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  •  How can this conviction hold? How can you not (1+ / 0-)
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    cite Zimmerman as precedent and get this overturned?  I'm not a lawyer, but it seems Zimmerman has opened the door wide open on many cases.  I'm not an idiot, I realize the only reason she was locked up is because she was black - but wtf!

    To any wingnut: If you pay my taxes I'll give you a job.

    by ban48 on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 06:22:19 AM PDT

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    •  Actually this nonsensically draconian law.... (1+ / 0-)
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      ... isn't just used aghainst black defendants.  If you read Stockman's Globe article, the other three cases she describes involdved white Floridians.

    •  It's the law... (0+ / 0-)

      specifically Florida's “10-20-Life” law, which sets mandatory minimum sentences for crimes committed with a firearm.

      Any crime committed with a gun earns the perpetrator a minimum ten year sentence.

      If the firearm is discharged, the convicted will receive a 20-year minimum sentence,

      and if shots fired from the gun injure or kill anyone, the minimum sentence is 25-years to life.

      “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” ― Chief Seattle

      by SoCalSal on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 08:43:16 AM PDT

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