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George Zimmerman = Innocent Until Proven Guilty ??

George Zimmerman = Innocent Until Proven Guilty ??

Last night, while watching the news coverage of George Zimmerman’s murder trial acquittal on Fox News and CNN, several reporters and pundits preached a startling new line. Over George-Zimmermanand over again, they kept saying that Zimmerman “had not been found innocent” of the murdering Trayvon Martin. Rather, they reasoned that the prosecution had simply not been able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman was guilty.  The implication was that Zimmerman was guilty, but the prosecutors were too inept in collecting and presenting the evidence to prove it.

Wow!  Whoa!  Stop the presses!

I always thought that the underlying principle of the American justice system was that a person was innocent until they were proven guilty of a crime. If that is indeed the case, yesterday’s jury verdict proclaimed George Zimmerman’s innocence.

Did not Zimmerman enter the courtroom

Whether you like it or not George Zimmerman was declared “innocent” by a jury of his peers  in a court of justice.

as an innocent man under the presumption of innocence doctrine?  Did not the jury thereafter find him “Not Guilty” of the charges brought?  Then I ask, did not George Zimmerman leave the courtroom yesterday just as he came in to it  – An Innocent Man under the presumption of innocence doctrine?

Wake up Fox News. Wake up CNN. Whether you like it or not George Zimmerman was declared “innocent” by a jury of his peers  in a court of justice.

July 14, 2013

The Crusty Conservative

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

 

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

 

 

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