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Arrest George Zimmerman

ConcealedCarry Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 1:27 PM
So few people really understand the legal process. In our society, "if you're arrested you're guilty." Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. I want George Zimmerman arrested. That is the beginning of the process that will most likely uncover the truth in this tragedy. There is one truth; a truth that is borne out by facts; a truth that is borne out by the evidence. The media is not telling the truth because they don't have all the facts. The race baiters and race hustlers aren't telling the truth because they have not heard all the evidence. And when the facts and the truth do come out, we will only hear about it in the MSM if those facts fit a particular template.
Jobe Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 2:09 PM
Where did you get your understanding of the legal process? The begining of the process is to question the persons involved, not to arrest them. Arrest without due process is an abomination. Why would you want Georg Zimmerman arrested? Would you want to be arrested for no good reason? And you might argue that in this case, there is good reason - a man is dead. Well, that is not enough reason for an arrest, rather, it is enough reason for an exhaustive investigation.
Jay Wye Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 6:10 PM
it's also specifically AGAINST Florida law;
776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force.—
GPeyton Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 1:38 PM
"In our society, 'if you're arrested you're guilty.' "

This is precisely the problem with "just arrest him". Why not allow the investigation to take place first? Would you demand Zimmerman be held without bail? If not, isn't the arrest largely symbolic? Can the police protect him if he is arrested/imprisoned?

Again, why not allow the investigation to take place first? That's the true course of justice, not just arresting anyone who may or may not be guilty.
LoachDriver Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 2:07 PM

Youi also just earned a gold star.
max-parrish Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 2:42 PM
It was my understanding that it is the DA that determines if charges can be made and if they have enough to prove them.
ConcealedCarry Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 1:28 PM
Either way, I will be following this case in the British press. It's too bad people in this country have to read the foreign press in order to see objective journalism.

In the whole swirling political/media uproar over Trayvon Martin's shooting, only two things are indisputably clear: A 17-year-old boy is dead, and George Zimmerman shot him.

Nothing we can do can bring Trayvon back. It's clear from all versions of this event that Trayvon did not deserve to die. It is not clear whether his death is a result of murder, manslaughter or what the law calls "justifiable homicide" -- a legal term for an intentional death that is not a criminal act.

The other thing we can know for sure is that this case has exploded in the media in...