Skip to comments.Zimmerman's apology rings hollow because of human history (More idiocy)
Posted on 04/21/2012 10:32:36 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
George Zimmerman apologized to the family of Trayvon Martin in court a few days ago. The killing of a young African American male by a white male has raised not only questions about the Stand Your Ground laws in Florida, but also questions about race relations nationally. What Zimmerman felt in his heart is anyones guess; the apology seemed heartfelt.
Unfortunately, to many, it already rings hollow.
At issue here isnt whether or not Zimmerman is really guilty or innocent, whether he had malicious intent or was defending himself against what he perceived as imminent danger to his own life. The issue remains the fact that Zimmerman is white, and Martin is black. While this shouldnt be an issue, it is. Fortunately, the concept of reasonable doubt still holds true in a courtroom, but in the real world, reasonable doubt is tantamount to he got off on a technicality.
Yet, this brings up one huge double standard: that ethnic minorities need to be given a much lower threshold of reasonable doubt than Caucasians. While this may be true in some cases, the problem is that paints a very broad stroke with a very brittle brush. Ethnic minorities are viewed with suspicion for the simple fact they are just that: a minority. In every culture, no matter where you go, minorities are viewed as potential troublemakers. Take Germany in the 1930s: the Jewish minority were viewed as potential troublemakers look where that went. France of today: Muslims are a minority, and they are viewed as troublemakers, even through the vast majority are peaceful. This has led to calls for harsh anti-immigration laws in that country....
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Actually, that's projection.
An example of transference is when you feel a certain emotion toward a person because they remind you of someone else who evoked such an emotion. And then there is transference in a clinical setting which involves the transference onto your therapist of emotions etc.
More propaganda from the Lynch Mob Media.
Diversity leftists want to keep Black people’s eyes plastered on the past and hating and blaming whitey so they don’t see what the elitists are up to now:
Rap and welfare culture of death and crime, the oppression of the State’s “care”, failed public education, cleansing of the Black Christian culture, breaking up Black families and the abortion of Black children (planned parenthood’s racial genocide).:(
Thanks...Just couldn’t think of the term, but remembered the concept.
Another flaming liberal! The man thought he was fighting for his life. Leave it alone!
Doesn’t the prosecution have to make available all evidence they have against Zimmerman? Does Zimmerman have to let the State know what evidence they have to prove his innocence?
Was thinking particularly of the picture taken minutes after the incident of Zimmerman’s injury. If that was taken by “John”, did John take other pictures? Pictures during the fight? Would O’Mara have to reveal to the prosecutor the existance of those pictures before presenting them to the Court?
Yes. Florida has particularly favorable discovery rules for defendants in criminal cases.
-- Does Zimmerman have to let the State know what evidence they have to prove his innocence? --
Yes, the discovery obligation is mutual. But interestingly, most of the material that evidences his use of justified self defense was investigation by the police! The only witnesses that I could think of (and this is off the wall) would be his mother and brother, to testify the voice yelling "Help!" is Zimmerman - that would counterbalance Sybrina's testimony that she hears Martin.
-- Was thinking particularly of the picture taken minutes after the incident of Zimmerman's injury. If that was taken by "John", did John take other pictures? Pictures during the fight? Would O'Mara have to reveal to the prosecutor the existance of those pictures before presenting them to the Court? --
Yes, if he intends to use them. But I think it's easier for him to just use the police file and his doctor visit (handed over to the prosecutor after the bail hearing) as evidence of his injuries. But yes, anything that he intends to use in his defense, that doesn't come from the state's investigation, is turned over to the prosecution, under Florida's mutual discovery.
Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure - Rule 3.220
Hard to nail down...but very applicable as you have said.
People speak in very unique ways...almost as identifiable as retinal scan.
I agree. But if there is to be a counterbalance to Sybrina, make it Zimmerman's mom, then the tie goes to the person who actually saw it, and is relatively "uninterested."
Signed...an insignificant noobie!
Call and raise. That’ll work for me!
The dingbat that said it was the younger one. Needs to be asked to pick out the younger of two people the same age one 6’3” the other 5’8”. It’s human nature to think the smaller person is younger.
Thank you. FR has given much more than any contribution made here.
Freeping is a quiet activity that can be done while dad sleeps. He always enjoys what new “news” is on the back yard fence....his term for FR.
He often comments after giving him the latest that America has a big backyard.
He really enjoys it when FR beats FOX in reporting the latest.
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