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Old 03-26-2012, 11:27 PM   #46
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To anyone who prejudges based on limited and biased media exposure, I hope you might consider the historical record of trial by media.
You mean like the O.J Simpson case?
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:42 PM   #47
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Although it is a tragedy the man who shot him was acting legally, until he has had his day in court simply assuming he is guilty is wrong and will help out his defense. If you don't like the law repeal it.

Remember this case is not exactly new and has been investigated once already. The amount of time spent in the media on voicing inflammatory opinions vs facts is shameful. To anyone who prejudges based on limited and biased media exposure, I hope you might consider the historical record of trial by media.
Funny we didn't see you chime in earlier on this and you waited until new information came out of the media.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:11 AM   #48
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i actually just saw this thread, fyi this info was available when the story broke several weeks ago. Seeing as how the officers on scene didn't press charges a reasonable person could assume they did their job and moved on. Given the propaganda most people consider news i'm amazed it took this long to become a "civil rights" issue. In fairness blacks do get screwed in the american legal system, but taking a weak case and trying to make an issue of it weakens the overall argument and allows real injustice to occur.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:00 AM   #49
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Moral of the story: when you're packin', it's OK to disregard what the police tell you to do and get away with murder.
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If you don't like the law repeal it.
That's the stupidest statement ever. Are you retarded?


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Old 03-27-2012, 05:13 AM   #51
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i actually just saw this thread, fyi this info was available when the story broke several weeks ago. Seeing as how the officers on scene didn't press charges a reasonable person could assume they did their job and moved on. Given the propaganda most people consider news i'm amazed it took this long to become a "civil rights" issue. In fairness blacks do get screwed in the american legal system, but taking a weak case and trying to make an issue of it weakens the overall argument and allows real injustice to occur.
Is obviously aware that "officer" on scene was an untrained volunteer who appointed himself to head of a neighborhood watch, and that later real police officers attended and did not actually investigate or even detain the only person on scene. Because cops in America have no history of discrimination against visible or religious minorities.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:15 PM   #52
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clearly you don't understand american law. My statement was regarding the "real" police who arrived on scene, investigated and concluded that they had a case of self defense and released the shooter. Considering there was evidence of an assault and a eyewitness its pretty clear that under FLORIDA STATE LAW there is no legal cause to charge him with murder. You can disagree with the circumstances but legally there is no real case to be made. A responsible person would use this tragedy to change the laws not blow it out of proportion and start a witch hunt.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:49 PM   #53
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clearly you don't understand american law. My statement was regarding the "real" police who arrived on scene, investigated and concluded that they had a case of self defense and released the shooter. Considering there was evidence of an assault and a eyewitness its pretty clear that under FLORIDA STATE LAW there is no legal cause to charge him with murder. You can disagree with the circumstances but legally there is no real case to be made. A responsible person would use this tragedy to change the laws not blow it out of proportion and start a witch hunt.
Really, so wanting further investigation isn't even warranted because according to you (via the media I presume) we all know that the police conducted a full investigation?

Sorry but regardless of what is to be found in this case Zimmerman shot and killed an unarmed 17 year old kid and I don't know what constitutes a "proper investigation" in Florida but I would think it at least involves taking the man with the gun downtown.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:15 PM   #55
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I don't know what constitutes a "proper investigation" in Florida
I think they put a croc in a room with a chicken, a rabbit, and an Amish child. If the croc eats the chicken the suspect is guilty and an investigation is launched. If the rabbit is eaten the verdict is not guilty and they save themselves the hassle of the investigation. If, however, the Amish child is eaten a second round involving a goat, a democrat, and a slip 'n slide is invoked.

Florida law is a confusing and complicated thing.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:26 PM   #56
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This whole controversy could have been avoided if both parties had been packin' heat. Both do the "stand your ground" thing, one of them ends up dead. Everything is cool - its the American Way. The fact that one of them was unarmed throws a whole monkeywrench in the works. Don't forget that the legislation was pushed by the NRA - the most powerful lobbyists in America.

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Old 03-27-2012, 05:32 PM   #57
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so dude, who isn't actually neighbourhood watch guy, follows someone he deems is suspicious (after cops tell him not too), gets into some kind of confrontation with deceased, shoots him, walks away scott free. wow, I can't believe granite thinks that this is somehow, in anyway, acceptable or justifiable behaviour. If I was walking through a neighbourhood and some random person started following me being suspicious, I might end up confronting them too, and what, then they can shoot me cause they now feel threatened?? WTF kind of system is that? I have a dual citizenship, and it's crap like this that gives me zero desire to ever move back to the states. what a long, sad, fall from glory....although it's been heading down the toilet for years.
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absurd as it sounds there's some truth to that. what he says, the style of dress with baggy jeans low on the waist and the hoddie pulled over your head is prototypical of ganster wear. while it may not be the case, the image it's sending off is i'm a badass thug.
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absurd as it sounds there's some truth to that. what he says, the style of dress with baggy jeans low on the waist and the hoddie pulled over your head is prototypical of ganster wear. while it may not be the case, the image it's sending off is i'm a badass thug.
I was standing around after a ride this week with baggy jeans and a hoodie pulled up cause I was getting chilled, hell, it happens all the time and not just after riding bikes...this is a shitty copout by a hack of a commentator, right up there stuff like "she was dressed slutty so deserved to get raped".
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