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  •  consciosness of innocence (0+ / 0-)

    If GZ were a hardened criminal, he would have
    simply said to the first officer on scene.

    "I believe I need to excercise my fifth amendment rights
    and 6th amendment rights"  

    If he had an attorney there, the attorney wouldn't let him
    give a statement to the police but would have entered a written statement of the very least information.

    The attorney would have also insisted on seeing all the 911 tapes, the crime scene photos and crafted a very smooth statement.  

    GZ figured he was innocent and could explain it all.  

    a hardened killer would have lawyered up on the spot.

    •  Seriously? (2+ / 0-)
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      myboo, retLT

      Not getting "lawyered up" proves absolutely nothing.  You don't need a lawyer if you're innocent is the kind of thing TV show cop on Law & Order would say to a suspect just before an interrogation.

      There's no shame in having representation.  And certainly not having a lawyer doesn't point to anyone's innocence.

      It's clear Zimmerman didn't think he did anything wrong but that points more to character failings rather then guilt or innocence.

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