Trayvon Martin  (Page 4)

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.

 
 
 

Alan Dershowitz vs. Angela Corey over misleading Affidavit of Probable Cause

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 5:55pm 7/14/2013 at 5:55pm

In early April 2012, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey decided not to take the George Zimmerman case to a Grand Jury, opting for the filing of a Criminal Information which then was presented along with an Affidavit of Probable Cause.  The Court found probable cause for the charges.

It turned out, once pre-trial discovery...

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(as he shakes his head in disbelief)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 3:07pm 7/14/2013 at 3:07pm

Really, Kirsten Powers?

Really?

After three weeks of hearing and watching the actual evidence in the case and reading the jury instructions, all I can do is...

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From the archives — Ben Crump: “That police report is a fabrication”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 10:47am 7/14/2013 at 10:47am

“Obviously there was a conspiracy to conceal the truth”

From the post on April 3, 2012, From seeking justice to obstruction of justice.

 
 
 

Post-Zimmerman Verdict Sunday morning Open

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 8:30am 7/14/2013 at 8:30am

I watched the verdict come while on a 5-hour flight delay at O’Hare last night.  Had there not been a delay, I would have missed it.  Funny how things work.

What amazed me is that prior to the verdict, I heard numerous people talking openly about the case.  It was pretty obvious...

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Guardian removes column: “Open season on black boys after a verdict like this”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 7:13am 7/14/2013 at 7:13am

Mandy had a great round up of reaction to the Zimmerman verdict last night.

Add this one to the list, which came in the early morning hours today.

The Guardian posted, then took down, a column by Gary Younge:

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Zimmerman Verdict Reached: NOT GUILTY

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 9:50pm 7/13/2013 at 9:50pm

A verdict has been returned in Florida v. Zimmerman:

NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS

The State prosecutors, including the until recently rarely-seen Angela Corey, are currently providing interviews to the press, essentially re-arguing their catastrophically failed courtroom arguments. From this commentator’s perspective, they are simply in complete denial and/or in full-blown CYA mode,...

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Zimmerman Trial: Jury Asks for Clarification on Manslaughter

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 6:14pm 7/13/2013 at 6:14pm

The Zimmerman trial jury paused their deliberations at around 6:00PM EST to present Judge Nelson with a question:

“May we please have clarification on instructions regarding manslaughter?”

Nelson announced the question to the parties in open court, and has now recessed court 30 minutes to address the issue with the jury.

The verdict...

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Zimmerman Trial: Verdict Watch LIVE

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 8:45am 7/13/2013 at 8:45am

Well, here we are: Verdict Watch.

The jury has been charged in Florida v. Zimmerman, and have begun their deliberations. The verdict form is here. Final Jury Instructions here.

Last night they asked for an inventory list of the evidence–which makes sense given the dozens of witnesses and hundreds of exhibits. Now,...

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Zimmerman Closing Analysis – O’Mara: No Evidence of Guilt; Guy: Martin Deserves the Truth

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 12, 2013 at 9:02pm 7/12/2013 at 9:02pm

(Note: the first couple of paragraphs reflect today’s earlier, short post.  To start at the newest updates, skip to the first heading, “Mark O’Mara Delivers Compelling Narrative of Innocence Based on Evidence &  Law.”  The remainder of...

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Zimmerman Trial: Jury Charge and Verdict Watch LIVE

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 12, 2013 at 2:02pm 7/12/2013 at 2:02pm

All the closing arguments are now completed, and in a few moments the jury will be instructed, and then sent into deliberations. We will be covering the jury charge live here on streaming video, along with our usual twitter feed. Once the jury goes into deliberations, we will be prepared to...

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Zimmerman Defense Gives Evidence-Rich Closing, State Appeals to “Heart”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 12, 2013 at 1:30pm 7/12/2013 at 1:30pm

This morning saw the defense give its closing statement in Florida v. Zimmerman, the last opportunity for them to deliver their compelling narrative of innocence to the jury. And boy, did Mark O’Mara deliver. In a closing rich with evidence, facts, and the law, O’Mara focused the jury on their legal obligation...

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Zimmerman Trial: Defense’s Closing Argument LIVE

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 12, 2013 at 8:30am 7/12/2013 at 8:30am

Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, below.

This morning Mark O’Mara is to present the defense’s closing arguments, striving to raise at least as much reasonable...

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Zimmerman Final Jury Instructions

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 12, 2013 at 7:56am 7/12/2013 at 7:56am

The Court has released the final Jury Instructions that will be read to the jury this afternoon.

For background on the argument leading up to the instructions, see Zimmerman Trial:  The Jury Instructions.

If Zimmerman wins, these sections of the Instructions likely will be decisive (full Instructions embedded at bottom of post):

JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE

The...

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State’s Closing Argument: Two Hours of Raising Doubt

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 8:10pm 7/11/2013 at 8:10pm

NOTE:  Streaming video of the entirety of the State’s closing argument is provided at the bottom of this post.

Today, the State presented their closing argument to the jury in the matter of Florida v. Zimmerman. After 14 months of investigation and discovery, weeks of pre-trial hearings, weeks more of trial testimony,...

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Zimmerman Trial: Watch State’s Closing Argument LIVE

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 1:30pm 7/11/2013 at 1:30pm

Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, below.

The State is scheduled to begin its closing argument at 1:30PM today, and the defense tomorrow morning. By tomorrow...

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