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Old 05-18-2012, 09:53 PM   #346
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What does this have to do with anything?
And why mention that and not the prescription drugs in Zimmerman's system?

Honestly, I don't think Zimmerman is going to be found guilty. And you know what? Fine. That's what the justice system is here for. My outrage, and I think that of many others, was that it took so long for a charge to be filed.

Yeah, yeah "stand your ground" law - but is it so simple as "well, this guy said he acted in self defense, so I guess we should take his word, despite the fact that he wasn't supposed to have a gun as part of the neighborhood watch and the dispatcher told him not to follow the guy." ? No, it is not that simple.

Honestly, this whole thing is just so fucking sad. Zimmerman chose to go out and act upon what he saw as suspicious. Well, maybe he should have just called the cops to say "hey, something doesn't look right here," but he took it upon himself (again, with a gun, which he was not supposed to do). Zimmerman chose to take a gun. Not fine. What could have been nothing more than plain old assault ended with someone dead.
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and as for the marijuana, what, are we buying into the myth that it makes people aggressive or something?
Drug crazed negroes!
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And I find it amazing that indy is accusing others of abandoning threads when the going gets tough
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Yeah, yeah, it's illegal. Fine. It doesn't have anything to do with whether or not Zimmerman shot in self defense.

Are they trying to besmirch his character? Like because he smoked a little weed makes him a thug or a gang-banger? I'm sure that's it, honestly.

I guess that's how it works, because lord knows anyone who might remotely be a "thug" means that they always must be the aggressor in any situation.
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i'm like cori in that i'm not optimistic that zimmerman will be found guilty. but even if all that happens is this ridiculous law is repealed or a new law is put in place clarifying a lot of things, rather than a blanket "as long as someone steps foot on your property, you can chase them like a wild animal for as long as you choose and shoot them in cold blood and not even be taken downtown for questioning" as it is now, then martin didn't die in vain.

ideally, i'd love it if zimmerman were found guilty and they repealed the law, but i gotta be realistic.
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Are they trying to besmirch his character? Like because he smoked a little weed makes him a thug or a gang-banger? I'm sure that's it, honestly.
Pretty much, yeah. If that's the case, man, every pot smoker's a thug/gang-banger apparently now. Wow. That's a lot of people with that label.

And he wore a hoodie, too. So he even LOOKS the part! And it's a young black teenager doing all that stuff*! The horror!

*Whether Zimmerman is racist or not, who knows, but please, let's not even try and deny that the coverage by some, as well as the defense of Zimmerman by some, doesn't have a racial element lurking somewhere.

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And I find it amazing that indy is accusing others of abandoning threads when the going gets tough
Seriously.
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Pretty much, yeah. If that's the case, man, every pot smoker's a thug/gang-banger apparently now. Wow. That's a lot of people with that label.

And he wore a hoodie, too. So he even LOOKS the part! And it's a young black teenager doing all that stuff*! The horror!

*Whether Zimmerman is racist or not, who knows, but please, let's not even try and deny that the coverage by some, as well as the defense of Zimmerman by some, doesn't have a racial element lurking somewhere.



Seriously.
The coverage that had racial elements to it was the coverage condemning Zimmerman before the facts were known. That's not even debatable.
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No comments on the marijuana found in Mr Martin's bloodstream.
This comes from the "she was wearing a short skirt" line of reasoning.
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This comes from the "she was wearing a short skirt" line of reasoning.
Really? It's not logical to think that being under the influence of drugs could possibly lead to making less than stellar decisions?
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The coverage that had racial elements to it was the coverage condemning Zimmerman before the facts were known. That's not even debatable.
Yes, he got some of that, too. But so did Martin.
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Really? It's not logical to think that being under the influence of drugs could possibly lead to making less than stellar decisions?
If it's true that Zimmerman had prescription drugs in his system at the time, then the same goes for him.
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If it's true that Zimmerman had prescription drugs in his system at the time, then the same goes for him.
Both of these would be prejudicial.
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Evidence: Trayvon Had Bruised Knuckles, Zimmerman Broken Nose

"The medical report from George Zimmerman’s family doctor after the Trayvon Martin shooting shows that Zimmerman’s nose was broken; he also had a pair of black eyes, two lacerations on the back of his head, a bruised upper lip, and a back injury. He was examined by the doctor the day after the shooting. The three-page medical report will likely be used as evidence for the defense.
Meanwhile, the Trayvon Martin autopsy shows that other than his gunshot wound, the only injury on Martin was that the skin on his knuckles was broken. Combined with the evidence from Zimmerman's medical report, the logical conclusion is that Martin was beating up Zimmerman severely before Zimmerman shot him."

Nothing but bruised knuckles, hm..?
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That was directed towards the people in the Court of Public Opinion who are going around stating "Martin was smoking pot!" with their pointy fingers of shame.

But I like that a you can come in and explain stuff like that, because it does help clarify some things.

Edit: I thought I'd seen something that said he'd had prescription drugs in his system, but fine, if I'm wrong, I'm wrong. Doesn't matter what I say or think - I'm not on the jury.
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