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Is the second-degree murder charge against George Zimmerman fair?
Crain's New York Business.com ^ | 4/11/2012

Posted on 04/12/2012 3:03:37 PM PDT by South40

Is the charge of murder in the Trayvon Martin case justified?

Yes. The charge allows the judicial process to move forward. A jury will determine whether Mr. Zimmerman acted in self-defense.

No. The special prosecutor didn’t cite any new evidence to justify sidestepping state law. This is a response to political pressure.

Poll Here

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1 posted on 04/12/2012 3:03:39 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40
Results at the time of this posting.


2 posted on 04/12/2012 3:06:09 PM PDT by South40 (Mitt is full of Shtt)
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To: South40

Isn’t that something that only he knows?


3 posted on 04/12/2012 3:06:17 PM PDT by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: South40

Fair and equal doesn’t matter any more.


4 posted on 04/12/2012 3:06:20 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: South40

Fair? As in when BushI caved in to the communists or even asked them for advice and help in quelling the riots?

FOOLS.

This is the same cowardly voices of “establishment” and “reasons” which will sell out like cowards this country to a bunch of “we want you to be successful, Islam is peace, Obama” retards.

Way to go RINOs.


5 posted on 04/12/2012 3:07:22 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: South40

What would be fair would be to give Zimmerman say a $10,000 award by crimestoppers or whatever for preventing many future armed robberies, rapes and murders.

Prosecuting him is a serious crime in of itself.


6 posted on 04/12/2012 3:07:22 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: South40

FReeped at 6:06pm...

Is the charge of murder in the Trayvon Martin case justified?
Yes. (63%, 141 Votes)
No. (37%, 94 Votes)

Total Voters: 223


7 posted on 04/12/2012 3:10:18 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: South40; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
FREEP THIS POLL ***PING!*** FRmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Fearless Poll-Freeping Freepers Ping list. And be sure to ping me to any polls that need Freepin', if I miss them. (looks like a medium volume list) (gordongekko909, founder of the pinglist, stays on the list until his ghost signs up for the list)
8 posted on 04/12/2012 3:16:44 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: South40

Fair?
Fair doesn’t come into it.
The charge is either right or wrong.
It is either based on legal evidence or it is based on politics.
My opinion based on KNOWN facts.
The charge is wrong and is based on politics.


9 posted on 04/12/2012 3:17:51 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: South40

The poll has flipped.


10 posted on 04/12/2012 3:19:33 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: South40

Hard to image that in this day and age this many people believe system actually works......
If the system worked the man would not have been charged. the police investigated and found no evidence to support an arrest.


11 posted on 04/12/2012 3:20:41 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: smokingfrog

Bump for more flipping votes.


12 posted on 04/12/2012 3:21:17 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: South40

There is a very old truism for the law that in controversies of life and death, the only real resolution can come by a fair trial. It was as true in the Old West as it is today.

The only way George Zimmerman will ever be truly free is to be found not guilty by a jury. There is no verdict of “innocent”, but that label may be applied by a court or a prosecutor if evidence comes to light that completely exonerates a person of the indictable offense.

That is, “They couldn’t have done it because they have an airtight alibi at a place far away from the scene of the crime.”

And “free” is relative. Like O.J. Simpson, he might be found not guilty, yet the Martin family may sue him for wrongful death, for which he could get a large fine assigned him.


13 posted on 04/12/2012 3:21:19 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: South40

Yes 47%, No 53% Total vote 311


14 posted on 04/12/2012 3:21:27 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: South40

I think that the entire matter is about money. There won’t be sufficient evidence for a criminal conviction, but that’s when the wrongful death suit will be filed against the HOA, and the City of Sanford. Should be worth a few million$$$.
(It’s redistribution of wealth and nobody really gives a damn about Trayvon). SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!!!


15 posted on 04/12/2012 3:23:03 PM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: South40

The power of the Freep is starting to become apparent.


16 posted on 04/12/2012 3:23:32 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Irenic

Not with the advent of the internet, facebook, cell phones, twitter, photoshop and everyone carrying a camera with them. Most people nowadays carry more stuff to report the news as they see it, than professional reporters did, 40 yrs ago.


17 posted on 04/12/2012 3:23:59 PM PDT by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: South40

The police call audio of Zimmerman, sounds like he is the nicest guy you could ever meet.


18 posted on 04/12/2012 3:24:07 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (If you quit you don't get your miracle.)
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To: sanjuanbob

You’re right, both sides stand to profit from this.


19 posted on 04/12/2012 3:25:44 PM PDT by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: South40

There was a lot of pressure on this one from Obama and the federal government. The state was told they better do it or else. The black groups are threatening destruction. They have no regard for the law at all. And it is only going to get worse. They seek not justice, but injustice. Their motives are Racially motivated. If Zimmerman had been black then none of this would be happening.

The Obama administration and the liberal left, are loving this whole thing, as they use it to set up the elimination of common sense laws that allow citizens to protect themselves. And ultimately to even take away the right to bear arms.

Everything good and just in this country is being turned upside down and inside out. It was all planned long ago. Americans are too stupid to see or believe it. And the ones that do can do nothing about it. All we can do is sit back and watch our country self destruct.


20 posted on 04/12/2012 3:26:33 PM PDT by Revel
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