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    they had no chance
    so they should fail to try ?
    The guy killed someone and you say they had no chance ?
    No chance as in 0% chance ,
    not a 1% chance .

    Sorry but failing to even try = 0%
    Trying is a greater than 0% chance .

    If it was your family member who was killed
    would you be ok with the explanation , "no chance" ?

    The only sure way to fail
    is to fail to try .

    The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. David Morrison

    by indycam on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 09:47:40 PM PDT

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    •  i understand that (1+ / 0-)
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      Late Boomer

      and I was being mostly facetious. We all want to blame the prosecutors but it should be for failing to define the narrative. It was allowed to be dominated by the stand your ground defense which amounts to stand your ground to a black kid that simply looks suspicious.

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      by alpolitics on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 09:53:24 PM PDT

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      •  Stand your ground (0+ / 0-)

        Stand your ground' defense was not used by GZ's defense.

        Zimmerman waived his right to a pretrial hearing to have a judge decide if he should be granted immunity under Stand Your Ground, and his defense has not invoked it at trial.

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