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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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“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Since: Mar 10

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#55359 Mar 23, 2013
"What's an affirmative defense?

An affirmative defense is a justification for the defendant having committed the accused crime. It differs from other defenses because the defendant admits that he did, in fact, break the law. He is simply arguing that he has a good reason for having done so, and therefore should be excused from all criminal liability.

In criminal trials, the most common affirmative defenses include self-defense, defense of others and insanity. Duress, entrapment and involuntary intoxication are used less often.

To see how one of these defenses works, let's look at the pending Trayvon Martin trial. George Zimmerman will undoubtedly argue that he acted in self-defense as defined by Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law. There's absolutely no question that he killed Martin. If he can successfully prove he acted in self-defense, the law says he cannot be convicted of murder. He will go free.

The same analysis would apply to almost all of the affirmative defenses -- if accepted by the judge or jury, the defendant goes free. The only affirmative defense that differs is insanity. When defendants are found not guilty by reason of insanity, they are often placed in psychiatric institutions.

Still, a temporary stay in a hospital has got to be better than a prison."
Ascendo Tuum

Binbrook, Canada

#55360 Mar 23, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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Yep
Why are you unable to post the links to back up your claim????
Uh.... but I did.... Chief Running Scared
Ascendo Tuum

Binbrook, Canada

#55361 Mar 23, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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Caught in another lie
I graduated at 16
Graduated what at 16??? Pre-school??!!! ROTFALMFAO!!! Or "How to be an Accomplished Liar 101"??
indy

Jacksonville, FL

#55362 Mar 23, 2013
Six wrote:
You people just get on here an vent and say whatever is on your mind and thats cool no matter how ignorant it is, but do you hate minorities that much to where you rather watch america fall than to treat us like we walk upright and bleed like you?
..... umm, you people??? u racist
Ascendo Tuum

Binbrook, Canada

#55363 Mar 23, 2013
chess not checkers wrote:
<quoted text>Its all good if trayvon was just walking on the sidewalk minding his own business but the evidence shows that he attacked George ,.. What would you do if you were being vigilant in your neighborhood and were attacked by a stranger?
you inbred snot nosed racist [email protected] keep saying that.... but inconsistencies and outright (proven) lies in GI Janie's multiple statements say otherwise.
indy

Jacksonville, FL

#55364 Mar 23, 2013
Six wrote:
You know you are truly sick anytime you find comfort in a childs death. A child that was minding his own business. That could have been your child!!!
...yes what happened to that innocent baby who was shot in the face was horrible, hopefully the prez will speak out on how tragic that was .... but im sure youll say we dont know the facts, im sure the baby was trying to jack 'em .... well we dont know all the facts yet on treyvons case,...... the suspects look like what his sons would look like if he had some....acc to him .......... why doesnt the lib media show both involved in the case as 12 yr olds? they show treyvon as if he was a boy...and we know we cant say that ....
Mike

Polk City, FL

#55365 Mar 23, 2013
The only good thing so far is that the criminal piece of garbage, ashtray is still dead. Next Zimmerman will be found not guilty and the knee grows will burn down their own Nieghborhoods. Ha ha ha !!!!!
Ascendo Tuum

Binbrook, Canada

#55366 Mar 23, 2013
chess not checkers wrote:
<quoted text> He was not stalking Trayvon,If he really was out to get him the way you claim he was then he would have never called the 911 non emergency police line. Because of the recent burglaries he was using caution and being vigilant,especially since trayvon matched the description of recent suspects.
wHY CANT YOU EXPLAIN WHY George has all the injuries and trayvon has nonE aND WHY witnesses see trayvon ontop of george beating him.
Also i can say that if my son went out to get milk and butter he would have his pants pulled up and no cut through houses looking at others property;
And god forbid if he was approached by a concerned citizen he would nit attack that person he wuld answer the authority figures questions. If feeling threatened then call 911 or run or if need be defend yourself, however there is no proof that george attacked martin
First of all... he absolutely was stalking Martin. HIS OWN STATEMENT says he told the 911 dispatcher he lost sight of Martin and claims the dispatcher told him to move his car to follow him. Interesting, though... police review of the 911 tape confirm that conversation NEVER happened. So... GI Jane lied about following Trayvon.... why???? uh... because he had to cover up the fact he was stalking the kid.

Second of all, dumbazz.... according to the autopsy report... Trayvon had defensive wounds. He also had GI Jane's DNA under his fingernails..... a huge indicator of a defensive struggle.

All witnesses saw were two people grappling. GI Jane had grass stains on is back... but so did Trayvon. Which means... they were rolling around during the struggle.

And it is absolutely laughable the you class GI Jane as a "concerned citizen". The guy with a massive history of violence (against Police AND women). The only thing GI Jane was concerned about was living out his fantasy as a wannabee "Dirty Harry"..... something he could never do in the real world.
Ascendo Tuum

Binbrook, Canada

#55367 Mar 23, 2013
chess not checkers wrote:
<quoted text>Stop being a hateful smartass.. i will continue to educate myself with the facts.
Not very well... I would say

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Since: Mar 10

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#55368 Mar 23, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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No evidence = no probable cause = no arrest.

Probable cause =evidence - arrest.
Here Is One wrote:
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Really
Is that what happened in OJ's trail in Ca???
Proven a liar again..........LOL
Moron, his post doesn't address a trial that hasn't taken place. It is speaking about the arrest. Yes, that is exactly what happened in the OJ case. He was arrested.
Ascendo Tuum

Binbrook, Canada

#55369 Mar 23, 2013
chess not checkers wrote:
<quoted text> He was looking for a definitive location to give to the dispatcher and police on their arrival. Yes if that meant George was heading in the direction that the suspicious person was then shall be it. There is no law that states a concerned citizen cannot walk around the block with a concealed weapon.. There was no malice intent,, he was looking for a specific address otherwise he made it clear he was on his way back to his truck
Ya... right..... He told police that the fact he went in the same direction as Trayvon was because he had to get the name of the street.
Really??? In a subdivision that only has THREE streets.... In a subdivision where he has lived for THREE YEARS??? ROTFALMFAO!!!! More proof the wannabee jerkoff was stalking.
Ascendo Tuum

Binbrook, Canada

#55370 Mar 23, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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Liar
I posted the link dozens of times but animals can't read
The subject was not SYG it was if the prosecution can disprove the grass stain evidence
No you haven't
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#55371 Mar 23, 2013
Ascendo Tuum wrote:
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you inbred snot nosed racist [email protected] keep saying that.... but inconsistencies and outright (proven) lies in GI Janie's multiple statements say otherwise.
Everyone say "hello" to Jacques Ottawa. He's a gypsy refugee boy who does nothing but lie. He is anti-America and deserves no one's time! Trust nothing he says. Just call him "jakeleg" for short.
Ascendo Tuum

Binbrook, Canada

#55372 Mar 23, 2013
chess not checkers wrote:
YEAH /// will you please post the link that HERE IS ONE is asking for. Why are you being so stubborn. Just do it so you guys can resolve this issue and i am curious to have him provide the post where you stated george is guilty and i guess in a way you are still saying the burden of proof rest on the defense only if ??? can you clarify.
Because we have BOTH posted and reposted and all we get is the same lame crap: No one has every posted any proof, wahh wahh wahh. Now we just tell him to go back and read.... but.... either he's too stupid or too lazy. I vote, he's both.
Ascendo Tuum

Binbrook, Canada

#55373 Mar 23, 2013
chess not checkers wrote:
<quoted text>Bare foot you have no proof beyond a reasonable doubt that Gorge zimmerman put his hands on trayvon martin,,do you?
The state does not have the rock solid evidence either. They only had enough for probable cause and that warrants georges arrest
Well.... at least YOU admit there's enough evidence for probable cause and an arrest is warranted. Now...would you mind explaining that to Nobody is One??? Cuz... I gotta tell ya.... that guy's pretty thick....

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Since: Mar 10

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#55374 Mar 23, 2013
Ascendo Tuum wrote:
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Graduated what at 16??? Pre-school??!!! ROTFALMFAO!!! Or "How to be an Accomplished Liar 101"??
Must be when he graduated from Juvie.
Ascendo Tuum

Binbrook, Canada

#55375 Mar 23, 2013
chess not checkers wrote:
There is in fact no evidence (in what is publicly known) Zimmerman followed closely, profiled, or confronted Martin ,,even though none of those action are necessarily illegal.
Are you serious???

GI Jane: I'm going to follow him
911 Dispatcher: We don't need you to do that sir?
(I'm paraphrasing.... but that is the gist of the 911 conversation.)
Ascendo Tuum

Binbrook, Canada

#55376 Mar 23, 2013
chess not checkers wrote:
However the charge is 2nd degree murder so the state must make the case.
and they will.... because they wouldn't have charged GI Jane if they didn't think they had a solid case.
Ascendo Tuum

Binbrook, Canada

#55377 Mar 23, 2013
chess not checkers wrote:
<quoted text>In Florida, once self-defense is invoked, the burden is on the prosecution to disprove the claim.
No problem there.....
Ascendo Tuum

Binbrook, Canada

#55378 Mar 23, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Refuted.
You might have wanted to say: refudiated.... the moron might understand that.

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