Professor Carl Bogus speaks to the Providence Journal about why the George Zimmerman verdict was the only possible outcome, in light of the evidence.

Upcoming Events

santoro-business-law-lecture-series

marine law symposium

santoro-business-law-lecture-series

marine law symposium

17th Annual Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Tournament
SEP
25
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Metacoment Country Club, East Providence, RI
Info Session for Prospective Students
SEP
27
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
RWU Law, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
Clinic & Clinical Externship Info Session
SEP
28
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room 262
Alternative Spring Break 2017 Info Session
OCT
05
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Room 283 - School of Law Bristol Campus

Trending@RWULaw

09/20/2016
By Niki Kuckes
A video just released by the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island highlights the role of the Roger Williams University School of Law as a founding partner in an innovative...


Affordable Excellence at RWU LAW

Archives

Newsroom

Bogus on Zimmerman Acquittal

Professor Carl Bogus speaks to the Providence Journal about why the George Zimmerman verdict was the only possible outcome, in light of the evidence.

From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: In Providence, marchers denounce verdict in Trayvon Martin’s killing,” by Philip Marcelo, Journal Staff Writer

Professor Carl BogusPROVIDENCE, July 15, 2013 — The day after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida, more than 150 residents and activists rallied and marched through Providence’s South Side in protest Sunday evening. […]

But Carl T. ‍Bogus, a law professor at Roger Williams University in Bristol, said the outcome was the only possible one, in light of the evidence.

The Florida prosecutors, he said, simply failed to prove Zimmerman’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

“The available evidence didn’t meet that standard. In fact, it wasn’t even close,” he said via e-mail. “Do I think that George Zimmerman was probably responsible for an innocent boy’s death? I do. Yet, had I been on the jury, I would have had to vote to acquit.” [...]

For full story, click here.