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Offline nomatter_nevermind

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Defendant's Motion in Limine Regarding the Use of Certain Inflammatory Terms, 6/5/13

a. "Profiled" (Or any variation of that term);

b. "Vigilante;"

c. "Self-Appointed Neighborhood Watch Captain;"

d. "Wannabe cop;"

e. "He got out of the car after the police (or dispatcher) told him not to;"

f. "He confronted Trayvon Martin."

I think they should have included "He was suspicious of Trayvon Martin for wearing a hoodie." It's prevalent, racially loaded, and unsubstantiated.

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Not only unsubstantiated, but not true. The only reason the hoodie came up was because the dispatcher asked GZ What he was wearing. He neither volunteered it nor said it was a reason he thought TM was suspicious. 

The court didn't rule on the motion but got both sides to agree they wouldn't refer to it in jury selection. I think she said she would rule before opening arguments.

 

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