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01:41 PM on 04/20/12 
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aolsux
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I want to believe that Zimmerman was defending himself, as most people being attacked are, I am not one to jump on the full fledged racial media explosion. He will have his fair days in court. I just can't believe that he was JUST defending himself.
08:08 AM on 04/21/12 
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Healthy Scratch
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i really don't see any realistic chance of him being convicted.
03:50 PM on 04/22/12 
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Love As Arson
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I feel the same way. And I'm not sure how it will play out if he isn't convicted. I wonder how the justifiable rage will be expressed.
03:55 PM on 04/22/12 
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What will be their reasoning for not finding him guilty? Like the ones that they'll discuss with the media. Or will they openly use racist and biased opinions to justify their non-conviction?
05:23 PM on 04/22/12 
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They'll probably say something like he made a mistake, which Trayvon amplified by assaulting him and creating a situation in which he lost his life.
06:50 PM on 04/22/12 
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I thought "you shouldn't have worn that skirt" defense only worked in sexual assault cases, but yea that makes sense as how it will be spun.
06:55 PM on 04/22/12 
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there will atleast be precedent though, considering that it seems most trials that have come about recently concerning stand your ground have resulted in not-guilty verdicts.
09:37 PM on 04/22/12 
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08:01 AM on 04/23/12 
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What will be their reasoning for not finding him guilty? Like the ones that they'll discuss with the media. Or will they openly use racist and biased opinions to justify their non-conviction?

I think they'll openly use racist and biased opinions either way, as most of the things you hear are on the media are both.
08:07 AM on 04/23/12 
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They will probably follow the law. Usually "bad jury verdicts" are really just bad prosecutors in these high profile cases. In this case it will probably just be a bad law (the stand your ground law). I highly doubt its going to be some biased and racist jury.
09:09 AM on 04/24/12 
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Love As Arson, does this answer your "justifiable rage" question?

http://www2.wkrg.com/news/2012/apr/23/man-beaten-mob-critical-condition-ar-3659891/

I have no doubt that more of this stuff will happen either.
09:22 AM on 04/24/12 
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Love As Arson, does this answer your "justifiable rage" question?

http://www2.wkrg.com/news/2012/apr/2...on-ar-3659891/

I have no doubt that more of this stuff will happen either.
I'm not saying I know anything about this story, but the way this story was written was complete bullshit.

"According to police, Owens fussed at some kids playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive about 8:30 Saturday night. They say the kids left and a group of adults returned, armed with everything but the kitchen sink."

What does 'fuss'ing with kids mean in this case? Who writes that they came back with "everything but the kitchen sink." And how the fuck can they verify that some kid said "That's justice for Trayvon." This is just as race-baiting and terrible as anything done in the reporting for the Trayvon Martin case. And of course, white people are up in arms because of these unsubstantiated claims.
09:27 AM on 04/24/12 
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J.C.
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I don't see why "Stand Your Ground" would maintain relevance once this goes to trial, since the whole point of the law is to make sure things don't proceed that far. At that point, given that the law wasn't applied, it should be a standard self-defense claim.
09:37 AM on 04/24/12 
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I'm not saying I know anything about this story, but the way this story was written was complete bullshit.

"According to police, Owens fussed at some kids playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive about 8:30 Saturday night. They say the kids left and a group of adults returned, armed with everything but the kitchen sink."

What does 'fuss'ing with kids mean in this case? Who writes that they came back with "everything but the kitchen sink." And how the fuck can they verify that some kid said "That's justice for Trayvon." This is just as race-baiting and terrible as anything done in the reporting for the Trayvon Martin case. And of course, white people are up in arms because of these unsubstantiated claims.

Possibly it was his sister or whoever the witness was. The way the media created it into a huge racial case will definitely have disturbing responses if Zimmerman isn't convicted.
09:39 AM on 04/24/12 
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See: the LA riots.



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