posted on Jul, 31 2013 @ 05:51 PM
Two Facts That Need to be Repeated Endlessly About the Zimmerman-Martin Situation
(1) The Zimmerman Trial was NOT a Stand Your Ground Case, Here's Why:
When an individual charged with a crime asserts self-defense to explain his or her actions, the Stand Your Ground statute is an option that the
accused can assert as his or her defense. If the accused chooses a Stand Your Ground defense, a special court hearing is conducted. The procedure for
a Stand Your Ground hearing is as follows: The accused's lawyers make a presentation to a judge providing evidence and argument that their client is
immune from that which he is charged under the Stand Your Ground statute. Following the defense presentation, the prosecution delivers a presentation
against immunity. Following the presentations, the judge makes a ruling to determine if the accused is immune from charges under the Stand Your Ground
statute. If the judge finds the accused immune, charges are dropped. If the judge does not find the accused to be immune under Stand Your Ground, a
full criminal trial is conducted. Since the above procedure never occurred in this case, it was NOT a Stand Your Ground case.
(2) Trayvon Martin Didn't Have to Die that Night:
- If Trayvon Martin did not choose to violently attack George Zimmerman, he would still be alive.
- If Trayvon Martin chose to continue to his dad's girlfriend's residence, he would still be alive.
edit on 7/31/2013 by NickDC202 because: (no