Quote shalaydra75: If they have to select a jury from FL I think TM's family would have the same outcome. I hope the DOJ file a civil rights suit against him.
what is with Florida bashing - this trial and verdict could have happened anywhere - the case was not a stand your ground case - it was a self defense case - even TM's parents and attorneys said it was not about race And there are stand your ground laws (even though not relevant in this case) in a lot of other states - race was not the issue in this case - GM took black girl to his prom - he mentored black children - his best friend is black - FBI has interviewed hundreds of people and not one has said he is racist - enough Florida bashing already !!
Unfortunately, I live in "stand your ground state.". I have to be much more alert. I have been bashing FL because
A poster in one of the TM/GZ threads bragged about being a profiler and implied that he/she roams his/her neighborhood with a loaded gun.
After the trial, the defense lawyers did not have the decency to be gracious.
In 2000 it could not count its votes.
In 2012, it engaged in voter suppression.
It trained the 911 pilots.
Yes, I live in a conservative state but it does not engage in the aforementioned endeavors.
Strom Thurmond, the leader of the Dixiecrats had a black/biracial child. I would live to track down the black kids that GZ mentored. I hope he did not teach them to be submissive.
How was the defense not gracious? I saw their interview and the prosecution interview - what did you want them to say to be gracious? Please explain. And while you are at it please explain how the vote counting in 2000 or the training of the 911 pilots has anything to do with Zimmerman. So the people of Florida are horrendous people because of the things you mentioned? Where is this perfect state you live in? Bashing the people of an entire state for an incident is ridiculous.
As for you finding the students Zimmerman tutored to find out if he did it to make them submissive - Whites/Hispanics who tutor Black children do not do it to harm those students in any way - they do it to HELP them to become better students, get extra attention so they can grow to become educated responsible men and women and make up for whatever instruction is missing in their lives just as they do for White children. And I may add WE(yes I tutor children of all races as well)do it for FREE!
The defense was victorious and the prosecution lost. In my world the victorious team is always gracious. (Prosecutor Angela Corey was smiling during the whole interview, which solidified my belief that she and the judge just wanted they nation to think that they were doing something while in reality they were just supporting GZ.)
I never said that GZ had anything to do with the 2000 debacle or the 911 pilots. I am just saying that a lot of weird stuff happen in FL. I will admit that I live in an extraordinarily weird state, but I can always count on FL to “one up it.”
I volunteer with my local school system as a reading friend for disadvantage students. I often find children who I have to push hard because some other “tutor” has encouraged that student to forgo advanced courses. Those same students pay way attention to manner (saying yes Ma’am) than their lesson. I, therefore, do not respect a person just because they claim that they are “tutors,” because I know for fact that a lot of “tutors” teach children to believe that they are inferior and submissive.