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‘THE WORLD IS WATCHING’
The Florida Courier - Sharing Black Life, Statewide ^ | July 3, 2013 | James Harper

Posted on 07/04/2013 12:58:32 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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To: Jed Eckert
Florida Statutes: 776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force.— (1) A person who uses force as permitted in s. 776.012, s. 776.013, or s. 776.031 is justified in using such force and is immune from criminal prosecution and civil action for the use of such force, unless the person against whom force was used is a law enforcement officer, as defined in s. 943.10(14), who was acting in the performance of his or her official duties and the officer identified himself or herself in accordance with any applicable law or the person using force knew or reasonably should have known that the person was a law enforcement officer.

Sounds like the state is acting illegally in bringing the case at all. What am I missing??

51 posted on 07/04/2013 6:37:30 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The civil case has already been settled out of court. The parents received a large settlement from the HOA’s insurance company in April.


52 posted on 07/04/2013 7:24:55 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And if there is no prospect for big money all these carpetbagging race hustlers will disappear faster than they arrived.


53 posted on 07/04/2013 7:27:19 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: varmintman
Sounds like the state is acting illegally in bringing the case at all. What am I missing??

Florida prosecutor Angela Corey brought a 2nd-degree murder charge against George Zimmerman and should be disbarred (in a sane world - which we do not live in).
54 posted on 07/04/2013 7:29:52 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Their bullshyte civil case will be lots tougher once Gorge Zimmerman is found not guilty.....So lets hope for that. At most Zim will be guilty on much lesser charges than murder. These money grubbing Treyvon lawyers will be jury shopping. They will want a civil trial done in Miami or other mostly minority location


55 posted on 07/04/2013 7:31:50 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: LibertyOh

I believe the insurance company for the homeowners association has already paid a settlement to the family. That was a very fast and quiet civil case, and the amount involved was about $1.5M if I remember correctly.


56 posted on 07/04/2013 7:35:40 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

self defense provides for absolue civil immunity. The ONLY way to pursue him is with a conviction and only a conviction that stands after appeal.

This is just trial lawyers try to reboot an area of tort law that was shut down and eliminated after the stand your ground law passed.


57 posted on 07/04/2013 7:47:43 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Redmen4ever

Florida’s stand your ground law eliminates the duty to retreat and civil liability suits.

the OJ civil suit would never have happened under FL law or any state with similar law.

This lawyer should have frivolous suit sanctions if he files after a not guilty. (lawyers AND clients are PERSONALL liable for frivolous suits)


58 posted on 07/04/2013 7:50:43 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Alberta's Child
I believe the insurance company for the homeowners association has already paid a settlement to the family. That was a very fast and quiet civil case, and the amount involved was about $1.5M if I remember correctly.

Spineless liberals no doubt. They wanted to pay off dear little Trayvon's family before Zimmerman was found not guilty. The residents who pay the insurance premiums should counter sue the HOA, the insurance company, and the Scheme Team.

59 posted on 07/04/2013 7:56:10 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: Secret Agent Man

I guess we all need to carry “throw down” weapons.

It’s a sissy-ass state that is afraid of a few animals in the streets and will periodically sacrifice people to keep them in line. Apparently money isn’t enough.


60 posted on 07/04/2013 7:58:48 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: Redmen4ever

The sad thing it there probably are witnesses who saw the entire incident and maybe even videos. But they’re afraid to come forward.


61 posted on 07/04/2013 8:01:24 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Translation: “Our efforts to legally lynch Whitey into a long prison sentence seem to be failing, so we’re going to see if we can lynch Whitey financially.”


62 posted on 07/04/2013 8:20:48 AM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Secret Agent Man

This whole thing does seem to be rather a test of whether black people, simply for being black, can intimidate, shake down and dominate white people.


63 posted on 07/04/2013 8:26:14 AM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Secret Agent Man

Or, to put it another way: The whole thing has an air of “stickin’ it to da [white] man,” and of laying the groundwork for doing more of the same in the future.


64 posted on 07/04/2013 8:27:19 AM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
No, it was probably a prudent business decision. The insurance company reviews a claim like this, estimates its likelihood of losing in court, and then makes an offer to settle out of court. It happens all the time. The policy holder has no say in the matter, either.

The residents who pay the insurance premiums should counter sue the HOA, the insurance company, and the Scheme Team.

Now this is just silly. What is the basis of the "counter-suit" in the first place? The residents weren't the defendants in the case, so there's no "counter-suit" to be filed. If any resident decides on his own that he wants to sue any of the parties you've listed, the first problem he's going to have is convincing a court that he even has the proper legal standing to file such a lawsuit. He'd first have to demonstrate that he has suffered some kind of financial loss, which he can't possibly do when the insurance company is paying the settlement.

65 posted on 07/04/2013 8:27:24 AM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: Qwackertoo

LOL. I thought you had your butt at home.


66 posted on 07/04/2013 8:31:26 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Jabba the Nutt

It was testified to that his credit problems kept him from joining the police force.


67 posted on 07/04/2013 8:35:38 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Alberta's Child

Yes, found they had settled for an undisclosed amount, likely the policy limit that was said to be $1M. Settled ahead of the criminal trial starting, showing in my opinion the parents recognized an acquittal / not guilty verdict weighs against their claim (though the burden of proof would be less in the civil trial).


68 posted on 07/04/2013 8:53:08 AM PDT by LibertyOh
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To: LibertyOh

it may be a contingent settlement dependent on a guilty plea.

confidential or not, the settlement is discoverable via subpoena regadless


69 posted on 07/04/2013 9:28:42 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: varmintman
Sounds like the state is acting illegally in bringing the case at all. What am I missing??

Just before this statute was signed into law the usual suspects (including some prosecutors from liberal counties) were campaigning hard and loud against it's passage. They've been pissed ever since and are trying everything in their power to get it changed.

Make no mistake this is not only about Zimmerman but a challenge to Florida Statute 776.032

I'm not a lawyer but I suspect they have to get some sort of conviction. If they don't, Zimmerman can and should sue the State under the above Statute.

They may have something else up their sleeve like a Federal Civil Rights suit. This crap isn't going away anytime soon.

70 posted on 07/04/2013 9:35:02 AM PDT by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Jed Eckert

Is thre any sort of a federal civil-rights suit which could end up with GZ in prison, particularly AFTER he’d been acquitted in a flori-duh courtroom of the same charge?


71 posted on 07/04/2013 10:07:08 AM PDT by varmintman
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Is thre any sort of a federal civil-rights suit which could end up with GZ in prison, particularly AFTER he’d been acquitted in a flori-duh courtroom of the same charge?

Short answer is yes. It won't be the same charge (2nd degree murder) however since that isn't a Federal crime. I suspect it'll be something like violating Trayvon Martin's civil rights under the Federal Civil Rights Act. I'll defer to the real lawyers here who are more familiar with the specifics of the Civil Rights Act.

72 posted on 07/04/2013 10:27:32 AM PDT by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Jed Eckert

At that point I’d advise GZ to either go underground or find another country like Bobby Fijnje and his familyy did.


73 posted on 07/04/2013 10:29:20 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: Secret Agent Man

“they also want to make it a crime to follow what one may consider a suspicious person.”

only if the person is of color.

By the way, reading a few of your recent posts, you seem to be one of few that really understands what’s going on and why.


74 posted on 07/04/2013 10:36:31 AM PDT by roofgoat
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To: LibsRJerks

Unfortunately our “overseers” keep treating them like spoiled children, giving in when they throw a tantrum. More “walkin’ aroun’ money” for the “community organizers” for “conflict resolution” and foot washing stations for those that pray to Satan when what is needed harsh discipline.


75 posted on 07/05/2013 12:29:08 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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