Sunday, July 14, 2013

Couple thoughts on verdict... latest blog

Most of us have been consumed with the Zimmerman trial, verdict and opinions on everything related. The mass media has done a great job of making sure that was number one on our plates.

I'm definitely taken back a little after the not guilty verdict. Definitely.

I'm really sick of people trying to defend that verdict, and take the attention away from the obvious racial tone of this whole trial. I am not saying it's an issue to cause a riot. But this is definitely some bullshhhh. Really.

I don't want to hear about how O.J. Simpson got off, or how Michael Jackson was acquitted after being accused of having questionable communication with underage kids. Last time I checked, Zimmerman wasn't a former Heisman trophy winner or Grammy nominated artist.  Just some half-white guy in Florida. Nothing more, or nothing less. Not saying the situation would be justified if he were. Just noting the obvious difference with those cases. From what I can tell, a lot of REGULAR citizens have lost their case when trying to use the STAND YOUR GROUND law as their defense.

It's as simple as this: If it were ME on trial for chasing a black, white, hispanic or asian kid down a neighborhood street; and we got into a scuffle when I finally caught the kid... whether I was threatened or not, I am going to jail or being proven guilty of something if I ended up KILLING the kid. Hell, I would be praying for justice if someone broke into my house to rob me, and I had to kill them... hoping the jury believed I truly did the act to protect myself.

I would hate to be a law student, trying to debate all the cases that went the OTHER WAY when taken to trial. How are students going to justify this verdict when there are countless cases of the person on trial for murder going to jail or being proven guilty of SOMETHING even if they were dealing with this STAND YOUR GROUND LAW?

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