Skip to comments.Scarborough Says Lack Of African-American Jurors Makes Zimmerman Verdict Subject To Appeal
Posted on 06/24/2013 5:04:48 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
Do the words "double jeopardy" ring a bell, Joe? In 2012, shortly after Trayvon Martin was killed, and when few facts were available, Joe Scarborough didn't hesitate to brand George Zimmerman a "murderer."
Scarborough's pro-prosecution bias was on display again on Morning Joe today, when he declared that the absence of African-Americans on the George Zimmerman jury would "immediately" make a verdict subject to appeal. Really? So if this jury were to acquit Zimmerman, the prosecution would have a valid basis to overturn the verdict on appeal? Sure sounds like double jeopardybut Scarborough never raised that concern.
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Has Florida lawyer Joe Scarborough ever heard of double jeopardy? Ping to Today show list.
People are still innocent until proven guilty in this country aren’t they?
Appeal by whom? It is my understanding a jury consists of persons approved by both the defense and prosecution attorneys.
Subject to appeal, eh?
So... the prosecution fails to get a conviction and appeals?
Is this how it works, dummass?
Weren’t the Rodney King cops sent to trial a second time after Clinton didnt like the outcome?
“Is this how it works, dummass?”
It is if you are a liberal
What a moron.
Scarborough needs to put a sock in it.
If we get an appeal due to the “race” of the jury, since only blacks can be jurors apparently, shouldn’t Zimmerman be acquitted based on the fact that the president (God I still hate referring to this ass-hat as president) , came out and basically prejudiced the whole country by saying Travon was his virtual son?
Yeah, they’re pretty much opposed to, ignorant of, or simply assume that the rules shouldn’t apply to them and their agenda.
Of course, “double jeopardy” applies when they are defending a true deviant and threat to society,
but not someone whose actions threatens their agenda.
Indeed, such appeals are usually brought by a convicted defendant, so the entire premise is based on the similarity in race (or rather, the lack thereof) between the jurors and the *defendant* The "victim" isn't part of the picture.
Joe has rocks in his head.
If the “correct” verdict is not returned, Orlando will burn. Probably Miami and Tampa, too.
If the innocent guy is found innocent, there will be appeals and the ‘justice’ dept will ‘find’ another charge to lay on him and prosecute him again.
baloney....in fact illegal to seat one deliberately. and only 6 jurors.
“Obama - “came out and basically prejudiced the whole country by saying Travon was his virtual son?”
The media with their use of child photos of Martin, and Obama’s statements had Zimmerman convicted and guilty before the trial.
I don’t recall the right to a trial by your alleged victim’s peers.
This is a hoot. Joe is a fool.
There is authority for appeals when the accused is Black and the prosecution systematically excludes Blacks from serving on jury through peremptory challenges.
However, the right to a jury of peers is held by the accused, not the so-called victim, or his family, or his greedy lawyers.
He be GUILTY.
As in : guiltyguiltyguiltyguiltygilteeeeeee!
Keep tryin’ him over and over again—untill ya get the right verdict!!
Thasss how it’s done!
He means appeal a conviction, there is no appealing a not guilty verdict
You are on to something here. I'm guessing that if Zimmerman is acquitted of murder charges, the fed's will fill a civil rights violation against him.
And then Zimmerman will be convicted in a federal court. The Attorney General will see to that.
Sorry, but can’t agree. Surely Scarborough isn’t saying that if Zimmerman is convicted, he would appeal on the basis there were no African-Americans on the jury.
The Written Constitution is so 18th century that it's not worth reading, and it was obsolete even then. In the Living Constitution, double jeopardy is less important than diversity, since diversity is the centerpiece of the penumbra.
“So... the prosecution fails to get a conviction and appeals?”
Sounds like he’s trying to put thoughts into the minds of the potential rioters - “informing” them on what their next protest should be about - which is to demand appeal after appeal on whatever grounds until Zimmerman fries.
They really scrape the bottom of the barrel to come up with these folks. For him to say something so ludicrous he would have to be woefully ignorant of the most basic tenets of US law, or assume his audience is a cackle of complete morons.
I suspect it is that latter. After discussing politics with a few of them, I also suspect he is correct.
Make up your hyphenated minds!
Are you Africans or are you Americans?
There will always be a divide between Americans and those who hyphenate their ancestors’ origins as though it was a flag to be flown proudly. This is AMERICA.
We don’t have any Jewish-Americans, Polish-Americans, German-Americans and by God we shouldn’t have any Latino-Americans or Hispanic-Americans. You are either an American or if you’re so proud of your sketchy ancestry get out and go back to where your ancestors came from.
And the problem is????
Yeah, and that might work for the leftist’s street army who have no idea about due process,
and, for that matter, wouldn’t care if they did.
Leftists have an inherent disregard for any set of fixed rules being used against their agenda.
I suppose that's somehow still possible, but the DOJ already sent FBI agents down to investigate a possible Civil Rights charge, and concluded there was no basis for that. Overcoming their own investigation would be a pretty big hurdle.
Yep, that is what the doofus seems to be saying.
Welcome to Barackistan!
There was a national news report that just called George Zimmerman a Caucasian instead of Hispanic. Low information voters will believe that crap in a heartbeat.
The Constitution isn’t something he is familiar with.
He’s a simpleton. The state can’t appeal an acquittal. Anyway juror B29 is a Black Hispanic. Is he saying that she doesn’t count???
The problem is I live in Tampa. Some areas downtown might get sporting but there are way too many good people who will object out in the burbs.
Scarborough has already found Zimmerman guilty I see.
Stacking the ballots in Florida led to hanging chads. Leftists demanded to keep trying until they could get the results they wanted.
Now the same leftists demand the jury be stacked and have trials until they get the result they want, which is “hanging” Zimmerman. Or else.
Joe “Dead Intern” Scarborough?
First they were tried under state law, then due to the uproar, they were tried under federal law.
Joe is another one who slept through High School Civics apparently
Sanford, Florida is 80% white.
“So if this jury were to acquit Zimmerman, the prosecution would have a valid basis to overturn the verdict on appeal?”
In New America you are entitled to a jury of your assailant’s peers.
It is guaranteed that Zimmerman will be charged with violations of Martin's Civil Rights by Holder's inJustice Dept and if that doesn't work Zimmerman will face civil charges from the Martin family. There is a long way to go in this case.
Yep, They were acquitted in state Court but retried in Federal Court for "civil rights violations". If the Feds want you, give your heart and soul to Jesus, because they will have your ass.
It's called hitting them with federal law charges after they've been acquitted of state law charges.
Fully expect racist POS Eric Holder and Obamessiah to do the same if Zimmerman is found not guilty in state court.
The percentage of blacks in Florida is 16% +/-.
The percentage of Hispanics is 22.9% +/-.
Since Zimmerman is Hispanic would it be ‘fair’ if his lawyer tried to ‘stack’ the jury with a Hispanic?
The answer should be no and it also should be no to attempt the same thing because the ‘victim’ was black.
Racists gotta do what racists gotta do, right Joe?
“on the basis there were no African-Americans on the jury.”
As ludicrous as it sounds, the point was made that municipalities cannot find enough Blacks to serve on juries because so many Blacks are in jail. I kid you not.
Joe shot himself in his other foot by insulting the fairer sex by stating in effect that no one knows how women come to a decision on anything.
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