Sorry Jackson, you are the one that is continually wrong here. Justice in a court room is not determined by *ideas* as you suggest, it's determined by facts. There is no evidence that law enforcement didn't care about Martin, especially because of his race. There has to be evidence, enough to convict, in order to prosecute a case. The original investigators came to the conclusion there wasn't enough to charge Zimmerman. Due to political pressure, charges were filed and the trial proved there wasn't anything close to having sufficient evidence for a conviction. Zimmerman now has an excellent case against the state of Florida for an illegal prosecution. Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law says there was incredible prosecutorial misconduct involved as well, which was the attempted withholding of exculpatory evidence by the prosecution. The defense had to prove nothing! The state had to prove guilt. Remember, *innocent until proven guilty*? The defense bent over backward and proved Zimmerman's innocence, something they weren't obligated to do. All the prosecution had were theories and ideas of what *may* have happened. The defense was able to take the key testimony of many, if not most of the prosecution's witnesses, to prove Zimmerman's innocence. Now all you hear on MSNBC et al is how the prosecution blew it. They should have done this or they should have done that. They had nothing to work with!
________________________________ From: Michael Jackson <mjackso...@yahoo.com> To: "FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 7:54 PM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it. wrong again - you discount the idea that the local law enforcement didn't give a shit about Martin because of his color - my step father was a cop in a small Southern town in SC and I know from him the level of prejudice that existed and still exists today in many Southern towns - it happens, don't doubt that. ________________________________ From: Seraphita <s3raph...@yahoo.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 9:23 PM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it. Yes, I've a lot of sympathy for your point here Ann - but then here in the UK we have some of the strictest gun-control laws in the world! You're not even allowed to carry pepper spray as a deterrent as you can in France, for example. The bottom-line in this Zimmerman case is probably that it should never have been a "case" at all as there was always insufficient evidence to take it to court. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Ann" wrote:> That is the crux right there, a very good reason why guns have no business in the hands of any member of the public. The threat of a broken jaw, a few stitches is not worth taking the life of another for. Level playing fields are not created by putting guns in the hands of those scared enough or angry enough to use them against others without a gun. Violence happens, people get threatened, injured, killed all the time. Add guns into the mix and you exponentially increase the bloodletting. No one will ever be able to convince me that guns are a right I should exercise or fight for. I didn't want to get into this topic but I guess I have now.> >