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  •  He WILL be acquitted (12+ / 0-)

    I'll come right out and predict it now. We've all complained about the job the prosecution is doing, but even if they'd done a bang-up job, it's clear at this point that they have a weak case that never should have been brought to trial, at least not for second-degree murder.

    And just so I'm clear, I myself believe that George Zimmerman flat-out murdered Trayvon Martin, and that the state of Florida is an accomplice to that murder. But that doesn't change the fact that there's reasonable doubt all over the place, and I don't see how any jury could come back with a finding of guilty.

    •  Agreeing with you word-for-word (4+ / 0-)
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      Aspe4, Victor Ward, SoCalSal, auapplemac

      It looks very likely that Zimmerman murdered Martin, but as you say, the threshold for reasonable doubt has to be surpassed, and the prosecution's case is not strong enough to overcome the defense's arguments.  

    •  really? I can't imagine anyone (2+ / 0-)
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      tobendaro, emsprater

      voting to acquit. He was armed, pursued a confrontation, and killed a teenager with his firearm. Ought to be an automatic conviction.

      "You try to vote or participate in the government/ and the muh'fuckin' Democrats is actin' like Republicans" ~ Kweli -8.00, -6.56

      by joey c on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 12:29:10 PM PDT

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