Originally posted by woodwardjnr
reply to post by popsmayhem
You'll have to excuse my ignorance as I'm from the UK and have not really been following this case. But wondered even if the shooting was in self
defense, does the shooting still have to be investigated?
I would have assumed that there would have to be an investigation to prove it was self defense.
Well, until the public outcry etc, they thought they had done the investigation that substantiated the claim that it was self defense. Thus, why he
was never arrested, though he was detained that night.
When the media got involved and began to fan the racial flames, the prosecutor basically is redoing the case again, to be certain nothing untoward has
happened. A lot of claims about family ties etc. have been made, and it is her duty to go back and make sure whether these things did or did not
Once she completes this investigation, she will release her findings and her decision.
I fear a lot of to do was made. What I mean is that a lot of things being "claimed" does not make them true. Now, if the findings come back that it
was indeed self defense, it is going to embarrassing for the Martin family and the people that defended them so vehemently, because so many people
were culpable in fabricating falsehoods that gave false hopes of "justice". Public figures, media, etc. I hope that makes sense.
Instead, people will be left with a man that is obviously broken and will probably be so for the rest of his life. It is apparent he took no joy in
the events that unfolded that night, and people that would say otherwise are filled with unecessary poison and venom. It is a sad tragic story all the
way around, but few people postulate about the outcome if what he said happened really is the truth.
It would change the image of Martin for his staunch defenders and in particular, his family, and it certainly changes the life of Zimmerman and all of
the people that know and love him, forever. The Martins will have a son that never grows up, never gets married, never has a child of his own. It is
sad and unfair for everyone involved.
Now, because of the to do that was made, it drug an already torn Nation in with it, further causing to divide, setting us back an unkown time and
unknown reparability in race relations when so many had fought so hard, tried so long to dig out from under that. The worst part is, it isn't over
yet, and the worst may be yet to come.
edit on 11-4-2012 by Libertygal because: (no reason given)