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    Quote Originally Posted by Locke View Post
    Simple. Zimmerman followed Martin. Done. He shouldn't have done that, and it got a kid killed. You and everyone else justifying this death blows my mind. It's not about Martin anymore apparently. I have no clue why anyone can justify this guy with a gun following an unarmed teen going to his friend's house. There is no justification for it. He followed a kid when he was told not to and the kid of dead. That's on Zimmerman...
    establishing why it went wrong is a bit easier than determining intent. did Zimmerman intend to shoot the kid? did Martin intend to kill Zimmerman while he had the upper hand? hard to prove either of those things. which is why it would be hard to prove Zimmerman was guilty at all. color does not matter in this case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry_Bagpipe View Post
    Not sure of the relevance of this statement.
    If GZ would have stayed in his car none of us would have ever heard of him. Let the cops be cops, just report to them , that is what they want.
    As far as the outcome of the trial whoever turned it into a physical confrontation was wrong. I don't know who that was. The guilt for what happens after the verdict belongs to the media for making it something it wasn't. I wish people would make their judgments on these things before they hear the color of the skin of the people involved.
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    Stand your ground wasn't used by the defense. Classic self-defense was used.
    Yes. O'mara waived his 'stand your ground' hearing. If convicted they will have one after the trail. This is self defense, separate from stand your ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Locke View Post
    What would you have done if some guy was following you at night? I know what I'd do, but apparently I'd end up dead and everyone everywhere would say that it's my fault I'm dead.
    Can you walk us through exactly what you would do?
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    Geraldo Rivera: George Zimmerman Jury Would Have Killed Trayvon Martin Too

    The State should have been more prepared to argue the manslaughter charge at closing. Argue that Zimmerman intended to follow and confront Trayvon, which the police would have to testify is the last thing you want a neighborhood watch person to do, so that Zimmerman acted recklessly in following Trayvon. The State could then focus on the act being neither justified nor excusable. The State had a shot and blew it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdz12250 View Post
    The State should have been more prepared to argue the manslaughter charge at closing. Argue that Zimmerman intended to follow and confront Trayvon, which the police would have to testify is the last thing you want a neighborhood watch person to do, so that Zimmerman acted recklessly in following Trayvon. The State could then focus on the act being neither justified nor excusable. The State had a shot and blew it.
    Yep. Still can't believe the state initially went for a murder 2nd. The judge gives them a huge break by allowing the jury to consider manslaughter and the state doesn't take advantage of it. Personally, unless the decision came from on high, I think the state should of tried for manslaughter from the get go and try to establish that Zimmerman acted recklessly in following and approaching Martin. I still think it would of been a tough sell but it was the only chance they had.
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