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  •  but it became the meme (3+ / 0-)
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    due to a more aggressive and continuous and consistent drumbeating by his lawyers, sloppy lawyering by the prosecution (who had no aggressive bones in their bodies at all, and who never had a continuous and consistent story; recall, they changed their theory in the middle of the case going from GZ was the aggressor all the way through the incident to, well, maybe TM had to be aggressive as well) and the usual lazy media reporting.  
    And, it also fit the jury's (and a hell of a lot of people out there) pre conceived stereotype of the "thug in a hoodie" versus "the community watchdog."
    The side which is a short, stupid and simple story that fits with the stereotype (yes, a lot of "s's") generally wins. Sad but true.

    •  A meme that was subject to no cross examination, (0+ / 0-)

      or even common sense. Head slammed a couple dozen times on concrete & he comes up with two finger nail sized cuts? He is pummeled repeatedly in the face & just a bloody nose? No busted lip or bruised cheeks? & no blood Trayvon's hands?
      You've got to have quite an appetite for bullshit to swish this nonsense around & say, "tastes like chicken."

      'Cause your eyes are tired & your feet are too & you wish the world was as tired as you." - Lowell George

      by rasbobbo on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 01:55:32 PM PDT

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      •  you cannot cross examine an empty chair (1+ / 0-)
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        Or an audio or video statement taken by such as the keystone cops or Sean Hannity. to win a self defense case you either have to get the defendant on the stand and tear his story apart or they can pay for not doing so. this group prosecuted didn't have the balls or the brains to do either.

      •  This part WAS subject to cross-examination. (3+ / 0-)
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        Head slammed a couple dozen times on concrete & he comes up with two finger nail sized cuts? He is pummeled repeatedly in the face & just a bloody nose? No busted lip or bruised cheeks? & no blood Trayvon's hands?
        Dr. DiMaio talked about all of Zimmerman's injuries, what they showed happened to him, what you would have expected to see on Martin -- all of that.

        Zimmerman told the story to the police.  Dr. DiMaio testified as to why the forensics, in his view, supported Zimmerman's story, and Dr. DiMaio was subject to cross examination. The prosecution (if they did not believe his testimony was scientifically accurate) could have called their own witness in rebuttal.  They did not.  

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