George Zimmerman found not guilty

#1
Rant alert:

Thank fuck the criminal trial is over and done with!!! I was afraid he'd be found guilty thereby ensuring we would get more courtroom coverage for a year or more. (Not unlike the feeding frenzy of the Amanda Knox trial in Italy.)

Now I can turn on the evening news without that non-stop vomit-inducing circus being thrown in my face by every fucking one of the news networks.

If there is to be a civil wrongful death trial, the networks ought to be required to hold a lottery. The LOSER gets that trial and all the other networks carry real-world news.

Rants ends.
 
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More to the point since you all over there have more firearms than you could possibly operate at any one time have you hired a gun bearer to load for you as the natives become restless?
 
#5
Does your home insurance cover riot damage?
I doubt that will be necessary as I am at nearly the exact opposite corner of the Continent from that wasteland. No one could even pay me enough to visit that part of the country. I have been to Texas and I have been to Libya, and Florida lies somewhere in between the two.


Exactly! Before this nonsense took control of the evening news, the only Zimmerman I had ever heard of was "The Zimmerman Telegram" sent by that fucking German official responsible for the US entering WWI by trying to get Mexico to invade the US by force of arms.

Now Mexico is invading us by force of numbers and Germany has nothing to do with it.
 
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I doubt that will be necessary as I am at nearly the exact opposite corner of the Continent from that wasteland. No one could even pay me enough to visit that part of the country. I have been to Texas and I have been to Libya, and Florida lies somewhere in between the two.
But when you listen to the news, there's going to be a national race war, it won't be confined to one little bit of Florida.....
 
#7
What the Americans need to do now is dress up like like innocent Hispanic looking folk and cut about wearing suit jackets with
"we are all George Zimmerman" written on them......

That ought to stir up the hornets nest......and by hornets I mean African Americans, and by nest I obviously mean ghetto.
 
#8
But when you listen to the news, there's going to be a national race war, it won't be confined to one little bit of Florida.....
The "news" want just that.


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#9
But when you listen to the news, there's going to be a national race war, it won't be confined to one little bit of Florida.....
I remember the riots of 1968. The largest police force in the state did not have shotguns at the time and the chief issued a general order allowing his officers to carry their favourite 'deer rifle or shotgun' of their choice. I lent a school mate/copper my M-1 carbine before it was registered as a submachine gun. He returned it unfired.

I saw just enough of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton being interviewed earlier to grab the remote and go to The Cartoon Channel. The mentality of the trial ghouls being glued to their TV from first to last gavel amazes me. Or watching the House or Senate all day on CSPAN . . . or watching hours on end of Parliament. Is it something in the drinking water causing this?
 
#11
Is it something in the drinking water causing this?
Great post. I often wonder the same thing--why does the "media" (I will not grace them with the term journalists) create a cause celebre' out of a case just to leverage off the supposed racism angle when there are 80 blacks murdered in Chicago in one week. Every victim there was a person with a story, just as Mr. Martin was. Lest our British cousins suggest it is only something in our water, during my frequent visits to Blighty, I have been struck by the similarity of this phenomenon there as well.
 
#12
Only in the sense that it's being drunk by a nation of people who [all?] hate each other and spend their lives vying to make themselves out to be the bigger victim.
I would say "some" just as in any nation. In the same vein as my previous post, a similar phenomenon can be readily seen in any nation, whether the differences are tribal, geographical, ethnic, racial, socio-economic etc. Why just a casual scan of posts and threads (until the mods move in) on ARRSE demonstrate this quite clearly.
 
#13
Lest our British cousins suggest it is only something in our water, during my frequent visits to Blighty, I have been struck by the similarity of this phenomenon there as well.
They do their best, but there's less material to work with here. A vanishingly small number of black people came here as slaves, so there's no resentment from their descendants on that score. We've never had 'Jim Crow' laws, back of the bus etc, nor did it require the Army to let black people go to certain schools or to vote. We've never had anything analogous to the Klan either.

On the other side of the scale, it means that the resentment industry has to make do with ever-scrappier bits of material - an attempt to ban the warning 'accident blackspot' from road signs was one in the last couple of years. Welfare scroungers aren't particularly skewed to any race either.
 
#14
Well it's Florida and given the presumption of innocence it always looked like he'd walk.
 
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Great post. I often wonder the same thing--why does the "media" (I will not grace them with the term journalists) create a cause celebre' out of a case just to leverage off the supposed racism angle when there are 80 blacks murdered in Chicago in one week. Every victim there was a person with a story, just as Mr. Martin was. Lest our British cousins suggest it is only something in our water, during my frequent visits to Blighty, I have been struck by the similarity of this phenomenon there as well.
Because the Chicago shootings are usually a case of "black on black", or "hispanic on hispanic", etc. Also, these killings tend to be gang-related using illegally held weapons.

You don't get the usual knee-jerk reaction if there is no racial angle or one where a legally held weapon is used, as that doesn't suit the agenda of certain groups who think whitey is evil and every legal gun owner is a potential Aurora or Sandy Creek.
 
#16
Well it's Florida and given the presumption of innocence it always looked like he'd walk.
With respect, absent a "jury nullification" situation like the OJ travesty, I don't think the verdict would have been much different in most of the rest of the nation if the trial was tried in the same way elsewhere. Legal pundits from both sides of the political spectrum have observed that the prosecution did not really have a case (as reflected in the fact the original prosecutor nolle prosse'd before the case shifted from a legal one to a political one).
 
#17
Because the Chicago shootings are usually a case of "black on black", or "hispanic on hispanic", etc. Also, these killings tend to be gang-related using illegally held weapons.

You don't get the usual knee-jerk reaction if there is no racial angle or one where a legally held weapon is used, as that doesn't suit the agenda of certain groups who think whitey is evil and every legal gun owner is a potential Aurora or Sandy Creek.
Excellent post!
 
#18
With respect, absent a "jury nullification" situation like the OJ travesty, I don't think the verdict would have been much different in most of the rest of the nation if the trial was tried in the same way elsewhere. Legal pundits from both sides of the political spectrum have observed that the prosecution did not really have a case (as reflected in the fact the original prosecutor nolle prosse'd before the case shifted from a legal one to a political one).
Florida does have a history of armed perps walking free but this case was always going to founder on reasonable doubt despite the MSM's presumption of his guilt. It was Zimmerman's word, there was clearly a physical encounter whoever started it and the defendants previous record of violence was thin on actual proof.

If there hadn't been a gun involved the result, like most territorial rucks, would probably have been some bruises and perhaps a little injured Latino pride. Unfortunate, grown man kills skinny kid he has 30lbs on in what was most likely a fearful moment and that's entirely sufficient in most states for a not guilty verdict. Still looks fairly despicable to me but you don't jail a chap for probable unmanly behavior in a dust up.
 
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Florida does have a history of armed perps walking free but this case was always going to founder on reasonable doubt despite the MSM's presumption of his guilt. It was Zimmerman's word, there was clearly a physical encounter whoever started it and the defendants previous record of violence was thin on actual proof.

If there hadn't been a gun involved the result, like most territorial rucks, would probably have been some bruises and perhaps a little injured Latino pride. Unfortunate, grown man kills skinny kid he has 30lbs on in what was most likely a fearful moment and that's entirely sufficient in most states for a not guilty verdict. Still looks fairly despicable to me but you don't jail a chap for probable unmanly behavior in a dust up.
The matter of Zimmerman having injuries caused by Martin would have been a bit of a kicker as far as "self defence" goes, it would have an effect on the prosecution case as, no matter how light these injuries were, he still suffered from physical, and this was documented, injuries and only one person is around to say what went on.

Of course, the MSM and the other hand-wringers tend to ignore that but, except for when a prosecution "expert" says that said injuries were not "life threatening" and did not justify self defence. After all, they had their agenda and that was clear from all the screeching until they realised Zimmerman wasn't actually whitey but was Hispanic. Kinda screwed them as it meant they would be screeching about another minority, but they recovered from that.
 
#20
until they realised Zimmerman wasn't actually whitey but was Hispanic. Kinda screwed them as it meant they would be screeching about another minority, but they recovered from that.
That is why the MSM said he was a "white Hispanic" or used phrases like he was a "self-described Hispanic." I suppose it is just like our current Resident in the White House is "a white black."
 

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