Trayvon Martin's past should be left out of this case. I don't care
if he was the biggest thug in town! Zimmerman was told by law enforcement to
"back-off" and not pursue the 'suspect'... all that happened
after that point, all responsibility, is attached to Zimmerman! The outcome,
whether planned or not, is his responsibility. If a man were
following me like Zimmerman followed Martin, at some point, I'd turn to
face that person/man. No dobut Martin realized Zimmerman was following him. He
was afraid, and as we now know, for good reason. The man following him had a
gun! The man, Zimmerman, did in fact kill him! I belive in the
right of self-defense. In this case I believe that right fell upon Trayvon
Martin... NOT Zimmerman. Zimmerman went after a teenager, bit off more than he
could chew, and ended up having to "exercise his 2nd Amendment rights"
to finish the job. In case you can't tell... I believe
Zimmerman should to go jail. While I believe he thought he was doing good, the
neighborhood watch responsibility/power went to his head!
It's highly predictable that the verdict in this case will be based on the
racial makeup of the jury. The defense waived a pre-trial hearing
using Florida's stand-your-ground immunity, but may still use it during or
even after the criminal trial, since this law does not stipulate usage
parameters when concurrent criminal charges are being litigated.My
opinion is Mr. Zimmerman is not-guilty of 2nd degree. He had a right to
concealed-carry, and volunteered with the HOA to observe non-residents in this
community. The teenager turned on him and asked 'Whats your expletive
problem?...you got one now', and knocked him to the pavement and began to
punch him incessantly until Mr. Zimmerman could defend himself.A
very unfortunate case of self-defense, no matter how racially-charged it has
become. Floridians are definitely fearful of a not-guilty verdict,
as it may touch off race riots never before seen, and cost the lives of others.
Truth is relativity, only to what you can relate it to. I seen the picture of a
8 year old, and know the age of the dead guy. I heard who's son he could of
been. I heard the about the people, and what they done in their life. How can I
So, should the jury, whatever its makeup, find Zimmerman guilty of anything?
Thinking too much of his own fighting skills? Firing a weapon in a populated
neighborhood? Thinking that the NRA would back him no matter what he did? And
Martin? Guilty of standing in the way of a fired bullet while misjudging the man
who had the gun.
"Bored To The Point..." has already tried and convicted him (Zimmerman)
before the jury has even been chosen and all in less than 200 words with his
comment here. Pretty amazing!
In this particular instance, the actual "crime scene" is of grave
importance to the understanding of the case. The "logistical nightmare"
could destroy the impartiality of the evidence. Actually, the crime scene and
the subsequent environment are tantamount to the understanding of what happened.
They should bus them in and let them walk around to "get a feel" for
what happened. This case is extremely important for the moral fabric of the
country. Guilty or no, the charge of "premeditated" makes the
prosecution look laughable and vindictive from the beginning. Manslaughter would
have been an appropirate charge.
Remarks about the Trayvon Martin case, reveal, beyond a doubt, that many white
Americans still perceive a black person's life as having little or no
value. There was no reason for a vigilante to shoot and kill an unarmed boy who
was walking home from a convenience store with a drink and candy. In addition,
the accused has a record of violence, including assault on a peace officer.
Last, but not least, Zimmerman has called law enforcement nearly 50 times in
recent years reporting black males as 'suspicious,' one of them a
seven-year-old. The desire to exonerate George Zimmerman for a crime he did
commit shows the fight for civil rights for everyone is far from over.