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Lesser Shooting Charge Possible

Jury in Florida trial can consider manslaughter in death of teenager

July 12, 2013

SANFORD, Fla....

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Jul-12-13 5:44 PM

So GetaCouple was a THERE and has a counter story?

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Jul-12-13 4:46 PM

If there is a riot after the outcome of this trial can we arrest all of the race baiters for inciting it.

Last time I looked, freedom of speech does not extend to shouting "fire" in a theater.

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Jul-12-13 1:22 PM

Under no circumstance can we offend a percentage of our populatiom to be un-happy.

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Jul-12-13 11:04 AM

This trial marks the first time I have ever heard someone referred to as a "white Hispanic". You can't make this s*** up. You want a race war, we'll give you a race war.

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Jul-12-13 9:04 AM

What happened is that the state hedged its bet, knowing that its murder case was not really based in fact, so they knew that if they gave the jury a lesser option they might convict Zimmerman on a lesser charge to avoid the turmoil that will follow a not guilty verdict. If he is guilty of murder he should be convicted of that. In truth the Prosecution does not think he committed murder and so they greased this lesser option into the deal so they don't have to walk out of the courtroom with a not guilty verdict. The concept of a fair trial for anyone is out the door. He will get convicted of something for the media, for the careers of the elected Prosecutors, for the Judge's career and for the ease of the jury. Not because he is guilty. The concept of fair trial in America is gone with the first slanted media report. It could happen to you.

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Jul-12-13 8:53 AM

How can they possibly find “not guilty” the man who killed the only son Obama never had?

He’s toast. White toast.

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Jul-12-13 8:51 AM


"It is STANDARD for prosecutors in Florida murder cases to ask that the jury be allowed to consider lesser charges that were not actually brought against the defendant."

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Jul-12-13 8:45 AM

Notice that Daweeb left out his OPINION PIECE SOURCE for his COPY and PASTE job.

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Jul-12-13 7:45 AM

Now some are asking the question – did Nelson’s aggressive outburst represent an attempt to prejudice the jury against Zimmerman?

Given the likelihood that Zimmerman will be acquitted, has Judge Nelson been put under pressure by the federal government to aggressively advocate for the prosecution, just as Supreme Court Justice John Roberts was apparently pressured to vote to uphold Obamacare?

Ever since President Barack Obama personally inserted himself into the controversy by declaring Trayvon Martin to be akin to the son he never had, higher-ups have constantly meddled in the case in an effort to secure a murder charge for a scenario that Zimmerman would not normally have even been arrested for under Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.

Indeed, ex-Sanford police chief Bill Lee told CNN yesterday that “he felt pressure from city officials to arrest Zimmerman to placate the public

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Jul-12-13 7:44 AM

A fix is in from the administration to find Zimmerman guilty regardless of what it takes,” commented one.

“By demanding that Zimmerman respond to a question, after she has assured him that he has the right to remain silent, she is undermining his right to remain silent and making it appear as though he and his attorneys are not firm in their convictions. This judge is shameless,” added another.

Judge Nelson also ruled this week that Trayvon Martin’s text messages, which showed that Martin had been involved in fights before and was trying to buy or sell a gun, cannot be shown to the jury, which some suggested was another indication of an anti-Zimmerman bias.

Nelson also granted a request by prosecutors to block the defense’s attempt to show the jury a computer-animated depiction of the fight between Martin and Zimmerman.

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Jul-12-13 7:43 AM

The FIX is in, the "state" is scrambling to find ANY way to convict Zimmerman because they don't want a NOT-GUILTY verdict leading to a RIOT.

"Essentially, Judge Nelson told Zimmerman he had the “absolute right to remain silent” but then proceeded to demand he answer her questions interrogation-style while silencing his lawyers.

Defense attorney Don West twice objected to Nelson’s interrogation, prompting the judge to raised her voice and exclaim, “Your objection is overruled!” in a manner more befitting of an angry parent lecturing a child than a legal professional.

Both of Zimmerman’s lawyers appeared shocked as attorney Mark O’Mara asked under his breath, “what is going on?”

Several legal experts and observers said the outburst was unprecedented.

“I have never seen that in more than 30 years of court reporting,” tweeted journalist Kathi Belich.

Former Senatorial candidate Richard Rivette also expressed his shock at the judge’s behavior."

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