I have not written about this case for a while now because I wanted to get my thoughts straight before putting something out there that could tarnish what I’m trying to say and could come across as unsympathetic and something downright hateful. So here goes:
I hate what has happened to our country because of the whole George Zimmerman case. There’s not one single thing that has been great because of this trial. Yes, Zimmerman shot Trayvon. Yes, he should have backed down but most of the evidence points to Trayvon coming back to the scene. Yes, the jury made a tough decision in light of whatever evidence they were shown. Yes, he shot an unarmed teenager. But he felt within him that he was being attacked.
But none of that should lead to death threats for all of the defense lawyers, families, and such. By giving in to this hatred, we as a country are damned.
And sadly, the person I am most upset with is President Obama. By arguing for the family the way he did, he acts as if our legislative process failed. When in fact, it succeeded with what it set out to do. Obama kept referencing that he could have been Trayvon. Yes, that is true but he could have also been Zimmerman if he felt threatened to the brink of death.
Just so you know, I am not saying that Zimmerman is completely innocent in God’s eyes of killing Trayvon. I’m just arguing the evidence presented. That’s all we have to go on.
I’m sure I’ll get hated on (yes, I used that term) for writing this but ultimately, I don’t care. I have to let my feelings get out there because I don’t see many speaking to this side of things.
And stop being so empty minded to think that if people think Zimmerman is innocent by the law that we are racist. Just because I’m white and I don’t think Zimmerman should have been found guilty means I’m racist. I just means I looked at the evidence and found them doubtful. Do a better job, prosecution, to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.
I pray for the Martin family and for the Zimmerman family almost every time I hear something about this case which over the past month has been non-stop. I pray that they find God in this time because the only person who can really judge the situation is God. Only Trayvon and Zimmerman know what really happened. All else is speculation. I don’t think that either party could have proved what happened that night. But as our legislative process works, the prosecution has to prove he did it. The defense doesn’t have to prove what happened but has to disprove what the prosecution says. And they did a good job.
He may have gotten away with murder but the evidence was not clear that he did. Blame the Stand Your Ground law all you want. But there’s not good enough evidence that can be explained away to the contrary.
And I’m tired of others bringing up cases where a black male shot a 17-year old white kid in the same type of situation. They use the excuse that if race didnt’ play a part in this, then it wouldn’t be on the news. For some reason, this case took off virally and that one didn’t. Don’t bring that into things. Let’s deal with what is in front of us and discuss it.
I’m sorry if this starts something but I had to say it. I welcome your thoughts. However, if you get discriminatory, I will have to delete your comments.