Sunday, July 14, 2013

Due process

No person shall ... be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, or be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law...--Amendment V, United States Constitution

"I think that we clearly must move on to the next step in terms of the federal government and in terms of the civil courts." Al Sharpton, race-baiter extraordinaire
Is it me, or does it sound like he wants the federal government to try Zimmerman for murdering Trayvon Martin, despite having been found not guilty?  I understand that Martin's parents have the option of a wrongful death suit, but seriously?  Putting him up on charges again for Martin's death is flat-out unconstitutional. 

The man has already had his life taken in payment for his stupidity.  His social security number has been published--meaning his identity has probably already been stolen.  And he's unlikely to be issued a new one by a federal government that decided he was guilty of murder as soon as he'd pulled the trigger because he's "white" and Martin was black, never mind that Zimmerman's not white.

Zimmerman, with all of those out there after his head, is not going to survive the year.  If someone doesn't murder him, he's going to wind up killing himself because he's never going to be able to leave this part of his past behind him.

Neither the progressives, the media, nor that certain segment of the population will permit it.

10 comments:

  1. We'll soon see if Zimmerman is smart enough to go after these bastards in civil court and making them pay for their mistakes.

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    1. I would guess he's still reeling, and might not do it soon enough.

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    2. I wouldn't slow down. I'd be on a mission and a whole bunch of assholes would pay.

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    3. You and me, both. Only, I'd be writing my own book.

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  2. This is far from over. NAACP wants DOJ to try G.Z. now. STOP THE MADNESS !!

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    1. It's time to sue the NAACP for every penny they have.

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  3. Legally speaking, it's 2 different venues. I remember a case where a Soldier had committed a capital crime in (I think) VA who was tried in VA State courts and was acquitted. He lived his life peacefully for some years after that after being discharged. Then federal charges were brought because he was a Soldier at the time, was tried, and convicted.

    There was an article on Double Jeopardy on the internet at the time. It mentioned the whole different venues thing.

    This was oh, about 10 years ago?

    IIRC it was a case of rape and murder.

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    1. Legally speaking, I do not think that the fed.gov has jurisdiction.

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  4. It should not matter what color the two people involved in this situation were. But the media and the politicians and the professional complainers made it be so. So now Zimmerman gets taken to civil court. Does he even have anything left the vultures can go after?

    I also worry that the juror's names will get out and they will find themselves harassed for the decision they came to.

    I wouldn't be surprised if I saw people calling for people to have "justice" meted out via cell-phone vote, like on American Idol.

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    1. Considering that they published his SSN on TV...probably not.

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