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View Diary: Were the clothes of Trayvon Martin's killer examined for fluids, including blood and semen? (96 comments)

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  •  Well then they should have tested for presence (0+ / 0-)

    of aliens from Area 51 according to this logic. Sure, they should examine physical evidence. But your theory is way out there.

    •  Well, now we come to the heart of the matter. (1+ / 0-)
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      The local police botched the initial investigation of the murder of a teenage African-American by an adult non-African-American, and refused to even arrest the shooter of the child.  That arrest of the shooter occurred only when concerned citizens around the country raised an en masse protest against the shoddy police work in this slaying of an innocent.  And now, you actually make the claim that efforts to obtain complete testing of all physical evidence are on a par with investigating aliens from other planets.
      No amount of medication can cure the disease from which people like you suffer.

      •  Ironically, that supports the defense (1+ / 0-)
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        because not gathering physical evidence means that there's reasonable doubt as to what that evidence would have shown if gathered.

        And "reasonable doubt" means acquittal.  

        •  Only if the missing or omitted evidence is (0+ / 0-)

          consistent with a presumption of innocence.  If the missing evidence could have supported the prosecution's case, it cannot support the defendant's claim of innocence.

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