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How Can Overcharging Be Ethical?

2 years agoNews : Reason

In his latest Huffington Post column, former Reason writer Radley Balko notes the controversy over special prosecutor Angela Corey's decision to charge George Zimmerman with second-degree murder, as opposed o manslaughter, in Trayvon Martin's death. Given the circumstances in which Zimmerman shot Martin—during a violent struggle in which Zimmerman claims he feared for his life—it seems unlikely that he acted "from ill will, hatred, spite, or an evil intent," as Florida's standard jury instruction for second-degree murder requires.
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Vote: Do you agree with the decision to charge George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin?

News : Field Notes (2 years ago)

Do you agree with the Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey's decision to charge Sanford, Fla., neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman with second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin? Zimmerman claimed self-defe... Read Post

What's happens now that Zimmerman is charged in Trayvon Martin death?

News : CNN's This Just In (2 years ago)

The special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin shooting case has announced that she has filed a charge of second degree murder against George Zimmerman. So, what did Special Prosecutor Angela Corey have to do legally to get here and w... Read Post

Special Prosecutor Charges George Zimmerman With Second Degree Murder

News : Mediaite (2 years ago)

On Wednesday, Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey announced that 28-year-old George Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder. Zimmerman has been at the center of a media frenzy after shooting 17-year-old Miami teen T... Read Post


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