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Editorial: Justice, maybe, in Florida

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It’s unfortunate that it took a national outcry and nearly seven weeks for Florida authorities to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer in the Feb. 26 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Nor does George Zimmerman’s arrest mean he’ll be convicted of second-degree murder, or of any crime, because there apparently were no eyewitnesses to the shooting and the only person who could dispute Zimmerman’s version of what transpired in the gated community is dead. But regardless ...

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April 13, 2012
8:26 a.m.

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You guys make some goofy statements in this editorial. First off, if a neighborhood watch person isn't looking for someone he doesn't know or looks out of place, who then is he "watching" for?? Secondly, there is no evidence presented that Zimmerman continued to follow the suspect after the 911 operator said "you don't need to do that". The actual tape indicates that Zimmerman said "OK". So if there is any evidence at all, it is that Zimmerman did stop following the suspect. Additionally, your statement that the police station video shows no signs of injury on Zimmerman is patently false.

I could go on and on. We don't know what happened in Sanford FL that night. But we do know that the Schenectady Gazette has printed an inflammatory and irresponsible editorial today.