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    Re: If Zimmerman took an independent polygraph test...

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    As far as I know, only if you honestly believe you are telling the truth (and you aren't), or if you have enough conscious control of your autonomic responses to keep your cool while being tested.
    You mean they can be fooled if you try to fool them? Who woulda thunk it!?!?!
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    Re: If Zimmerman took an independent polygraph test...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You mean they can be fooled if you try to fool them? Who woulda thunk it!?!?!
    That's not what I said. Nice try though.
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    Re: If Zimmerman took an independent polygraph test...

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    ... would you believe what he told the police? This is NOT asking if you believe what he did was legal or right. Rather, only would you believe his story?
    Polygraphs don't work that way, it can help determine what someone beliefs but that's all. For example suppose you asked Zimmerman, did you murder Markus? He could answer no and it would register as a truth if he honestly actually believe he didn't murder him, however what he personally believes isn't the ultimate determinate of justice. A person can honestly believe he's done no wrong, or committed the crime someone asks him if he admits, but a justice can still find him guilty.

    He's already admitted to killing the young man, so a polygraph won't tell you anything we don't already know which is "he killed him, but doesn't believe it was a crime."

    And of course you have the fact that polygraphs aren't 100% accurate.

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    Re: If Zimmerman took an independent polygraph test...

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    ... would you believe what he told the police? This is NOT asking if you believe what he did was legal or right. Rather, only would you believe his story?
    I could believe a broken nose and other injuries consistent with being attacked.

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    Re: If Zimmerman took an independent polygraph test...

    Wait, are people saying they're not admissible? I could've sworn that polygraphs have been used to exonerate people.

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    Re: If Zimmerman took an independent polygraph test...

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    ... would you believe what he told the police? This is NOT asking if you believe what he did was legal or right. Rather, only would you believe his story?
    couple things

    These tests arent accurate and can be beat
    what would the questions be? they have to be yes/no questions from my understanding
    lastly what does the impact of an unstable man have on it


    Yes, im calling Zimmerman unstable. No matter the middle facts and ending facts which are still coming out. His current situation is still up in the air. But the starting facts and his history make him unstable and he a danger to civil society.
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    Re: If Zimmerman took an independent polygraph test...

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    ... would you believe what he told the police? This is NOT asking if you believe what he did was legal or right. Rather, only would you believe his story?
    I wouldn't trust a polygraph. Besides that I do not know which side to trust.There are two sides to this story.One side claims its a racist man shooting some poor innocent black kid and the law has failed. The other side claims its a man defending himself against a suspicious attacker and there is a witness to back it up. I can easily see the media blatantly misleading people to a cause like for example trying to discourage or tear down or weaken stand your ground laws and self defense laws.
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    Re: If Zimmerman took an independent polygraph test...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Wait, are people saying they're not admissible? I could've sworn that polygraphs have been used to exonerate people.
    I'm reasonably well-versed in exoneration, and I cannot recall an instance where a polygraph was used to help.

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    Re: If Zimmerman took an independent polygraph test...

    If the polygraph says he's telling the truth, I'd believe it.

    Ever seen the show Judge Ross? Or Maury or Steve Wilkos?

    They all use lie detectors.

    Why exactly is this guy any different?

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    Re: If Zimmerman took an independent polygraph test...

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    If the polygraph says he's telling the truth, I'd believe it.

    Ever seen the show Judge Ross? Or Maury or Steve Wilkos?

    They all use lie detectors.

    Why exactly is this guy any different?
    Because those shows are entertainment where you don't even know if everything going on is real or not. If you pucker your asshole the right way and control your breathing you can pass a polygraph. You could just come out and say "I really wish this guy doesn't go to prison" which would at least, be honest.
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