George Zimmerman Verdict: NOT GUILTY of Murder, Manslaughter in Trayvon Martin Trial

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Following a weeks-long trial and a case that has captivated the nation for a year and a half, a Sanford, Fla., jury has reached a verdict in the George Zimmerman case:

Not guilty of murder or manslaughter.

George Zimmerman in Court

They reached a verdict after deliberating all day Saturday. Late in the evening, jurors asked for clarification on the instructions regarding manslaughter.

At about 6 p.m., lawyers for both sides appeared in court where Judge Debra Nelson conferred with them about their question and then recessed court.

Just before 10 p.m., they reached a verdict and acquitted Zimmerman of all charges in the controversial case - one ultimately filled with reasonable doubt.

A conviction would mean jurors rejected Zimmerman's claim he killed in self defense, and "intentionally committed an act or acts that caused the death" of Martin.

Ultimately, they determined he was justified under the letter of the law.

Whether those laws are flawed is a different topic altogether, but after 16 hours of deliberations, jurors felt that the state's case was not strong enough.

Unable to establish what happened in the confrontation that left Martin dead, prosecutors could not prove murder or manslaughter beyond a reasonable doubt.

Persuading jurors of who was the aggressor that night was the primary goal of both sides, and the defense seemed to prevail throughout the trial.

The shouts on the 911 calls and whether it was Martin or Zimmerman heard screaming for help was a point of contention, both disputed and inconclusive.

Experts also testified that Zimmerman's bloody head injuries could have been caused by blunt contact with concrete, which seemed to bolster his case.

Prosecutors said in a press conference after the fact that they respect the verdict, but are disappointed just the same, believing he is in fact guilty.

In the end, they said Zimmerman profiled Martin, Zimmerman followed Martin, and Zimmerman exceeded the boundaries of his right to self-defense.

What do you think? Did the jury reach the correct verdict?

 

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I see a lot of butthurt Americans' remarks over this shitty case. George Zimmerman should have not put on trial in the first case and I believe the verdict is fair. Everyone is being brainwashed, really. One of these days when you don't follow the Bill of Rights, you will either brought into prison or you'll die young. I get this crap everyday. Can your "racism" stop? Morons, of course you cannot. You'll just whine every fucking day.

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@ Apolitical Misanthrope

Your name translates into Politically Uninvolved People Hater.Your Message screams
STAY UNINVOLVED.

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@david
"You people on here are so fucking stupid you guys don't even watch and hear all the facts you guys listen to your friends who all they hear is someone who is not black on a black kid and think he's racist and then his friend ads to that and so on Zimmerman spends his time helping ghetto black youth" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~So was that SERIAL CHILD MOLESTER & KILLER John Wayne Gacy!! He LOVED children so MUCH he became a CLOWN and had sex with BOYS he LOVED too before he murdered them and buried them under his house, like 33 of them?? Jeffry Dahmer LOVED young black men so much TOO, he kept their yummay PENISES in JARS for MORE LOVING!!
So whats stupid fucking point NOW???

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chad up !!!! you mouth , muderfucks !!!! my dog , zimmerman bagged the nigger righeoulsly , end story !!!!

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@ Jose

aawwwhhh, another tiny PINK CHICKEN COCKaDoodlle Buzzard Dick, not having a great "fucking" LIFE, so he has to fly out of his Cuckoo's Nest and try to sling his chicken shit in the 21st Century at niggers,, lol!!!,,,too bad:(

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Yikes! I did not realize how rampant racism still is in the U.S.To Christie and Cari, you two are really foul. Totally ignorant,in every manner. I have never heard that kind of talk toward a black person here in Canada.Perhaps it exists but I truly have not heard such filth and ignorance directed towards another simply because of their race. I guess when you are angry this is how you try to feel superior to the African Americans.
Here we call that the talk of White Trash.The murder of Trayvon and the ensuing insane verdict has really opened my eyes to the profiling of the black citizens on a regular basis. I will never know what it's like to be black, I am aware far more of what these people endure on a daily basis.You two manure-mouths & all those other hatefut ranters need to look up the words Self- Esteem and Insecurity to think about why you are so nasty.You being white sure doesn't make you Smart or Ladies.
By the way, that bungling idiot Murderer has not gotten away with anything cxcept one loopy verdict.All that trying to prove his Manhood & now he'll be shaking in his boots for ever more .The 'jury' too. Too BAD.

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MR. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN IS GUILTY OF MURDERING TRAYVON MARTIN
AND WORLD ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE OF AFRICA, ADLA DEMANDS JUSTICE NOW OR THERE WILL BE GLOBAL REPERCUSSIONS…. The NOT GUILTY verdict for Mr. George Zimmerman’s murder
trial is a naked travesty and miscarriage of justice. WORLD ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE OF AFRICA, ADLA (with the
support of WORLD CONGRESS OF NATIONS, WORCON and 500 other International
African and non-African organizations and human, civil rights groups)
vehemently denounces, condemn and reject it. After examining the facts of the case, we strongly maintain
and declare that Mr. George Zimmerman is guilty of murdering Mr. Trayvon Martin
and must be found guilty and punished for it. The blood of Africans and all people of African ancestry
GLOBALLY is no long as cheap as it used to be, and cannot be shed at random
with impunity anymore. On the other hand, we’ll not support any kind of rioting or
protest by Africans and African Americans anywhere in the world due to the rage
for this injustice. WORLD ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE OF AFRICA (ADLA) IS DEDICATED
TO GUIDING, PROTECTING, FIGHTING AND
ADVOCATING FOR THE BEST INTERESTS OF AFRICANS, AFRICAN AMERICANS GLOBALLY AND TO STOP ALL INJUSTICE, CIVIL, HUMAN AND SOCIAL ABUSES, EXPLOITATIONS AND OPPRESSIONS OF AFRICANS AND AFRICAN AMERICANS GLOBALLY. We cannot demand justice for the wrong that was done to us
by breaking the law and showing disrespect to law and order. Please CONTINUE READING AT OUR BLOG! adlaafrica.wordpress.com/tag/w...

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@ World Anti-Defamation League O

Dear ADLA
I will read that right now.
Thank you
From the True North.

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@ World Anti-Defamation League O

NKMAD is a new organization provided by Americans to YOU! It's -NATION KISS MY ASS DAY! We don't give a FIDDLERS FU*K about what you want! You need to get your ass's back in the house while you still can! George Zimmerman was attacked! George Zimmerman was using self defense! It's been law in the books for awhile! If you can read then look it up. Or steal a laptop and check it out! If you have any brain left you will realize that not only are you 13% of this country you are on the verge of screwing up! We demand you shut the fu*k up!

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@ NKMAD

Oh, NK, did you mean to use the word National for your new group
as Nation is not correct. ADLA is
a well researched and admirable
organization. However, you would not appreciate anything involving
Intelligence or compassion. You
know the law?NOT. You would't be so angry if that inane verdict
was the right one, would you. Slinging F *Bombs and that Dirtbag language makes it clear how much you read.Oh, make sure you get those talented 'ladies' Christie & Cari in on your new Anti-Rights activism.
You all have an AWESOME COMMAND of the English language.

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@ NKMAD

Fuck that fat wannabe Cop,, it doesn't matter anymore since REAL Cops are also killing PINKS like you and shooting your dogs as well. Men that look like Zimmerman are also raping and murdering your children all over Florida everyday and have fotos of them in Child Pornography Rings online. OBAMA'S Boys will soon be confiscating YOUR GUNS! You used to be the majority but today the minority, so LINE UP,, BEND OVER and "now move on" with your red ASSHOLEs & tiny lil pink dicks!

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Why do people comment on this when they obviously did not watch the trial or even read about it? The evidence proved that this was clearly a case of self defense. Martin was nothing more then a gangbanger.

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@ joenamherst

yeah, those Skittles will fuck a Pink Boy up!!

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sorry to say but no one is looking a this picture a yound kid die and did not get to see the age of 18..i pry four peace four all familys ...we as being people we need to work together no matter what race you come from....

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i think we need to pry four all the familys and ask four peace...nonmatter wear you like please put your gun down...