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Racial profiling and a justice system that fails to protect the true victims of a blind sided fear
On February 26th Trayvon Martin a 17 yr old life was taken due to racial profiling and a fear the white man continues to use as an excuse.
George Zimmerman, a white man whom happens to be a neighborhood watch member took it upon himself to attack Trayvon Martin as he walked down the street to his father's residence. It is known per news reports that Zimmerman dialed 911 to report a suspicious male in 'his' neighborhood-Trayvon Martin an unarmed 17 year old leaving the 7 -Eleven store. I'm questioning Zimmerman's reason of suspecting Trayvon Martin as being suspicious which I am sure this question rises amongst us all and proves that racial profiling is a failed attempt of our justice system to protect and serve.
Who does the justice system protects when a man can raise a false suspicion of another because of the color of his skin? Then takes it upon himself to follow and attack his victim, which then led the real victim Trayvon Martin to defend himself by fighting off his attacker.
Mr. Zimmerman can claim self defense but the reports only raises my suspicion on Zimmerman's actions. If you have to get out of your car and stalk a person whom you are so fearful of because you believe they are "suspicous" in appearance to you then there's no apparent fear.
Per the police Chief of Sanford Fl commented that they didn't have enough evidence to hold Zimmerman-keep in mind Zimmerman was the only one carrying a weapon? Keep in mind Zimmerman was the only one that got out of his car-his safe haven at the time to follow Trayvon Martin and to do what? What was his purpose of getting out of his car? Why weren't these questions asked to provide the evidence needed to hold Mr. Zimmerman on suspicion of a crime committed that had no real cause of threat against him?
If the tables were turned and this was a black man whom shot a white boy the justice system would be fighting hard to keep the shooter in jail. They would have found the necessary evidence to make a case. Let's wake up and let's not allow this boy's life to have been taken in vain because there was no reason for him to lose his life.
My heart goes out to Trayvon's family-as a mother I am hurting inside for his. I can't imagine the pain she must be dealing with.
I've said it before and I will continue to raise my voice on the issues of the racism that continues to plague our country especially in Florida. Judging from many blogs and message boards amongst several communities racism never died. The strides past leaders made only hid the truth-Racism will always and forever be.