Skip to comments.Second-degree murder charge may be hard to prove in Trayvon Martin case
Posted on 04/12/2012 5:42:45 AM PDT by TigerClaws
Special prosecutor Angela Corey likely has an uphill climb to prove that George Zimmerman acted with the malicious intent required to convict him of second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, legal experts say.
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The Florida prosecutor might have trouble proving *her* charges but you can bet your bottom dollar that this nation’s Attorney Corporal won’t have any trouble getting a conviction.Unless,of course,he’s reduced to the rank of “private citizen” next January.
AG Bondi was a BIG Romney supporter before the Florida primary too.....I won’t be supporting her, ever again.
Probably new evidence that Z broke his own nose, slammed the back of his head on the pavement himself, paid off the witness to say that TM was on top of Z............... You know, that kind of evidence. Looking at the web and some of the commentary, rev. al and jessie and their pals such as the nbpp and naacp (bullies anyone?) don’t care about ANY evidence. If Z gets off on these charges, Sanford will not be a good place to be for a while. Or any big city for that matter. Justice will be gotten one way or another.
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You would *hope* that would be the case but I'll wager that it isn't.A desire to avoid "Rodney King II" is what's driving Florida's AG.
OTOH,Osama Obama's political survival is what's driving our *nation's* Attorney Corporal.I'd bet every nickel I have that a Federal indictment,on a charge that might even carry the death penalty,will be announced by the Department of Just Us in late October.
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Where have you been for the past month? Nearly every black person in America, plus a whole lot of self-loathing whites, want Zimmerman dead.
Truth be told, the old msm gin up the numbers in regards to the crowds, because they are not really many.
The charge against Zimmerman serves multiple purposes for the special prosecutor: it eases Black agitation in the controversy; it boosts her political standing; it will spur the effort to repeal the stand your ground law, which many prosecutors dislike; and an early airing of the evidence of self-defense in a hearing will be televised and is likely to vindicate Zimmerman and help him get his life back — at least in part.
the prosecutor isn’t interested in justice, they are interested in a conviction. its an adversarial system, designed that way. from her opening statement, the prosecutor has made that clear, her intention is to put zimerman away, thats all she cares about, it is her job.
zimmerman is now up against the state of florida. thats how the “system” works.
Would anyone be surprised if the Zman never walks out and has a heart failure or something...it may once again be expedient that one man die for a nation.
Que Al Sharpton and the rioters!
This is actually really easy.
The Prosecution MUST prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Zimmerman initiated force against Martin, by striking him, or by threatening him with violence.
If Zimmerman attacked Martin or threatened him with violence, then Martin’s violent response was entirely justified and Zimmerman is guilty.
If the Prosecution cannot prove this beyond a reasonable doubt, then Zimmerman is innocent.
Personally, I lean towards Zimmerman being innocent, but I don’t know all the evidence and we sure as heck can’t trust what we’ve heard and read in the Media. They’ve done nothing but try to inflame this. As somebody pointed out, Florida is a swing state, and the Democrats and race pimps (but I repeat myself) are going to exploit this for all it is worth.
And of course the evidence does not really matter. The jury will be twelve people too dull to get out jury duty, subjected to emotional appeals, and threated by racial violence. Expecting rationality out of them is foolish. Evidence probably won’t have much to do with their verdict.
And, in any case, innocent or guilty, Zimmerman is ruined. He will be bankrupt, likely unemployed, and a pariah outside the circle of his real friends.
Political Charge? This May Be Prosecutor’s Biggest Mistake
There were six witnesses to what happened and one of those witnesses was only 20 feet away.
Only when called by Eric Holder's inJustice Dept.
This is one case that screams out for a bench trial.