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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
There are three ways of looking at whether Zimmerman should be prosecuted in federal court
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By Pat Cunningham
July 22, 2013 12:11 p.m.



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In the aftermath of the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman in a Florida court, a question looms as to whether he’ll now face federal charges of violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights.

It seems to me that there are three views on that matter — and two of them are fundamentally wrong.

The first is the purely vengeful view of people who simply want Zimmerman to be punished under law — any law — for having killed Martin. The problem with that attitude is that it presumes, perhaps rashly,  that Zimmerman did, in fact, violate Martin’s rights.

But the matter is ...

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