Justice For Trayvon Martin Should Have Been Served Hot
The unfortunate and tragic incident involving the shooting of a young black kid, Trayvon Martin, has got me doing some reading as I try to come to my own unbiased conclusions. From what I have read so far, I see it as an isolated case of an unprovoked confrontation gone wrong. Nothing I read made me think it had anything to do with race. Zimmerman, the guy who shot young Trayvon, acted over zealously and obviously has some underlying and unresolved personal issues. No one knows what was driving him that night. It would have been advisable to have him tested for drug use following the shooting but unfortunately this was not done.
This case has gotten more than its fair share of publicity due in part to the racial undertones that also makes it so volatile. Should Zimmerman have been arrested and charged? Absolutely. Manslaughter, or second degree murder charges should have been brought against him. It was indeed a miscarriage of justice on the part of the system. The definition of justice states: ‘The upholding of what is just, especially fair treatment and due reward in accordance with honor, standards, or law’. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty but when there someone is killed in an altercation, the killer, if his guilt could be ascertained, should be arrested then and there. Heck, I’ve known several cases right here in my city where a home owner was charged for defending his property.
In a world where fear and hate walk hand in hand, events like this unfold daily with the same consequences. Maybe it was a hate crime, maybe it wasn’t. Either way it should never had happened but it did and it does and I hate to say it but it will always happen. What should we do? We have to be ready to forgive and not seek revenge. Ready to be open to the fact that even though they acted like monsters, they are still humans in need of help. Zimmerman obviously had demons that night. He was walking around armed and willing to use firepower on an unarmed youth that he outweighed by 40 pounds. It doesn’t matter if the kid was white or yellow, justice must be served.
It is a pity that it took the voices of the masses to finally spur the system to right the wrong and seek to bring charges against Zimmerman. I hope that he gets a fair trial and come to terms with what he did. I also hope he seeks and gets the help he certainly needs.
And that’s my take.
NOTE: Immediately after drafting this blog, the news broke that George Zimmerman was arrested and charged with second degree murder of the unarmed youth. I added the last paragraph and changed the topic to reflect this.
- George Zimmerman To Be Charged In Trayvon Martin Case [VIDEO] (hellobeautiful.com)
- George Zimmerman: Victim of Racist Hatred and Liberal Ignorance (thecollegeconservative.com)
- Zimmerman dodges first degree murder charge and launches website (lameducks.wordpress.com)
- George Zimmerman Could Be Charged With a Hate Crime [Trayvon Martin] (gawker.com)
- Open Season on Bunnies and Black Folk… (darkactsbible.wordpress.com)