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The acquittal of George Zimmerman was one of the most disappointing verdicts I have come to know. While I may not agree with the jury’s verdict, I respect their position and decision as being jurors. Acquitting George Zimmerman of 2nd degree murder and manslaughter only meant that the State did not show the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant, Mr. George Zimmerman committed the two said crimes to Trayvon Martin. It also did not mean that George Zimmerman was not guilty of this heinous crime. George Zimmerman’s Attorneys put on a dramatic stellar performance in flipping the script in making George Zimmerman the victim, and at the bitter end, the jury bought into to it.

As a Retired Military Reserve Commissioned Officer, and a Retired Police Detective, I knew that the State would have a hard time proving 2nd Degree Murder because the elements were insufficient. However; in my 20 twenty years of service, I knew that the state had a great manslaughter case against George Zimmerman, but I was in total shock to learn that the jury acquitted George Zimmerman of the manslaughter charge. I was wondering what in the heck those jurors were thinking?

Could it be that three of the six jurors are upper middle class citizens, and that they were not expose to the ethnic background, and culture of minorities? Why does it seem that they appear so out of touch? This verdict have definitely sent a message that if you are walking in an exclusive gated community, and you look like Trayvon Martin, you are subject to the same treatment that Trayvon Martin had encountered. An unarmed teenager minding his own business walking home from a 7 Eleven store, was profiled by George Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watchman, simply because the way he was dressed, and the way he looked. As a result, a physical altercation ensued, between an unarmed 17 year old Trayvon Martin, and an armed 29 year old George Zimmerman, which resulted in a shooting death of this teenager.

Let’s take race out of the picture. A young teenager, who is unarmed, gets into a physical altercation with an adult neighborhood watchman, and this neighborhood watchman shoots, and kills this unarmed teenager, then claims self defense. No weapons or evidence from the teenager to suggest that the neighborhood watchman’s life was place in imminent danger. Law Enforcement should have arrested George Zimmerman from the very beginning. George Zimmerman should have been charged with Manslaughter in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. This could have been my son, or your son that could have suffered behind the hands of a degenerate wanna be cop.

It wasn’t until a public out cry that got the media attention, to bring this to light, and shared around the world as what had taken place in Sanford Florida. It took pressure from community activist, clergymen, and power political figures to get the State of Florida to have George Zimmerman arrested, and charged. People of all nationalities, races, genders, and economic backgrounds believe that George Zimmerman should have been found guilty by this jury, consisting of five white jury members and one hispanic juror. But nevertheless; was later acquitted of all charges.

Here is a letter from Lance Gross to George Zimmerman:

Dear George Zimmerman,

For the rest of your life, you will now know how it feels to be a black man in America. You will feel people stare at you. Judging you for what you think are unfair reasons. You will lose out on getting jobs for something you feel is outside of your control. You believe yourself to be an upstanding citizen and wonder why people choose not to see that.

People will cross the street when they see you coming. They will call you hurtful names. It will drive you so insane some days that you’ll want to scream at the top of your lungs. But you will have to wake up the next day, put on a firm look, and push through life.

I bet you never thought that by shooting a black male you’d end up inheriting all of his struggles.

Enjoy your freedom

Sincerely,

A black man that could’ve been Trayvon. Martin



Lets face it citizens, the justice system is broken, and it need to be fixed. I was a gun advocate, and believe in the right to bear arms. My opinion has now changed with the outcome of this case. I am now in agreement with President Obama for tighter, and stricter gun control. With these atrocities, we (The American People) can not give up hope. We have to push for racial equality and racial harmony. The outcome of this case has just set back Sanford, Florida 100 years as a result of this trial, and have divided racial lines.




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up2sumptin commented on Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 at 15:50 PM

If FL had the same gun laws as GA, GZ would have never been allowed to carry concealed* and the outcome of their "meeting" would have been drastically different. GZ might have been more hesitant in following TM.

* If you have any record of DV, even if it was not physical and 30 years ago, you cannot get a permit to carry concealed in the state of GA.

SportsFan31313 commented on Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 at 16:04 PM

Well only if a person has been found guilty of Domestic Violence or domestice Assault that the person could never own a firearm or ammunition. In addition, if you are served with a active protective order, you can not own or be in possession of any firearms.

PoliticsNation commented on Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 at 18:23 PM

Sebekm- "and not make it out to be something that it's not"-"who would probably not have a son who looked like Zimmerman"..your comments are insensitive and lack empathy for a young man that lost his life..he wasn't armed nor did he have a weapon. Until people accept their role in racism and accept that black males are treated different-we will never move forward. Until you walk in another mans shoes be careful what you say. No one knows who was on top..the witness back-tracked and said he wasn't 100% sure and he stated that it's possible Zimmerman could have been on top. If Travon was on top he had a right to defend himself..this man followed him, picked a fight than shot his way out when he was losing...It was wrong.

SportsFan31313 commented on Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 08:13 AM

Sebe,

Yes people see what they want to see. You see what you want to see, and I see what I want too see as well since you out it that way. While people see what Trayvon Martin was doing or sauing what Trayvon Martin should have done, I see a young teenager minding his own business doing avsolutely nothing wrong, when he was profiled by George Zimmerman, shot and killed. I see a George Zimmerman that has gotten by. Oh but I promise you that George Zimmerman wont get away with this. I am willing to bet that Geirge Zummerman is in a worst position than he was before his acquittal. He is a free man according to trial. But is he really free? That's what I see.

SportsFan31313 commented on Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 17:52 PM

"The FBI said he did NOT profile, and their investigation revealed no racial bias (from interviews with people who knew him) on his part."

The FBI are investigators, not prosecuting attorneys. The DOJ does the indicting and prosecuting.

SportsFan31313 commented on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 13:19 PM

I don't have any confidence in the civil either at this point. I have seen enough as far as these jurors. Do they really take their oath seriously? Or do they have their very own hidden agenda? What about Juror B-37? She wasted no time in attempt to sigh a book deal. The things she stated I fine very disappointing. But congratulations, she set Sanford Florida one hundred years as far as racial harmony goes and relations. Or was there ever racial harmony there. What I can see at this point is that what ever positive movement they had in racial harmony, it has been erased with this acquittal. My girlfriend lives in Orlando, Florida and she told me this morning that the racial tension is so thick, that one is afraid to say anything out of fear of starting a race war down there. Community Activist, Powerful Political figures are already down there have huge rallies.

SportsFan31313 commented on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 13:25 PM

But you know Sebe,

I don't think he will be charge after listening to all of the disheartening opinions from Legal Experts. I hope that he does. Oh how I wish that that he does get charge federally, and found guilty. Because of all of this, just know where the racial harmony stands now among the American People. This is not just about Sanford Florida, but it rings out around the nation.


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