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  1. John Beam

    John Beam said, about 3 years ago

    Wow! So, let me get this straight. George Zimmerman held up the whole court in session, and at gun-point, demanded that he be proclaimed “innocent.” There WAS NO JURY. There WERE NO prosecution or defense attorneys presenting EVIDENCE in order to prove his guilt or innocence.

    I thought that Steve Benson’s toon was idiotic, but this one totally eclipses that one in propagandist incitement. Facts and truth do not matter when the mob must be kept enraged and screaming for blood.

  2. Larry

    Larry said, about 3 years ago

    Zimmerman was clearly the aggressor. He IS guilty of something, maybe not the charge of this trial.
    Justice is not dead and Zimmerman will answer.

  3. mythreesons

    mythreesons GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Excellent post. Zimmerman was told to back off when he called the police, but he didn’t so the original cause of the incident was his.

  4. John Beam

    John Beam said, about 3 years ago

    @Larry

    Really? Were you there to witness these events? Since no witnesses came forward to testify that Zimmerman was “the aggressor,” then how do you conclude that was “clearly” the case? It seems to me that you are clearly presenting your own bias, rather than anything that has to do with facts as they were presented in this trial.

  5. John Beam

    John Beam said, about 3 years ago

    @mythreesons

    He was not told to “back off” by anyone. He was told “you don’t have to do that” when Zimmerman told the dispatcher what he was doing. And, according to GZ, he then headed back to his vehicle, and that the confrontation occurred because Martin had circled-back, and initiated it. There was no proof that Zimmerman’s account wasn’t true, hence, reasonable doubt.

  6. John Beam

    John Beam said, about 3 years ago

    So, the EVIDENCE in the case was supposed to be ignored? The utter LACK of it for the prosecution for PROOF that Zimmmerman hunted down and murdered Martin wasn’t supposed to be considered by the jury.

    There isn’t any evidence of WHO was “the aggressor,” and this conclusion of YOURS comes by simple bias, not in accordance of what is KNOWN about this case. I don’t know who instigated the confrontation, and neither do you. The jury weren’t even asked to consider who “started it,” because no one on earth knows that. They were told to consider the EVIDENCE, and that the prosecution had to PROVE Zimmerman’s guilt of murdering Martin. Anything else only adds mindless politicizing to the narrative.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    “Stand your ground” law was not used in his defense, for one simple reason, Trayvon Martin was the only one who would have been protected under “Stand Your Ground”. Zimmerman WAS the aggressor, period.

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    ““Stand your ground” law was not used in his defense, for one simple reason, Trayvon Martin was the only one who would have been protected under “Stand Your Ground”. Zimmerman WAS the aggressor, period.”

    Yeah, the defense didn’t want to explain why Zimmerman’s "ground’ was following Martin through the neighborhood.

  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @John Beam

    “He was not told to “back off” by anyone. He was told “you don’t have to do that” when Zimmerman told the dispatcher what he was doing.”

    True, police dispatchers can not give orders to civilians. But every neighborhood watch rule, not to mention common sense, advise against Zimmerman’s actions. Now we know why.

  10. pcolli

    pcolli said, about 3 years ago

    A small person is killed by a bigger person with a gun………a small person is said to knock a much bigger person to the ground………I don’t want to visit the US,

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    “My guess is no..”

    Your guess is wrong. My point has nothing to do with race & everything to do with the fact that someone who is being followed around in the dark, is likely to feel threatened. Martin should have made for safety, but many teenage boys think they are invincible. Zimmerman is not a teenage boy. He used horrible judgement when he got out of his car & followed Martin in the dark.

    The prosecution over reached with the murder charge & did a lousy job in general. Zimmerman should have been charged with manslaughter from the get go. Easier to prove his actions were reckless than malicious.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    “Doubtful he will answer. But he will have to look over his shoulder the rest of his life. Expect Zimmerman to be in the news again sometime.”

    I would condemn anyone who thinks they have the right to take the law into their own hands against Zimmerman, but I hope the sure to follow Civil Suit will prevent him from seeing any profit for his actions.

  13. Merle Weyant

    Merle Weyant said, about 3 years ago

    Zimmerman was found not guilty by a jury yet the justice department still wants to hang him. May want Zimmerman did was wrong as he should have let the police handle thing, but want is done is done. He should have have to face a second trail. I bet if Martin had killed Zimmerman, he could not have to face a second trail if he was found not guilty by a jury. It seems that the justice department wants Zimmerman’s head on he wall.

  14. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Someone pointed out that the Jury looks at what the law says. If the law had said nothing about ‘hate, spiteful, looking to hurt, etc.’ then maybe the Jury could have convicted. Oops. They had the choice of ‘Manslaughter’. The Jury was NOT convinced beyond a reasonable doubt. The way the Law is written- There is no crime, here.
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    Everyone that is not happy with the verdict should be talking to the Florida State Legislature about changing the law.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    “Trayvon got his justice. Justifiable homicide.”

    Regardless of the verdict, this was a tragedy. You obviously think it’s a good thing a kid got killed. Thanks for showing your true nature.

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