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  •  Come on, Meteor, you know the law better than that (2+ / 0-)
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    happy camper, JeffW

    It's the same idea behind the general inadmissability of priors in a criminal trial: That was then, this is now.

    Zimmerman's trial didn't turn on what a sweet guy he was.  It turned on the available evidence, and that evidence wasn't enough to convict him.  At least one juror said they thought he got away with murder -- but this is the United States, and we require an entity as powerful as the government to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.  As the Innocence Project has demonstrated over and over, even that's not good enough.

    Zimmerman was a stupid turd before he killed Martin.
    Now he's a stupid turd who's been through the wringer and lives under a microscope.

    Sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 05:15:26 AM PST

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