Please explain how the jury used "stand your ground" to find Zimmerman not guilty. As you know, stand your ground refers to not having a duty to retreat after violence (or the threat of violence) ensues. I don't care what the juror said. Explain its relevance in this particular case.
Thank you, Quazi!
I haven't so clearly left a DPer speechless in a long time.Please explain how the jury used "stand your ground" to find Zimmerman not guilty. As you know, stand your ground refers to not having a duty to retreat after violence (or the threat of violence) ensues. I don't care what the juror said. Explain its relevance in this particular case.
Thank you, Quazi!
Florida's Laws don't affect those in California, unless they own some property or some business down in Florida. So why is there comments coming from Pols all over the Country.
If they got a problem with things. take their asses and moved down to Florida and then talk about changing their Laws. After they have lived there to know what the hell is going on.
That the judge included Stand Your Ground in her charge to the jury and the jury subsequently discussed Stand Your Ground in their deliberations to acquit...I don't care what the juror said. Explain its relevance in this particular case.
That makes it relevant to this particular case.
Do you have any idea how silly you sound asking that question?
Last edited by Buck Ewer; 07-20-13 at 07:31 AM.
We usually spend a week in the Keys every winter and we have no plans to change this now. Florida is filled with great people, great businesses and is a wonderful place to visit. I do not think it is fair to try and hurt people who had nothing to do with the law which helped produce the verdict in this case.
Come February, we expect to be dining oceanside in the Keys. And in the meantime, I will continue to criticize what I believe is a bad law and a bad decision.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
I am somewhat surprised in your reaction to the verdict. I understand you to be civic minded. Zimmerman was on community watch, which I would not do because of the danger. he was willing to follow someone, who could ( and did) clearly beat the s*** out of him. If you want to say that he should have waited until his skull was broken or he was beaten to death before pulling his weapon, I just don't understand that. I do not have any type of weapon and never have so please don't go down the NRA meme.
If he were not killed the Martin person could/ should have been arrested for assault. My sense is that was the only crime committed that sad night.
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My concern is all these Loud Mouth Politicians that want to throw themselves up into the mix. Act like the problem is theirs and they can Identify. Which is a crock of ****. They were elected to SERVE their People and their states. Not Florida not any issues coming out of Florida that doesn't affect their state.
They need to be made to pay the price. Both the Media and any of the Pols, Race baiters Sharptones and Jesse Jackson the Wannabe Gangbanger that found Jesus when he was getting his ass kicked. No need to allow them to run around the Country cause chaos and turmoil over their own personal feelings.