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  •  on the press conference (1+ / 0-)
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    The state attorney was asked if the beefed up self-defense laws in 2005 made it tougher for him to try the case.  He said "no", he has been trying the cases for a long time.

    I think the prosecution failed and/or had a bad case.   Why would Zimmerman follow Trayvon iand ignore cops if he didn't mean to confront him?  Makes sense to me.  But he problem is that the prosecution didn't have any facts to back up the first moment of confrontation-just GZ's taped story that they played for the jury!

    I have really bad feelings about the case.  GZ is not someone I want to be in the same room with-ever.  But it is best for everyone, especially black people, that we make court about facts.  

    Almost every legal site said the case was looking bad.   Martin's family attorney told the parents not to come since he knew the  case wasn't good and they have been through a lot.  

    Maybe the only good thing to come out of this is the absolute dignity that the Martins' displayed.  

    •  I agree (0+ / 0-)

      I think Zimmerman lied about his actions and I think a lot of people, including the jury even, could be convinced that he lied. But they didn't offer a coherent version of events. No prosecutor should EVER say "This COULD have happened or we don't know what happened." You've just killed your entire case.

      If I were them, I would have charged it as manslaughter and said "The bar for claiming self defense after shooting an unarmed 17 year old who had every right to be in the area and was being followed in the dark should be pretty goddamn high."

      and left it at that. Let the facts speak for themselves.

      But they had to prove murder 2 because that's what they charged and so they had to paint him as a maniac. If you do that, you better have a good theory for how it happened. They didn't have one.

      Now.. I think they COULD have built that case too but they sure as fuck didn't do it.

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