George Zimmerman Trial

2843 Words Dec 3rd, 2013 12 Pages
State of Florida v. George Zimmerman

Abstract
Our group chose to do the highly debatable case regarding George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin. Based on the various parts from group members, it would seem we have both sides of the case so there will be discussion from either point of view. Our paper is not going to sway the reader in either direction, but simply state the facts for each side and give an overview of the case from our perspective.

Introduction
Within the last year, our country has seen one of the most high-profile murder cases unfold. This case is none other than the State of Florida v. George Zimmerman, for the charges of second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin. It took the State roughly two weeks to file an affidavit
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So what happened that night we all are guessing but the country wants the government to step in and file civil rights charges on Zimmerman saying that he was following Martin because he was a black guy. So should the government file civil right charges against Zimmerman saying that he racially profiled Martin and killed him because of his race? Many people are talking about this topic. But will this be hard to do since he just got off on all charges in a recent court hearing. “If the Federal Government prosecutes Zimmerman for violating Trayvon Martin's civil rights, they'd have to prove that Zimmerman killed Martin primarily because of his race, a high hurdle considering even State prosecutors conceded race was not a factor in the case” (McLaughlin, 2013). So it was proven in court already that the state thought it was not a killing due to race so if the government wants to pursue this charge then they will have to try and prove it over again and that could be very hard since it was already determined it was not. But with the pressure on the government from recent protest from recent groups and some political figures. One of the biggest groups has started the lead and getting the ball rolling just shortly after the verdict was read “The NAACP also promoted a petition urging
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