What are your thoughts on the uproar around Trayvon Martin's Death?
As we learn more and more about Trayvon and from witnesses, it's becoming clear he's not the little kid or saint his family and the media are portraying him as. More time is needed to get ALL the information.
I think the uproar around this kids death is too much. I understand wanting Justice, and Zimmerman should've been arrested the moment it was established he was responsible. However, if the kid had been white or Hispanic you would've never heard about it.
You call this an uproar? Every decent citizen in the country should be in the streets shouting at the top of their lungs. The amount of hate that is deemed acceptable even in public discourse is grotesquely uncouth, while the hate that takes place out on the streets is terrifying. Presidential candidates curse at reporters and get a pat on the back. "Way to stand up to those disgusting liberals," people say. Give me a break. Obama says something nice about the kid and all of a sudden he is a Black Liberation Activist trying to destroy the world of white people. People demand justice for Trayvon and people start accusing him of not being a saint. I don't know, maybe that ridiculous hyperbole is the uproar you are referring to. There should be an uproar, but it should be an uproar demanding justice and an uproar challenging people who have nothing but hatred to offer. Enough already!
I almost didn't answer this question, as it kinda violates my "don't discuss politics" life rule. However... The simple fact of the matter is (drum roll, please) there ARE NO SIMPLE FACTS. Yes, I'm yelling. Deal with it. Zimmerman wasn't immediately arrested because running a thorough investigation into someone becomes much more difficult when they are in jail, as opposed to running around thinking they are in the clear. As for Trayvon Martin? Yeah, big surprise. He was immediately made out to be the poster-boy for American youth. And, of course, he wasn't. Why? Because no one is. It doesn't take away from the tragedy. And it doesn't take away from the wrongness of it. A young man is dead. A family is in mourning. And a community is left to wonder: What just happened?
So, if it makes you feel better to yell at the world, go ahead. If it makes you feel better to assign blame, regardless of the lack of clear information, go ahead. Just don't expect it to matter to anyone but, well, you.
The leftist seem to think you are guilty till proven innocent. We have a court system, let it work. If & when the police have enough evidence to arrest, they will. Because a "GUN" was used & a black was killed, it became political.
My thoughts are simple. Let the investigation run its course. There are some so-called leaders in this country that seem to thrive off of these types of tragedies. One life has been lost and another severely damaged. The media and publicity hounds should hush and let the professionals seek the truth - without the threat of politics involved.
I live in a neighboring county. I know the Sanford area well as I lived there. I feel the pain that this nightmare has caused.
One of my biggest concerns is that I do not know what happened that night. The media takes a story and runs with it and we hear the story via the press. I have
heard' so many conflicting stories.
The one thing I do know is that a young man is dead...and no one is in custody. A family's life will never be the same.
And Mr. Zimmerman is looking pretty guilty....
I do know that I would be angry and outraged if that had been my child !!!
My one prayer is...the guilty party or parties is/are brought to justice and that Seminole county takes a closer look at policies regarding shooting to kill.
They had to play the race card and make it so that whites are covering something up because he was black. I was that there is a eye witness that saw Zimmerman on the ground with Trayvon standing over him and yes the witness is black. He has punched others in the face before just like Zimmerman says happened and then there was a struggle for the gun. If they really had any evidence that Zimmerman had done anything wrong, he'd be in jail already. Let the cops to their job and justice will be served, they don't need the medias help.
How about a hub from a Central Florida boy? Coming right up!
High school boys are generally unbearable, even the nicest ones. It doesn't make it OK to shoot them.
I don't like my upscale neighbors very much. They are very snotty and make me feel vulnerable. Doesn't mean it's OK for me to chase them through through the park and shoot them dead.
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