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    Re: BREAKING NEWS: Special prosecutor says she won't use a grand jury in the Trayvon

    It's going to be Rodney King all over again.

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    Re: BREAKING NEWS: Special prosecutor says she won't use a grand jury in the Trayvon

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Not the case. Grand juries in Florida are only for 1st degree murder cases. It means that Zimmerman won't be charged with murder, although it looks like he is going to be charged with manslaughter as early as this week. I can agree with that. Zimmerman's behavior doesn't warrant murder charges, but he was reckless, and that recklessness led to the death of Martin. So this would be an appropriate route for the system to take.
    Corey took over the case last month after the prosecutor who normally handles cases out of Sanford recused himself. That prosecutor, Norm Wolfinger, had originally called for the case to be presented before a grand jury.
    Prosecutors sometimes use grand juries to avoid the political fallout from controversial cases.
    If you go back and check....Every self-defense homicide in that county has gone to a grand jury for a charging decision

    She's stalling because she has nothing legally to pin Zim down for the.... 1, 2, 3 count

    Btw - Martin's reaction was rash, reckless, disproportional to the situation and only got him killed

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    Re: BREAKING NEWS: Special prosecutor says she won't use a grand jury in the Trayvon

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    Agreed. No matter which way she goes, she's going to end up with a lot of criticsm.

    She is being pressured into arresting Zimmerman.

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    Re: BREAKING NEWS: Special prosecutor says she won't use a grand jury in the Trayvon

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Why would anyone in their right mind want this all on them?
    Maybe she thought bringing it to a Grand Jury opened up too much of a chance that a trial might not take place. Just think what might happen if the Grand Jury rejected the case right now. My guess is that she has already made up to bring it to trial in some shape or form.

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    Re: BREAKING NEWS: Special prosecutor says she won't use a grand jury in the Trayvon

    Quote Originally Posted by Darroll View Post
    She is being pressured into arresting Zimmerman.
    How so? And by who?
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    Re: BREAKING NEWS: Special prosecutor says she won't use a grand jury in the Trayvon

    Quote Originally Posted by jambalaya View Post
    Maybe she thought bringing it to a Grand Jury opened up too much of a chance that a trial might not take place. Just think what might happen if the Grand Jury rejected the case right now. My guess is that she has already made up to bring it to trial in some shape or form.
    It seems more SOP than anything else if what other people have posted is true. Since he admitted to killing him, apparently there is no need for a GJ and it seems that historically this DA would not seek GJs under these circumstances.
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    Re: BREAKING NEWS: Special prosecutor says she won't use a grand jury in the Trayvon

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    If you go back and check....Every self-defense homicide in that county has gone to a grand jury for a charging decision

    She's stalling because she has nothing legally to pin Zim down for the.... 1, 2, 3 count

    Btw - Martin's reaction was rash, reckless, disproportional to the situation and only got him killed
    The procedure differs from state to state. In Florida, if you are going to charge someone with first degree murder, then the case can presented to a grand jury. All this development means is that, if Zimmerman is charged with anything, it won't be first degree murder. Homicide charges below first degree murder in Florida are brought against a possible defendant solely at the prosecutor's discretion.
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    Re: BREAKING NEWS: Special prosecutor says she won't use a grand jury in the Trayvon

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    It's going to be Rodney King all over again.
    In what way?

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    Re: BREAKING NEWS: Special prosecutor says she won't use a grand jury in the Trayvon

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    It's going to be Rodney King all over again.
    No its not. Travyon Martin isn't Rodney King and there is no comparison between the two incidents. None. Zero. Nada.

    There are people for their own benefits what it to, but it won't.

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    Re: BREAKING NEWS: Special prosecutor says she won't use a grand jury in the Trayvon

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The procedure differs from state to state. In Florida, if you are going to charge someone with first degree murder, then the case can presented to a grand jury. All this development means is that, if Zimmerman is charged with anything, it won't be first degree murder. Homicide charges below first degree murder in Florida are brought against a possible defendant solely at the prosecutor's discretion.
    I would think there would have to be some judicial or GJ action before a person could be held in jail.

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