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  •  You misunderstand the word "innocence." (3+ / 0-)
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    Zimmerman was found not guilty of committing a legal crime.

    And, crucially, there remains one fundamental fact that distinguishes these two cases:

    In the lacrosse case, there was no acceptable evidence that any version of the events the prosecutor claimed had happened had taken place (at least one of the accused had an ironclad alibi).

    Here, GEORGE ZIMMERMAN INTENTIONALLY TOOK ACTIONS THAT LED TO THE DEATH OF A TEENAGER WHO HAD DONE NOTHING TO PROVOKE HIM.

    There was no reason, NONE AT ALL, for him to do what he did. In fact, the Neighborhood Watch guidelines specifically say NOT to do what he did.

    He should not have followed Martin.

    He should not have been armed.

    Because of those actions, Martin is dead.

    So, in other words: George Zimmerman was found not legally guilty of a crime, but there is no way, NONE AT ALL, that you can say he is "innocent." He ended Martin's life.

    We don't want our country back, we want our country FORWARD. --Eclectablog

    by Samer on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 01:13:54 PM PDT

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    •  Standard not a lawyer disclosure (0+ / 0-)

      But the published details seem to indicate that the police force did not think there was enough evidence to try and convict him.

      Given that, the prosecutor's office was influenced politically to  override the police force.

      That political influence is the exact thing I think probably opens up the government for massive liabilities.

      You are right not guilt does not mean innocent. But a dead case is a dead case and this apparently was one from the start.

      "He should not have followed Martin."
      Perhaps, don't know dont care.

      "He should not have been armed.

      Because of those actions, Martin is dead."

      If he was not armed maybe GZ would have been dead.

      Killing in self defense  is morally justifiable and is worthy of the term "innocent"

      So yes. despite all your protests there are ways that GZ can truly be considered innocent.

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