Skip to comments.Judge considers lesser charges for Zimmerman
Posted on 07/10/2013 6:47:08 PM PDT by Perdogg
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Hmmm sounds like the prosecutor is grasping at straws.
Anything to get him into prison....she has her orders.
The judge’s cajoling of Zimmerman ought to be grounds for a mistrial.
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.
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
Anything to get him into prison....she has her orders.
Oh, I’m so surprised to hear that. /sarc
I say we charge the Judge.
What about Aggravated Assault? That was the other charge mentioned in the article.
Watch her be invited to the Honky Hut for dinner afterwards...
“Sentence first, verdict later!”
That used to be a joke.
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.
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.
“Anything to get him into prison....she has her orders.”
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.
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.
They’ll charge him with shoplifting if they have to.
Tracey's Crip homey's will take it from there. Holder will throw a blanket over it.
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.
” Im guessing its 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.
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
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...
Interesting, to say the least. I’m surprised. Usually, her ilk can’t wait to let thugs back out on the street.
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.
Zimmerman will be charged for “NWC While in a GC” (Neighborhood Watch Captain While in a Gated Community)!
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.
my sweet pony rainbow droppings?
This whole proceeding is FUBAR.
The people of the state of FL should be working to remove her from the bench post haste just to make sure.
“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?
I foggy here..let’s say 5 innocent and 1 for guilty...what then....help
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.
Or a nuclear bomb size explosion at a fertilizer plant with massive fatalities avoided because it was in Texas.
“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.
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,
Yeah, or if they sold guns to Mexican drug cartels, with the goal of disarming the American people.
Analyst for CNN?
This is a trap! In Florida manslaughter against a minor is 30 years, and the jurors probably don’t know that.
Sounds like double jeopardy to me.
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.
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.
There are no federal statutes to try Zimmerman under. He is not a government employee so civil rights violations do not come into play.