Skip to comments.State Attorney Decides NO Grand Jury In Martin Case
Posted on 04/09/2012 9:00:31 AM PDT by rarestia
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...
I don't know - I would think she would rather have the grand jury (anonymous non-politicians) take the blame either way. If she indicts him without sufficient evidence she may end up working for Mike Nifong's law firm.
And bankrupt him to force him to prove he was justified all along. A typical rat tactic. Oh, I bet the jury will be unbiased as well. It’s another OJ debacle soon to come.
Grand Juries leak.
If a Grand Jury finds nothing to charge him on that would kill any phony ‘civil rights’ trial/charges.
IMO that is why no GJ.
“Why not we just wait for the final decision...”
Hey, I’m just asking questions.
And now, it could be a long wait - nobody will know when the riots are scheduled...to include Zimmerman.
I read elsewhere that, in 29 years, she has NEVER put a case up to a Grand Jury to decide charging.
The announcement means the decision on charges now rests solely with Corey,..... who has a reputation for not presenting cases before grand juries if it wasnt required.
Under Florida law, only first-degree murder cases require the use of grand juries.
“The decision should not be considered a factor in the final determination of the case,” a news release from Corey’s office stated.
Plus, if the GJ no-billed the guy, the lives of all 23 members of the GJ would be in danger.
There is also talk of a civil trial for violation of civil rights.
Seems to me it would be pretty difficult to charge him since no physical “evidence” was apparently saved and tested, clothing, etc. Unless of course, they haven’t revealed all they (the prosecutor)has.
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