Skip to comments.State Attorney Decides NO Grand Jury In Martin Case
Posted on 04/09/2012 9:00:31 AM PDT by rarestia
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.