Quote vickidink: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.