Skip to comments.What about Martin's right to 'stand his ground?' (Here we go!)
Posted on 07/11/2013 8:15:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Like many people, I've been riveted by the George Zimmerman trial. I call it "the George Zimmerman trial" because that's what it is, but the more I watch, the more I wonder: Should it be renamed "the Trayvon Martin trial?"
I'm not just talking about some of the media's tabloid-like focus on Martin's background, his personal history, his school records and -- outside the courtroom -- the toxicology report. I'm talking about an aspect of the case that never comes up in the media coverage, one that I would argue is key.
This murder trial, in and out of the courtroom, has been boiled down to one question: Was Zimmerman in fear for his life and thus justified in defending himself by shooting and killing Martin?
It has been framed this way -- in terms of Zimmerman's mortal fear -- since the shooting in 2012.
Some people have forgotten that Zimmerman was not even arrested initially. It took more than a month for the special prosecutor to bring the second-degree murder charge. And if not for mass protests across the country, he might not be the defendant in a murder trial at all.
The question that has not surfaced in the courtroom -- the elephant in the room -- is this: Did Martin fear for his life after being followed and confronted by a stranger while going to the store to buy candy and a soft drink? Was he, Martin, justified in standing his ground and defending himself when this stranger, an apparent stalker, approached him in a threatening manner?
Zimmerman didn't identify himself and never said he was part of the neighborhood watch group.....
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
“fear for his life after being followed and confronted by a stranger”
Bernard Goetz says hi!
Oh yeah, dimwit - St. Trayvon was "standing his ground" - right after he got done circling back around Zimmerman for 50 yards from behind, after Zimmerman broke off and went back to his car.
Uh, huh....good little propagandist, Francis...
If Martin was frightened or concerned about being followed, Martin could have dialed 911. Zimmerman did.
Yeah Martin’s right to bang Zimmerman’s head against the concrete without any consequences? Right. :-)
To stand his ground against what? Being dissed?
Live like a thug, die like a thug.
KOPEL: Debunking the stand your ground myth
The assertion that Florida law allows shooting whenever someone believes it to be necessary is a flat-out lie. The actual law of Florida is that a person is justified in the use of deadly force if (1) He or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony (Florida Statutes, Section 776.012).
The second part of the law provides special provisions for self-defense against violent home invaders or carjackers. Neither of those is relevant to the Zimmerman case.
The Martin family Atty was on Piers Morgan and mentioned “Martin’s right to ‘stand his ground”.
The hypocrisy is that Trayvon’s Mom and Dad have a money machine foundation now that one of the major missions is against...... Stand Your Ground laws.
If Martin had “stood his ground” he’d have died of old age.
Id love to see this liberal douche bag get confronted by a Trayvon type and see how long it takes him to first piss his pants, then beg for his life..yeah I bet this putz would be wishing he had a gun then
The liberal news media chose this zimmerman trial to be the subject we are all focusing and talking about. this is to distract us from the fact that Congress is passing a country destroying Amnesty bill.
I won’t let the news media control my mind.
The media is the most powerful entity in the USA .
The media is using bs like this to destroy our freedom and take everything we have away
The elephant standing next to this elephant is this: If this is such a profound argument, why didn't the prosecution use it, instead of their other evidence?
“The question that has not surfaced in the courtroom — the elephant in the room — is this: Did Martin fear for his life after being followed and confronted by a stranger while going to the store to buy candy and a soft drink? Was he, Martin, justified in standing his ground and defending himself when this stranger, an apparent stalker, approached him in a threatening manner?”
Answer: no. Martin had disengaged from Zimmerman, gone home - THEN CAME BACK. If you’re in fear of your life you don’t go back to what scares you.
It's a lot easier with a rod gun.
Yeah Martins right to bang Zimmermans head against the concrete without any consequences? Right. :-)
Oh no, no, Zimmerman was the aggressor he was banging Martin’s fist with his face.
They never get the message. They have Stand Your Ground on the Brain Disease.
It’s amazing, after all the evidence and testimony many of these damned fools still don’t have a clue what happened.
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