Tough for Zimmerman to get fair trial, defense attorneys say

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    MSNBC duh!





    Given the immense pressure to arrest and try George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, defense attorneys who have worked on other high-profile cases say it will be tough for him to get a fair trial.
    The public outcry against Zimmerman, 28, has been intense: More than two million people signed a petition calling for his prosecution; civil rights leaders descended on Sanford, the Florida city where unarmed teen Martin was killed; and almost-daily rallies were held demanding Zimmerman’s arrest.














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    Jury selection should be interesting.
     
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    Alan Dershowitz, a respected trial attorney and Harvard law professor, has come to the same conclusion. During an interview on MSNBC last week, Dershowitz told “Hardball” guest host Michael Smerconish that the affidavit produced by Corey is “irresponsible and unethical in not including material that favors the defendant.” Dershowitz concluded that the handling of the case “will result in an acquittal.”

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    Of course he'll be acquitted. What with the presumption of innocence and the evidence supporting his claim of self-defense and all.
     
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    It doesn't surprise me because most people already have their minds made up whether he is guilty or not.
     
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    I didn't until recently.

    I just don't see any tangible, admissible evidence that disputes his claim of self-defense.

    I reserve the right to change my opinion if new evidence is found (or released).
     
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    I have seen alot of people get emotional over this trial, on this board you will find posters who want Zimmerman fried because they hate whites, and a few people who say he is innocent because they hate Blacks.
     
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    I just hate blacks who hate whites! I feel sorry for em too. :D
     
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    My personal speculation is that the entire tragedy could have been averted if either one of them had exercised better judgment in the situation.
     
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    Your probably right.
     

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