Skip to comments.Vanity: State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman: Affidavit of probable cause
Posted on 04/12/2012 6:26:26 PM PDT by dewawi
Oh my God, no wonder Allen Dershowitz is calling it a disgrace. This looks like something a 3rd grader would put together. It even makes a mistake as to what the Dispatcher told Zimmerman when he said he was following him. Remember: the Dispatcher said "You don't have to do that". Well in this affidavit, the State claims the Dispatcher said something else DESPITE IT BEING ON TAPE!
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I've made some good friends that way. But I've never had my head beat on concrete because of it.
Oh... and sometimes, in this neighborhood, I have to ask in Spanish.
The whole issue of “duty to retreat” and stand your ground has NO application to this case, based on the defense offered by Zimmerman.
Zimmerman claims Trayvon initiated the physical altercation by striking him in the face and attacked him and was beating him on the ground.
With Trayvon on top of him, there was no opportunity to retreat before he was put in reasonable fear of death or great bodily harm, justifying his use of the firearm. Therefore, the situation addressed by “stand your ground” has no application to this case.
The whole issue of “stand your ground” has been injected into the case by liberals who don’t like the concept and are trying to raise public consciousness of it to get it overturned or not adopted in other states.
>> “I would guess though that the burden is very low for this type of proceeding.” <<
Its Florida man! - Remember Terri Schiavo?
Their high school proficiency test is a tiddlywinks game.
I think it was written on the 3rd grade level in hopes that the New Black Pampers could understand it.
Or an affirmative action government prosecutor.
The prosecution is going to have to massage the testimony of the girlfriend-on-the-cell-phone like it was a lump of pizza dough.
It’s all they’ve got. Unless they’ve caught Zimmerman in serious inconsistencies in his statements to police.
The testimony of the mother as to the voice crying for help will be contradicted by Zimmerman’s family and friends, who will say it was him. So the prosecution is not going to be able to get past reasonable doubt as to the identity of the person crying for help.
So it will all come down to the girlfriend, and trying like heck to discredit the eyewitness who saw Martin on top of Zimmerman.
Guilty as sin.
The one where Trayvon probably stole the candy?
The girlfriend could have made up details . . . . .
No matter how honest she is or isn’t, her testimony would be hearsay and should not be used in court if challenged by the defense attorney. Travon Martin can not say if her version of the conversation is true or not.
There is no doubt that the prosecution will try to get her testimony in the record but I don’t believe it should be allowed in.
The personification of a Dr. Seuss character.
Correct. The left wants Zimmerman's scalp.
And they want "stand your ground" laws discredited.
They're going for both -- even though the one has nothing whatsoever to do with the case.
Technically it’s not hearsay, she is a first-person witness to what she heard through the phone line.
>> So it will all come down to the girlfriend, and trying like heck to discredit the eyewitness who saw Martin on top of Zimmerman.
Which brings up a question:
A prosecutor’s job is not to win a conviction at all costs, but rather to *uncover the truth* — whatever that may turn out to be. For example, this is why a prosecutor is legally (as well as morally) bound to turn over evidence it uncovers that would exculpate the accused.
Therefore, why would the prosecution even *attempt* to discredit an eyewitness?
(Not that I doubt that they *will* try.)
Taking this line of reasoning one step further, Corey’s fawning all over Trayvon and his family was unprofessional to the Nth degree.
“The special Prosecutor is a Republican”
What does that mean? She is better than a Democrat? Or is she just as scared as a Democrat?
The duty to retreat has no application but other aspects do.
“Under Florida’s stand your ground law, a person is immune from criminal prosecution when using justifiable force to protect oneself from another persons use of imminent unlawful force against them.”
It's becoming clear that Zimmerman is being nifonged.
Yes, by Little Miss Nifong.