As defense continues in Zimmerman trial, who cried for help is a key question

  • Article by: LIZETTE ALVAREZ , New York Times
  • Updated: July 8, 2013 - 10:01 PM

Defense witnesses said Monday it was Zimmerman.

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minn12Jul. 9, 13 1:31 AM

So let's review: We are supposed to believe that the guy who was on the ground per eyewitness testimony getting his face and head bashed in (Zimmerman) was NOT the one screaming for help?? And the guy on top (Martin) delivering the beating was the one actually screaming for help? Sorry, not in the real world. The charges are politically motivated, and the jury will acquit quickly.

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comment229Jul. 9, 13 5:10 AM

minn12: your half truths would be highly thought of on fox news. Let me tell you the other half. The "damage" done to Zimmerman's head was very minor according to the expert doctor who examined him. I suspect Zimmerman bit off more than he could chew. Also, I hope you never run into a confrontation where a guy approaches you, armed, after profiling you, and starts to get aggressive. Who had the gun? Who initiated it? Who was minding his own business? If your thinking persists, and Zimmerman is found to be innocent, then you have opened the door for anyone with a concealed gun to walk up to you, intimidate you until you fight back, and he can legally shoot you. Is that what you are advocating?

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palsarJul. 9, 1312:13 PM

Unless they can prove 100% it was Martin screaming for help there is "reasonable doubt" and therefore he should be aquitted.

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minn12Jul. 9, 1312:22 PM

@comment229: You must be watching a different trial. So far, legal experts all across the country are saying the prosecution's case is a joke. So in your world, when someone is on top of you and smashing you head on the concrete, it's ok to let him keep doing that until you actually get knocked unconscious or get brain damage? The next blow to his head could have actually caused Zimmerman's death if hit hard enough. Sorry, all the forensics are proving that Zimmerman was sucker-punched by Martin, and then pounded by Martin on top of him. Only in the kool-aid drinker's universe is this not legal self-defense.

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avejoeconJul. 9, 1312:23 PM

Comment- There are a few problems with your post. There is NOTHING to back up any of it. you are not required to prove you have severe head injuries. By then it is too late. you only have to be in fear of great bodily harm. The Prosecurtor has admitted that this is not about profiling. And lastly, Zimmmerman never approached anyone, nor did he intimidate anyone. It was MARTIN who did that. And, as a community watchman, it IS his business to watch for suspicious people and call the the police when seeing one. But, Again, I'll ask. What was it that Zimmerman did that was illegal...

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comment229Jul. 9, 13 5:51 PM

Yeah... I guess I am wrong. Why in the world would I have a problem with a person, coming up to me, acting aggressively, and I was only walking down the street. No witnesses? Who threw the first punch? Who acted like a vigilante? Who had the gun?!!! No, Zimmerman had no business approaching this kid. He could have asked his questions from a distance or from his car. If he came up to me, getting out of his vehicle, I would react the same as the kid did; so would you. Let's supposed Zimmerman pulled the gun and it went off, killing Zimmerman and not the kid? Murder? Sorry, reasonable doubt here? Nope. All the facts show Zimmerman to be the aggressor, a bully if you will, and he picked the wrong person to intimidate... Nothing wrong with that scenario. The problem is that the kid was minding his own business, and is dead. Justified homicide? Hardly.

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comment229Jul. 9, 13 5:53 PM

PS... I am not going to change my mind on this and have seen just too many vigilante types (bullies) trying to be big shots. I have no doubt that if we were on a jury together the result would be a hung jury... and I suspect this will be the case in this trial.

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