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Our Stand Your Ground Law says you can't be sued by anyone for defending yourself, including bystanders who get hurt, as its considered the fault of the aggressor, but as far as I know, it is a part of the Stand Your Ground Law, and he didn't use that. He just went with a basic self defense. I won't be surprised at all if a suit is brought later over this because of a technicality.
Yahoo! News wrote:NBC fires producer over edited Zimmerman 911 call
Wendy Carpenter April 7, 2012 The Upshot
A producer for NBC News has been fired for editing a recording of George Zimmerman's call to police the night he fatally shot Trayvon Martin.
The New York Times is reporting that "the person was fired on Thursday, according to two people with direct knowledge of the disciplinary action who declined to be identified discussing internal company matters."
The dismissal of the Miami-based producer, whose name has not been publicized, followed an internal investigation by NBC, which led to the network apologizing earlier this week for having aired the deceptive audio.
This photo combo shows George Zimmerman. At left is a 2005 booking photo provided by the Orange County Jail via …
The recording aired on NBC's "Today" show on March 27, when the audio viewers heard suggested that Zimmerman volunteered to police, without provocation, that Martin was black: "This guy looks like he's up to no good. He looks black."
But the tape had been edited, and the portion where the 911 dispatcher specifically asks Zimmerman if the person in question was "black, white or Hispanic," was deleted.
The conversation that actually occurred between the dispatcher and Zimmerman is as follows:
"This guy looks like he's up to no good. Or he's on drugs or something. It's raining and he's just walking around, looking about." Then the dispatcher asked, "O.K., and this guy — is he white, black or Hispanic?" To which Zimmerman replied, "He looks black."
After that phone call on the night of Feb. 26, Zimmerman fatally shot Martin. The 17-year-old Martin was unarmed, and Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla., told police he fired in self-defense after Martin attacked him.
Van Canna wrote:Bill,
Just wondering, was defense court appointed, or will the Z man have to foot the bill?
Van Canna wrote:ZZZZZZZzzz
http://blutube.policeone.com/videos/632 ... tter&nlid=
Van Canna wrote:Our Stand Your Ground Law says you can't be sued by anyone for defending yourself, including bystanders who get hurt, as its considered the fault of the aggressor, but as far as I know, it is a part of the Stand Your Ground Law, and he didn't use that. He just went with a basic self defense. I won't be surprised at all if a suit is brought later over this because of a technicality.
The question that has not surfaced in the courtroom -- the elephant in the room -- is this: Did Martin fear for his life after being followed and confronted by a stranger while going to the store to buy candy and a soft drink? Was he, Martin, justified in standing his ground and defending himself when this stranger, an apparent stalker, approached him in a threatening manner?
Zimmerman didn't identify himself and never said he was part of the neighborhood watch group.
Think about it: We're told over and over that if Zimmerman was afraid of Martin, according to Florida law, he had the right to put a bullet in the chamber of his concealed handgun, get out of his car after being told not to by the 911 dispatcher and follow and confront Martin and shoot him to death.
At the same time, we are told that Martin, who had far greater reason to fear Zimmerman, practically and for reasons of American history, did not have the right to confront his stalker, stand his ground and defend himself, including by using his fists. We are told that this was entirely unjustified and by doing so, Martin justified his own execution.
The phrases "stand your ground" and "self-defense" have been repeated endlessly by anchors, pundits, analysts and experts, but rarely applied to Martin.
How could this be? Why is this other question ignored? Surely it will come up as we approach the trial, I thought. But it hasn't. What's going on here? How can the Florida law apply only to Zimmerman and not to Martin?
Why hasn't the prosecution team used Florida law to argue strongly for Martin's right of self-defense, his right to stand his ground against a stalker? Why not turn the tables on Zimmerman's exclusive claim to that argument?
jorvik wrote:for one thing Zimmerman isn't even white and even teaches black kids...so it's not white on black.....
U.S. Census Bureau wrote:The U.S. Census Bureau released today a 2010 Census brief, The White Population: 2010 [PDF], that shows the white population continued to be the largest race group in the nation, representing 75 percent of the total population, but grew at a slower rate than the total population.
Hispanics Accounted for Three-Fourths of White Population Growth
Whites who identified as being of Hispanic origin increased by 56 percent between 2000 and 2010. Of the 231.0 million white alone-or-in-combination population in the 2010 Census, 29.2 million, or 13 percent, reported they were Hispanic, up from 9 percent in 2000.
jorvik wrote:WEll we heard about Zimmerman over here....but not a peep about this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlGMHzxh ... r_embedded
Which is far more disturbing, I wonder why that was?
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