2A is the law.
GZ had a gun.
TM did not.
Ergo, TM was deprived of equal protection when GZ shot him unarmed
double sovereigns (state and federal)
the feds and state can both try you for the same crime, under their respective set of laws. it almost fricked mike vick
As an example, a person who commits murder within the jurisdiction of a State is subject to that State's murder statute and the United States murder statute (18 U.S.C. § 1111). The Federal government will defer to the State to prosecute under their statute. Whatever the outcome of the trial, acquittal or conviction, the Department of Justice will presume that prosecution to vindicate any Federal interest and will not initiate prosecution under the United States Code.
However that presumption can be overcome. The policy stipulates five criteria that may overcome that presumption:
incompetence, corruption, intimidation, or undue influence
court or jury nullification in clear disregard of the evidence or the law
the unavailability of significant evidence, either because it was not timely discovered or known by the prosecution, or because it was kept from the trier of fact’s consideration because of an erroneous interpretation of the law
the failure in a prior state prosecution to prove an element of a state offense that is not an element of the contemplated federal offense
the exclusion of charges in a prior federal prosecution out of concern for fairness to other defendants, or for significant resource considerations that favored separate federal prosecutions
quote:The trial evidence shows it's pretty safe to infer that TM attacked first.
here's been no finding that Trayvon attacked Zimmerman first, so technically they're right