Skip to comments.'Stand Your Ground' hearing could potentially clear Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin shooting
Posted on 08/09/2012 9:35:57 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
George Zimmerman, accused in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, could be cleared of a second-degree murder charge if a judge rules in his favor in a new "Stand Your Ground" hearing.
Zimmerman's defense attorney Mark O'Mara announced on his website Thursday that there will be a "Stand Your Ground" hearing based on his client's claim he shot the unarmed teen in self-defense. A finding in Zimmerman's favor would end the criminal case against him, as well as immunizing him from civil action.
"Now that the State has released the majority of their discovery, the defense asserts that there is clear support for a strong claim of self-defense. Consistent with this claim of self-defense, there will be a 'Stand Your Ground' hearing," said O'Mara in a statement....
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They will make it up in book sales and the Spike Lee movie.
This whole thing is a PC nightmare.
Just in time for the race riots to begin before the election!
Zero will use this for riots before the election.
The essence of this law is that that you have no "duty to retreat" from an assault if you are in your house or vehicle; which isn't the case here.
(Normally, if you are out in public and are attacked, you are supposed to retreat if possible before using deadly force in self defense. Not so now if you are in your house or car).)
Zimmerman never had a chance to try to retreat, he was flat on his back. He was under unprovoked attack, and he used lawful deadly force to stop the attack. "Duty to retreat" had nothing to do with it, under the circumstances.
I am for George 150%, he should never have been charged in the first place!!!
However I see zero chance of THIS Gay Judge going in that direction. I also believe (not being a lawyer) that They have made a terrible misjudgment if it is true they are not appealing the Judges removal.
One would doubt that a judge in Fl. has the guts to toss the case. Eventually it will come down to a jury.
The law was changed a few years ago. Now, if you have a right to be in any public place you can claim SYG. No longer do you have to be in your home or vehicle.
Think about what that would do. The riots will be in cities and the crime will be directed at all non blacks.
How do you think those white voters will vote? For the guy who just like those rioters? I doubt it.
“I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m armed and ready, and I won’t be fooling around”
Yep, me too just like the Koreans in the last riots in Los Angeles.
Thanks for the clarification. Your mileage may vary, depending on which state you live in.
I thought there was damning evidence that the state was going to present that showed some sort of intent or racial bias. No?
I thought the Fed dismissed the “hate crime” angle following an investigation. No?
I hope the GOP is planning a response pointing to the divisive influence Barrack Obama has on our nation. Obama is like a comunicable disease in America. There is more “hate” in this country today than there was when he was elected....
The poor hate the rich.
The blacks hate the whites.
Women hate men.
Agnostics hate Christians.
Liberals hate businesses.
Tax payers hate the moochers.
Government hates capitalism.
Peaceniks hate the military.
Greenies hate all fossil fuels and energy in general.
Wall Street hates Bernanke and Gietner.
The DOJ hates the 2nd Ammendment
Redheads still hate the sun (no change there).
Response: It has been decreed that Zimmerman is to be convicted, sent to jail where he will be killed. In addition his family will be crushed by a non-dischargeable judgment. The following rule is being formulated: "Never resist a black assault." The Medieval rule i.e "one never assaults a Noble" is being revived. However,today it is the black that is being ennobled.
The riots at the 1968 Dummycrat convention on TV there for America to see gave Nixon the election in a landslide......
A landslide? Surely you jest!
Behold the October Surprise. Nationwide race riots just before the election, so that martial law can be proclaimed and the elections suspended, thus keeping the Kenyan in power in perpetuity.
Watch for an MSM media blitz featuring Congressional Black Caucus members, proclaiming that the miscarriage of "Justice for Trayvon©" is justification for burning cities and bloody streets, and how only The Won True Post-racial Dear Leader can restore order, and admonishing the proles not to "change horses in midstream".
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Hence the term, "noble savages".
I understood it the way you described as well.
I thought the person that wrote the Florida Stand Your Ground legislation has said that it doesn’t apply to Zimmerman.