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#Zimmerman ACQUITTED: Not Guilty UPDATE: #Trayvon in ‘Amerikkka’?

Posted on | July 13, 2013 | 75 Comments

That’s all we know for now.

UPDATE 9:56 p.m. ET: CNN announced that the jury had reached a verdict about 9:45 p.m. The general consensus of observers is that it will either be a manslaughter conviction or acquittal.

We await the word. Court has been re-convened in Sanford.

UPDATE 10 p.m. ET:  ACQUITTED.

The jury deliberated for 16 hours.

UPDATE 10:05 p.m. ET: Trayvon Martin’s supporters outside the courtroom are, predictably, very agitated.

UPDATE 10:23 p.m. ET: Honestly, I thought the jury was going to convict on manslaughter — even had that set up as the headline and then was shocked when I heard, “Not guilty.” But I was never emotionally invested in this story, one way or the other. There were arguments to be made either way. A kid should be able to walk to the store and back without ending up shot dead; on the other hand, the original finding of investigators was that Zimmerman was exercising his right to self-defense, and there were those who believed Zimmerman was put on trial simply to satisfy political agitators.

Whatever. More than anything else, I hate the way the media exploited and distorted this case, and one in particular I hate:

UPDATE 10:29 p.m. ET: Oh, yeah, it’s predictable:

“Amerikkka” — and don’t you deny it, haters!

UPDATE 10:45 p.m. ET: More reactions from Twitter:

UPDATE 10:54 p.m. ET: You stay classy, Trayvon supporters!

Seriously? Random violence against just any “white boy” is justified on the basis of this trial in Florida?

UPDATE 11:15 p.m. ET: You want to see what a creepy ass cracker looks like in a hoodie? Then you must click the link:

In case you don’t know, Neal Rauhauser is an associate of convicted bomber/”progressive activist” Brett Kimberlin.

UPDATE 11:35 p.m. ET: You stay classy, continued:

Some of these people are so bad, you have to notify the feds:

UPDATE 11:50 p.m. ET: The New York Times story:

SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, igniting a national debate on racial profiling and civil rights, was found not guilty late Saturday night of second-degree murder. He was also acquitted of manslaughter, a lesser charge. . . .
SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, igniting a national debate on racial profiling and civil rights, was found not guilty late Saturday night of second-degree murder. He was also acquitted of manslaughter, a lesser charge.

 


Comments

  • bet0001970

    McCain, I watched every minute of this trial and I can tell you that charges should NEVER have been brought. The prosecution had NO case at all.

    I find offensive that people can make judgements on this case when they never took the time to watch the trial. When they never took the time to look at the evidence.

    Angela Corey and every one of the prosecutors should be disbarred. That’s how corrupt this process was. There should be a judiciary complaint filed against the judge. That’s how many reversible errors were committed during the trial.

    And now the NAACP has the temerity to ask the DoJ (who conspired to cause riots, btw) to file civil rights charges against Zimmerman? If I were them, I wouldn’t risk my reputation against O’Mara. The last prosecution team was skinned alive.

  • Quartermaster

    Yeppers! 99% give the other 1% a bad name.

  • Quartermaster

    They would be fools to sue Zimmerman. Evidence that should have been admitted to the criminal trial, will make it into the civil trial and they will end up up being soundly humiliated. Any lawyer that advises the family to proceed against Zimmerman should be disbarred.

  • Dianna Deeley

    It reads like the Black Bloc was up to their usual antics.

  • Dianna Deeley

    Better ones than BdlR and his company, to be certain.

  • Dianna Deeley

    Oh, lord.

  • Dianna Deeley

    That, it is. Made much worse by this dirty persecution of a man who clearly didn’t want to hurt anyone.

  • Dianna Deeley

    Considering that it’s public knowledge that the FBI investigated last year and found no racial component to the whole miserable business, Holder’s got a nasty hurdle to cross. Not that I put it past him, just that it’s at least one snag to such a plan.

  • Dianna Deeley

    They can’t. He’s been acquitted and on self-defense grounds. According to everything I’ve read, that means GZ is not liable to civil charges.

  • Dandapani

    Anyone can sue anyone for something. They sued Casey Anthony even though she was found not guilty. The electric man and the nanny both sued her civilly for something.

  • Dandapani

    The problem for Hispanics is there are no Race Mongers like Jackson and Sharpton to make noise for them. Thank God for that. We have enough race noise as it is.

  • Quartermaster

    He had no basis. He’s just allowing his emotions to run away with him.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Don’t forget Attorney West – love that guy.

  • Dandapani

    Good point, DD. Yup, Harry Reid has put Holder in the proverbial Rock and Hard-place, then. Reid is calling for further DOJ action on the Civil Rights front.

  • White & Proud

    To all you angry blacks out there … facts are facts … one of your thugs got killed. Too bad. But at least now you know how we whites fill when scumbag OJ got away with double murder!!!!!

  • SDN

    There wasn’t a specific clause to prevent Casey Anthony from being sued like there is in FL (and TX) self-defense law. Not Guilty = No lawsuit.

  • SDN

    I live in Dallas; no riot here.

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  • Dandapani

    Just read the Martins sued the HOA where Zimmerman lived and got what some believe to be $1M.

    ETA: http://goo.gl/VvlWY
    “Trayvon’s parents still intend to sue George Zimmerman separately.”

  • Quartermaster

    The HOA should have played for time. They would have won.

  • Dandapani

    Some interesting nuances. Z didn’t invoke the SYG law under which he would gain immunity to civil suit. He would have to gain that from a judge going forward.

    http://goo.gl/GcTkw
    “If someone believes that it’s appropriate to sue George Zimmerman, then we will seek and we will get immunity in a civil hearing,” O’Mara said in a post-verdict press conference.

    “We’ll see just how many civil lawsuits will spawn from this fiasco.”

    To seek immunity, Zimmerman would have to ask for a a hearing under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. He chose not to pursue one before the criminal trial, but O’Mara had suggested he might go that route in the event of an acquittal.

    Coffey said that if Zimmerman is granted a hearing, he would have to testify. If he didn’t convince the judge to grant him immunity, a civil suit could proceed to trial, where he would likely have to testify again.”

    See. Anyone can sue anyone for anything. Whether they prevail is another matter.

  • SDN

    The HOA settled before the verdict (mistakenly). However, the HOA was not the one charged and acquitted because of self defense which is what the law requires. They could be sued on the grounds that they showed “poor judgement” in forming the Neighborhood Watch. That also wouldn’t trigger that clause.

  • SDN

    Glad I live in TX, where the Castle Doctrine is absolutely clear.

  • Dandapani

    No, our SYG here in FL is clear. However, Zimmerman’s defense didn’t choose that avenue. SD was enough of a defense.