Skip to comments.Zimmerman Judge Ran Kangaroo Court
Posted on 07/12/2013 9:26:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Injustice: There are biased judges, and then there's Debra Nelson, who's presided over what can only be called a kangaroo court in the George Zimmerman trial.
The bias of Nelson, Florida Circuit Court judge and a lifelong Democrat, in favor of the prosecution and its efforts to railroad Zimmerman as a racist murderer has been palpable throughout the case. Her actions, which have actively aided the state, could poison jurors and factor into future litigation.
Her shameful rulings and behavior, therefore, are worth cataloging, and include:
Suppressing exculpatory evidence recovered from the (double-password-protected) cell-phone of Trayvon Martin that reveal deleted texts of the 17-year-old bragging about street-fighting with friends and relatives and photos showing him brandishing guns, gangsta-style. This evidence supports Zimmerman's claim he feared Martin and shot in self-defense.
Disallowing Martin's criminal background, including arrests by Miami-Dade school district police for drugs, theft, graffiti and other delinquent behavior. (Martin, in fact, had been suspended from school the week he jumped Zimmerman inside his gated townhouse complex, after police found stolen jewelry and burglary tools inside his backpack.)
Excluding any testimony from audio experts who could definitively ID Zimmerman's voice screaming for help on 911 calls as Martin bashed his head against a concrete sidewalk.
Allowing, conversely, the last-minute request of plainly desperate prosecutors to have jurors consider an alternative lesser charge of manslaughter to try to secure some kind of conviction, any kind of punishment, in the complete absence of a sound murder case.
Never sanctioning the prosecution despite Zimmerman's lawyers justifiably filing no fewer than six formal complaints against the state for withholding exculpatory and other evidence from them in violation of discovery rules.
Yet repeatedly overruling at times even reprimanding Zimmerman's lawyers when they objected to the underhanded tactics....
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The DemocRATS from Barry on down want some kind of “guilty” verdict. They’ll take anything as long as they find Zimmerman “guilty” of SOMETHING.
I would think that there would be sufficient grounds for a conviction to overturned. My fear for Zimmerman is that if he is convicted for manslaughter, Nelson will immediately have him remanded to custody while awaiting sentencing. She will ignore the findings of the probation department and give him 30 years. Then while he is waiting on his appeal, he will be assassinated in prison.
I’ve been convinced this beyotch just wanted to boot the case into the appeals court as quickly as possible after realizing how bad the prosecution’s case was.
Exactly what they are hoping for my FRiend.
Crazy Ass Cracker got what was coming to him will be the mantra and King Obama will smile.
If such a thing happened and I were GZ's father I might be very strongly tempted to arrange for the judge to, ummm, kind of disappear completely in about six months or so and never be found.
She should be disbarred and sued into poverty by Zimmerman. It’s like the judge was another prosecutor as bad as mike Nifong (Duke Lacross case).
what a loser bitch...
I can't help but wonder the same thing.
I tried to find something about such a tactic-- judges deliberately poisoning their trials to ensure the verdict is reversed on appeal. I could not find anything, but perhaps somebody here could provide insight.
But here's a thought: doesn't it cut both ways? Can't the prosecution appeal the verdict if the trial is shown to be flawed? It's double jeopardy, but there have been instances where people were convicted during a second trial.
This is racism...Obammy doesn’t watch TV and doesn’t know anything about Baby Trayvon....his spokesman says so.../s
This was not a kangaroo court unless your only point of reference is the lawyer shows on TV...
Folks here have a point of view that I personally agree with but I know the judicial system well enough to call BS on all the claims of bias from both sides..
Just say no to jury duty. Tell them you don’t trust lawyers, the judge, or the system under our current DOJ.
The same cowardice shown by Pres Bush and the GOP House, in passing bills that they felt were unConstitutional, expecting SCOTUS to strike it down, then deflecting blame when they did not. Pathetic, cowardly, and utterly useless.
That’s our justice system, wake up!
I remember two jackasses and a gorilla. But no kangaroos.
2nd degree - not guilty
manslaughter - can't reach verdict!
2nd degree - not guilty
manslaughter - not guilty!
I guess they'll be finger pointing why it even went to trial...
Prosecutor can only retry for a hung jury, dismissal without prejudice before a verdict (usually admin stuff) or if they didn’t charge for something and decide to later - so say they don’t charge for a theft because they are still investigating but do try the murder which the evidence is already processed for. (though they are supposed to charge at the same time if the information is available). Or that’s my understanding.
So you don’t think the judge was biased. Is that your view?
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