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originally posted by: lostbook
I almost didn't want to post this news because some people think Zimmerman is justified in his actions and that Trayvon deserves what happened. While others feel that Zimmerman was in the wrong and got to walk free.
I want to discuss this however, and get the opinion of ATS. Does anyone agree with Zimmerman?
How would it make anyone feel to have their family member killed by someone then have the killer sue you? Does this even sound right? Someone kills a family member of yours, walks free, and then comes back years later and sues you? What says ATS?
originally posted by: Traptomisprime
This is why people hate white people #a reply to: lostbook
originally posted by: Teikiatsu
Way too much.
Whenever I hear about cases like this with high totals, I ask myself how much money would that person have made without the fiasco that changed their life? No way Zimmerman was going to make 100 million on his own, let alone 1 million.
Suing to get back money spent on the trial and maybe 7 years wages, maybe double that total amount. Call it 750K to *maybe* 1.2 million.
Also, that OP 'Daily Mail' headline is very clunky and not very subtle about their opinion on the matter.
originally posted by: LordAhriman
This thread went exactly as expected. Dead guy had darker skin than the killer. Meh. Taking their son's life wasn't enough, SUE HIS BLACK PARENTS!
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: Grimpachi
If family members weren't allowed to "profit" off of deaths then no one should ever be able to sue for wrongful death.
But I do see your point to a certain extent. I don't condone what she did but I think I'll give her a bit more leeway than Zimmerman seeing as she is the one who lost a child. Zimmerman killed a kid and used the weapon to profit. About as scummy as you can get in my opinion.