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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Here's Why George Zimmerman Is A Free Man

George Zimmerman is still a free man more than a month after he murdered 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. But public outrage sweeping the nation is now prompting local police to re-launch their investigation. On Tuesday – a report came out that the initial lead investigator in the case wanted to pursue manslaughter charges against Zimmerman, but was told by the state attorney's office that there was insufficient evidence to do so. Sanford police are not re-interviewing witnesses and examining new evidence that could lead to charges eventually being brought against Zimmerman.

Unfortunately – with the "Stand Your Ground" law on the books in Florida – it's nearly impossible to investigate what might be a racially-motivated murder as long as Zimmerman claims he was "defending" himself and there are no witnesses to testify otherwise. We can thank the Koch Brother's American Legislative Exchange Council for this law, that has essentially legalized murder in America to boost profits – and provide protection from lawsuits – for Wal-Mart and the NRA, the gun sellers who brought it to ALEC.

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