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Al Sharpton says the family will pursue a civil case against George Zimmerman and he will be calling on the DOJ to reopen their case to see if there are any civil rights violations:
Originally posted by Grimpachi
Originally posted by SonOfTheLawOfOne
Originally posted by rickymouse
Zimmerman started the confrontation and the teen got mad. This is what I see. I guess if you start a conflict it is not against the law anymore. The boy also had a right to stand his ground and was not in the wrong for punching a jerk that was harrassing him by the same law. Yet Zimmerman goes free when he killed this teen that was standing his ground, with the same rights we all have.
I see a major riot brewing, worse than we have ever seen in this country. Our country is so polarized I feel that this will collapse it. It is the governments fault, they intentionally polarized us so we will not stick together. It is a regular tactic of governments but when it goes wrong, it really goes wrong.
I disagree fully Ricky.
It appears you don't understand the law in Florida regarding stand your ground. If I'm in your face threatening to kill you, you can NOT hit me or take any physical action until I commit an actual crime against you. Following, making verbal threats, watching at a close distance, are not crimes. Trayvon was not "standing his ground" by punching him under the law, that is assault and is a felony.
I highly recommend you look at the laws regarding self-defense in Florida before commenting on who was right or wrong.
Actually you have that wrong. Remember THIS case wasn't SYG it was self defense however the situation you described where if you came up and threatened my life here under SYG I WOULD be in the legal right to shoot and kill you and all I would have to do is claim I was in fear for my life. (I better hope there was a witness that could confirm your verbal threat)
Almost that exact scenario played out years ago down the street from me except the guy shot THROUGH his door and killed the guy threatening his life. Under castle doctrine he was never charged or prosecuted.
SYG is an extension of castle doctrine but it is separate from self defense.
Originally posted by Taggart
“Are you following him?” – referring to Martin. When Zimmerman said he was, the dispatcher said, “OK. We don’t need you to do that.”
At that point no one deserves to die.
Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by shell69
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 1curiousmama
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.
Yes, I am listening to the same types of things on HLN - what in the world are these guys thinking? It was clearly proven that Z acted in self defense- which is completely different than having Martin "just walking home"! Why are we glorifying this child, though his death is tragic, as if he did nothing wrong? I pray the Martin's find peace and that Z does also. I also hope that the MSM will stop this ignorant coverage now and focus on the hundreds of other murders that get zero attention.
It didn’t surprise me when the girlfriend was on the stand, and told the court that “creepy @$$ cracker” wasn’t a racial slur. I think the defense should have asked the girlfriend if she thought “creepy @$$ 'n-word'” was a racial slur? Do you think she would have said the same? Probably, but you know very well she would have been lying thru her teeth. Does this come down to a lot of black people believing blacks can’t be racists?
It's clear in Trayvon's words of "Creepy ass cracker" that he had racial prejudice before even talking to Zimmerman
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
California does stay right there and ready to react to any outcome. :shk: The protests there have begun. (Over a Florida case.. Oh well... There is logic there somewhere.
Protesters of Zimmerman non-guilty verdict march In San Francisco, California