Black and White…Posted: July 16, 2013
Like everyone in the last 72 hours, I have heard constant talk of the George Zimmerman murder trial and its outcome. For those that dont know, Mr Zimmerman was accused of killing a 16 year old boy named Trayvon Martin in Florida when he felt that the teenager was a threat to his life. Zimmerman shot and killed the teenager and he was on trial for his death. If you want to know more on the case itself then I suggest that you google it and read some of the numerous articles by far bettter journalists than myself…If you want to hear me rant about how Zimmerman got away with murder, or if i think that he was innocent and justice was served..I wont do that, because my opinion is that..I dont have the slightest idea what happened. I was not there;I didnt see it;I do not know Mr Zimmerman,Mr Martin or either of their families and I will not take a side.
What I do have to say is how absolutely disgusted I am with the american public on the outcome of this case. The people supporting Martin are calling for vengeance and marking Zimmerman for vigilante justice, the people that support Zimmerman are out mocking those that supported the other side and treating the young mans death as something to brush off and proudly shouting about gun rights..its absolutely deplorable.
First of all, the only person in the entire world that knows exactly what happened in that case is George Zimmerman…He is the only person alive that was there and he knows exactly what happened. Did he shoot Martin because he felt his life was in danger, or was he just an overzealous neighborhood watchman who racially profiled a young, black kid and got trigger happy…he knows…We know what he insisted in court and all that but was he just trying to stay out of prison or telling the truth??? only he knows. Who doesnt know is the family of himself. or Trayvon Martin, or the attorneys for both sides as they were not there..AND who doesnt know are the people who are feigning their support to either side and stood with picket signs outside the courthouse during the trial. I am constantly reading facebook and twitter posts from both sides that seem to insinuate that they know exactly what happened and that justice was served/not served…here is a newsflash…YOU DONT!!!..Every time I read these from the people that talk like they were standing there during the event, I shudder….And when I hear about these people who claim that they will bring violence to Mr Zimmerman or the ones that say they will get their guns and protect Mr. Zimmerman I shake my head in disgust..
I really dont understand how every decisive event in this country can turn into a political debate…Conservatives waving their guns in the air celebrating him getting away, Liberals who claim racism and will go to the death for a retrial..it is all just another excuse for one side of the politicl spectrum to claim the stupidity of the other side and claim that their side is the “only smart and sane one”..its stupid.
What is lost in all this is the fact that a young man lost his life…Guilty or not, Mr Zimmerman is not a battle hardened soldier or a serial killer so he will have to live with the fact that he took another human life..self defense or not, because of him, Trayvon Martin is not alive anymore. That is punishment enough for me because that is a fact that cannot be argued..Grieve for the family of Trayvon Martin…dont try and get defensive over something that you will never know about…Did Zimmerman think Martin was suspicious because he was black? I dont know, and neither do you..Knowing race relations in this country I would not dismiss it, but I dont know nor does anyone but George Zimmerman
General Public…leave it be, let our justice system do its thing..Its not perfect but outside of mind reading it never will be…
To the family of Trayvon Martin, I am sorry for your loss..I know you didnt get the justice you wanted but still..thats just how it is..Unless Zimmerman admits something different or some new irrevocable evidence shows up, this is what you get..Know this, he will always know what he did, this will change Zimmermans life forever, he will not go to sleep again without seeing Trayvons face