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Trayvon Martin Case : Zimmerman Arrested

Updated on April 12, 2012

Zimmerman Charged With 2nd Degree Murder

There has finally been an arrest in the Trayvon Martin case. George Zimmerman turned himself in to authorities and has been charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin. According to sources he is being held at an undisclosed location for his safety.

There will be a trial for Trayvon's killer, but will it be a fair trial? Where can anyone find a jury of his peers that have not been tainted by the media and activists like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton? This man will have to put his life in the hands of one man or woman to decide his fate, a judge. The problem with this is judges are appointed to their positions by elected public officials and those officials answer to the voters and sometimes political pressure can also influence the outcome of a trial. Any jury would be in the public spotlight and possibly be targets of aggression if they find Zimmerman not guilty by reason of self-defense so no jury in their right mind would find him not guilty. The activists and the media blowing this case out of proportion has actually hurt the prosecution of this case more than they have helped it.

Even Trayvon's mother has shed some light on this matter on the Today show when she admitted she knows that Trayvon's shooting was an accident and she just wants Zimmerman held accountable. This is different than what we were led to believe the Martin's thought happened that night. The media painted a picture of a renegade racist wanna-be cop stalking a poor defenseless 17 year old black kid with a gun intent on killing him just because he was black. "Oh what a tangled web we weave when at first we practice to deceive". The media is responsible for stirring this up and turning into the monster we see today.

Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the Black Panthers raked in the money over this "accident" and are secretly laughing all the way to the bank. Trayvon's family trademarked his name and stand to make a small fortune off of this incident, and what did this cost us the taxpayers? The cost is still rising while these people get rich and all "donations" to Jackson and Sharpton are tax free (which is why they insist on the reverend title even though they don't act like men of God if you ask me).

This case has blown to the forefront and we have ignored other tragedies over an admitted accident. We have spent countless tax dollars and man hours that could have been spent elsewhere, to investigate what the victim's own mother admits was an accident. We have had violence and protests in the street and millions of people wearing hoodies and buying t-shirts that made people rich over the blood of a child that was killed in a terrible tragedy. Yes I believe any loss of a young life is a tragedy and Zimmerman should go to trial but I do not blame the the police department for this situation. This is the law the police were up holding after they interviewed the suspect and the witnesses in the area and they released Zimmerman on the premise of this law:


(3) A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.

Zimmerman is not white and he was not released because he was white and we cannot honestly say what would have happened had Trayvon been white and Zimmerman black.

There was a case here in our fine county a few years ago when a black deputy shot an unarmed white teen in the back of the head while the teen was attempting to flee. Eye witnesses claim it was murder. They say the deputy walked up to truck from the rear of the vehicle where it was stuck in a ditch, unable to move and shot the young man at point blank range. The deputy claimed self-defense and said the teen was trying to hit him with his vehicle, although witnesses say the truck was immobile. There was an investigation and the deputy was absolved of wrong doing and reassigned to a different county. The family sued in court and the deputy was found to be at fault in a civil trial and the family was awarded a large settlement.

There were no calls for racism or a hate crime in this situation there was no mention of black on white crime and no protests in the streets over the killing of this 17 year old white boy. The deputy was exonerated and now he has returned and is running for Sheriff of our fine county. This is one of many examples that I could sit here write all day long of where black on white crime went unpunished (O.J. Simpson anyone?), just as I am sure you can do the same for white on black crime.

The point I am trying to make is stop letting these people push you into race war and look at the whole picture. Do some research and look up things from the other point of view and make an intelligent decision instead of letting Jackson and Sharpton incite riots and hold out their hands for donations. These people promote racism because they profit from it. Without racism would we even know who they were ? Racism exists on all sides white or black or hispanic or asian, it has existed for thousands of years and will continue to exist as long as there are cultural differences that we do not fully understand or take the time to understand. Educate yourself on other cultures, respect their point of view and enter things with an open mind and make intelligent decisions. Inform yourself with the facts before going off on a rampage over a particular issue based on the inflammatory words of hatemongers and people who profit from the promotion of racism..

Education and information are the weapons to defeat racism use them wisely.


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    • JPhillipi profile image

      JPhillipi 5 years ago

      A sad, sad case.

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      Billy Joseph Ethridge 5 years ago from Georgetown, S.C.

      Too late he has already been found guilty they cannot afford to let him go now it will cost them votes and possibly a race riot. Zimmerman was guilty in the media before the coroner ever saw the body.

    • The Frog Prince profile image

      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      KK - So now we let the justice system do what it is designed to do without the media and race baiters trying him.

      The Frog