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Will Trayvon Martin's Family Offer Zimmerman an Apology?
It will interesting to see how it is handled, IF, after all the rant about racist white folk or racist latino folk, George Zimmerman, a latino-white, actually was defending himself when the gun went off. I suspect two things will occur:
1. The Martin family will not apologize
2. The Martins & millions of other blacks will claim that the White police force (which is biased in itself because there are black officers on it) is covering it up to protect the non-black Zimmerman.
As for #1, it would be far to embarrassing for the Martin's to make such an apology or admit they were dead wrong about how their son conducted himself when not at home. Uh, most teens act 100% different when around friends or not a home. I know I did. It would embarrassing because of all of the race related issues that have been wrongly put into this simple crime or incident. Judging from Trayvon's Twitter and MySpace accounts, which may be shut down, the 17 yr. old was acting totally different around dudes from his hood or homies, at least online.
As for #2, well, with so many other agendas from other discontents jumping in on this issue and using race as the hammer, the police are ALWAYS to blame, which is very biased.
As to the police, it is a mixed force. The police did not arrest Zimmerman because according to Florida law, actually, most laws dealing with self-defense, deadly force can be used if one truly feels they are in danger for their own life. Obviously, the police report was taken from Zimmerman. There are witnesses who claim, but it is not fact, that ZImmerman was the aggressor. Yet, if he continued to follow Trayvon to see if he was or was not going to do damage to the condo complex, this can hardly be called an aggressor. If, Trayvon, turned and confronted this latino, words were exchanged and Trayvon swung first, then Zimmerman acted the same and they landed on the ground in a struggle. What if Trayvon had a gun? If the result was the same, would this even be in the news? Would it be in the national headlines if Zimmerman was black? What if Trayvon had some weed on him?
Fact is, it is all about race again and the old wounds and scars of the past have resurfaced in the South. If the police had released their report within a week of the incident, I suspect, the same result would occur. Why? Because Trayvon's parents have racist opinions of others as well, and they think the whites are covering it up.
If the situation is like Trayvon's attorney states, Zimmerman should go to trial and sentenced, otherwise, he will be owed a big apology for his part in the tragic event that continues for Zimmerman long after the media has left. There will be those seeking revenge, like the New Black Panther Party.
- The Trayvon Martin Murder Case
It has been a month since the tragic teen killing murder of Trayvon Martin, age 16-17, by Latino, George Zimmerman, a watch guard for small condo complex. The media is on this like a bee is on honey, often beating a dead horse with so much drama....