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In some cases, yeah I think it should. For example, if Trayvon had been 10 instead of 17, it would have been a hell of a lot harder to make the argument that he was threatening Zimmerman's life.
In the Zimmerman case in particular I don't think it matters. Martin obviously had the physical size and strength of an adult, making him as much of a threat as anyone who was legally an adult.
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I never said it did....I said it could make some people feel "paranoid". But then who wouldn't feel paranoid if someone was following them on a dark rainy night? So if Trayvon was stoned he could have been super paranoid that Zimmerman was following him and that would have an effect on how he reacted.Have you ever smoked pot? Believe me....it does not make you hostile or a threat.
Were the tests done by the same coroner who forgot to test for internal bruising on Trayvons knuckles? Depending on the quality of pot, it doesn't take very much to get stoned does it? Cuz, I remember when it used to take a whole bag. Nowadays you just need a pinch. So the amount of pot in his system post mortum is not neccessarily relevant to how stoned he was when he was alive. Just the fact it's there in his system is relevant enough to speculate that TM was stoned.Besides, the information I saw regarding the amount of marijuana in his system was that it was so minimal that it was considered irrelevant.
No, but I see the many assumptions you made from my post.Do you see the many assumptions made in your post?
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Thats right, it was Zimmerman's bad judgement to get out of the car and follow him on foot. But it could also be argued that it was Trayvons behaviour that made him look suspicous enough to be noticed by Zimmerman....so suspicious in fact that he broke 'protocol' to follow him.And I don't ****ing care if it was Snoop Dogg (or Lion or whatever he calls himself these days): Zimmerman does what was asked him by the dispatcher and what is policy of Neighborhood Watch - and everyone's alive.
Zimmerman's initial bad judgment led to everything. Without that, we hear nothing about these two. Martin's alive and Zimmerman can remain paranoid in trying to take out "punks."
Thats why evidence regarding his character wasn't introduced into the trial. I think I"ve said that several times now already.The make-up or content of Martin's character has dick-all to do with it, other than to let certain people feel glad that he's dead.
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I agree that this is an issue. Separating juveniles by age group and type of crime is a good idea. I don't know if some places already do this or not. Like I disagree with putting a habitual thief in a cell with a lifelong gang member.Because a lot of juveniles haven't done anything as extreme as cause bodily harm or death - a 13 year old stealing is different than a 17 year old killing someone.
So - the issue, it seems, is that we still haven't addressed that fact that (apparently) more and more youth are committing the higher-level crimes - and the solution is either A) put them with the juvenile delinquents whom they will be a harm to or B) put them with adults who will be a harm to them.
It sounds like good common sense to me.I actually care - maybe it should be decided individually based on the student and their physical aptitude.
I believe juveniles who've committed minor crimes still have a future - and they shouldn't be burdened and held back by bunking with a murderer.
(Of course - I know that's not what the OP was about)
I'm sorry, but I'm not buying into your hyperbolic examples. This case was decided in the way it was because of a lack of evidence to convict Mr. Zimmerman of any wrong doing. You cannot convict someone because of what you THINK went down without proper evidence of such. That would make our courts unjust.