posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 10:35 AM
reply to post by FlyersFan
I thought you would be satisfied with the verdict and move on...
You have to realize that just as you have an opinion on this matter, so does every other person in this country. And their views and opinions are no
more or less valid that yours.
I don't see it your way. I don't trust that everything George Zimmerman said about the incident is true. In my opinion, the only reason he was found
not guilty is that the other party who witnessed the whole thing cannot give his side of the story. With only one story to go on, the jury HAD to find
him not guilty. That doesn't mean he's actually not guilty. That just means the prosecution couldn't PROVE it... because their main witness is
The Justice Department is just doing what they SHOULD do. They should listen to the people and make sure justice is done. If Zimmerman is innocent, as
you seem to think, then you have nothing to worry about.
You may think this case has nothing to do with race, but millions of people think otherwise. I think otherwise. George Zimmerman called 911 every time
a black kid was walking around the neighborhood. Not only that, I don't believe his self-defense claim.
The Lessons of Zimmerman's Not Guilty Verdict
Criminal trials are not very good at deciding whether a defendant is actually innocent — or whether racial profiling is a problem in our country.
Both sides hoped the case would definitively resolve this debate, but as the trial went on, it became clear that it could not. Criminal trials are not
journalism, which seeks to construct a who-what-when-where-why account. They are set up to answer a narrow question: whether the prosecution has
proved a specific charge “beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Are young black men being racially profiled? Are there too many guns in the hands of private citizens? Does the law give people too much leeway in
using deadly force in self-defense? The Zimmerman trial was never going to answer any of those questions. But now that it is over, we should be able
to find the time — and the right forum — to tackle them head-on.
This case has opened up the need for discussion. You may disagree and that is your right. But this discussion WILL happen. You can rant and rave about
it and hate it all you want, but this discussion WILL happen. And I think it NEEDS to happen.