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empire state of mind New York, New York 12208 posts
Jul 13th '13
Quoting Womb Raider:" I think he's guilty but there wasn't enough evidence to prove it so I agree with the verdict."


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=^•^= NO, OD, France 36464 posts
Jul 13th '13
Quoting EasyComeEasyGo:" The verdict is correct because of Florida's stand your ground law. While I think it is unfair.. The jury got it right"


And the law should be changed. Too many innocent people have been killed because of it. It's a free pass for murder.

Sarah +2 ♥ 2 kids; Hollywood, FL, United States 11222 posts
Jul 13th '13
Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:" I think the defense did a good job proving reasonable doubt just like in the Anthony case. But still doesnt change the fact an unarmed child was murdered."


Exactly.

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26911 posts
Jul 13th '13
Quoting Mama Rice:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFT}:</b>" Reasonable doubt. The jury did ... [snip!] ... Didn't work."</blockquote> They hoped that they could play to the women jurors emotions and forego concrete evidence."


I find it insulting that they assumed because the jury were all women that they would be blinded by their emotions and not be able to think logically.

Ƥinkƴ 34 kids; 2 angel babies; Madagascar 23789 posts
Jul 13th '13
Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
Jul 13th '13

I think the jury question asking them to explain the manslaughter instructions should have been answered. If it had been, we may have had a different verdict.

Womb Raider 3 kids; Japan 523 posts
Jul 13th '13
Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFT}:" I find it insulting that they assumed because the jury were all women that they would be blinded by their emotions and not be able to think logically."


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Ƥinkƴ 34 kids; 2 angel babies; Madagascar 23789 posts
Jul 13th '13
Sarah +2 ♥ 2 kids; Hollywood, FL, United States 11222 posts
Jul 13th '13
Quoting Cockfetti:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sophia's Mommy♥:</b>" Stand what ground? He got out ... [snip!] ... none of this would have happened."</blockquote> Same thing could be said for Martin, why didn't he just go home?"


He was going home until Zimmerman started following him/

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11987 posts
Jul 13th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFT}:</b>" I find it insulting that they assumed because the jury were all women that they would be blinded by their emotions and not be able to think logically."</blockquote>



It seemed to me like that is what they were doing with their closing arguments. They didn't have evidence so they hoped that they could appeal to the mother's urge to protect their children and other children.

EasyComeEasyGo 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Maryland 8035 posts
Jul 13th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting linsα:</b>" And the law should be changed. Too many innocent people have been killed because of it. It's a free pass for murder. "</blockquote>



I absolutely agree. Anyone can start a fight with someone, and if the person who starts it feels threatened, they can shoot. It's definitely not fair.

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26911 posts
Jul 13th '13
Quoting Sophia's Mommy♥:" He was going home until Zimmerman started following him/"


Following someone is not against the law.

Sarah +2 ♥ 2 kids; Hollywood, FL, United States 11222 posts
Jul 13th '13
Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFT}:" Following someone is not against the law."


Stalking is, and that's what Zimmerman was doing.

Ƥinkƴ 34 kids; 2 angel babies; Madagascar 23789 posts
Jul 13th '13
Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26911 posts
Jul 13th '13
Quoting Sophia's Mommy♥:" Stalking is, and that's what Zimmerman was doing."


No, it's not. Stalking is something that is done over a span of time, as in, weeks. Not seconds/minutes. He was following him because he was walking through a gated community in a dark hoodie and there had been recent burglaries. That is not a crime.