Skip to comments.State Attorney Decides NO Grand Jury In Martin Case
Posted on 04/09/2012 9:00:31 AM PDT by rarestia
Article JUST posted:
Lock and load.
Let the riots begin!
Just doing what one should is sometimes an act of bravery.
Doesn’t mean much of anything (said the former Prosecutor) WE sometimes used them and sometimes didn’t. More a personal matter of preference than anything else.
Will the white part in the WH have something to say, again?
The white part that is keeping the blacks down and angry while
looking like the black part is with them?
This doesn’t mean he won’t be charged.
Florida only requires a grand jury for first degree murder cases.
Don’t consider this good news, a Grand Jury could issue a “no bill” and end this farce. The prosecutor could charge him without a grand jury.
This was just reported on “Rush” radio. I wonder if Rush will talk about it?
Does not mean charges are not forthcoming.
Wait. Watch. The witch hunt may still be on.
This means nothing.
CNN-Martin attorney demanding the arrest of Zimmerman.
Quite frankly, I think it means she is MORE likely to charge him.
“The prosecutor could charge him without a grand jury.”
And I’m getting that sinking feeling that that will be the end result.
Exactly. This could be a way for this wench to press charges knowing an anonymous grand jury would likely not find a reason to indict.
Keep your eyes on the southern horizon for signs of rising smoke...
Why do we even need to involve the justice system or the courts? After all, we have Al Sharpton and Roseanne Barf to determine someone’s guilt. These people were all there on the night in question and know all the facts! /sarc
Curious...did you ever decide to not use a Grand Jury, and then decide not to charge?
It seems with all the publicity, if the prosecutor wanted ‘cover’ to not charge, she would have let the Grand Jury convene...on the hope they said no.
...makes me think she might file charges?
Exactly. The prosecutor doesn’t want the cross hairs. If she wasn’t going to charge, she’d punt to the grand jury to absolve herself of the responsibility.
She realizes she’s SAFE if she charges. The mob won’t attack her.
So, bet on charges pending.
I thought she said this about two weeks ago that a grand jury wasn’t going to be needed.
Of course that’s what it means, and it doesn’t matter if there is little to no evidence to convict, there will be a conviction because of the fear and pressure the jury will be under to do so. This woman knows it too.
She's a tough-on-crime Republican (source). Hopefully she won't look at this case as a way to raise her national profile.
If she was NOT gonna charge him, she’d use the GJ for political cover. She’s gonna charge him.
I wonder how many are being paid to show up?
True, sometimes the world is much worse than I’m inclined to think it is.
Yep. I agree.
I don't think it means anything more than she sees this case as being within the spectrum of "usual business" for her office. The evidence is what will drive her decision to charge or not, same as usual. What's unusual in this case is her take on the adequacy of the Sanford PD investigation. That sort of inquiry is not part of the usual business.
I can’t imagine why..........It was obviously a racist hate crime against an unarmed little black child who only wanted some skittles and an ice tea by a white Hispanic who was stalking his victim because he was walking while black...............
Check out this link:
Shorstein fired Corey in 2006 from the office she had worked in for the previous 25 years. He said the firing stemmed from a complaint from an intern who claimed Corey was unprofessional and profane. He asked Corey to respond to a professor who had brought the complaint to his attention, but Corey instead sent a letter criticizing the professor for communicating the complaint, according to Shorstein.
It kind of made me smile that she had the backbone to stand up to a whiney college professor who complained about her. I don't think that political cover means much to her. That being said, I'd say the odds are still more likely that she'll press charges than not. But I won't say it's a foregone conclusion.
In all these cases, there's a lot of evidence that doesn't get released to the public. The opinions here, as well as those by Al/Jesse and the media are driven by speculation, not facts.
Is there probable cause to charge for something or not?
I’m just making an educated guess.
Well, they broke it on Monday....riots more likely if this came out Friday afternoon.
If they were going to charge Zimmerman with anything they would already have done it. You can’t charge people with a crime if the evidence points elsewhere like self defense.
Prosecutor isn't going to show her hand prematurely via the grand jury where the prosecutor is mainly the one presenting the evidence, some of which would not be allowed in a jury trial..... if I understand it correctly.....rather may very well risk the evidence be heard even if it means a judge would throw it out or dimiss it to the jury....it would be heard to some extent.
By all means charge him and add the Florida justice system to the rest of the lawsuits his legal team is doubtless preparing.
At the end of all this nonsense this guy is going to clean up, big time.
Information v. indictment here in Texas. Prosecutor may be wanting to keep a firmer handle on how the investigation is directed.
IIRC, Florida grand juries convene once a month. April 10th was long ago mentioned in news articles as that day - thus the day before we are told that it won't be presented to the grand jury tomorrow.
The Sanford Police Dept. will be closed to the public Monday because of students rallying outside the headquarters.
The Sanford Police Department says that since the students are occupying the space in front of the department, they are blocking the main entrance. This will not affect emergency calls, but it will make it difficult for people who need to do non-emergency work at the department.
The city says it will accomodate those people at City Hall. A police representative will be at the city clerk's office.
It means she knows she can’t get an indictment.
I guess it's a little early for them yet. It's only just after noon here on the east coast. They'll be up soon.
We can smell the smoke in Saint Marys, GA.
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Spot on. If she had sent this to a GJ and they voted no true bill there’d be less of a chance of trouble since the decision was made by 23 private citizens. If she decides not to prosecute the crap,accusations riots etc., hits her and the governor. Therefore i expect Zimmerman’s lawyers are right now preparing for trial. This will then be decided by 12 jurors, and hopefully their makeup will prevent any repeat of the Rodney King/OJ horror.
Apparently, this DA doesn't want to move to either Tallahassee or DC.
It would seem counter-intuitive to not use a GJ. The fifth amendment clearly states that a captial crime can be charged only on presentment or indictment of a GJ. I understand prelim hearings etc for felony charges, but I would think the Special Prosecutor would want the top cover of a jury of his peers to make the call on an indictment on felony charges. If she uses her own office, regardless of how it goes down, it will be hers to eat and sleep with.
If a GJ no-bills, then it was society that made the call, not a single person who can be held accountable (GJ cannot be held accoutnable for their verdicts as I understand it).
If she does not charge, then she is the evil person to the illogical massess of libtards calling for a lynching (rather intereting, isn’t it?), if she charges when evidence points to self-defense, then she will wear that unjust coat of kowtowing to the PC crap as well.
I’d send it to a GJ and let due process take it’s course, if there was ProbCause evidence, if not, I’d man up and tell it like I saw it.
Damn the torpedoes!
“dozens” huh? Sounds serious.
It's tough to be a rager these days. Has to be at least 3 or 4 PM before raging - need time to wake up at 1 or 2 and then an hour or so to get some Skittles and Iced Tea in the system to build up a good rage.
The article implies that she will bring charges without a grand jury investigation.
From the link you provided...