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Judge considers lesser charges for Zimmerman

Posted on 07/10/2013 6:47:08 PM PDT by Perdogg

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 3rddegreemurder; debranelson; judgenelson; trayvon; zimmerman; zimmermantrial
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1 posted on 07/10/2013 6:47:08 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Hmmm sounds like the prosecutor is grasping at straws.


2 posted on 07/10/2013 6:50:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Perdogg

Anything to get him into prison....she has her orders.


3 posted on 07/10/2013 6:50:37 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Q: The worst president in US history?)
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To: Perdogg

The judge’s cajoling of Zimmerman ought to be grounds for a mistrial.


4 posted on 07/10/2013 6:50:45 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Perdogg

Someone mentioned today that in florida that manslaughter inclusion is automatic. There is nothing for the judge to consider unless she’s thinking of making it a parking violation.

But the self defense plea has the same veracity for manslaughter. If he’s not guilty of murder due to a persuasive self defense plea, he’s not guilty of manslaughter.


5 posted on 07/10/2013 6:51:11 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Perdogg

What the jury does NOT know and will not find out is if they convict Zimmerman of manslaughter he serves life in prison..because there was a gun used and the “Victim” was under the age of 18 its automatic 30 year sentence


7 posted on 07/10/2013 6:51:29 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: glock rocks

I agree.


8 posted on 07/10/2013 6:51:44 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Dallas59

Anything to get him into prison....she has her orders.
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Nailed it!


9 posted on 07/10/2013 6:52:43 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Perdogg

Oh, I’m so surprised to hear that. /sarc


10 posted on 07/10/2013 6:53:17 PM PDT by RC one
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To: Perdogg

I say we charge the Judge.


11 posted on 07/10/2013 6:53:46 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: cuban leaf
Someone mentioned today that in florida that manslaughter inclusion is automatic.

What about Aggravated Assault? That was the other charge mentioned in the article.

12 posted on 07/10/2013 6:54:21 PM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: DanielRedfoot

Watch her be invited to the Honky Hut for dinner afterwards...


13 posted on 07/10/2013 6:54:37 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Q: The worst president in US history?)
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To: Perdogg

“Sentence first, verdict later!”

That used to be a joke.


14 posted on 07/10/2013 6:54:51 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Perdogg

Of course she’s gonna give a lesser charge instruction to this jury. The fix is in, she knows there’s noway to get a Guilty on 2nd degree so she’ll throw a life raft to the prosecution and add a lesser charge, however, it shouldn’t be added.


15 posted on 07/10/2013 6:55:46 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Sarah Barracuda

littering?


16 posted on 07/10/2013 6:55:54 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: DanielRedfoot

i pray the jury does their job and sees the state hasn’t done anything to disrove zimmerman’s account beyond reasonable doubt, and that everything including most state witnesses - and all critical one - corroborate zimmerman’s account, plus the evidence does too.

occam’s razor.


17 posted on 07/10/2013 6:56:09 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Dallas59

“Anything to get him into prison....she has her orders.”
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Yep


18 posted on 07/10/2013 6:56:38 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Perdogg

On one level it’s sort of funny to watch this judge act pro prosecution. I’m guessing it’s a first for her. I have a feeling she will be stepping down from the bench in about 18 months. It will be quiet, but she will be gone.


19 posted on 07/10/2013 6:56:57 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Perdogg

Making it easier to convict.Those are the latest orders from Martin’s “Dad” in DC.Convict him of aggravated jaywalking and,because of some obscure 1879 law in Florida he can be sentenced to 20 years.


20 posted on 07/10/2013 6:57:25 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: snarkytart

They’ll charge him with shoplifting if they have to.


21 posted on 07/10/2013 6:58:37 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: snarkytart

22 posted on 07/10/2013 6:58:48 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Q: The worst president in US history?)
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To: Dallas59
Anything to get him into prison....she has her orders.

And is shamelessly salivating over what Obama might award her with...a federal appeals court seat? SCOTUS?
23 posted on 07/10/2013 6:59:21 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Dallas59
Anything to get him into prison....she has her orders.

Tracey's Crip homey's will take it from there. Holder will throw a blanket over it.

24 posted on 07/10/2013 6:59:44 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Perdogg

I’ve watched most of the so-called “trial” on one of my monitors. It has been sickening. A kangaroo court. Only in a state that would let a woman slowly die would you see such trash. Florida is a trashy, low life state as far as the politicians there. From Jeb Bush to the current moron that is Gov. Florida has turned in to a dysfunctional backwards third world cesspool.


25 posted on 07/10/2013 7:00:55 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: cdcdawg

” I’m guessing it’s a first for her. I have a feeling she will be stepping down from the bench in about 18 months. It will be quiet, but she will be gone.”

Come’on a trial of this magnitude, Judge steps down later and it’s kept quiet in the news? That would be like a small North American town being incinerated by an oil tank car train explosion with massive fatalities and the MSM avoiding reporting on it.


26 posted on 07/10/2013 7:01:56 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Our parents: The Greatest Generation. Their kids and grand kids: The Stupidest.)
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To: cdcdawg

it’s not a first for her. She is known to be Pro Prosecution.

She just got reversed on a case because she refused a self defense instruction


27 posted on 07/10/2013 7:02:00 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Perdogg

My ‘cynical self’ thinks DOJ (and BO) want a not guilty, have a day or so of ‘civil unrest’ (why am I so kind) THEN turn around and charge and try GZ under the Fed statutes.
Win-Win for the admin, they get to ‘allow’ a little unrest, then ride in and save the day and get Zim on the Fed charges, throwing in a ‘hate crime’ while they are at it.

I think they should just give GZ a gun while in the dock and tell him to off himself. That should ‘please’ everyone.

Oh yes, how many people have been charged with the (supposed) death threats directed at GZ on twit, tweet, twat or whatever?

Of course ‘the Fed’ will say it is impossible to find the threateners. Try threatening one of the ‘beautiful people’ on the Social Enema (oops I meant Media) circuit...and see how much ‘freedom’ you have...


28 posted on 07/10/2013 7:03:42 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Inside every 'older' man there is a 'younger' man wondering "WTF happened")
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To: RummyChick

Interesting, to say the least. I’m surprised. Usually, her ilk can’t wait to let thugs back out on the street.


29 posted on 07/10/2013 7:04:53 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Perdogg

This whole Zimmerman Arrest and trial is just a witch hunt. Makes me sick to my stomach. I am a salesrep that covers the Orlando area and I for one am not going to be anywhere near there the early part of next week.


30 posted on 07/10/2013 7:05:24 PM PDT by marygam (I have extra ducktape for anyone who needs to wrap their head.)
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To: Perdogg

Zimmerman will be charged for “NWC While in a GC” (Neighborhood Watch Captain While in a Gated Community)!


31 posted on 07/10/2013 7:05:43 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Rebelbase

I know, it’s all quite implausible. Like if an American consulate was under attack, and the Secretary of State was too drunk, and the President was too ...... tired? to deal with it.


32 posted on 07/10/2013 7:07:17 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Perdogg; Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator

re#6

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2284446/posts?page=134#134

my sweet pony rainbow droppings?

um, dooties?

What?


33 posted on 07/10/2013 7:07:25 PM PDT by glock rocks (Stand up! Never, never, never give up!)
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To: cripplecreek

This whole proceeding is FUBAR.


34 posted on 07/10/2013 7:10:16 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: cdcdawg

The people of the state of FL should be working to remove her from the bench post haste just to make sure.


35 posted on 07/10/2013 7:13:41 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: cdcdawg

“It will be quiet, but she will be gone.”

Only to accept a job from the corrupt administration or perhaps some reality TV judge show.....another Judge Judy?


36 posted on 07/10/2013 7:14:17 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I foggy here..let’s say 5 innocent and 1 for guilty...what then....help


37 posted on 07/10/2013 7:15:07 PM PDT by advertising guy (Phoenix...........where a prick in the butt ain't sexual.............it's a cactus)
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To: cdcdawg

Exactly. Or like if our government provided millions of dollars of funding to extremist Islamic groups whose seek the downfall of our way of life.


38 posted on 07/10/2013 7:15:32 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Our parents: The Greatest Generation. Their kids and grand kids: The Stupidest.)
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To: Rebelbase
American town being incinerated by an oil tank car train explosion with massive fatalities and the MSM avoiding reporting on it.

Or a nuclear bomb size explosion at a fertilizer plant with massive fatalities avoided because it was in Texas.

39 posted on 07/10/2013 7:15:40 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: LostInBayport

“And is shamelessly salivating over what Obama might award her with...a federal appeals court seat? SCOTUS?”

She was a Jeb Bush appointee. We should remember this in 2016 when the GOP runs him and tells us we need to vote for him to keep the Dems from making bad appointments to the courts.


40 posted on 07/10/2013 7:20:20 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: advertising guy

hung jury and a retrial.

will probably take until at least....oh, say..... mid-November 2014 to get him back in court.

In the mean-time, the Crackers of this coutry are held hostage to the terroist threats of Justice Department sponsored riots every weekend,


41 posted on 07/10/2013 7:20:34 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Rebelbase

Yeah, or if they sold guns to Mexican drug cartels, with the goal of disarming the American people.


42 posted on 07/10/2013 7:20:57 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

Analyst for CNN?


43 posted on 07/10/2013 7:21:41 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Perdogg

This is a trap! In Florida manslaughter against a minor is 30 years, and the jurors probably don’t know that.


44 posted on 07/10/2013 7:22:43 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: Perdogg

Sounds like double jeopardy to me.


45 posted on 07/10/2013 7:24:34 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: FreedomPoster

I don’t have much faith in that process. I think the decent folk of Florida are outnumbered now. Actually, maybe some south Florida riots would be a good thing. Perhaps they should get what they voted for. I don’t worry about the Northern part of the state, or the panhandle.


46 posted on 07/10/2013 7:26:53 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: cdcdawg

Or if the media made a martyr out of a woman who testified before Congress about birth control all because a radio talk host exposed her as being slutty.


47 posted on 07/10/2013 7:28:27 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Our parents: The Greatest Generation. Their kids and grand kids: The Stupidest.)
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To: xrmusn

There are no federal statutes to try Zimmerman under. He is not a government employee so civil rights violations do not come into play.


48 posted on 07/10/2013 7:28:40 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: digger48

thank you


49 posted on 07/10/2013 7:29:47 PM PDT by advertising guy (Phoenix...........where a prick in the butt ain't sexual.............it's a cactus)
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To: digger48

thank you


50 posted on 07/10/2013 7:30:41 PM PDT by advertising guy (Phoenix...........where a prick in the butt ain't sexual.............it's a cactus)
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