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     I don't know how many times I have to repeat this, but I am not claiming that Zimmerman's record, such as it was, excuses anything. What part of "Is not an excuse" do you not understand? I am just pointing out that from a purely legal standpoint, he did not have a criminal  record. As a lawyer, surely you can appreciate the difference between a conviction and an arrest followed by a dismissal and a civil retraining order. None of this excuses either what Zimmerman did or how the police handled the matter subsequently. Both need to be investigated and if Zimmerman is not charged with murder, there's a huge problem. Heads probably need to roll in the police department as well.

       Unless you can read minds, and as far as I can recall, they don't teach this in law school, only I can know what my point is. MY point, is simply to correct the factual record here. That's it. If you are so concerned about "the low road", why not try staying off of it yourself and arguing honestly and not  attributing false arguments to me. This is the kind of thing that can get a lawyer sanctioned, if done in a pleading.

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