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  •  You are reading a helluvalot into my intentions... (2+ / 0-)
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    As for the attack on Zimmerman, it was corroborated in court. If you choose not to believe so, that is your opinion. Opinions are not what sway juries.

    To me, this is simple. Who attacked who. It's not black or white. If Martin looked like John Kennedy Jr. and the evidence was the same, Zimmerman should STILL get off.

    And the jury seems to agree with that basic theory - it's about who was attacked and in mortal danger. It was proven by them to be Zimmerman.

    "It doesn't matter whether you win or lose. It's how you ladle the gravy." - Felix Ungar

    by Verbalpaintball on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 04:11:58 PM PDT

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    •  Nothing was proven, there was just enough (1+ / 0-)
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      reasonable doubt in the minds of the jurors to give a not guilty verdict.

      You don't seem understand the what facts are or what proven means.

      There was no experiment conducted here, nothing was proven. The jury was presented with facts and told two stories that support the facts, they didn't have to decide which story was correct, they had to decide if there was reasonable doubt that GZ did not murder Trayvon but acted in self-defense. In fact, the reason why he was not guilty is that nothing could be proven.

      "If you don't sin, then Jesus died for nothing!" (on a sign at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans)

      by ranger995 on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 04:20:29 PM PDT

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    •  Not corroborated in court. (0+ / 0-)

      Zimmerman didn't testify. Only his prior statements to police were entered into evidence. Those are not facts. They were simply Zimmerman's story as to what happened that night. Not exactly an unbiased witness to the event.

      A waist is a terrible thing to mind.

      by edg on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 10:31:26 PM PDT

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