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  •  Why did they wait until half way through the (0+ / 0-)

    trial to add in the lesser charge?

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 09:36:07 AM PDT

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    •  Because they stupidly thought they had a ... (3+ / 0-)

      Murder 2 case from the beginning.  When they realized the evidence didn't support that (especially when their own witnesses didn't say what they thought would be said, and/or the defense's cross exams were able to pull statements from them that were favorable to the defense), as reinforced by most all of the media pundits weighing in with negative opinions, they got desperate ... so desperate, they even tried to add the "child abuse" charge at the last minute.  The prosecution is being roundly laughed at now by their colleagues across the country, something they well deserve.

      "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

      by Neuroptimalian on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 01:26:24 PM PDT

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      •  I agree they bungled it (2+ / 0-)
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        and that whole business of referring to Trayvon as a child was stupid too. He was not a child, he was not a black male, he was a young man, or a young man who was African American.

        I read through a number cases in the SYG database at the Tampa Bay Times and have a better understanding now of how they apply the law, and what elements the rely on to grant immunity. It's kind of stunning how often they are acquitted even if they go to trial.

        "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

        by LilithGardener on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 01:36:22 PM PDT

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