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Zimmerman Verdict Was Not a Failure of the System

Here’s what happened: George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. During the trial, he claimed self-defense. The State of Florida claimed it was murder. Since the burden of proof is on the State, prosecutors … Continue reading

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George Zimmerman: Not Guilty, But Not Innocent Either

A jury in Florida has found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford (about 27 miles from Orlando), followed and subsequently fatally shot the teenager on the night of February … Continue reading

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“Gun Rights” Are Just Property Rights

With the current debate over “gun rights” vs. gun control, everyone seems to be missing the point: Instead of looking at guns as some “special” category of property, with greater or lesser protection than other types, we should instead treat … Continue reading

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