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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, to the public in general and pertaining to the actions of the State’s officials in how they handled this matter from the start, that will not be directly addressed in the trial of Zimmerman regarding the shooting. 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 what they reflect about the state of law and justice in the State of Florida.
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 uneasy with assumptions of America’s claims to a commitment to democratic government, principles of justice, and the fundamental rights and liberties of individuals regardless of any 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 questions of 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, and not just the victim and his family.