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minimus  ·  3063 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Zimmerman found not guilty

Two thoughts: I don't mind living in a society where Zimmerman isn't convicted, but that society better also afford that not guilty vote in similar cases involving any combination of race/ethnicity/money/whatever. I know we don't have that, so the real focus should be on making sure every black guy who tells a story the prosecution can't disprove gets the same trust. And that relates to my second point: our legal system can't cover everything without creepy 1984 stuff. It's absolutely possible to do fucked up things and get away with it. Don't do bad things and work toward a society where no one wants/needs to.