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Robert Zimmerman Jr. On Civil Law Suit: "It Might Not Be Flattering To Trayvon Or His Family"
Global Grind ^ | July 27, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 07/27/2013 1:19:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

As we all know, George Zimmerman was recently acquitted of second-degree murder charges after killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year.

Since then, George's attorneys have been seen celebrating at one of the most expensive restaurants in New York, his parents have thanked God he was found not guilty, and Juror B37 had an onslaught of devastating comments to share.

Hurt Americans currently seeking out a better day for young African American males in this country.

To add fuel to the fire, Robert Zimmerman Jr. is speaking out against attempts to file a civil lawsuit against his brother George.

In what seemed like a slightly threatening comment and an attempt to intimidate the Martin family - and their supporters- Robert wrote in an email to The Huffington Post:

"A myriad of things that were off-limits in a criminal trial would come into play in a civil case. Specifically, things that might not be very flattering to Trayvon or his family."

"I don't expect a wrongful death suit ... There is the potential assertion of civil immunity before the case would even start -- things that were off limits during the case might also come up then. Also, a criminal acquittal goes a long way to supporting a civil immunity claim."

Why is it so hard for people to understand someone who kills a kid whose sole intent was to get home from the store, should be held accountable by the justice system?


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I thought that "Stand Your Ground" although not invoked by the defense, precluded a civil suit.
1 posted on 07/27/2013 1:19:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Robert Zimmerman Jr. On Civil Law Suit: "It Might Not Be Flattering To Trayvon Or His Family"

Shhhhhh -- let them file.

2 posted on 07/27/2013 1:23:07 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It does. But there would need to be a hearing on the issue of whether it applies. Almost certainly would be held to.


3 posted on 07/27/2013 1:23:46 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, the defendant in the civil case would request an immunity hearing prior to the civil case under FL law.


4 posted on 07/27/2013 1:23:46 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In spite of the jury not hearing evidence regarding TM’s past and a shaky start by his defense lawyer with the knock knock joke, the jury was still able to arrive at the correct verdict. I am still amazed by that. The judge was just awful.


5 posted on 07/27/2013 1:23:54 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You can't force people to care.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

it was not invoked by the defense, I think the judge’s instructions mentioned SYG in passing though


6 posted on 07/27/2013 1:24:29 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It does.


7 posted on 07/27/2013 1:25:20 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Uncle Chip

“Don’t throw me in the briar patch, B’rer Rabbit!”


8 posted on 07/27/2013 1:25:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like this Zimmerman family more every day. I especially love the polite, soft-spoken but unmistakable “make my day” attitude they have.


9 posted on 07/27/2013 1:26:00 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (The only uniform Obama respects is the hoodie.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a sickening bunch of commenters on there. Calling GZ a racist - ROFL, pathetic POS.

Never mind the obvious blog-bias itself.

They’re upset at a 2nd party to the event telling it like it is.


10 posted on 07/27/2013 1:26:46 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why is it so hard for people to understand someone who kills a kid whose sole intent was to get home from the store, should be held accountable by the justice system?

That would be the first lie put to rest in a civil suit.

11 posted on 07/27/2013 1:27:11 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why is it so hard for people to understand someone who kills a kid whose sole intent was to get home from the store, should be held accountable by the justice system?


Why is it so hard for people to understand that known thieves who assault armed men have short life expectancies?


12 posted on 07/27/2013 1:27:23 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s open warfare in a civil setting.

Rachel can really get into it then.


13 posted on 07/27/2013 1:27:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have watched him before when interviewed and he seems very intelligent and has a good grasp of the facts which were used to defend his brother.

But the race profiteers are not interested.


14 posted on 07/27/2013 1:28:50 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why is it so hard for people to understand someone who kills a kid whose sole intent was to get home from the store, should be held accountable by the justice system?

Because if the TRUTH comes out, people will find the "kid" was a thug, on drugs, and looking for a place to burglarize, until he encountered the neighborhood watchman?

15 posted on 07/27/2013 1:29:20 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Robert Zimmerman Jr. On Civil Law Suit: "It Might Not Be Flattering To Trayvon Or His Family"

The defense will also depose his brother as well, and anyone who thinks that anything unflattering that they uncover won't make it to the media is kidding themselves.

16 posted on 07/27/2013 1:29:39 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why is it so hard for people to understand someone who kills a kid whose sole intent was to get home from the store, should be held accountable by the justice system?
Why is it so hard for people to understand someone was held accountable and acquitted by the justice system?
P.S. "Sole intent" my @ss.
17 posted on 07/27/2013 1:30:47 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

It is that last line in the article that left me with a “HUH”?


18 posted on 07/27/2013 1:31:09 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did you notice that cheap shot right at the end of the article?

“Why is it so hard for people to understand someone who kills a kid whose sole intent was to get home from the store, should be held accountable by the justice system?”

Why is it so hard for Huffington Post writers to understand that when someone kills a thug whose sole intent is beating them to death, it is self defense and that their actions should be supported by the justice system?


19 posted on 07/27/2013 1:31:11 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

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20 posted on 07/27/2013 1:31:35 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe in FL it does. I don’t know if that is contingent on whether or not the DA presses charges or not.


21 posted on 07/27/2013 1:32:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t believe there will be a lawsuit. The pro-Trayvon side could find very little dirt on Zimmerman. Zimmerman’s defense on the other hand found tons of dirt on Trayvon and his family.

All of this dirt could and would come out in a civil trial and they know it. Right now, his family can play the victim card as the aggrieved party, but that would change somewhat if they filed a civil lawsuit. There have already been more than a few rumblings in the media that illustrate that Trayvon was not the little angel he has been made out to be. Trayvon’s parents have a cash cow now and they won’t jeopardize that when they know they will lose and the public will hear far more of the truth than they did during the trial.

What happened was a tragedy, but the tragedy of Trayvon was already written by his parents and the flawed culture he grew up in - statistically, the story of this kid was not going to end well and they know it in their hearts. To see him portrayed as anything other than another casualty of a broken home, poor parenting, and a failed culture is as ridiculous as the criminal charge against Zimmerman.

The odds are extremely high that this young man was headed for destruction. The odds are extremely slim that he was going to get a good job and be a family man. This is the real tragedy of Trayvon and it is unfortunate for Zimmerman that Trayvon’s seemingly inevitable demise intersected with him.


22 posted on 07/27/2013 1:33:18 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
whose sole intent was to get home from the store

Waiting in the bushes then attacking someone is not the way you get home.

23 posted on 07/27/2013 1:33:40 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: 0.E.O; darkwing104; Old Sarge; hellinahandcart

I knew you were a recent sign-on before I even checked.


24 posted on 07/27/2013 1:33:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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To: Exit148

No kidding.


25 posted on 07/27/2013 1:33:49 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: volunbeer

Very well put.


26 posted on 07/27/2013 1:36:22 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
a kid whose sole intent was to get home from the store

If only that were true!
If that were the case, he would not have sneaked up on George and started to fight him, he would still be alive, and neither George and his relatives nor Trayvon's relatives would have to have suffered.

27 posted on 07/27/2013 1:38:56 PM PDT by expat2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

RZ sure is a great spokesman for his brother.


28 posted on 07/27/2013 1:40:38 PM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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Why is it so hard for people to understand someone who kills a kid whose sole intent was to get home from the store, should be held accountable by the justice system?

What a load of BS! Travon reached his 'home' and went back to confront Zimmerman.

29 posted on 07/27/2013 1:40:58 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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Agree....Robert is a credit to his brother and mom and dad.
...articulate, polite, and defends his brother admirably.
30 posted on 07/27/2013 1:40:59 PM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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31 posted on 07/27/2013 1:41:33 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The articles and comments on Global Grind always scare me about America’s future. They are the dumbest of the dumb, and the white authors and commenters have the internet’s strongest strand of white guilt. They make Huffington Post readers seem like MENSA candidates, and MSNBC pundits sound reasonable on race.


32 posted on 07/27/2013 1:43:04 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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"...Trayvon Martin, a kid whose sole intent was to get home from the store..."

Interesting. Are they saying Trayvon Martin assaulted Zimmerman unintentionally?

Inadvertently, maybe?

How does that work?

33 posted on 07/27/2013 1:43:35 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("See something, say something.")
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To: Guenevere

And they’re actually a family! Not just a bunch of loose cannons who’ve gotten each other pregnant and then passed the kids around.


34 posted on 07/27/2013 1:44:09 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (The only uniform Obama respects is the hoodie.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why is it so hard for people to understand someone who kills a kid whose sole intent was to get home from the store, should be held accountable by the justice system?

Another question-- Why is it so hard for some people to understand that a thug who attacks and beats an armed citizen just might deserve to get shot...?

35 posted on 07/27/2013 1:44:31 PM PDT by freebilly (Creepy and the Ass Crackers....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why is it so hard for people to understand someone who kills a kid whose sole intent was to get home from the store, should be held accountable by the justice system?

"Sole intent was to get home"....?

How do these libtarts continue to miss the point "on his way home" he got busy bashing in zimmerman's head into the concrete?

I almost hope this does go to a civil trial just because evidence from discovery will be nice to SHUT these LIBTARDS up

36 posted on 07/27/2013 1:45:59 PM PDT by Popman
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To: volunbeer

Find dirt? Trayvon’s “family” is a gravel pit!


37 posted on 07/27/2013 1:46:42 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (The only uniform Obama respects is the hoodie.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

I have the feeling that the lawyers have A LOT of information about Tray-von and his family that hasn’t come out yet. Why did Sabrina give her child to the girlfriend? Was is a drug problem? How long has Tracy been a gang member? Was he the one who helped Tray-von get his hand on that gun? How many illegitimate children does Tracy now have in addition to the one that was just born in January? Plus I’m hoping they were able to retrieve the burglary tools found in the bushes where Tray-von was hiding. Wouldn’t it be interesting if Tray-von’s prints were on them. Wouldn’t it be interesting if Tray-von’s visits to Brandy’s house coincided with other break-ins? Wouldn’t it be interesting if they were able to locate and interview the real DeeDee. There’s a lot more to come out!


38 posted on 07/27/2013 1:46:48 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in in a long time I am proud of my country.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m still trying to figure out how one could “stand their ground” while laying on their back getting pummeled.


39 posted on 07/27/2013 1:46:54 PM PDT by meyer (What would John Hancock do?)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

MSNBC’s The Grio, the New York Amsterdam News and The Atlanta Black Star News are similar.


40 posted on 07/27/2013 1:48:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why is it so hard for people to understand someone who kills a kid whose sole intent was to get home from the store, should be held accountable by the justice system?

Neither the self-defense established or a stand-your-ground would have succeeded had it been proven that TM's sole intent was to get home. A sucker punch throws that argument away every time.

41 posted on 07/27/2013 1:48:50 PM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Apparently, the chip fell off his shoulder, he tripped over it, and landed on GZ. Total accident. Could happen to anyone.


42 posted on 07/27/2013 1:49:02 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (The only uniform Obama respects is the hoodie.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

43 posted on 07/27/2013 1:50:15 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: ladyjane

I totally want that one house dusted for Trayvon’s prints.


44 posted on 07/27/2013 1:50:58 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (The only uniform Obama respects is the hoodie.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why is it so hard for people to understand someone who kills a kid whose sole intent was to get home from the store, should be held accountable by the justice system?

Yeah, I always grab the first White Hispanic I see while walking home from the store, and proceed to go all MMA on him. It's just part of the "walking home" ritual.

45 posted on 07/27/2013 1:51:00 PM PDT by meyer (What would John Hancock do?)
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To: JoeProBono

I bet if I nailed a hoodie to a cross, I could sell it for $10,000 in certain circles. High Art, dontcha know.


46 posted on 07/27/2013 1:52:25 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (The only uniform Obama respects is the hoodie.)
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To: expat2

The 7-11 was .8 miles from his house.

TM took 45 minutes to walk to where he was killed in the rain.

Zimmerman also said TM was walking side to side and ‘He looks like he’s up to no good.’

Unreported on MSM we find out TM was caught with apparently stolen goods and a flathead screwdriver at school.

So Momma kicks him out of the house. “Go live with former gang member dad.”


47 posted on 07/27/2013 1:52:43 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t you think those who support filing a lawsuit - any kind of lawsuit - against GZ, stand to benefit in some way? Like TV punditry appearances, book deals, etc? The “GZ Verdict Protest” industry is probably worth millions to them.


48 posted on 07/27/2013 1:52:59 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I thought that "Stand Your Ground" although not invoked by the defense, precluded a civil suit.

I did not know that.

Perhaps that is one of the big reasons that there is a such a push to do away with "Stand Your Ground" laws despite them have absolutely no bearing on the Zimmerman case.

Too many lawsuit opportunities to be lost by professional victims and their high profile (reverend) enablers?

49 posted on 07/27/2013 1:53:44 PM PDT by Washi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ltr


50 posted on 07/27/2013 1:56:38 PM PDT by digger48
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