"In New York City, Middle Collegiate Church pastor Jacqueline Lewis said the
church most assume both a spiritual and political role to end "the
epidemic" of racism."---While I've signed
the petition to bring Zimmerman to trial, I see the problem as much bigger than
just racism. There is way too much bigotry in this country. Whether it be
against Blacks, Muslims, Jews, Asians, Hispanics, gays/lesbians, Mormons, Native
Americans, Women etc. Why can't we learn to get along? It shouldn't
matter what color one's skin, what religion one chooses (or not), what
one's sexuality is, what one's gender is, what one chooses to wear or
how short/tall/fat/skinny one is, our differences should be celebrated, not
judged.Laws that discriminate or are used to discriminate need to be
re-evaluated and changed where necessary. You shouldn't be able to stalk
someone, initiate a confrontation and then claim "self defense". It
just isn't right.
I was in the march to protest on Saturday here in Chicago. I'm not saying
execute Zimmerman because we don't have all the facts. I'm saying at
least put him through the court process ... to let him off like nothing happened
knowing he shot a kid in cold blood is just disgusting.Further
ingrains my stereotypes of southerner's being racists although I try not to
think that way.
Why don't we hold off executing Zimmerman until all the facts are in?
I agree that Zimmerman murdereded this kid and should be arrested. But,
comparing him to Evars, and MLK is a stretch.
We should all feel very disturbed with, not only the cause of Trayvon
Martin's death, but with the obviously sloppy police work in this Florida
community. How many other people may have been subjected to this, as well?We must try to be patient so the attorneys for the Martin Family, and the
governmental authorities can do a thorough investigation. Those like Mr.
Zimmerman are a great danger to every neighborhood and to our society.
This kid was minding his own business, not doing anything wrong and now he is
dead because a neighborhood watch thought he 'seemed suspicious'. Now
if it were left up to local police he would get away with it. The neighborhood
watch person should have left the kid alone, not approached or threatened him.
For the sake of all of us, justice needs to be done. If not, it is entirely
possible white kids may be targeted because they 'seem
"suspicious' also. This can get out of hand. We can't let this
neighborhood watch person with no common sense poison the well. He has to be