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Состав присяжных по делу Зиммермана: все 6 - женщины, 5 белых и одна латиноамериканка. Среди запасных две женщины и двое мужчин, трое белых, один латиноамериканец.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/06/20/zimmerman-jury-chosen/2442513/
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If this evidence turns out to be valid, the prosecutor will have no choice but to drop the second-degree murder charge against Zimmerman — if she wants to act ethically, lawfully and professionally.

There is, of course, no assurance that the special prosecutor handling the case, State Attorney Angela Corey, will do the right thing. Because until now, her actions have been anything but ethical, lawful and professional.

She was aware when she submitted an affidavit that it did not contain the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. She deliberately withheld evidence that supported Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense. The New York Times has reported that the police had “a full face picture” of Zimmerman, before paramedics treated him, that showed “a bloodied nose.” The prosecutor also had photographic evidence of bruises to the back of his head.

But none of this was included in any affidavit.

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This is a fact-specific case, in which much turns on what the jury believes beyond a reasonable doubt. It must resolve all such doubts in favor of the defendant, because  our system of justice insists that it is better for 10 guilty defendants to go free than for even one innocent to be wrongfully convicted.

You wouldn’t know that from listening to Corey, who announced that her jobs was “to do justice for Trayvon Martin” — not for George Zimmerman.

As many see it, her additional job is to prevent riots of the sort that followed the acquittal of the policemen who beat Rodney King.



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Вчера в Техасе одна афро-американка похитила белого младенца трех дней от роду, застрелив на парковке его мать. Младенец, к счастью, не пострадал -  если, конечно,  не считать того, что он остался без матери.

Интересно будет оценить общественную реакцию, количество упоминаний в прессе и заявлений о расовом характере этого преступления в сравнении с делом Зиммермана.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/baby-keegan-schuchardt-kidnapping-suspect-facing-capital-charges/story?id=16160951#.T470r5mXTh4

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/mother-dies-after-being-shot-7-times-and-having-baby-stolen-in-kidnapping-plot/



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