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 Post subject: Re: Teen shot in Florida, 911 calls released.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:07 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Teen shot in Florida, 911 calls released.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:35 pm 
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http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/09/us/george ... -detained/

According to this article, no charges will be filed, as his wife has declined prosecution. Based on her recent discussions with the media it sounds like Zimmerman's been on a major power trip since the acquittal. I can't imagine being married to him, and good on her for getting out of there assuming she goes through with it, but given how terrified she is of him it boggles my mind that she would refuse to press charges after he punched her father in the face, destroyed her property, then threatened her with a gun. Not that she's much of a gem herself, what with the perjury and all, but I have to wonder how badly he's manipulated her in light of her willingness to stand by him even as she seems to be attempting to leave him.


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 Post subject: Re: Teen shot in Florida, 911 calls released.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:18 pm 
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chop_socky wrote:
http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/09/us/george-zimmerman-detained/

According to this article, no charges will be filed, as his wife has declined prosecution. Based on her recent discussions with the media it sounds like Zimmerman's been on a major power trip since the acquittal. I can't imagine being married to him, and good on her for getting out of there assuming she goes through with it, but given how terrified she is of him it boggles my mind that she would refuse to press charges after he punched her father in the face, destroyed her property, then threatened her with a gun. Not that she's much of a gem herself, what with the perjury and all, but I have to wonder how badly he's manipulated her in light of her willingness to stand by him even as she seems to be attempting to leave him.
I agree that the whole thing is unbelievably messed up and scary. It's just too bad that such a demonstrably dangerous person is allowed to go about his business until he (inevitably, it seems) winds up at one or the other business ends of a gun. As I said after the Martin verdict, I just hope that he doesn't kill anyone else before he gets put away, and that if he's the one who gets shot, the bullet won't have been fired by a person of color.

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 Post subject: Re: Teen shot in Florida, 911 calls released.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:18 am 
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Desdemona wrote:
chop_socky wrote:
http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/09/us/george-zimmerman-detained/

According to this article, no charges will be filed, as his wife has declined prosecution. Based on her recent discussions with the media it sounds like Zimmerman's been on a major power trip since the acquittal. I can't imagine being married to him, and good on her for getting out of there assuming she goes through with it, but given how terrified she is of him it boggles my mind that she would refuse to press charges after he punched her father in the face, destroyed her property, then threatened her with a gun. Not that she's much of a gem herself, what with the perjury and all, but I have to wonder how badly he's manipulated her in light of her willingness to stand by him even as she seems to be attempting to leave him.
I agree that the whole thing is unbelievably messed up and scary. It's just too bad that such a demonstrably dangerous person is allowed to go about his business until he (inevitably, it seems) winds up at one or the other business ends of a gun. As I said after the Martin verdict, I just hope that he doesn't kill anyone else before he gets put away, and that if he's the one who gets shot, the bullet won't have been fired by a person of color.


Not to mention, maybe it's different in Florida, but I was under the impression that, usually, it's not the victim that gets the final say in whether charges are filed or not. The victim may have some say in whether they are charged, but in a case like this, where there was what appears to be an undisputed account of physical violence and firearm brandishing, surely the police/DA would be compelled to file charges as it is in the public interest?

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 Post subject: Re: Teen shot in Florida, 911 calls released.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:31 pm 
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I hadn't thought about that, Jopa. That said, everything I've seen today says no one showed any signs of having been punched or otherwise injured, and the police also didn't even find a gun?


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 Post subject: Re: Teen shot in Florida, 911 calls released.
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jordanpattern wrote:
Not to mention, maybe it's different in Florida, but I was under the impression that, usually, it's not the victim that gets the final say in whether charges are filed or not. The victim may have some say in whether they are charged, but in a case like this, where there was what appears to be an undisputed account of physical violence and firearm brandishing, surely the police/DA would be compelled to file charges as it is in the public interest?
That's what I would assume as well, and it looks as if all the facts may not be in yet.

"In Florida when it comes to domestic violence, the person in question doesn't have the right to press charges or not press charges," [LMPD spokesperson] Hudson said, adding that police investigate and "we either forward charges (to the State Attorney's Office) or make an arrest on scene." So I guess we'll see, but unfortunately my gut feeling about Zimmerman is that - at least in FLA - he can get away with whatever the hell he pleases.

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 Post subject: Re: Teen shot in Florida, 911 calls released.
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 Post subject: Re: Teen shot in Florida, 911 calls released.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:14 pm 
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I don't know what surprises me more - that he already has a new girlfriend to beat up and threaten, or that he was actually arrested for doing so. What a guy!

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