huh

Hampton, VA

#18 Jul 13, 2013
Brianna has blue iiiii wrote:
<quoted text> don joe......nothing wrong with the justice system; its this stupid gun law stand your own ground, now we must overturn this idiot law and get rid of guns in America, this is not the wild west.
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funny coming from someone who lives in city with the toughest gun laws and the worst gun violence. Another minion who believes the government, the same government that provides arms to those toppling their own governments, will protect them.
The very land you stand on and the very fruits of your so called freedoms were bought by guns. Hypocrite.
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#20 Jul 13, 2013
No suprises there. The poorly written Florida "stand your ground" laws allows people to go after people with a gun and kill them simply because they "feel threatened" which is what Zimmerman did.

He went with a gun chasing after a teenage boy. Trayvon got scared and defended himself from Zimmerman. Zimmerman shot him. Florida protects the aggressor, Zimmerman.

Good luck Florida when the streets run red with blood because of your poorly written statute.
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#21 Jul 13, 2013
Zimmerman will walk a free man. But if he "felt threatened" before with Trayvon...well now he is going to feel threatened even more. And will kill more people and be protected under the poorly written "stand your ground" law of Florida.

I feel sorry for him and Trayvon. The Florida statute and their lawmakers have ruined both of their lives.

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#22 Jul 13, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
There is no justice in America if a jury can come to this conclusion. This is a license to kill anyone any time. It is now OK to kill anyone you don't like. Just attack them, then stand your ground and shoot them if they don't do everything you say.
This trial was rigged. It sets the precedent that killing is now legal.
The only evidence for the initial attack pointed to Martin as the attacker. Physically attacking someone tends to leave evidence on the attackers hands. No bruises or cuts to Zimmerman's hand or fingers and obvious wounds from Martin's attack on him.

The evidence said that Zimmerman was innocent and the jury listened.

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#24 Jul 13, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
No suprises there. The poorly written Florida "stand your ground" laws allows people to go after people with a gun and kill them simply because they "feel threatened" which is what Zimmerman did.
He went with a gun chasing after a teenage boy. Trayvon got scared and defended himself from Zimmerman. Zimmerman shot him. Florida protects the aggressor, Zimmerman.
Good luck Florida when the streets run red with blood because of your poorly written statute.
This was not a "stand your ground" case.

Again, you need evidence to back up your contention. Are you saying that fit tall young Martin could not have outrun Zimmerman?

Take a chill pill and look at the evidence without your obvious prejudice.
VN Vet

Hopewell, VA

#25 Jul 13, 2013
Anyone who walks in a bad neighborhood, and cold-cocks a stranger and bangs his head on the sidewalk should expect to get shot. We had 17 year-olds getting killed in Nam, and they weren't called children. The racists are without question the blacks in this situation.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#26 Jul 13, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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This was not a "stand your ground" case.
Again, you need evidence to back up your contention. Are you saying that fit tall young Martin could not have outrun Zimmerman?
Take a chill pill and look at the evidence without your obvious prejudice.
you are right, it was not a stand your ground case. Zimmerman instigated the confrontation, then when he started to lose the fight, pulled his gun and shot the kid.

not self-defense, just a sore loser...

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