Zimmerman jury's acquittal likely focused on justifiable use of force, reasonable doubt

  • Article by: MIKE SCHNEIDER , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 14, 2013 - 6:05 PM

SANFORD, Fla. — Jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman of all charges were guided in their deliberations by 27 pages of jury instructions that included two sections giving them an option to find him not guilty: justifiable use of deadly force and reasonable doubt.

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jarlmnJul. 14, 13 7:26 PM

For an organization that would otherwise, readily decry lynch-mobs, the NAACP and other race-baiters like Sharpton and Holder are doing a bang-up of job of acting like one! They, couldn't railroad Zimmerman into even a manslaughter conviction, so now they will try to trump-up some civil rights balderdash? Oh, please. The really pathetic thing about all this rush towards blind retribution, is that it will set race relations backwards, not forwards. So yeah, fan the flames of racial animosity and call yourselves "progressive." Hypocrites.

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davehougJul. 15, 1311:26 AM

jarlmn maybe what you claim OR folks want a federal look at what happened to determine if violations occured.

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russ999Jul. 15, 1312:04 PM

the race baiters are the faux noise racists that have been "gansterizing" Martin. Every decent person with a conscience is baffled that profiling, stalking and confronting an unarmed black teenager and killing him results in walking away scott free and getting his gun back. Florida is one messed up state.

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theagonybhoJul. 15, 13 2:28 PM

I never thought electing a black president would put race relations 20 years back. Obama and Holder are doing a great job of it. Martin wasnt the angel you make him out to be, the judge suppressed the news he was suspended from school 3 times , police found a pot pipe and a bag with residue, he also was caught in October with burglary tools and a bag with jewelry, and when he was shot he had THC in his system.

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wesley173Jul. 15, 13 6:36 PM

davehoug re "jarlmn maybe what you claim OR folks want a federal look at what happened to determine if violations occured."

The FBI already investigated and did not find any racial bias on GZ's part.

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