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Zimmerman case's implications for state officials

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Join us in a discussion with Legal Scholar Charlie Grapski of the implications for the public in general and pertaining to the actions of state officials regarding how they handled this case from the start, that will not be directly addressed in the trial of George Zimmerman.  For beyond the issue of whether or not George Zimmerman is guilty or innocent of a criminal offense, the public has not only a right but a need to know how and why this trial almost never happened and who was responsible for those decisions, why, and how they reflect the state of law and justice in Florida.

As the trial of George Zimmerman enters its second, defense, phase Monday morning, many around the nation may be asking why the State of Florida seems to be continually in the center of controversy in the public spheres of politics and law.
The attention of the world may once again have been drawn to a courtroom drama as it unfolds in the Sunshine State, yet the emotional testimony and graphic images will likely continue to sit uneasily with assumptions about America’s claim to a commitment to democratic government, principles of justice, and the fundamental rights and liberties of individuals regardless of the outcome of the trial.

For beyond the question of Zimmerman’s guilt or innocence -- or even what, if any, responsibility or punishment may result -- it is the actions of law enforcement and other public officials, who initially released the defendant without any investigation and without charge, that have a direct impact on the lives of all, not just the victim and his family.
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