posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 04:22 PM
Firstly forgive me because im writing this from my cell, i should be working but ATS once again distracted me from things i should be doing.
To be blunt, im tired of everyone jumping so quick to one side or the other, people who say "i know hes guilty" or i know hes innocent". If theres
one thing we know its that all the details of a case will not be made availabke to the public until the end outcome if ever. So for everyone making
assumptions or proclaiming one side or another i have to say shame on you, i expect members of ATS to come to their decisions with a little more
rational and patience before making bold statements such as "i know". The fact of the matter is no one knows but the the two parties who wete there
and thats it. Now in my OPINION which i feel is fairly rational. Yes Zimmerman is an idiot. He should never have gotten out of the car to begin with.
And no matter the law in FL they should have arrested him in the beggining as procedure and maybe this whole controversy could have been avoided. I
dont see anything to point that he intentionally followed him just to shoot him. And i think alot of people believe that yes criminals often get away
and his statement could be taken in or out of context in many ways. And what really is irritating is the race thing, the guys mixed for christ sake.
I mean at first look would you honestly say the guys white? But this is all irrelevant. The whole thing comes down to let it play out. And he should
be prosecuted on what they can prove and not hearsay or possible trivial things that could be argued in either side. I do think he should get in some
trouble. Not life in prison unless they can prove it was done maliciously. And people keep saying he shot an unarmed kid. Well i dont know how it went
down but if there was a struggle and they wete fighting then isnt it obvious yhe struggle would be over the wepon that was present? If thats how it
went down and he did get zimmermans gun and shot him , makes you wonder how this would play out no?
On one last note before i go back to work, i cant figure out how to insert quotea from my cell but the following is something i read on here and a
responce to it
QUOTE. "This doesn't matter. It shouldn't be up to investigator to prove whether Zimmerman acted in self defense, it is up to Zimmerman and
Zimmerman alone. He clearly had prior motive when he decided to get out of his truck in the first place the persue Trayvon who he believed was running
away from him, he had a loaded gun, there is no evidence that Trayvon was breaking any laws and no evidence that Trayvon attacked first.
If you take the life of some unarmed person with a gun, a person you don't know on a public street, you need to demonstrate your innocence, it is not
the other way around. What kind of justice system would we have if murders can simply declare self defense with absolutely no obligation to prove it?
This is an irrational idea. Now im not a lawyer, maybe some of you are but doesnt the burden fall on the state to prove guilt? I thought that was one
of the big things in our country, innocent until proven guilty. The burden of proof does not fall on the defendent but it does the prosecution.
Otherwise anyone accused would be forced to prove their innocence according to you. Maybe we should take our justice system back to the witch hunts
and see if he burns cause arent witches made of wood? Then we'd know his guilt if he burned right?
Oh and btw has anyone heard about the african american father who shot the caucasion father about a month prior to this in FL who was let go on ybe
stand your ground law? I have yet to confirm this but i was told about it and sent a link i have yet to read cause frankly this case has already
occupied to much of my time. But if it is true gor all those who say this case was race related then mayne that one was too? Who knows, if i was at a
pc i would have researched before mentioning but had to throw that in there too. Back to work!