Alan Derschowitz: Zimmerman Charge Wont Stand

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    Is this going to be another Duke Lacrosse situation were everyone assumes the prosecutors must have more evidence than we know of but it turns out they don't? Did Angela Corey simply take the word of Trayvon's mother? And the word of his girlfriend without considering they might be mistaken or lying.... since they are under a lot of public pressure.

    Am I being cynical in thinking that if this goes to trial it will be a hung jury because the black jurors will vote guilty, the hispanic jurors will vote not guilty, and the white votes will be up for grabs?
     
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    That affidavit shows that Florida's state attorney is just a dumb c***. It accuses, without evidence, that Zimmerman was motivated by racism. And, it doesn't even argue that there was a crime. It merely argues that Zimmerman shot the African in a course of a struggle - which is consistent with self-defense. Yet, the charge is second degree murder.

    Under Florida Statute, second degree murder requires one of the following conditions:
    1) Showing no regard for human life. Or,
    2) Killing while committing a felony.

    The Affidavit doesn't even attempt to demonstrate either of these.

    The Prosecution has nothing.
     
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    By not adhering to the advice to break off his pursuit when told to stop...

    ... is a problem...

    ... a big one...

    ... it contradicts the image of a law abiding citizen.
    :eusa_shifty:
     
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    1) It's not established that Zimmerman continued to follow the African. On the contrary, Zimmerman agrees not to follow the African, and apparently Zimmerman loses track of the African.

    2) There is nothing sinister about Zimmerman trying to keep track of the African. The 911 operator discouraged following the African for Zimmerman's own safety, not because Zimmerman was breaking any law, moron.

    Maybe you should review some of the many relevant threads in this forum to see that there's no case against Zimmerman. Or, maybe your racist bigotry tells you all you need to know.
     
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    No, I doubt it.

    I suspect he'll be convicted or he'll cop a plea to manslaughter.

    Jurors will see a kid who was shot over something stupid.
     
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    African? I believe he was American.
     
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    The most troubling thing I heard from Dershowitz, is that both the prosecution and defense are trying to seal the record;that's unacceptable; it invites skullduggery. If you want the truth, you can't be for THAT even if it yields the result you want. I want justice in this case, not a railroading to serve anyone's political ambitions.
     
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    yep, the State better have more than that to convict Zman. Also, his lawyer seems like a sharp dude, much better than the two dorks he had before. I'm not pulling for Zimmerman but would like to see the truth revealed.
     

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