posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 06:58 PM
Having paid attention to this trial the following can be stated:
This case, this was one the cases that captured the attention and emotions of the general public. And as sad as it is, there were problems with this
The first problem is that this entire case was tried in the media, making 2 victims instead of one. As much as many would not like to admit it,
Zimmerman was as much as a victim as Martin was, as he was not given a trial before being pronounced guilty infront of the country by the media. Oh
they had a storm, reporting and editing, showing him to be a deranged racist, one who deliberately tracked down an angel of a person, Trayvon Martin.
Yet it was this very reporting that misled and ultimately led the the furor that happened after the verdict came out.
Add to that the addition of the President getting involved and it became a political issue. The sad part was that of all of the people involved, the
President of the United States should not have been involved, should never have spoken and should not have used this to push an agenda of his.
Another victim of this entire affair is the very communities that are now protesting and those who have to deal with said protests, and who had
absolutely nothing to do with such.
The problem in this interview is that the juror is not considering that a person can not be convicted based on emotion, but on what the evidence
states. And from what I saw of the trial, the prosectuion did not do its job, and their case was going to be lost from the very first start.
But as sad as it is, we do profile people we see every day. We make judgements based off of past experience. It was a situation that quickly got out
of hand. But the trial is over, and what good can come of all of the protests or persuing to retry Zimmerman, or of regrets? Remember that we do
live where the ideal is a person is innocent until proven guilty, and they have to be proven guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt.
And that the law has to be applied equally across the board. So to retry a man who was found not guilty, is pretty much throwing out the one thing
that prevents such, the prevention of putting a person in double jeapordy.
Time to let it go and focus on figuring out where everything went wrong, with both Zimmerman and Trayvon.