George Zimmerman Not a Racist in Trayvon Martin Case

Justice is certainly moving forever slowly in the Trayvon Martin, manslaughter case, against George Zimmerman, the accused of willfully killing Trayvon, a 17 yr. old. teen. Although many ranted and screamed that Zimmerman was a racist because they misunderstood the murky and questionable recording, I never thought he was. The recording was clear that Zimmerman did not any derogatory words. At first, some thought he has said "nigger", others, thought it was a lesser term, "coon". As I listened, I could see how either term might be construed out of the recording because they really wanted the "race" issue in the case to warrant a "hate" crime. The more I heard it, the more convinced I was neither term was used. If the listener is not so overly biased into thinking that those words are being used, it is clear. If the opposite is true, your mind can convince you either was said.

This revelation seems to further back up the prosecutions decision in not including the "hate" crime element in their charges, which would enhance the time. The FBI came to the same conclusion and are trying to get a 2nd degree conviction, which is just as unlikely because there is a lack of premeditation. It is obvious the only charge that will stick is manslaughter because it occurred in the heat of the moment during the scuffle for the gun. It was an accident.

The question is: Will any of this truly satisfy the black community?

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Morgaren 4 years ago from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Yeah i don't think race played as much in the situation as the media wanted it too, but the damage is already done, in the sense the media got what it wanted, a wildfire story, out of the deal. The one thing you can't deny on that phone call is "are you following him?" then "yes" then "don't do that, we don't need you to do that" then some time later, they get in an altercation further away from where he was when he called.

He took that gun cause he was scared, and if he was that scared he shouldn't have persued, he was a neighborhood watch captain not a peace officer. He put himself in that situation, knowingly, it is at least manslaughter if not murder.


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perrya 4 years ago Author

Murder requires planning to kill another, I highly doubt that was the case. If anything, the gun was for defense, just in case.


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Morgaren 4 years ago from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

It does not have to be premeditated. Second degree murder is defined as a non-premeditated killing, resulting from an assault in which death of the victim was a distinct possibility. Second degree murder is different from First Degree Murder which is a premeditated, intentional killing, or results from a vicious crime such as arson, rape, or armed robbery. Exact distinctions on degree vary by state.

Manslaughter covers every other instance where you cause the death of another person, it is your fault, but it was unintentional.

I say it could be murder because he knowingly pursued a man whom he had no real evidence of wrongdoing while carrying a weapon and an obvious predisposition on his activity. No one knows what happened to start the fight, I would personally bet money Travon was approached and accused or questioned, rather than Trayvon just ambushed Zimmerman for no reason. Course we don't know, cause the other person who was there is dead, and alot of people just seem to assume that that means we have to believe the other story, rather than taking it with a dose of skeptisim, sense the person telling the story is the person who killed him. You know how kids lie when you accuse them of breaking a lamp? They know they can get away with it because the lamp can't talk. Same theory.

If it was self defense it was not crime, if it was in the middle of an assault it's at least second degree murder, you can argue that because he went searching with a weapon on his person, it was premeditated.


Pablo 4 years ago

white americans all rasist.they not like black or hispanic, we live here to


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perrya 4 years ago Author

Say what? blacks and Hispanics are not racists? Kidding, right?


Pablo 4 years ago

they noy lik us,we live here and nice

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