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Dershowitz: Zimmerman acted in self-defense

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by mrskeet410, May 18, 2012.

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  1. mrskeet410

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    Drop George Zimmerman’s murder charge
    New evidence suggests Trayvon Martin's killer acted in self-defense

    By Alan Dershowitz / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

    'A medical report by George Zimmerman’s doctor has disclosed that Zimmerman had a fractured nose, two black eyes, two lacerations on the back of his head and a back injury on the day after the fatal shooting. If this evidence turns out to be valid, the prosecutor will have no choice but to drop the second-degree murder charge against Zimmerman — if she wants to act ethically, lawfully and professionally.

    There is, of course, no assurance that the special prosecutor handling the case, State Attorney Angela Corey, will do the right thing. Because until now, her actions have been anything but ethical, lawful and professional.

    But none of this was included in any affidavit.

    Now there is much more extensive medical evidence that would tend to support Zimmerman’s version of events. This version, if true, would establish self-defense even if Zimmerman had improperly followed, harassed and provoked Martin.

    A defendant, under Florida law, loses his “stand your ground” defense if he provoked the encounter — but he retains traditional self-defense if he reasonably believed his life was in danger and his only recourse was to employ deadly force.

    Thus, if Zimmerman verbally provoked Martin, but Martin then got on top of Zimmerman and banged his head into the ground, broke his nose, bloodied his eyes and persisted in attacking Zimmerman — and if Zimmerman couldn’t protect himself from further attack except by shooting Martin — he would have the right to do that. (The prosecution has already admitted that it has no evidence that Zimmerman started the actual fight.)'

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/drop-george-zimmerman-murder-charge-article-1.1080161#ixzz1vHLQdT7x


    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/drop-george-zimmerman-murder-charge-article-1.1080161#ixzz1vHLAvOyH


    She was aware when she submitted an affidavit that it did not contain the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. She deliberately withheld evidence that supported Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense. The New York Times has reported that the police had “a full face picture” of Zimmerman, before paramedics treated him, that showed “a bloodied nose.” The prosecutor also had photographic evidence of bruises to the back of his head...'


    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/drop-george-zimmerman-murder-charge-article-1.1080161#ixzz1vHKsLzes


    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/drop-george-zimmerman-murder-charge-article-1.1080161#ixzz1vHKUx7AD
     
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    Trayvon Martin’s death was ‘ultimately avoidable’: Florida police report

    'Trayvon Martin's death was “avoidable.”

    That’s the conclusion of a new police report on the unarmed teen’s killing at the hands of George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla.

    "The encounter between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin was ultimately avoidable by Zimmerman, if Zimmerman had remained in his vehicle and awaited the arrival of law enforcement, or conversely, if he had identified himself to Martin as a concerned citizen and initiated dialog in an effort to dispel each party's concern," the document by Sanford, Fla. Police said.

    "There is no indication that Trayvon Martin was involved in any criminal activity at the time of the encounter..."'


    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/trayvon-martin-death-ultimately-avoidable-florida-police-report-article-1.1080493#ixzz1vHLqtRVt


    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/trayvon-martin-death-ultimately-avoidable-florida-police-report-article-1.1080493#ixzz1vHLhVnHp
     
  3. bigdogtx

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    Finally cooled off here,,,,going to be another nice day tomorrow,,,,wish I could shoot....
     
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    Its going to be another great day to work outside today. Cool and sunny. Going to enjoy today. How about you all? Hows your weather today?
     
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    You people should subscribe to newspapers, magazines, listen to radio watch TV and check internet news sites, that way you will be informed on the latest news and mskeet won't have to waste so much drive space here, reporting the news to you.
     
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