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Originally posted by Xcathdra
reply to post by shepseskaf
Probables aren't fact so we need to be careful there.
Law Enforcement is not responsible for the filing of charges; that is the sole authority of the PA and no one else. Law Enforcement can complain all they want but in the end its not their decision nor area of responsibility. Law Enforcement is not part of the judicial branch and for good reasons.
The lead detectives position is going to work in Zimmerman's favor. Defense can argue that based on the applicable laws law enforcement and the PA's office could not even come to a consensus on how the laws in questions is applied. Now you have the PA's office and a lead detective arguing over the merits of a case. Argued correctly it can create doubts and reinforces the position that evidence is open to interpretation.
We need to wait and see how all the preliminary hearings go...
Originally posted by Deranged74
reply to post by Xcathdra
I think most of the martin supporters are indeed willing to admit if the evidence comes forth that he was acting in self defense we will take it and move on..
On the other hand seems zimmermen fans will not take anything less than a video of zimmerman shooting tray in the back before they will budge a inch for their hero
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
I find it funny that these two lawyers ran away once they knew it was likely charges were going to be brought against Zimmerman.
They were all fine to represent him when it was just the people calling for justice...but once it looked like actual charges would be filed....they took off.
That doesn't make it look too good for Zimmerman...maybe these lawyers know more than we do and know what will come out in court???
Originally posted by shepseskaf
My view is that when the lead detective elucidates his reasons for recommending that charges be filed, it will become clear that by not doing so, the State Attorney was deficient in his duties. The SA has a long history of racial bias, but I'm not sure if that will come out in trial, or if it needs to -- just that charges should have immediately been filed in this case.