posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 10:49 AM
It is not about whether or not people accept a verdict decided by a jury. It is not even about whether the system of Justice we use in this country is
fair or even rational. We all understand that the system is not perfect and have seen some pretty high profile cases ( cough cough OJ cough ) that
ended in verdicts that simply defy logic. What is "fair" about it, the only real guarantee we get is that it is supposed to be fairly applied... not
that it will always end in fair or perfect results.
The question we are really tip toeing around here is "Are there going to be race riots if Zimmerman is acquitted"? Am I right?
Answering that is difficult. If there are then it is my opinion that the people who start such riots are probably just as racist and vile as they
claim the system to be. Those who follow along and fan the flames are nothing more than opportunists who would be willing to split a nation, endanger
their loved ones, and destroy their communities - all for a chance to act out and maybe loot a few things in the process.
In my opinion this is all made so much more possible ( and tragic ) because many young people these days seem to have lost touch with reality because
media has created this faux reality ( reality TV, gaming, music, movies and television shows ) that put dramatic effect before all else and tends to
romanticize extreme acts while simultaneously downplaying the inevitable consequences involved in such acts.
The only people qualified to make this decision are the six people already empaneled to make it. The onus is upon them and our system, for better or
for worse, has made it so. The jury system, for all of its flaws, is still IMO preferable to panels, commissions, tribunals, etc.
Popular opinion has no place in such things. Neither do emotion, uninformed opinion, or semantic issues.
The fact that Zimmerman is not black and Martin was should be totally removed from the equation. Sadly it not only remains an issue... for many it is
the only issue they care about.