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  •  night cat - even if that's true (3+ / 0-)
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    coffeetalk, Kasoru, Dr Swig Mcjigger

    under the law it doesn't matter. Who paid the costs or the source of funds for those costs isn't an issue for the court regarding reimbursement. If counsel fronted the costs the court will repay counsel. If GZ paid the costs, regardless of the source of funds, the court will repay GZ.

    Zimmerman will be treated like any other FL defendant who was found to be not guilty.

    Why is this so hard to understand?

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 05:22:45 AM PDT

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    •  Because we hate (3+ / 0-)
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      Dr Swig Mcjigger, VClib, Be Skeptical

      that Z walked. As and such we need to make him pay as much as possible?

      No anger feels as good as righteous anger. I get it. I really do. But as a reality based community we cannot let our anger get the better of us and call for rash actions that will hurt others that we do not intend to.

      If we do so... are we no better than shrub the lesser? Act out of spite no matter who it hurts?

      And to make it worse... it would have no impact on Z. It only fucks over others. Mostly people of low income. But fuck them right? Righteous anger feels good...

    •  I think what's appalling is that Z got a shitload (2+ / 0-)
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      night cat, Tonedevil

      of money through donations and got a first-class defense, including top-notch expert witnesses. And everyone involved, including his lawyers and expert witnesses will eat most of it. Meanwhile, he has lived for the past 1 1/2 years on the kindness of strangers. And he "was entitled to" that largesse by murdering a 17 year old kid. Regardless of the law, you have to admit that's pretty appalling.

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