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Judge Confronts Zimmerman
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Posted on 07/12/2013 5:08:08 AM PDT by tired&retired

This is a link to a YouTube video of the judge in the Zimmerman case acting with prejudice against Zimmerman. It is a must watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UgDuu6i8MtE


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: kangaroocourt; martin; obama; teaparty; zimmerman
This judge is acting as a surrogate for Holder....
1 posted on 07/12/2013 5:08:08 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

Do I hear MISTRIAL?


2 posted on 07/12/2013 5:10:41 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

He would be granted a retrial on that incident alone. That was the most unprofessional behavior I have ever seen.


3 posted on 07/12/2013 5:12:34 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: McGavin999

Was the jury in the courtroom to see that discussion?


4 posted on 07/12/2013 5:15:03 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

Some legal expert on Fox last night said that it wouldn’t be grounds for a mistrial because the jury wasn’t in the room when it occurred, can anybody confirm that because I was under the impression that they were?


5 posted on 07/12/2013 5:15:19 AM PDT by apillar
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To: tired&retired

This case certainly has put a lie to the claim that we have an “independent and impartial judiciary” in this country. But then again honest people knew that since 1973 when the SCOTUS legalized the wholesale killing of innocent human life. Once they acquiesced to that abomination, these “judges” are capable of any crime.


6 posted on 07/12/2013 5:15:50 AM PDT by allendale
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To: tired&retired
WOW! What a joke. She swears in GZ and then interrogates him? Never seen or heard of such crap. GZ should of just kept his mouth shut. Let her throw a hissy.
7 posted on 07/12/2013 5:18:29 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: apillar

Everyone seems to say they were in the room.


8 posted on 07/12/2013 5:18:53 AM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: tired&retired

She’s hardly being an impartial judge, and her behavior is grounds for an appeal at the very least, if not a mistrial.


9 posted on 07/12/2013 5:22:25 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

There is an article on Drudge that discusses this video under the caption “Judge In Zimmerman Case Pressured by Obama Administration?”


10 posted on 07/12/2013 5:25:12 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Timber Rattler; tired&retired

MISTRAIL?

only can have one if there is a conviction.
I do not think there will be a conviction.

but then Holder will probably try to convict him on the charge of violating Martin’s civil rights....wait and see.


11 posted on 07/12/2013 5:25:53 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: apillar

They were not in the room.


12 posted on 07/12/2013 5:26:18 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: mad_as_he$$

I’ve spoken to some legal experts on this event, and they said while the way it played out was very unusual, it’s not out of the realm of possibilities for a judge to ask the defendant if they will be taking the stand in their defense.

Had it been me in Zimmerman’s suit, I would’ve politely told the judge that I defer to my legal team to answer that. She can’t hold him in contempt for deferring to his counsel.

Some legal eagles have said that the judge did this to close any real or perceived “loopholes” concerning Zimmerman’s right to testify in his defense. If he’s convicted and on appeal the defense stated that the judge would not let him testify in his own defense, it would be grounds for dismissal. However, since the judge basically closed that avenue for appeal, they’d have to rely on any of the myriad other injustices committed during this trial.


13 posted on 07/12/2013 5:27:00 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Timber Rattler

If her attempts to force Zimmerman into committing for or against his testifying in the manner she did was improper, then a full judicial review with possible removal from bench and disbarment should be an option.

I don’t know if it was improper or not. Not much about the “legal system” these days makes any sense to anyone not educated/indoctrinated into all the rationalizations of that system.


14 posted on 07/12/2013 5:29:50 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: tired&retired

Excerpt from linked Drudge article:

“Speculation is raging that the judge in the George Zimmerman case could have been put under pressure by the Obama administration after she staged a bizarre outburst during which she interrogated Zimmerman while repeatedly silencing his lawyers. The hostile exchange began when Judge Debra Nelson asked Zimmerman if he planned to testify.
Essentially, Judge Nelson told Zimmerman he had the “absolute right to remain silent” but then proceeded to demand he answer her questions interrogation-style while silencing his lawyers.

Defense attorney Don West twice objected to Nelson’s interrogation, prompting the judge to raised her voice and exclaim, “Your objection is overruled!” in a manner more befitting of an angry parent lecturing a child than a legal professional.

Both of Zimmerman’s lawyers appeared shocked as attorney Mark O’Mara asked under his breath, “what is going on?”

Several legal experts and observers said the outburst was unprecedented.

“I have never seen that in more than 30 years of court reporting,” tweeted journalist Kathi Belich.

Former Senatorial candidate Richard Rivette also expressed his shock at the judge’s behavior.
“This judge is an idiot. I spent five years investigating high profile capital cases defending people from the death penalty, and worked for the Federal judiciary as an independent investigator on other cases. No judge ever inquires as to whether a defendant will testify until the entire defense case is presented. If the defense rests and does not call the defendant then the judge knows there will be no testimony. If the defense calls the defendant then that’s when the judge finds out. They have to get through the entire case first. To see if it is valid after prosecution cross-examines their witnesses and experts as to whether a defendant SHOULD testify, which is decided in private not in public, and NOT on the record. By doing this, the judge has undermined a portion of Zimmerman’s credibility. He looks like he is waffling and this is normal judge/defendant questioning, which it is NOT,” said Rivette.

Respondents to the story at the National Review Online also expressed their view that Zimmerman was being railroaded.

“A fix is in from the administration to find Zimmerman guilty regardless of what it takes,” commented one.


15 posted on 07/12/2013 5:30:22 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Vaquero
No, a mistrial can be declared at any time during the during the proceedings due to a serious error. It's up to the judge to declare it after a motion is made, which in this case won't happen.

Just curious...does this judge answer to anyone else for her actions? Is there a judge hierarchy that can sanction her behind the scenes for gross misconduct during a trial such as this? I know that they have their own professional associations and support networks.

16 posted on 07/12/2013 5:31:51 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: tired&retired
No matter WHAT happens, Blacks are going to look horrible if they RIOT if he is acquitted, or if GZ is found GUILTY because he's only guilty because he's WHITE.

Now blacks will be looked at MUCH, MUCH better if they DON'T RIOT....we'll see. Obama has set race relations back 40 years.

17 posted on 07/12/2013 5:35:55 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy
Obama has set race relations back 40 years.

Indeed he has, just be sticking his nose in this with his s##tstirring comments about "If I had a son..."

18 posted on 07/12/2013 5:38:28 AM PDT by Marathoner (Sarah Palin is our Esther, for such a time as this)
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To: Timber Rattler

In Pennsylvania there is a “Judicial Inquiry & Review Board” that acts as the police force over judges.

From their website:

The Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania investigates allegations of ethical misconduct against Pennsylvania judges. If necessary, the Board prepares and brings cases against judges who are accused of unethical actions.

The Board has 12 members, all of whom must be Pennsylvania citizens. Three are judges, three are lawyers and six are non-lawyers. Half of the Board members are chosen by the Governor, the other half by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Members serve 4-year terms, without pay.

I have personally used this several times on District magistrates over the past 30 years with great success in having them removed. I can tell you that they sweat bullets when an investigation is started. They appear to be non political in their decisions.


19 posted on 07/12/2013 5:38:40 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Timber Rattler
...does this judge answer to anyone else for her actions?

Florida does have a Judicial[the name just slipped my mind] to discipline and I believe that they can remove judges for cause. But in this case, so long as the judge sticks to the script, he[I still maintain that this is a male masquerading as a female] is ok. And the Script? Rail road, lynch, convict, and figuratively hang, George Zimmerman. By whichever means it takes.

20 posted on 07/12/2013 5:41:17 AM PDT by sport
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To: tired&retired

While I find the behavior of this judge unprofessional and out of line, I was watching Judge Janine on Fox yesterday, and she totally defended the judge. She said because the defense was so close to resting their case, it was the duty of the judge to make sure the defendant knew they had the option of testifying, because sometimes, the defense counsel would keep the defendant from being able to to do...so she was saying this judge was right to do what she did.

I’ve listened to Judge Janine on a lot of stuff and she’s usually spot on...so I’m not sure what to take of her input on this. I’d think as a judge, she’d know, but defending such rude (and seemingly biased) behavior from a judge? ....not sure


21 posted on 07/12/2013 5:44:29 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Ann Archy
No matter WHAT happens, Blacks are going to look horrible if they RIOT if he is acquitted, or if GZ is found GUILTY because he's only guilty because he's WHITE.

When have they paid a penalty for rioting? Usually it results in more govt. handouts for The Community. And more "dialogue".

Now blacks will be looked at MUCH, MUCH better if they DON'T RIOT....we'll see. Obama has set race relations back 40 years.

Disagree. He's moved it to the next logical progression. Hating Whitey has been very profitable.

22 posted on 07/12/2013 5:46:12 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: mad_as_he$$

This makes me glad there are cameras in the court room, because that’s Zimmerman’s only evidence of all of this for a mistrial / appeal later, if he’s found guilty.


23 posted on 07/12/2013 5:50:40 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: tired&retired

I hope they have something similar in Florida because this judge certainly needs to sweat for her gross impartiality and interference with Zimmerman’s defense.


24 posted on 07/12/2013 5:52:02 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: tired&retired

>>Do I hear MISTRIAL?<<

I know if I were on trial, that exchange would be something to pocket for a rainy day.


25 posted on 07/12/2013 5:59:01 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: tired&retired

I think the Judge is keenly aware of the repercussions of this case, and is doing everything she can to come across as being enlightened and not racist. Yet, I believe, time and history will call her bluff and her actions will be seen for what they are.


26 posted on 07/12/2013 5:59:16 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Ann Archy

** Blacks are going to look horrible if they RIOT if he is acquitted**


Arrest Made In Bus Stop Shooting Death [Black Thug shoots white Hispanic point blank in head]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3042050/posts


27 posted on 07/12/2013 6:05:26 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: tired&retired

Meanwhile, an hispanic man is shot and killed by a black man in FL:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3042050/posts


28 posted on 07/12/2013 6:08:28 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: All
Regarding the discipline or removal of Judges in Florida...

How Judges Are Disciplined for Misconduct

The Judicial Qualifications Commission is an independent agency created by the Florida Constitution solely to investigate alleged misconduct by Florida state judges. It is not a part of the Florida Supreme Court or the state courts and operates under rules it establishes for itself. It has its own Website. The JQC has no authority over federal judges or judges in other states. Complaints against state judges must be filed in writing with the JQC, not with the Supreme Court or any other state court or judge. Neither the Supreme Court nor its Chief Justice have any authority to investigate alleged misconduct by state judges or to investigate the JQC. The JQC can be reached via the Contact Information on its website or at at:

Judicial Qualifications Commission 1110 Thomasville Road Tallahassee, FL 32303 Phone (850) 488-1581

How Judges Are Disciplined for Misconduct

29 posted on 07/12/2013 6:14:06 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: rarestia

Understood, my concern is if and how she may present that info to the jury. If she does it in a manner that hints that “he is hiding something...” then all bets are off in my book.


30 posted on 07/12/2013 6:38:58 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: tbw2

Exactly. This judge is badly in need of “guidance”. Just makes me wonder how she behaves when there is no camera there.


31 posted on 07/12/2013 6:40:19 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: allendale
This case certainly has put a lie to the claim that we have an “independent and impartial judiciary” in this country.

When Americans become convinced that justice cannot be found in our "justice system", they will find it elsewhere.
32 posted on 07/12/2013 7:03:56 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: tired&retired

I have been saying that it isn’t uncustomary for a judge to ask a question like this, to get it on the record so a defendant can’t use his/her non-testimony as grounds for a retrial.

Then I watched this video, and it was surrealistic the lengths to which this judge went to, to push her point. I’m not qualified to say if she was totally off base or not, but from a layman’s point of view, this seems inappropriate and excessive.

She tipped her hand as to how inappropriate it was, by telegraphing that Zimmerman still had time to decide if he wanted to testify or not. She also seemed to be somewhat abusive by asking if he thought he could decide by the end of the day, after two more people had testified.

Why the bum’s rush here? Seems to me the appropriate time to ask this question, was at the end of the defense presentation, when a decision would have to be made by.

One of the attorneys made the same point. This isn’t the appropriate time your honor.

I’m not sure this woman is evil more than incompetent though. She should have known better than to do this. I wouldn’t be surprised if she gets some form of reprimand for this.


33 posted on 07/12/2013 7:04:46 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: Ann Archy
blacks will be looked at MUCH, MUCH better if they DON'T RIOT....

Sadly, you're right. What has society de-evolved into?

34 posted on 07/12/2013 7:57:08 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Timber Rattler

I haven’t followed the trial on TV, but this morning I happened to catch some of the defense lawyer’s closing arguments. When he mentioned that all the robberies in the neighborhood were pulled off by black males, the judge visibly started; her eyes narrowed and she began looking quickly from the lawyer to the jury, and back again. That fat toad wanted desperately to open her mouth.


35 posted on 07/12/2013 8:11:46 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: rarestia
Had it been me in Zimmerman’s suit, I would’ve politely told the judge that I defer to my legal team to answer that. She can’t hold him in contempt for deferring to his counsel.

Absolutely! He should not have played along with her insidious little game.

36 posted on 07/12/2013 8:55:12 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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