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May 01, 2013

George Zimmerman Passes on "Stand Your Ground" Immunity Hearing, Chooses to Proceed Directly to the Murder Trial

Florida law apparently provides for a hearing, pre-trial, in which a judge may decide the defendant has the immunity granted by the Stand Your Ground law, and thus may dismiss all charges entirely.

Zimmerman has chosen not to avail himself of that hearing, and will go to trial instead.

Why? Well, in the hearing, the self-defense and Stand Your Ground issue is decided by a judge, and I imagine George Zimmerman is tired of having his fate determined by politicized prosecutors and judges who've determined that he will have to spend his life in jail, not because he's guilty (he's not), but just to avoid riots.

At trial, at least, the issue will be determined by a jury, which might actually deign to examine the facts of the case, rather than rushing to the foreordained Avoid the Riots lynching.


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