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Defense rests; Zimmerman won't testify in murder trial
Fox News ^ | July 10, 2013

Posted on 07/10/2013 1:18:34 PM PDT by Sopater

George Zimmerman’s defense team rested its case Wednesday, after using its final day of testimony to paint the neighborhood watch volunteer as a wimp who was getting pummeled when he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense, at one point commandeering a mannequin introduced by prosecutors in order to re-enact its version of the fight.

Zimmerman did not take the stand, though his team left the option open until the last minute, with Zimmerman finally telling Judge Debra Nelson he would not testify. The conclusion of the defense’s case came in the afternoon, after a day of testimony highlighted by attorney Mark O’Mara straddling the mannequin and slamming its head against the floor while asking a witness if such violence could have caused head wounds shown in photos of Zimmerman taken after the Feb. 26, 2012 confrontation.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2a; blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; selfdefense; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 07/10/2013 1:18:34 PM PDT by Sopater
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To: Sopater

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/07/10/judicial-watch-foia-docs-show-doj-facilitated-zimmerman-protests-in-florida/


2 posted on 07/10/2013 1:21:20 PM PDT by BlueMoose
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To: Sopater

May the Truth and Justice prevail in this case.


3 posted on 07/10/2013 1:22:29 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: ncfool

Amen to that.


4 posted on 07/10/2013 1:23:46 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: BlueMoose

So not cool. Is there no integrity at all in our federal government? Is there no accountability?


5 posted on 07/10/2013 1:27:50 PM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: ncfool

Second that AMEN.


6 posted on 07/10/2013 1:28:13 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: laplata

OK, I’ve got my popcorn ready.. Let the riots begin... Oh.. the jury? .. Nevermind... :)


7 posted on 07/10/2013 1:28:42 PM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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To: Sopater
...to paint the neighborhood watch volunteer as a wimp who was getting pummeled...

Who wrote this crap? I notice "The Associated Press contributed to this report.".

8 posted on 07/10/2013 1:30:53 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Sopater

He won - why should he? This should have never gone to trial - it’s an abuse of the system...and the media should be held accountable for inciting riots and all else that will come down the “hate pipe”...I hope those reporters are standing out doing their little news casts and the rioters they inflamed come around the corner...let them taste their own poison!


9 posted on 07/10/2013 1:34:30 PM PDT by BCW (Book - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Sopater
So not cool. Is there no integrity at all in our federal government?

None discernible.

Is there no accountability?

There will be.

It won't be pretty...

10 posted on 07/10/2013 1:35:00 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Sopater

Shouldn’t take an honest jury more than 15 minutes to reach a verdict.


11 posted on 07/10/2013 1:35:38 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

So if GZ gets convicted, do we burn our houses down?


12 posted on 07/10/2013 1:40:07 PM PDT by qwerty1234
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To: Sopater

I think it would have been foolish for him to take the stand.


13 posted on 07/10/2013 1:43:42 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: qwerty1234
So if GZ gets convicted, do we burn our houses down?

No, we riot and go get us some flat screen TVs and free beer.

14 posted on 07/10/2013 1:46:29 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Sopater

Putting him on the stand would be the height of legal irresponsibility!


15 posted on 07/10/2013 1:47:21 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Sopater

Wow, the prosecution wants to bring in past Zimmerman arrest; however, judge won’t allow Trayvon past problems. She will rule tomorrow. This is nothing but a crock.


16 posted on 07/10/2013 1:48:14 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: laplata

“Amen to that.”

To all of you who believe in the power of prayer, get on your knees today and pray that this jury will do it’s job devoid of any PC influence. The fact that the Blacks may want to do some rioting if Zimmerman isn’t convicted, is no reason for justice not to prevail. GZ needs to know that decent people across the country expect no less.


17 posted on 07/10/2013 1:49:00 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Venturer

I don not expect these 6 women to come to an honest verdict. They will want to mollify and will wrongfully convict on a lesser charge.

Just my opinion. I hope I’m wrong.


18 posted on 07/10/2013 1:50:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Sopater

George faces life in prison, while these teenaged yutes will get sent to juvie.


19 posted on 07/10/2013 1:50:51 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: vette6387

Absolutely! Well said.


20 posted on 07/10/2013 1:51:01 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: qwerty1234

Yes! We’ll start with your house. :)


21 posted on 07/10/2013 1:54:42 PM PDT by tatown
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To: BlueMoose
And the DoJ is now trying to scare the PD into doing nothing.

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/07/09/fallout-begins-from-doj-investigation-of-miami-police/

22 posted on 07/10/2013 2:21:31 PM PDT by celmak
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To: BenLurkin

Well, they are all married, and one of them even had a CCW. She let it lapse, but her husband still has his. I’m hoping that if nothing else, she will hang it.


23 posted on 07/10/2013 2:35:11 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: Sopater

This will blow your mind.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/even-if-george-zimmerman-is-found-not-guilty-of-murder-and-manslaughter-he-could-still-serve-25-years/


24 posted on 07/10/2013 2:56:51 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sopater

Should have been a directed verdict.


25 posted on 07/10/2013 3:17:01 PM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: Venturer
Shouldn’t take an honest jury more than 15 minutes to reach a verdict.

10 to choose the foreman, 5 to poll, 10 to finish lunch or dinner.

26 posted on 07/10/2013 3:24:55 PM PDT by Stentor ( When sorrows come, they come not single spies but in battalions.)
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To: Jeff Winston
No, we riot and go get us some flat screen TVs and free beer.

Tossup for me. Gold or night vision equipment.

27 posted on 07/10/2013 3:27:29 PM PDT by Stentor ( When sorrows come, they come not single spies but in battalions.)
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To: Stentor
Tossup for me. Gold or night vision equipment.

Now you're talkin'! Gold! Great for spendin', or for teeth.

28 posted on 07/10/2013 3:37:48 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: BCW

He is absolutely innocent... but I do not trust the jury.


29 posted on 07/10/2013 4:58:34 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Sopater
Does anyone else remember the urban rioting the night obama won the first time? I cannot remember one city in particular... these youts were burning cars and smashing windows and performing for the media. That was back when holder's people were happy.
30 posted on 07/10/2013 5:02:22 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: qwerty1234

LMAO white folks are smarter than that.


31 posted on 07/10/2013 6:00:05 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: null and void
There will be.

I hope so.

It won't be pretty...

It never is, but if it were, it wouldn't be effective.
32 posted on 07/11/2013 7:34:03 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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