Thursday, August 09, 2012

George Zimmerman to seek 'stand your ground' self-defense hearing

If the judge rules that STAND YOUR GROUND applies... All charges will be dropped and the colored folks will be rioting in the streets!

Lawyers for George Zimmerman, accused in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, will seek a hearing under Florida’s “stand your ground” self-defense law that could result in the dismissal of all criminal charges.

Zimmerman’s defense team is using the controversial state law -- which allows the use of deadly force when someone fears severe injury or death -- because there is “clear support for a strong claim of self-defense,” lawyer Mark O’Mara wrote on the defense’s website.

Zimmerman, 28, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder. He has said that shooting Martin on a rainy February night was an act of self-defense, sparked by a fight that the teenager provoked. Martin, 17, was unarmed.

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The hearing will likely occur in a few months, and the judge who has overseen much of the legal process thus far, Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr., is expected to preside. The hearing will be open, and much will seem like a mini-trial, including evidence from prosecutors and testimony from experts.

But traditional trial structure is flipped on its head in a "stand your ground" hearing. A judge, not a jury, decides the outcome. The burden of proof lies with the defense, not the prosecution. And the threshold of what needs to be proved is much lower.

In a criminal trial, prosecutors must prove the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. In a "stand your ground" hearing, defense lawyers show “a preponderance of the evidence” -- that is, show with at least 50.1% certainty that Zimmerman “reasonably believed” he would be killed or would suffer serious injury.

A "stand your ground" hearing is essentially “a second bite at the apple,” said Eric Schwartzreich, a Fort Lauderdale lawyer, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. If the judge rules against the defendant, the case will still go to trial. If the charges are dismissed, Zimmerman will receive immunity from future prosecution in Martin’s death.

“If you win the hearing, it’s game over,” said Schwartzreich, who's represented multiple "stand your ground" defendants since the law passed in 2005. “If you lose, then you make the same argument to the jury.”

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43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let em riot. What are we supposed to be intimidated every time something happens that the Blacks don't like? Too fuckin bad. If Trayvon killed Zimmerman in a reverse of the situation, the Nigros would be demanding he be set free and charges dropped. These people are nothing but opportunists and Con-Artists, because every time they get uppity, everyone gets panicy and gives in and gives them whatever they want. What if White People acted the same?

Anonymous said...

Free Zimmerman for doing what we all want to do

Anonymous said...

Snort.

Gasp.

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Hope this works for George Zimmerman. Niggers will be apoplectic. Hope they run into others like George who are both armed and trained in the use of firearms. DNS across the country should fill up quickly.

Anonymous said...

It's a free country, leave or be Shot. The days of having riots are over.

Anonymous said...

The judge can't rule in his favor. The idiot in charge told everyone if he had a son he would be shot just like trayvon. Isn't it great the president has fixed all the country's problems, that he has enough time to comment on something like this. Get your asses out and vote.

Anonymous said...

Let them riot times have changed since the LA riots where they burned everything down. People are tired of this shit, once it kicks off and the first white person goes down, ill bet anything the 2nd civil war fires up enough is enough already

Anonymous said...

Here come the chimpouts...

Mississippi Madman said...

let these spoon lipped bastards riot. Been a while since I stood over one and watched it die...

Anonymous said...

Stockpile weapons and ammo

Anonymous said...

Time to add another 6920 to the stable.

john doe said...

do not accept the notion that trayvon was unarmed. he initiated the assault and he used his fists and the concrete as weapons. beat on a cop or try and smash his head with a large rock...you will get shot. liberals want victims to be afraid to fight back or defend themselves including their property. hint to trayvon, just say i live here...end of the story. hey how about another tip, do not follow someone that hurt your feelings and sucker punch them in the face. works for me.

Anonymous said...

Even if Zimmerman beats the case with a stand your ground defense, the G will then step in and charge him with violation of civil rights.

Remember Rodney King?

Anonymous said...

If the coons want to riot, whitey better hit em back hard, and quick. They'll learn.

Anonymous said...

Our extortionist Black leaders have already set the stage for riots when, notice I say when, the charges against George Zimmerman are tossed out. The Liberal media, and Travoyn's dysfuctional, racist, greedy, drugged up parents have gone crazy making their dead son out to be some kind of victim. Same thing that happened with the late (hahaha) Rodney King will replay itself. The assholes rioting and killing are the usual mutants who enjoy raping, robbing, and killing on any other day of the week. When the smoke clears all of the Reverends will have their greasy paws out for more Federal money and the shit neighborhoods will look shitier than before. Hope it happens before the November elction so Barry will be guaranteed retirement.

Anonymous said...

white people know how to act and behave in society

I Voted For Obama said...

Obama is on the phone right now telling Judge Lester how he wants him to rule.

Anonymous said...

FUCK the Martin family! Money grubbin spoon lip cunt mama looking for a check. FUCK that crack whore nigger.

Anonymous said...

"If Trayvon killed Zimmerman in a reverse of the situation, the Nigros would be demanding he be set free and charges dropped".

I have not hear a better explanation of the hypocrisy surrounding the events after the shooting.

#freemyniggathatkilledadude

Anonymous said...

I hope SYG wins the day.

Read the important process undertaken and the distinction between SYG and a jury trial. Link and copy and paste section below.

http://www.gzlegalcase.com/

GO ZIMM! Go team Zimm!

"Since the beginning, there has been a rush to judgment in the case against George Zimmerman. Since the first day of his involvement, Mr. O’Mara has emphasized that people should be patient and wait for the evidence to be released before forming opinions about the case.

Now that the State has released the majority of their discovery, the defense asserts that there is clear support for a strong claim of self-defense. Consistent with this claim of self-defense, there will be a “Stand Your Ground” hearing.

In the case against George Zimmerman, a “Stand Your Ground” hearing will essentially be a mini-trial. Most of the arguments, witnesses, experts, and evidence that the defense would muster in a criminal trial will be presented in the “Stand Your Ground” hearing.

There are significant differences between a “Stand Your Ground” hearing and a trial. In a “Stand Your Ground” hearing, there is no jury; the decision is made by the judge alone. In a criminal trial, the prosecution must prove the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, but in a “Stand Your Ground” hearing, the burden is on the defense to prove that the evidence fits the conditions of the “Stand Your Ground” law. If the Court rules in favor of the defendant in a “Stand Your Ground” hearing, not only are criminal charges dismissed, the defendant is also immune from civil actions related to the shooting. The primary focus of a “Stand Your Ground” hearing is whether George Zimmerman reasonably believed that his use of his weapon was necessary to prevent great bodily harm to himself at the hands of Trayvon Martin.

Preparing for the “Stand Your Ground” hearing will require the same time and resources that would be necessary to prepare for a trial. It will take time to collect and submit reciprocal discovery, depose witnesses and experts, and identify evidence to be submitted during the hearing. We anticipate this will still take several months. Mr. O’Mara, again, urges everyone to be patient during this process and to reserve judgment until the evidence is presented in the “Stand Your Ground” hearing."

Oh, and blacks: Don't riot. Trayvon was at thug can you all know this was so. Show some class. Your negative reaction to an outcome you dislike will only reflect badly on your and not Zimm.

Marq said...

This won't happen. You think it ends with stand your ground?

Eric HOlder is coming for the murderer any day after this trcik ass stand your ground game goes fallen. Justice never slepps for us now!

Never murder a black chiild in America and think you safe every again!

Anonymous said...

Free The Zimm!

I hope it is a few months until this whole matter is ended and Zimmerman is a free man once more!

FREE THE ZIMM!

Anonymous said...

If the blacks riot over the Zimm being set free, dismissed with prejudiced since jeopardy is there, then more blacks will die.

Stupid on the part of the niggers... SYG will claim more black lives once the blacks start to loot and menace. The loss to the blacks, and of the black men, will be justified however since it many cases SYG will be needed for direct self defense against out of control looters.

Oh the irony. Blacks pissed over losing Trayvon and they will fail to control their passions and lose more blacks due to the violence on the street, from blacks, being met with self defense gun fire. Very unwise for the blacks to riot over this outcome.

Anonymous said...

He's innocent, but will sacrificed on the altar of " diversity " to keep the negros in check.
But my friends, Ithaca, Colt and their friends Smith & Wesson say, " go ahead and riot " we'll be waiting ".

Anonymous said...

Be ready, if Zimmerman is found not guity before the elections, it will act as a primer for the big chimpout coming when Obama and chewbacca are sent packing in November. My guess is they will stall the hearing until after the New Year. Obammy's defeat and Zimmerman's dismisal happening so close to one another could so infuriate the monkeys, that their 20% smaller, less convoluted simian brains may just expode. A chimpout of this magnitude could throw us into a complete civil and economic meltdown. Be ready, 30 days supply of food, water, and ammo is a good idea. This time, the apes aren't gonna be burning their own nests, emboldened by the last 4 years, they will be coming to a neighborhood near you. Thank god that these schwoogies can't shoot or organise.

Anonymous said...

Let those fucking monkeys let loose. Shoot to kill those rioting in the streets. Just like big game hunting. Let's see what bullshit excuses they use this time. Fuckin street baboons

Anonymous said...

Zimmerman shot in self defense .
If he didn't have a gun , he would be in the morgue.
Thank the Lord for concealed carry .

Anonymous said...

Free Zimmerman!

We need more people like Z-man, and like Vic Stacy in Texas who helped save a cop's life.

Pretty cool dude.
http://www.guns.com/texas-gun-owner-shoot-out-10236.html

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Even if Zimmerman beats the case with a stand your ground defense, the G will then step in and charge him with violation of civil rights.

Remember Rodney King?

August 9, 2012 11:10 PM

Only if bammy wins the election and holder will remain AG.If Mitt wins holder will be out.

Anonymous said...

"Even if Zimmerman beats the case with a stand your ground defense, the G will then step in and charge him with violation of civil rights."

That is quite a reach. Zimmerman was defending himself from a potentially lethal beating.

Anonymous said...

To 8-10 at 5:32AM...

First of all, Martin was no child. Second, Zimmerman defended himself against a vicious beating, an attack against his life, with his weapon. Get your information from sources that will not slant the truth, and report the facts only.

Check out www.theblaze.com, www.freerepublic.com and www.breitbart to learn the truth. The TRUTH IS THE TRUTH. It may not be what you want to hear, but you must deal with the facts.

Anonymous said...

Marq said...
This won't happen. You think it ends with stand your ground?

Eric HOlder is coming for the murderer any day after this trcik ass stand your ground game goes fallen. Justice never slepps for us now!

Never murder a black chiild in America and think you safe every again!

August 10, 2012 5:32 AM

HOLY CRAP!!! Now you know why Obama's college transcripts were never displayed. Nobody would be able to read/understand this shit.

Anonymous said...

The Zimmer is toast. He fucked up, plain and simple.
I wonder if there'd be so much support for him if he had shot down an unarmed cop's kid who had just left a local grocery store. White people are so funny.

Anonymous said...

Zimmerman shot in self defense .
If he didn't have a gun , he would be in the morgue.
Thank the Lord for concealed carry .

If Zimmerman didn't have a gun, he would have never confronted anybody, especially anyone black, who had committed no crime, and wasn't wanted on any warrants. The gun is what gave the coward Zimmerman the so-called courage to confront a teen who hadn't done anything to him or anyone else.
Thank God it wasn't your kid who was shot by a coward wannabe who happened to be armed.

Anonymous said...

" Marq said...

This won't happen. You think it ends with stand your ground?

Eric HOlder is coming for the murderer any day after this trcik ass stand your ground game goes fallen. Justice never slepps for us now!

Never murder a black chiild in America and think you safe every again!"

Fuck you! Trayvon was not murdered. He was shot and killed in an act of self defense.

Holder would try to stick his paws in this however. That part makes sense.

Doing it for 'our people' if I am correct? Not all Americans, of course, but you blacks? Way to support segregation and an open double standard.

Careful there! What benefits you once as a dual standard may just as soon be used to again disadvantage you or harm you the next time.

Anonymous said...

Wrong, he was doing Community Watch beforehge got the gun and permit. Get your faxts straight, commie racist.

Anonymous said...

He was confeonted by Martin, who jumped him, and was bashing his head in on a concrete sidewalk, before Zim fired in fear for his life. Martin could have walked away but confronted Zimmerman. If thats not self defense,,I dont know what is.

Anonymous said...

Marq said...
This won't happen. You think it ends with stand your ground?

hey NIGGER I have 2 good kills on MY CCW permit. Stood my ground BOTH times and BOTH are now deceased NIGGERS.

Fuck off and die spoon lip.

Anonymous said...

ZIMM WILL GO FREE FACE IT.

Fucking niggers think they run shit around here? Nah..

Anonymous said...

If Zimmerman didn't have a gun, he would have never confronted anybody, especially anyone black, who had committed no crime, and wasn't wanted on any warrants. The gun is what gave the coward Zimmerman the so-called courage to confront a teen who hadn't done anything to him or anyone else.
Thank God it wasn't your kid who was shot by a coward wannabe who happened to be armed.

August 11, 2012 8:41 AM

Well MY kid isnt a dope smokin NIGGER so yeah.....one less!
Thank you George! Thank you Stand your Ground!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The Zimmer is toast. He fucked up, plain and simple.
I wonder if there'd be so much support for him if he had shot down an unarmed cop's kid who had just left a local grocery store. White people are so funny.

August 11, 2012 8:38 AM

Funny how the nigger parents are out like flies on DOG SHIT looking for the Big Check. Momma already got told to fuck off by the insurance company..Guess Al Sharpton needs to march in front of the insurance company so all you worthless niggers get paid. Fuck Trayvon Martin AND his worthless nigger family

Anonymous said...

Of COURSE these nigs want SYH overturned so they can do as they wish without fear of getting their nappy heads blown off or their spoon lips removed. Stand your ground will survive this. So will CCW and Zimm WILL walk free. So riot motherfuckers go a head and riot. Ill take out as many of you as I can and there is a whole BLOCK of people JUST LIKE ME that cant STAND Niggers.

Anonymous said...

We need Concealed Carry in Illinois.


And a few Zimmermans to thin the herd.

Anonymous said...

And they don't make the news for doing stupid shit like Martin did. Kids don't learn to act like fucking savages overnight. It takes shitty parents as role models to end up lying dead in the gutter at a young age. This fucking yard got 235 grains of justice to his face and all of a sudden momma cares. Where the fuck was she at when he was 2, 3, and 4 years old when he was learning how to act and function in society?