George Zimmerman Trial (talk about jumping in feet first!)
Talk about jumping in both feet first....
I'm sure this topic has already been debated, but there's a whole lotta posts on here, and since the trial is starting... And, since I just listened to some talking heads on TV, I figured, why not?
What are your thoughts on this particular case?
Mine? I think that George Zimmerman is getting railroaded. Yes, I feel for the parents of Trayvon Martin, no parent should have to bury a child.
As for this case? When the incident first happened, the cops did NOT charge Zimmerman, because he was "standing his ground". Florida Law... the "Stand Your Ground" law. He was charged because "outraged" celebs raised a ruckus.
Look at the pictures of Zimmerman taken after the incident - his nose was broken, his head was bloody. He didn't shoot the kid because he was black. I don't think the kid's race mattered at all. He called 911. He asked bystanders for help. As for the debate on who was screaming for "help" on the tapes? I think it was Zimmerman.
The prosecution is going to bring up Zimmerman's character, but the defense can't bring up the text messages about marijuana and guns? How is that a fair trial??
In my not so humble opinion, the judge SHOULD dismiss the case, with prejudice, and forbid the DA from re-filing charges. This was not a case of murder. I know that a lot, if not most, of the members will not agree with me, but my feelings on this case are strong, and I just needed to vent, and I am curious as to others opinions.
If there is another thread already, if someone will post the link for me here, I will read that thread.