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  1. Profile photo of Cutlass Inactive
    Valiuth
    DocJay: Piers Morgan. That man is scum. I think I’d enjoy giving him an MMA lesson. 

    I agree with this sentiment a lot. His interview with George Zimmerman’s brother was something to see tonight. 

    Another choice exchange was when Morgan saw that Zimmerman got his gun back he sneered “He’s not going to still carry a gun, is he?”

    The brother, stating the obvious, responded that now George would need to protect himself more than ever.

    Oh, and the cherry on top was at the end when the other CNN anchor demanded to know if Zimmerman had plans to heal racial division in America.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 1:44 am
  2. Profile photo of Group Captain Mandrake Inactive
    Cutlass

    Oh, and the cherry on top was at the end when the other CNN anchor demanded to know if Zimmerman had plans to heal racial division in America.

    Whether he does have such plans or not, it’s difficult to see how he could do a worse job than the total cock-up of the mainstream media and the current administration.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 6:38 am
  3. Profile photo of Whiskey Sam Inactive

    Having seen no evidence that ever directly contradicted anything Zimmerman told police, this is the right verdict.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 7:24 am
  4. Profile photo of D.C. McAllister Contributor

    Do you think the Sanford chief of police will get his job back?

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    • July 14, 2013 at 7:25 am
  5. Profile photo of Whiskey Sam Inactive

    I’ll add my question from the member feed here in case some of our legal exports follow this thread. Did Zimmerman help himself by cooperating with police from the outset, or if he had lawyered up immediately could he have avoided being charged at all?

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    • July 14, 2013 at 7:26 am
  6. Profile photo of Mike LaRoche Thatcher

    My faith in America’s justice system is restored just a bit. Let’s hope there are no riots. If there are, all blame (and bills for damages) should be forwarded to the liberal media.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 7:28 am
  7. Profile photo of Knotwise the Poet Member

    Hallelujah! And, yeah, let’s pray there’s no riots.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 7:37 am
  8. Profile photo of flownover Inactive

    I’m holding my breath. You can hear the wheels turning in cities right now, Occupy people, DOJ co-conspirators, community organizers with a grudge.

    Remember that Rodney King was doing 105 mph and high on PCP and other things when they tried to stop and cuff him. Probably reasonable force when confronted with a dangerous situation and a report back of multiple priors. Reginald Denny didn’t do so well. Nor did the others.

    It was rioting for rioting sakes, pure anarchy . Total disregard for the law and the government that weans them with freebies. Imagine that people are tweeting tonight using obamaphones planning an illegal action ?

    There is no threat of consequence today for this kind of civil action. Sharpton has been rewarded for the dead at Freddy’s Furniture with a seat on MSNBC. Jackson remains aloof scandal after scandal. The Black Panthers blocked voters with weapons and threats and go unpunished. 

    Watch the venues they use to incite rioting. I think I’ll be channelsurfing to see who is throwing gas on the fire. And I think I know what channel to start with. I can’t imagine Amy Goodman can stay up past 10 anymore. 

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    • July 14, 2013 at 7:37 am
  9. Profile photo of Jerry Carroll Inactive

    Nancy Grace needed smelling salts. Why was she so emotionally invested in the case? The rest of the media too, for that matter. The question now is whether Obama and Holder will throw gasoline on the fire to jack up the base for the next election.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 7:39 am
  10. Profile photo of KC Mulville Member

    This is Act One.

    I want to see if the misnamed Justice Department tries to “get” Zimmerman on some other charge.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 7:39 am
  11. Profile photo of EJHill Member

    To those upset by verdict I say this: Get upset at the black children that are dying everyday in Chicago and elsewhere. Blacks must stop killing their own.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 7:40 am
  12. Profile photo of raycon and lindacon Member

    Our prediction is that the DOJ will file federal charges against Zimmerman within a week. No telling what they will concoct, but double jeopardy is now a part of the scenery.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 7:40 am
  13. Profile photo of Colin B Lane Inactive

    Watching Angela Corey in the press conference. So nasty and ungracious. No effort to make clear that George Zimmerman is officially exonerated and not a criminal. Just a creepy Dolores Umbridge (see earlier Mollie thread) phony smile with self serving BS about why they were right to bring the charges they did. Classless.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 7:41 am
  14. Profile photo of EHerring Member

    The lynch mob has a lot to answer for – People fired, emotions riled up, an expensive defense, tainted DOJ (ok, it was already tainted), and a man who must live in fear of his life. Every Neighborhood Watch group should consider disbanding for fear of liability. Better to kill an intruder in your house than outside your neighbor’s house. Every neighbor for himself. The country came very close to legitimizing the concept that being dissed is grounds to beat up someone. And finally, the real problem….the lost generation of gang members and teens who are easily dissed stays lost.Two weeks ago, a mother of four here was killed by would be robbers who look a lot like the son Obama would have had. Did that make national news?

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    • July 14, 2013 at 7:43 am
  15. Profile photo of Mike LaRoche Thatcher
    raycon and lindacon: Our prediction is that the DOJ will file federal charges against Zimmerman within a week. No telling what they will concoct, but double jeopardy is now a part of the scenery. · 4 minutes ago

    Like I said in Foxfier’s thread, if the DOJ truly cares about civil rights, they should file charges against Eric Holder.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 7:47 am
  16. Profile photo of Dave Carter Contributor

    From the judge’s instructions to the jury:

    If George Zimmerman was not engaged in an unlawful activity and was attacked in anyplace where he had a right to be, he had no duty to retreat and had the right to stand hisground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he reasonably believed that it was necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.

    I’m relieved (and a bit surprised) to see a jury apply the law rather than emotion and a fear of the mob. They were courageous, and this underscores the point that jury duty should be neither taken lightly nor evaded by good people.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 7:50 am
  17. Profile photo of Whiskey Sam Inactive

    If I understood Zimmerman’s attorney, they’re going to get immunity from civil lawsuits. Is that solely for Florida or does that cover federal charges, too?

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    • July 14, 2013 at 7:51 am
  18. Profile photo of DocJay Member

    Whiskey Sam, I think it hurt him.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 7:54 am
  19. Profile photo of Whiskey Sam Inactive
    DocJay: Whiskey Sam, I think it hurt him. · 1 minute ago

    I tend to think you’re right that he would have been better served getting a lawyer, but I wonder if his willingness to be forthright played well with the jury as evidence of sincerity.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 7:59 am
  20. Profile photo of Steven Potter Thatcher

    Thank God. This whole trial was such a mess and should not have happened in the first place.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 8:12 am
  21. Profile photo of wilber forge Inactive

    Should the DOJ pursue this as a Hate Crime, it will simply prove how politicized and feckless it is. One will not apologize for same, for there is no reasonable excuse for additional charges.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 8:13 am
  22. Profile photo of The King Prawn Member

    “Today, justice failed Trayvon Martin and his family,” said Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the NAACP in a statement. “We call immediately for the Justice Department to conduct an investigation into the civil rights violations committed against Trayvon Martin. This case has re-energized the movement to end racial profiling in the United States.”

    From the foxnews story about the verdict. The race baiters will push until he is convicted of something, anything.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 8:23 am
  23. Profile photo of Dudley Inactive

    Right verdict. The case, such as it was, never should have been brought to trial.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 8:24 am
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    The King Prawn
    The race baiters will push until he is convicted of something, anything. · 6 minutes ago

    The race baiters will push until there is violence.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 8:30 am
  25. Profile photo of James Gawron Coolidge

    Peter,

    Thank Gd. Mark O’Mara was absolutely great. If I ever needed this kind of legal help I should be so lucky as to get someone this good. He was solid steady and brilliant. He had to swim upstream against a sick political current dumped on this case from the White House on down.

    Just an incredibly good job.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • July 14, 2013 at 8:33 am
  26. Profile photo of iDad Member

    To give you an idea of the way local media are playing this, WTSP Channel 10 sent a young black female reporter to Ybor City to interview the people in the bars there about their reactions to the verdict. The reactions of four people were broadcast: a black woman in her early 2os who said “our world is falling apart because things like this just keep happening,” another young black woman who said “there is no justice,” a middle aged white woman who said she was surprised by the verdict because Zimmerman caused Martin’s death, and a middle aged white man sitting at a bar, who was surprised by the verdict because (paraphrasing) “if you run over someone with your car, you get at least Man One” and “if you kill someone there needs to be reconciliation [his word] for what you did and there doesn’t seem to be any here.” The reporter then said she tried to get reaction from the head of the Tampa NAACP but that person was out of town.

    And they wonder why we have such contempt for the dinosaur media.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 8:36 am
  27. Profile photo of Alfa158 Inactive

    I applaud the courage of the jurors in not taking the easy way out with a manslaughter conviction.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 8:38 am
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    EJHill: Zimmerman will need a new name and a new face. · 9 hours ago

    Zimmerman and his wife need a new country. He should leave now, today, for a country where he can’t be extradited for whatever charges the DOJ may conjure up, and, hopefully, won’t have to be looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 8:40 am
  29. Profile photo of EJHill Member

    Where is the feminist defense on the wisdom of vagina-centric jury? Suddenly women are dumb, heartless or both?

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    • July 14, 2013 at 8:43 am
  30. Profile photo of iDad Member
    Alfa158: I applaud the courage of the jurors in not taking the easy way out with a manslaughter conviction. · 2 minutes ago

    The six jurors demonstrated that they each have far more courage and civic virtue than the public officials who presided over this politicized prosecution.

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    • July 14, 2013 at 8:43 am
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