Skip to comments.Why George Zimmerman Is Not Entitled To A Presumption Of Innocence
Posted on 04/23/2012 10:23:04 AM PDT by Sasparilla
That is, at least according to one liberal website posting.1 Here's the disturbing comment found on that website, " there is no constitutional right to the presumption of innocence."
It's amazing that those who clamor for full Constitutional rights for Guantanamo terrorists are the same ones who are ready to take Zimmerman's head now. This is evidence enough to make an observer believe that Liberalism is a mental disorder.
The writer must have slept through Civics or Government class. Or, maybe the writer is a victim of public school education. Or, perhaps both occurred.
Most of those on that website and others don't understand the concept of the presumption of Zimmerman's innocence, unless and until he is found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt at a trial by jury.
Many liberals are accusing conservatives of defending George Zimmerman to the detriment of Trayvon Martin. No, if Zimmerman is guilty, then so be it. Conservatives, by and large, are actually defending the right of a trial by jury and not one by a torch and pitchfork carrying mob at midnight.
This "Presumption of innocence" right derives from the Constitution's 6th Amendment, that states, "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence."
It also derives from common law, and state law.
Here is the actual Florida jury instruction mandated by Florida Law for criminal trials.
"2.03 PLEA OF NOT GUILTY...
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I do believe you’re right.
No idea why they didn’t get rid of that when Benito Juarez executed His Imperial Majesty Don Maximiliano I, By the Grace of God and will of the people, Emperor of Mexico.
The constitutional right to travel from one State to another . . . has been firmly established and repeatedly recognized.
(Just as long as you don’t land in Newark, JFK or LaGuardia with a handgun in your checked baggage/s;)
Alot of lefties agree with the police and government: They have progressed beyond the constitution now. It’s really ugly how stupid and dangerous these people are.
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