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George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty on All Counts

PharezonPharezon Struggle is an illusion.Victory is in the Qun.Registered User regular
edited July 2013 in Social Entropy++
Zimmerman acquitted of Trayvon Martin murder
Former neighbourhood watch leader George Zimmerman has been found not guilty of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by an all-female jury in Sanford, Florida.

The jury, which deliberated the case for two days, also cleared Zimmerman of man slaughter charges after asking for clarification on the details of the charge.

"Mr Zimmerman, I have signed the judgement that confirms the jury's verdict. Your bond will be released. Your GPS monitor will be cut off when you exit the courtroom over here. And you have no further business with the court," Judge Deborah Nelson said shortly after the decision was read on Saturday.

Zimmerman smiled briefly but did not appear emotional as the verdict was read. His family was grinning broadly as they sat behind him in the courtroom.

It would be nice to think you could blame it solely on the state of Florida or the American "Justice" System, but institutionalized racism and white privilege are extremely complex issues. It is disgusting and deeply saddening that Zimmerman was set free despite murdering a black teenager, but it is not a surprise. The deck was stacked against Trayvon Martin the moment he encountered Zimmerman and that carried all the way into the courtroom. Shit sucks.

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    VALVEjunkieVALVEjunkie Registered User regular
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    Big Red TieBig Red Tie beautiful clydesdale style feet too hot to trotRegistered User regular
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    knitdanknitdan In ur base Killin ur guysRegistered User regular
    There's a whole thread in D&D that covers the case extensively.

    First one went to 147 pages.

    Best to read that instead.

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    Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
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    Fire TruckFire Truck I love my SELFRegistered User regular
    knitdan wrote: »
    There's a whole thread in D&D that covers the case extensively.

    First one went to 147 pages.

    Best to read that instead.

    why the hell would I want to read a D&D thread?

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    AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
    knitdan wrote: »
    There's a whole thread in D&D that covers the case extensively.

    First one went to 147 pages.

    Best to read that instead.

    Best to read that instead of talking to each other?

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    agoajagoaj Top Tier One FearRegistered User regular
    Fire Truck wrote: »
    knitdan wrote: »
    There's a whole thread in D&D that covers the case extensively.

    First one went to 147 pages.

    Best to read that instead.

    why the hell would I want to read a D&D thread?

    no forum politics

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    SwillSwill Registered User regular
    I don't have anything eloquent to say

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    SwillSwill Registered User regular
    All this has happened before

    And all this will happen again

    So say we all

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    ToxTox I kill threads he/himRegistered User regular
    Prosecution had no case.

    Blackstone's formulation.

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    AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
    Seeing the news hit Twitter made me feel kinda sick. I'm always hopeful that there's some sort of nonviolent manner to effect major change in the social issues attendant to this case, but that's probably naive of me.

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    DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    I kinda hope this thread doesn't get shut down because we just had a political thread

    this is sorta a thing I'd like to see talked about, within reason

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    Dongs GaloreDongs Galore Registered User regular
    Zimmerman was exonerated because the Prosecution was unable to demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt he was guilty of more than self defense in the course of being kind of an asshole

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    What we really ought to talk about is how delicious this fucking pasta is. Goddamn

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    ToxTox I kill threads he/himRegistered User regular
    Darmak wrote: »
    What we really ought to talk about is how delicious this fucking pasta is. Goddamn

    Did you bring enough to share with the class?

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