Quote barkingdog: Maybe if the media and politicians would have keep their nose out of it the verdict may have been different! I am still trying to figure out why DOJ would file a civil rights lawsuit against Zimmerman when a court has found him not guilty but I guess we will all have to see how it plays out. It amazes me how some of these cases get so much media spin (ex. Casey Anthony, Jodi Aris) when there are other crimes going on a lot worse. A woman in my town was arrested a few months ago for killing 4 of her children but I have not seen that on Nancy Grace, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC or any other media other than local. Just saying!!! ~)
Since it's been about 17 months since Travon's death, and this case ended with last week's verdict of not guilty, (which I think was the only conclusion based on the evidence) - did you know that Travon's parents had threatened the homeowner's association with a lawsuit - and in light of that the HOA IMMEDIATELY made an out of court settlement with them over over $1,000,000. How does that happen when the case hadn't even gone to trial yet and there was no verdict as to guilt or innocence?
How do you get a settlement like that before the criminal trial has been resolved?
Me thinks the cart was put before the horse too soon. I guess the settlement had nothing to do with GZ, but only to take the HOA out of the equation. The HOA handed them over the money as they didn't want an adverse publicity. That's what my guess is as to why they settled so soon. Why couldn't they have waited until after the trial?
A civil suit is sure to follow. A civil suit is held to much lower standards than in a criminal trial. And it's not about the money?
The HOA probably as expetitiously as possible and separately from the trial to avoid an adverse publicity that a criminal trial will bring.