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CET BS: George Zimmerman defense-' Evidence withheld' (1720* d) RE: BS: Zimmerman defense-' Evidence withheld' 14 Jul 13


"Subject: RE: BS: Zimmerman defense-' Evidence withheld'
From: Bobert - PM
Date: 14 Jul 13 - 11:43 AM

Greg,

There is such a fund...

Google TrayvonMartin.com and see if that works...

Yo, Jeri,

I guess you were perfectly okay with the O.J. Simpson verdict, as well..."

B~

That's unworthy of you Bobert. This case is nothing like O.J.'s. Jeri makes a good point. Zimmerman was racially biased. That seems clear enough. A bad law allowed him to be carrying a gun. No doubt on that score. He had no business following Martin. However, none of that leads inevitably to the conclusion that he murdered Trayvon Martin. There was some evidence on which the jury could conclude that Zimmerman acted in self defence and the prosecution seems to have failed to disprove self defence beyond a reasonable doubt.

The law requires that guilt be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. Sometimes that means that people who are possibly or even likely guilty are acquitted. Some of those people have repugnant habits and ideas.

I don't mean that jury verdicts are never perverse. Sometimes they are and O.J. Is a case in point. However, juries are obliged to, and usually do, decide on the basis of the evidence presented to them and not on emotion and popular pressure. I don't we can say that the Zimmerman jury failed to do that.


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