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View Diary: Obama's "Trayvon Speech" Accomplished Exactly What He Set Out To Do (136 comments)

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  •  Especially When You Factor In This Part Of The, (5+ / 0-)

    speech:

    ...The judge conducted the trial in a professional manner. The prosecution and the defense made their arguments. The juries were properly instructed that in a case such as this reasonable doubt was relevant, and they rendered a verdict. And once the jury has spoken, that's how our system works...
    •  Exactly. He's saying, I think, (0+ / 0-)

      that the outcome was dictated by a bullshit law that needs to be changed.  The jury had to find Zimmerman innocent, because there was doubt as to whether he was the aggressor.  

      If the law stated that for self defense one must exhaust all avenues of retreat, then Zimmerman would have been nailed.  The problem is the law, not the trial.

      "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

      by Subterranean on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 09:53:55 AM PDT

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