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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?