George Zimmerman Trial  (Page 3)

Stand Your Ground: The “New” Self-Defense Doctrine That’s 136 Years Young

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 8:00am 7/23/2013 at 8:00am

Much has been made lately of the self-defense legal doctrine of Stand-Your-Ground, mostly for political purposes unrelated to any actual legal application of the doctrine (for more on this, see here: Stand-Your-Ground: Gun Control Zombies Exploit Grieving Black Community).

Stand Your Ground Does Not Make it Legal to Just Kill on a Whim

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In what alternate universe is the Trayvon Martin case a civil rights landmark?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 6:30pm 7/20/2013 at 6:30pm

I headed off to JFK Airport for my trip to Israel on Friday not long after Obama gave his surprise speech on the Florida jury verdict finding George Zimmerman not guilty of Second Degree Murder and Manslaughter in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

The presidential statement elevated the Martin case to a historic...

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Stand-Your-Ground: Gun Control Zombies Exploit Grieving Black Community

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 12:30pm 7/20/2013 at 12:30pm

As the racialist wing of our body politic suffers through the Kubler-Ross seven stages of grief at the “Not Guilty” verdict in the Zimmerman trial, we find that they are currently transitioning from the “Anger” to “Bargaining” stage. How do we know? Because all they want, they now tell us, is...

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Self-Defense Immunity Laws: Which States Protect You Best?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 19, 2013 at 6:31pm 7/19/2013 at 6:31pm

Now that the Zimmerman criminal trial has concluded, much attention has focused on the prospects for Zimmerman seeking protection under Florida’s self-defense immunity statute from any possible civil action against him.

Florida’s statute 776.032, is among the broader self-defense immunity statutes, in that it possesses all four qualities...

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“All you ever hear in the media is White versus Black”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 19, 2013 at 11:00am 7/19/2013 at 11:00am

I was a guest on Crane Durham”s Nothing But The Truth show on July 15.

We covered a variety of topics related to the George Zimmerman verdict and the aftermath, including threats of federal prosecution and civil lawsuits.

One of the issues we discussed was the false racial narrative of the case perpetuated by the media, a...

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Zimmerman alternate juror E54 agrees with ‘not guilty’ verdict

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 9:00pm 7/18/2013 at 9:00pm

In case you missed it, WOFL, the local FOX affiliate station (FOX35) in Orlando, Florida did an exclusive interview with alternate juror E54 from the George Zimmerman trial.  Sean Hannity aired segments on his Wednesday evening program.

Anonymous juror E54 told WOFL’s Valerie Boey...

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Soap in a sponge: The enduring myth that George Zimmerman was told not to get out of his car

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 1:33pm 7/17/2013 at 1:33pm

There are many lessons to be learned from the media miscoverage of the George Zimmerman shooting of Trayvon Martin.

We’ve dealt repeatedly with the false “hoodie” and racial narratives, the ludicrous audio and video analyses, and the misunderstanding of the role Stand Your Ground played [actually, did not play] in the case.

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The Marissa Alexander Case Wasn’t About “Stand-Your-Ground” Either

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 8:30am 7/17/2013 at 8:30am

By now some of you may have heard about the Marissa Alexander case in Florida.

Many people are trying to twist the facts of this case in a fashion that will be familiar to the rational among us who watched the Zimmerman case.

Essentially they want to know why Florida’s stand-your-ground law was...

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Feds want Zimmerman, any way they can get him

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 7:02pm 7/16/2013 at 7:02pm

There’s a reason we stand up for the rights of individuals like George Zimmerman against an overreaching State.

It’s not just about the individual.  It’s about all of us, and the reality that there but for fortune could go you or I.

The highly politicized Department of Justice desperately wants to bring federal charges to placate...

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Law schools are turning out too many social engineers

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 5:45pm 7/16/2013 at 5:45pm

This week has made my head hurt from all the shaking in disbelief.

It’s almost overwhelming, the multitude of absurd race-agitating actions and words coming from those who refuse to accept the facts and law as to the Zimmerman trial.

This lawyer interviewed by Greta is part of the Parks and Crump law firm which...

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Zimmerman verdict energizes Salon.com’s White Privilege branding

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 11:39am 7/16/2013 at 11:39am

Salon.com, which does not have a staff that looks like America, continues its branding as the place to go for lectures on White Privilege, Whiteness, and how race drives almost everything in America.

And it’s not just David Sirota.  They even have a “white people” tag.

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Attorney Andrew Branca Participates on NPR Zimmerman Panel

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 7:24am 7/16/2013 at 7:24am

It was mid-afternoon when I received the phone call.  Would I be interested in participating on a panel discussing the Zimmerman case and self-defense law in general, to be hosted on KPCC, the Los Angeles area National Public Radio station?  Meh, why not, I told them.  And there I was, on...

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Post-Zimmerman Acquittal: Civil Rights, Immunity, and Perjury

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 5:59am 7/16/2013 at 5:59am

Well, that’s it. George Zimmerman has his legal victory. Late in the night on Saturday, July 13, 2013, George officially survived a brutal and malicious legal assault backed by the full power of a State government intent on hanging a life sentence on an innocent man on the sole basis of emotional...

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Juror: 5 of 6 believed it was Zimmerman screaming for help (Rachel Jeantel inverview added)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 15, 2013 at 8:22pm 7/15/2013 at 8:22pm

And it begins.

Juror B37 gave an interview to CNN in which she said it was George Zimmerman screaming for help: [some video problems on CNN’s side with embeds but appears to be working now]

Meanwhile, the prosecutors are on the TV circuit defending themselves, and calling Zimmerman a murderer:

How would Florida State...

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“The jury reached the right result”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 15, 2013 at 6:00pm 7/15/2013 at 6:00pm

The great thing about having your own blog is that you get to quote yourself.

The title is a quote from my interview this morning with Lee Rayburn of WHCU 870 AM in Ithaca.

 
 
 

The “what if Trayvon were white” logical fallacy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 15, 2013 at 10:03am 7/15/2013 at 10:03am

One of the most popular liberal reactions to the finding that George Zimmerman was not guilty is to posit the question of how the case would have been treated differently if Trayvon Martin were white.

The question always is answered by the author that the shooting of a white person by a...

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What the Zimmerman verdict means

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 9:37pm 7/14/2013 at 9:37pm

I’ll be brief.

I can’t add much to what I’ve written the past 17 months about the facts, evidence, law, witnesses, lawyers, judges, politics, and media.

So here you go:

Despite the heated demands of powerful societal forces and the State, six women just said No, and thereby did justice.

Amen.