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Years before they would endure a televised pummeling in the Florida courtroom of Judge Debra Nelson, the two lawyers representing accused murderer George Zimmerman actually donated money to the prickly jurist’s first election campaign, records show.
In 1999, Republican Governor Jeb Bush appointed Nelson, a lifelong Democrat, to fill a vacancy in the 18th Judicial Circuit (covering Seminole and Brevard counties). When Nelson ran the following year for a full six-year term, she donated 85 percent of her campaign’s $151,000 war chest.
The balance of Nelson’s contributions came that year from scores of Florida attorneys and law firms. Division of Elections records show that the judicial candidate’s financial supporters included Zimmerman lawyers Mark O’Mara and Don West, both of whom have felt the 59-year-old Nelson’s wrath over the past several weeks.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
being a conspiracist that kind of tickles my brain.
Originally posted by ugie1028
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
this is so they can have wiggle room to get out of any type of appeal.
'We took responsibility and fired the person.'
I think it would be called Plausible deniability.edit on 7/13/2013 by ugie1028 because: (no reason given)
Demonstrators outside the George Zimmerman murder trial have been carrying signs demanding “Justice for Trayvon,” and chanting, “No justice, no peace.”
On Friday, one ranking member of the New Black Panther Party made clear outside the Seminole County Courthouse exactly what his group means by “justice” for shooting victim Trayvon Martin. ...
But what about a harsher sentence? Like Zimmerman’s killing at the hands of a prison vigilante?
“Praise be to God,” Kayrallah said of the prospect.
Originally posted by ButterCookie
I know you want to use all the "facts" in the case but..."
Originally posted by seabag
Originally posted by firemonkey
reply to post by seabag
1) Where is the evidence that Trayvon initiated the attack? If Zimmerman started the confrontation, then it doesn't matter if he is getting his butt kicked, Trayvon has a right to defend himself as well.
2) I swear, have people not been in fights before? Those are not serious injuries...no matter who much people try to sensationalize it...those are not serious injuries at all.
So, where is the proof?
TM punched him, straddled him, pounded on him some more, reached for GZ's gun and said "You're gonna die tonight". That would make any person fear for their life.
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
Originally posted by firemonkey
reply to post by FlyersFan
What we DO know ..... Zimmerman shot Martin when Martin was on top of him, beating the stuff'n out of him. Eyewitness and forensic evidence say this is a fact. Zimmerman was in his legal rights to defend himself in this manner.
Not if he started the fight, which you already admitted we don't know who started the fight. Starting the fight doesn't have to be throwing the first punch...it can be as little as grabbing someone's arm, or putting your hand on someone's chest to attempt to hold them back.
We don't know who started the fight, so the "self defense" argument is out the window.
We also know that Zimmerman was screaming for help there was no way to know who started it, but all evidence suggests Martin. Then we know that the Neighbor Good spoke to them and despite someone being there Martin kept beating him. If we can't know who started it, but do know Martin was beating him profusely and the self deense was justified how could you possible convict. You want to put a man away for his life because you don't know if he grabbed at Martin (we know he didn't hit him) and al evidence points to martin as the aggressor and was proven as the one that initiated contact?