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View Diary: 7 to 9 Year Old Looked Suspicious Enough for Zimmerman to Call 911 (256 comments)

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  •  I just heard the "broken nose" thing.... (3+ / 0-)
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    Black Max, Bush Bites, Damnit Janet

    yesterday.  I thought what a bunch of BS, why wasn't this reported the first time the story broke?  This shooting took place almost a month ago.  So why all the "excuses" NOW??
    This whole thing smells to high heaven.  Only makes Florida look worse than it already did (if that's even possible and I live here).

    •  Even if there is a broken nose (4+ / 0-)
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      Black Max, tb92, Damnit Janet, Caipirinha

      If he chased me down and cornered me, I'd break his nose, too.  Or does stand your ground only apply if you have a gun?

      •  If I had a can of something as my only weapon (0+ / 0-)

        If I am the kid I would use my can of iced tea to nail the jerk and get away. I don't know if this scenario took place but if zimmerman was injured in any way, that would most likely be how it happened.

        George Zimmerman failed the tests for allowable use of deadly force in 776. Most notably provocation and pursuit, and that there was no earthly reason to believe Martin had committed any crime, let alone a forcible one.

        the kid was fighting for his life, and the kid lost...............

        As the SYG statute above clearly states - You cannot use deadly force to stop a fleeing person, even if they are in the committing a crime (non forcible felonies).

        http://www.leg.state.fl.us/...

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