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George Zimmerman: Why did this case stand out?

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George Zimmerman answering readers' questions - OrlandoSentinel.com
Day after day, we get questions about the George Zimmerman trial and his acquittal in Trayvon Martin's death.
Those questions raise another query: Dear readers, where are you getting your information?
So we'll answer a few questions to try to bust a few myths or to provide context to those questions. People say they want to have a serious discussion about the verdict, which has polarized the country. But sometimes it seems they just want to cherry-pick the information to support their view.


And.. Here was my favorite question/answer:


Question: How could the jury reach its verdict?
Answer: How much of the trial did you watch?It's surprising that so many people didn't see the acquittal coming. The state put on a horrendous case.
State witnesses ultimately became witnesses for the defense. Prosecutors overreached in their opening statement and closing arguments.
The trial will be studied for decades to come because the state repeatedly stumbled. Two big mistakes by prosecutors: repeatedly screaming expletives that Zimmerman had uttered and trying to paint him as a criminal mastermind. If you want to blame someone for the verdict, look to the state, not the jurors.
The jurors were focused on a verdict in a murder trial. They weren't working for social change. That challenge will fall to others.

I'm still shocked at how surprised so many people are by the verdict. The state had nothing to cause the verdict to break any other way.

The URl in the article is pretty good too:
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/ente...lame-state-not-jurors-20130717,0,1775278.post

The state overcharged Zimmerman with second-degree murder in Trayvon Martin's death, then put on witnesses who ultimately helped the defense. The state capped off its disastrous performance by letting one prosecutor (Bernie de la Rionda) scream at jurors, spew sarcasm and skip, then allowing another prosecutor (John Guy) to deliver mawkish comments designed to play on jurors' emotions.

Didn't work. Legal cases are supposed to be about facts and evidence, not tears.
 

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It stood out because Small Ball Obama was pressured by the race baiters into running his trap.
 

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It stood out because Small Ball Obama was pressured by the race baiters into running his trap.

I agree with the article's take on why it stood out: Crump planting all that (false) information in the media. It already stood out by the time Obama opeend his pie-hole.
 

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I agree with the article's take on why it stood out: Crump planting all that (false) information in the media. It already stood out by the time Obama opeend his pie-hole.

This is ALL Angela Corey's fault for not allowing a grand jury of 18 impartial citizens to decide if this case should go to trial. The requirements for a grand jury to indict are dramatically lower than to obtain a convict in a criminal trial. If she was afraid she couldn't get an indictment she knew there was essentially no chance of a conviction. But she was up for election and wanted the publicity. Otherwise, to build a public case against GZ she lied her ass off and engaged in massive misconduct. But no one prosecutes prosecutors.

The politicians acted like politicians. The media talking heads did and said what it is their employment to do. But Corey was the prosecutor and with that her task was to follow the law to the ends of law, not grotesquely use and bypass the rule of law for her own fame, personal and political profit.
 

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The only thing wrong with the verdict was that there was one. The judge should have never allowed this case to go to trial. There was no irrefutable evidence supporting the charges. Blame obama becuase TM might have looked like his kid had he had a boy.


George Zimmerman answering readers' questions - OrlandoSentinel.com



And.. Here was my favorite question/answer:




I'm still shocked at how surprised so many people are by the verdict. The state had nothing to cause the verdict to break any other way.

The URl in the article is pretty good too:
George Zimmerman verdict blame state not jurors - OrlandoSentinel.com
 
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