The Trayvon Martin case: George Zimmerman is a killer
Did George Zimmerman take his vigilante ways too far?
On the night of February 26, 2012, George Zimmerman took the life of an unarmed teenager, claiming his actions were in self-defense. Trayvon Martin, a teenager, was going to a convenient store when he was spotted, monitored, and tracked down by George Zimmerman.
George Zimmerman was a self-appointed watchman for the Retreat at Twin Lakes, where he regularly patrolled for many years, looking for suspicious individuals or activity in the neighborhood. His plans were to become a police officer which became an obsession for him, with some neighbors claiming he took his job as a watchman for the neighborhood too seriously.
George Zimmerman is a man who spent his life wanting to be a police officer. He attended a local sheriff’s departmental course, was part of security for a company, was taking criminal justice courses at a local community college, made himself well-known to the local police department, and attended and became certified to carry a concealed weapon. Many of his actions show a man who was determined to reach his goals through dedication and persistence.
However, George Zimmerman’s prior history paints a different picture of a disturbed, narcissistic individual, pretending to be a police officer, but never achieving this goal. As a watchman for the neighborhood where he lived, he patrolled and monitored the neighborhood, simulating how he believed law enforcement would respond. Carrying a weapon, patrolling the streets, and confronting ‘suspicious’ individuals without the assistance of law enforcement.
Over the years as a watchman, George Zimmerman reported several minor infractions, including open garage doors or suspicious individuals, pertaining to the neighborhood to 9-1-1. In George Zimmerman’s mind, he was enforcing the law. In reality, he was a sociopathic individual who thought he was untouchable to law enforcement and above following the laws that were created by the Nation.
Justice for Trayvon Martin
Trayvon Martin was just a teenage boy that tragically lost his life too soon. The Nation has focused on a possible racially motivated reason, but this is not why Trayvon Martin was killed. The reason for his untimely death was that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Trayvon Martin, unaware of his fate that day, decided to get out of the house and walk to the convenient store. He decided to get something to drink and snack on, without realizing that this would be the last snack and drink he would ever have.
Unaware that he had been identified as a ‘suspicious’ person who was ‘up to no good’, Trayvon Martin was aware that he was being followed by an adult man. As Trayvon Martin continued on his way, he noticed that he was still being followed to the convenient store. He tried to flee from the man’s view once, only to be confronted by the same man after he left the convenient store. He was confronted by George Zimmerman, and the rest has become history.
George Zimmerman made the decision to become a Vigilante Killer that took the life of an unarmed, innocent teenage boy on the day of February 26, 2012. Hiding his sociopathic nature behind the Stand your ground law of 2005 has given him freedom temporarily, but hopefully this will change in the near future and provide justice for a teenager that lost his life at the hands of a Vigilante Killer.
Do you think George Zimmerman is guilty of murder?
Justice must be served
Justice for a crime that is intended to be based on a fair and unbiased decision that are free from the opinions and interests of an individual. Each individual is considered innocent until proven guilty, regardless of the opinions provided by public opinion. The judicial system is faced with decision to decide a fair and just process for George Zimmerman and for Trayvon Martin. Unfortunately, George Zimmerman decided to create his idea of what is just and fair, by taking the life of a teenager who walked to a convenient store.
The Trayvon Martin shooting and death brought the Nation’s attention to the Florida’s Stand your ground law and to the man that shot an unarmed teenager on the night of February 26, 2012. Was George Zimmerman legally permitted to stand his ground against Trayvon Martin? Was Trayvon Martin a threat to George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012? Or, was this a product of his sociopathic tendencies that led him to satisfy his need to be more powerful than Trayvon Martin and prove his power?
The law has the moral duty to produce the results to achieve and preserve an individual’s right for justice to be served. To maintain and preserve justice, the Law faces the issue of enforcing the law without compromising the law’s definition through vigilante actions that interpret the meaning of what George Zimmerman interpreted as the Stand your Ground Law. The law is expected to preserve the justice for the right to life, liberty and the definition of what constitutes the violation of the law, not what constitutes the interpretation of an individual’s definition of the law. Trayvon Martin lost his life at the hands of George Zimmerman. The question now is, was it justified or was it murder?
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