Let me first begin by stating that no matter what happened on that fateful day, Trayvon’s death is a tragedy. There are many people out there with the statement “get over it” or “move on” or even the shameless “black kids are murdered everyday, so what’s the big deal?” To these statements I think the people saying them should truly be ashamed of themselves. Every senseless death is a tragedy to the families of the people that they happen to, and to say any of those things regarding the loss of a person’s loved one is insensitive, rude and disrespectful. To any family that has lost a person senselessly and tragically my heart goes out to you. I apologize for the ignorant thoughts and words that come from some of the people that live in this country, but there are still people out here that care.
Now as for the verdict in the case against George Zimmerman, I think our country and the state of Florida should be ashamed of the laws they have set in place that says a person can murder another person and get off scott free because they claim self defense. I would also like to add that as minorities we have the tendency to not register to vote, and if we are registered we still don’t get out and take advantage of our opportunities to vote. I feel that voting would have put the correct people in place to avoid situations like this from happening.
The facts are as follows: George Zimmerman stalked and profiled Trayvon Martin, the police told Zimmerman that he was not to follow Trayvon, Trayvon did not have any weapons on him, Trayvon did not have any stolen property or drugs on him, Zimmerman lied repeatedly about the events surrounding the shooting, the prosecution did not know what they were doing and destroyed the case, Trayvon was wearing a hoodie simply because it was raining outside, the police department waited three days to tell Trayvon’s father that he was killed even though they knew the same day it happened, Zimmerman created the situation that he put himself in when he needed to defend himself, and this country has failed Trayvon Martin and his family.
One thing that many people don’t understand is if the situation had happened in any number of other states, Zimmerman would be in jail for life. Unfortunately it happened in a state that gives people a license to kill at will. If we are to get any messages across, they should be positive ones. Have peaceful rallies, move your children to a neighborhood they can feel safe in, talk with your children about this situation and what can be done to stop things like this from happening in the future, register to vote, get out and vote when the opportunity comes, boycott Florida, and please don’t make the situation worse with violence.
I have been sick to my stomach about Zimmerman being a free man, but I am a believer in karma. I don’t think that his life will ever be the same, and there won’t be many places he can go in this country that will allow him to be happy. Justice will be delivered to him through the karma he put out by taking the life of an innocent child. If you cannot have faith in anything else, have faith in that.