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Originally posted by VoidRonin
I honestly can't believe some of the posts I've been reading.
How can you cheer on Zimmerman after he killed a 17 year old kid?
Trayvon had no weapon, and posed no threat to Zimmerman, so he was not defending himself. What < snip > is wrong with some of you?
You condone murder, you support it? Who cares if he was crucified by the media? Zimmerman deserves to rot in jail, but now it seems that something far worse will happen to him.
Please do not try to evade profanity censors.edit on 7/13/13 by Hefficide because: (no reason given)
You can legally kill someone so long as they touch you first, and you feel your life is threatened.
Originally posted by AlexG141989
Why do people keep saying this? People just keep conveniently forgetting the very real FACT that Trayvon was on top of George Zimmerman beating him.
Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by shell69
I agree, but remember how politicized this case was thanks to the media circus and our own President, so sadly every where Mr. Zimmerman goes he will have to face the fact that he will be recognized.
Is still the wrongful death law sue that the family of Treyvon can file against him, he still can be held accountable, now please if I am wrong somebody can explain better if wrongful death will apply in this case or not.
Originally posted by EarthCitizen07
It seems the prosecution asked too much and this ultimately cost them.
If they went for third degree murder, wanting to cause harm but not necessarily kill, then they would have had a much better chance.
Almost like voluntary manslaughter. In fact what is the difference between third degree murder and voluntary manslaughter? "heat of passion" is just one example of wanting to hurt someone(but not necessarly kill them) with no premeditation.
Second degree requires wanting to kill someone with malice.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Originally posted by LadyGreenEyes
Oh, brother! Now Geraldo is on, describing Martin as someone who, "just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time." Then he tries to say politics shouldn't be mixed into these cases? Wow.....
He is trying to play this off as some tragic accident, instead of a case of self defense when criminally assaulted.
Geraldo's reserve of common sense and intelligence is as empty as Al Capone's vault.
At least the man has remained consistent over the years.