This is a discussion on In the news or Not in the news Zimmerman within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Mike1956 Coverage has been orchestrated to make it appear as though the contempt and detestation of Zimmerman is universal. It is not. ...
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I think in a criminal trial it does take a unanimous verdict whereas a civil trial it requires only a majority.
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A criminal trial does require unanimous verdict, a single jury member not agreeing results in a hung jury and a new trial.
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I still am not convinced he will ever go to trial. He still has the opportunity to have his "stand your ground" hearing.
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Dr. Phill should be arrested and charged with impersonating Jerry Springer. Doing his psychologist thing has run its course. Today, if it dosen't bleed it's yesterday's news. Tough to bring off when you look like Mel Cooley.
Dr. Phil is just an annoying strange man and obviously a little to the left....I take him just about as seriously as I do Ronald McDonald.
This case is keeping a fairly low profile right now and is not scheduled for trial until 2013 at the earliest. His attorney has been trying to schedule a "stand your ground hearing", but with the new appointed judge, hard telling when that will be.
...the sad thing about all of this, is that there are gang-drug related drive by shootings and murders at least once or twice a month in Sanford in the "not so great" part of town. Same race killing same race, and everyone there just seems to accept it as a way of life. No public outcry or plane trips by Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton....no Black Panthers threatening to come to town and take out the gangs. Young people just as full of life as Trayvon Martin, and there is nothing for them.....I just don't get it. I guess only killings of a black man by another race are important in Sanford, Florida
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Found my answer to the unanimous jury question. In Florida, yes criminal charges require a unanimous jury. Only two states in the US currently allow less, Oregon and Louisiana.
1) New Judge
2) Subpeonaed other party school records
3) Still awaiting SYG hearing
Everything else is opinion and speculation.
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Florida requires a unanimous verdict in criminal trials UNLESS the defendant waives the requirement. Flanning v State, 597 So.2d 864 (1992)
Interesting how now that some real facts about the case are out there, the news doesn't seem to care too much.
It was only important to them back when it was an unprovoked white man shooting a black kid drinking tea.
Gotta love the media.