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Things Are Starting To Look Pretty Bad For Mr. Zimmerman

After getting what seemed to be a free pass for the first month after the shooting, George Zimmerman is being bombarded by justice, and for (what appears to me to be) good reason.  There is still doubt that any kind of self-defense argument can be effective in getting him acquitted.

I hope the whole story, the whole truth comes out in the trial.  As you can probably tell, I have my own ideas what that might be, but if the trial is fair enough, and the discovery of the facts is aggressive enough, the public should be satisfied with the outcome.

It's still a trial worth following, that's for sure.

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I think we have differing ideas of how this is playing out.  But that may be because people I know know the prosecutor.  That, and because I hear law related stuff and discussion of documents all evening and weekend long.  What's happening now, has no bearing on the trial at all.  none.
 
+Cara Schulz Legally, technically, yes, you're right.  His wife's perjury charge won't have an effect on the outcome of the original case.  But it shows a pattern of some kind, especially if it turns out that it was not the wife's idea to perjure herself, but her husband's.

If anything, this gives the public more reason to distrust Mr. Zimmerman.  And yes, I know, you're not supposed to try a case in the public media.  But, if my suspicions are correct, Mr. Zimmerman is someone who needs to be brought to account, somehow; although it needs to be within the justice system as it is set up.
 
Really - they can't even mention it during the trail.  It has nothing to do with the question of murder.  

What I'm interested in is that Zimmerman receive a fair trial that is based on the law and the facts and not emotion.  That's what everyone should be wanting.  And even more, that the public has the maturity to accept the verdict when it comes out.  
 
Regardless of the facts...this man has already been tried in the eyes of the public. I believe that regardless of the outcome, guilt or innocence, when this trial is over we will witness something that will make the Rodney King aftermath a day at the park in comparison, due to the emotions on both sides of this. 
 
I'm convinced that Zimmerman will be railroaded, regardless of what the evidence brings to light.

I find it unfortunate that we couldn't have just been given the straight story, from the beginning instead of the media bias. Now there are agendas to keep and people to placate.

It's been said, many times, but whatever happened to "Innocent until proven guilty"?
 
 
I looked again at my last comment, and you're right.  That looked a lot like a threat of some kind, and I apologize.  My intent was to say that he needed to be brought to account within the justice system.  In other words, even without being a part of the process, I sincerely hope he's found guilty.  But, you're right, we have to accept the verdict that comes out ... after all the appeals, of course.  ;-)
 
 All of us netizens have to look out for one another.
 
+Cara Schulz (and anyone else who was rightfully worried) I have edited the offending comment.  And thank you very much for the heads up.  :-)
 
+Mark Means I really think that it's the fact that we didn't get the straight story from the beginning that the public attitude is the way it is.  You're right, he's supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, and I certainly hope that, God forbid, I'm ever in a similar situation, that's the attitude that will prevail.  But the way the whole thing was handled in Mr. Zimmerman's case, can you really blame people for thinking the way they do?

I will say, that now that we have the prosecution that we have handling this, the possibility of railroading is a bit more remote than it was before.
 
Living in FL, I can say with definity that this will not be a "Rodney King" style event, at least not in FL. People of every race generally believe he should be charged with "something" but given what we know now, there are few here who think he will be convicted of murder, and not many who think he will even be convicted of manslaughter.

The reality is, yeah, he was an annoying busybody who should have minded his own business, but since all facts point to the the teen attacking first---in self-defense against someone he thought was going to jump him, no doubt---there's just no strong legal basis for a murder conviction. I mean, maybe in other states, but not in FL. It is entirely legal for me to shoot you without you doing anything to me. All I have to do is show that I thought I was in danger.
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