posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 11:34 AM
Originally posted by JuniorDisco
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Nope.. I have NO respect for parents who would lose their kid, believe as they claim that it WAS 100% unjustified...but bypass any true efforts at
accountability to grab the riches. That, isn't justice. THAT is pathetic.
How have they bypassed "efforts at accountability"? There's going to be a trial. The whole thing is going to come out in court anyway and this
payment doesn't affect that at all.
I note that you extend Zimmerman the full courtesy of a supposition of his innocence until proven otherwise, but seem keen to draw conclusions about
Martin's family and the reasons for the settlement that are just unsupported suppositions. Odd that you would employ such a double standard.
Okay, let me be clear for the last time I'm going to say this...as people are choosing to ignore and cherry pick what I'm saying here. I'm about
done debating brick walls.
In the United States Justice System, Civil Court operates under DRAMATICALLY different rules of evidence than does the criminal court system.
Preponderance of the Evidence is the standard required for a finding in favor of the plaintiff. This is opposed to BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT in a
Criminal Court. Civil cases are normally where much of the stuff a jury never hears in a criminal court will come out and be heard.
If we're looking for justice and truth in criminal court? It'll be a long search with disappointing results almost every time.
The purpose of a civil suit is one of two things. TRUTH and accountability against those who criminal court can NEVER touch, like the HOA. Or.....to
exploit an event for cash in pocket. The best indicator as to which someone is after is how quickly they settle ..if at all.
Now, some can say "but but but but....They will sue some more! Another trial will come!" abd I'll say, getting to trial in the first place is
ALWAYS a crap shoot to the Judge presiding in that courtroom on that case and circumstances. THIS one was obviously good to go and they wasted the
opportunity to get rich. I hope their kid would approve. I find it a pathetic example of materialism over principle in as large a way as might be
Now... On the "killer"..as it's obvious he IS guilty to many, despite conflicting statements by many and injuries consistent with mutual combat (as
legal terms often describe it), I am not going to be as quick as the President of the United States was to declare this a guilty man without so much
as a trial. I want to see the criminal trial and I'll be watching it very closely when it comes..............but no criminal trial will *EVER* match
civil court for the ability to get at the TRUTH, not simply the law for end result.
That truth is something we may never see ...and it's obvious, the parents couldn't care THAT much about when a stack of cash is calling their name
to ...just sign this agreement making all terms and conditions secret forever ....while no one had to admit a thing, on anything.
hope that clarified things a tad.