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Arrest George Zimmerman

omapian2 Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 7:17 PM
An unfortunate byproduct of premature arrest is the narrow focus on the guilt of the accused beyond a reasonable doubt. In Feb. 1999 4 NYC police officers fired 41 shots to kill an unarmed man. The prosecution was unable to convince a jury that the officers set out deliberately to murder Amadou Diallo. The not guilty verdict effectively ended the public interest in the case. Polce practices were not changed.

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...