Skip to comments.ZIMMERMAN CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGEE MURDER
Posted on 04/11/2012 3:19:09 PM PDT by pawpawrick
MIAMI (CBSMiami) George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, according to the Associated Press.
Additionally, Zimmerman has been taken into custody, but it hasnt been revealed where he is being held.
CBSMiami has confirmed that State Attorney Angela Corey, who was appointed as a special prosecutor in the case, will hold an announcement about the charges at 6 p.m. in Jacksonville.
That press conference can be viewed LIVE starting at 6 p.m. by clicking here.
Jurors will be biased and/or scared.
If acquitted, Holder won’t charge him. they need this crisis to last. Martial law in probably the most likely action.
It sounds like? It sounds like another obscure media article trying to gain readership......
How many more threads about Zimmerman being charged with second degree murder are we going to have to suffer thru?
Republicans are cowards. Still waiting for 0bama’s and/or Holder’s IMPEACHMENT hearings in Congress.
Mr. Zimmerman is being charged with SDWW.
If you're right, the Liberal Messiah won't be reelected. Of course, I didn't say He would leave office.
Yes. Unless the defense makes a tactical decision to oppose the lesser charges.
This charge is a complete joke. Read Florida Statutes 782.04 and tell me how the facts in this case in any way conform to a charge of second degree murder.
I think this is a case of overcharging in the hope that the defendant will plead to a lesser offense.
Isn’t that what 0bama wants?
If it weren't for Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, Zimmerman wouldn't have been charged at all. American justice, 2012.
Use a revolver. No brass to pick up or lose on the ground.
My questions: Where in Florida can this man get an unbiased jury and fair trial? Where in the United States could this man get an unbiased jury and fair trial? Where in Florida or the U.S. would you be able to safely incarcerate this man if he should be found guilty?
I’m surprised Cory didn’t announce the exact location where Zimmerman is. That would make killing him so much easier.
I was under the impression that it took an indictment by a grand jury to charge 1st degree murder.
The 90 year old war veteran husband was beaten and his jaw broken. He was shot in the face numerous times with a BB gun and sent to the hospital in critical condition.
The 85 year old partially blind wife was RAPED and then BEATEN TO DEATH.
Can you just imagine the pain, the humiliation, the horror that dear old lady experienced being gang raped by that pack of feral animals?
(the autopsy states she was raped. Dont think all of these animals didnt all participate)
And can you imagine the pain, the horror of that dear old husband having to witness this?
Theres a lot more involved here than a home invasion and robbery.
WHERE ARE THE CHARGES OF A RACIAL HATE CRIME??
90 year old husbands jaw broken and shot in face with a BB gun numerous times?
85 wife year old semi blind wife RAPED and BEATEN to death??
Why does it take a foreign press to enlighten America as to this henious crime?
Where is the outrage?
Prosecutors routinely overcharge for that very purpose - to allow the jury a “menu of choices” for their verdict. (2nd degree murder is the maximum that the jury can choose now.) The prosecutor has an ethical responsibility not to charge what she can’t prove. So she believes she can prove 2nd degree murder beyond a reasonable doubt. If/when Zimmerman asserts an affirmative defense under the Stand Your Ground law, the prosecution will fight it.
You want 782.04 (2) here. That’s second degree.
With the FBI, DHS, CIA, IRS, etc. breathing down her neck, she probably didn't have much choice.
If you live near the area........move.....quickly.
Sheepole will not stand up for themselves ,, so don’t expect anyone to rise up for Zimmerman . Tomorrow will come and go and there’s a lot worse things happening to this country than a killing in Fla. We are losing our country faster than you can say FAST and Furious . All being orchestrated by a usurper and his minions while congess sleeps at the switch . God may be our only hope because sheepole are too busy to be bothered .
Sean Hannity said today that he has been told by numerous sources... and he alluded to Zimmerman telling him directly... that there exists some sort of video recording of this incident and this corrupt prosecutor (she has shown her bias today) said new evidence would be released.
Now I have no idea what will happen nor do I know for certain what has happened... but I do know that America was damaged badly with this debacle and along with all of the other insane activities occurring in America today... that we as an indivisible nation are doomed. There can be no compromise with communists and there can be no compromise or peace with racists. Zimmerman is Hispanic... and yet to hate him and make it easier to hate him... the black leadership in America and their presstitutes have called him white. Being white and male in America today is a crime punishable by whatever in the **** holder and obama want the punishment to be... even if it is to allow the new black panther party to issue a public contract on Zimmerman's life. It is as if a black david duke was selected as president... only hundreds of times worse.
A jury of his peers would contain no one with skin darker than his own.
So it is now against the law to follow someone?
To anyone interested in Florida’s law, whether left or right, a great web site is:
Food for thought.
Not an endorsement.
HELTER SKELTER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I couldn’t believe her unprofessionalism. She was like a giddy little girl up there, an obvious sign of pandering. I expected at the minimun, a professionally delivered, serious minded lawyer. Instead, a suck up who is too cowardly to do her job.
“The FL state attorney didnt let the grand jury have a look because they would have taken one look at it and thrown it out because it was so obvious that it was self-defense”
And he has every legal right to force her to take it to a grand jury
Yes they can return a verdict on a lesser included offense, but I don't expect that to be relevant to this case.
The case will turn entirely on whether Zimmerman was justified in using deadly force to defend himself.
The same justification is equally applicable as a defense to manslaughter as it is to second-degree murder.
ZOTTED n00bie troll.
No, I think she just got there on the basic (2) section, based on the “depraved mind” language.
Perhaps there needs to be a Federal Law that says it's illegal to watch black people.
We have now descended into the era of mob rule. If you want to know what it’s gong to be like, think Rwanda. And if you dare try to resist, the state will lead you away in handcuffs — before turning your over to the mob.
3. Jury/Witness tampering will be an issue.
Obama will want this trial to take place before Election Day! Any smart thinking race-baiter would want to do the same.
Not necessarily. If they don't charge Zimmerman then riots are likely, with innocents hurt and maybe killed. And Zimmerman himself will be a dead man walking, with thousands of street thugs in competition to kill him first (for a HUGE street cred.)
Alternatively, they can charge Zimmerman with murder - a crime that requires intent to kill. Here is what Wikipedia says:
The prosecution would have to prove that Zimmerman had intent to kill. It'd be hard to do, considering that Zimmerman was on the phone with police all the time, and that he didn't know anything about Trayvon, and had no reason whatsoever to kill anyone at all.
If the prosecution fails to prove its case then Zimmerman will be acquitted of the charge. Charging him with a lesser crime is actually more dangerous for Zimmerman. What is certain, though, is that he will be behind bars for a while. The black community will be mollified by the seriousness of the charge. By the trial's time the situation will be more under control.
Zimmerman is not going to be found guilty. Not sure if this ridiculous charge was intentionally meant to fail, but there is absolutely no way they can prove murder nor intent. The fact alone that the Sanford police already investigated Zimmerman and found him innocent is going to ensure his freedom. This whole BS press conference today was just about political grandstanding for those involved.
He’s guilty of Self-Defense Against A Black Man While Not Being A Black Man.
I’m glad I’m not the only one who got that impression. You always expect a prosecutor to talk about justice for the victim, but she went way over the edge. She did manage to avoid saying anything directly harmful to Zimmerman, though, so that’s some sign of professionalism.
Florida has made their choice. Now let’s make ours. BOYCOTT Florida and ALL their products. Marlins and Rays coming to your town? Stay home. 3 or 4 thousand in a MLB park WILL be noticed. Stay away from Disneyland and all other ‘tourist attractions’. Shut them down. Money talks.
Don’t count on it.
This is the first step in the grand design of the upcoming mau mau campaign, inspired by obama and used to such great effect by his cousin odinga in the kenyan Presidential election.
They want all those racist, Honkey Crackers to think twice before committing the hate crime of RWW (Resisting While White).
Either the prosecutor is privy to evidence we have yet to see or this is a miscarriage of justice on the same level as the Duke “rape” case.
Any charge requires mens rea. If he was attacked, there is none. There was no criminal intent on Z’ s part. If I understand correctly, he was in the LEO academy. I still don’t sit in a restaurant with back to the door since then. Identifying criminal behavior is instilled during those three months to the point of paranoia. All cops or potential cops are taught this.
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