Justice for George Zimmerman?

The trial of George Zimmerman, the man on trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin in what he claims was self defense, is in a fight for his life — on multiple fronts.  If convicted he faces life in jail.  And if acquitted, he faces a life on the run in hiding.  Twitter is abuzz with death threats both to Zimmerman and random white people in the event he is not found guilty.

(Via Twitchy)

https://twitter.com/ImdatniggaPWood/statuses/350013819763965952

https://twitter.com/HotTopicLys/statuses/350300539810091008

https://twitter.com/TheRealJaylonM/statuses/350287927814782977

https://twitter.com/carlise_/statuses/350310353663557632

https://twitter.com/StayFocus_Jones/statuses/350291640755306499

https://twitter.com/Dat_Nigga_Vonni/statuses/350245600345866240

https://twitter.com/BihhImaBadAhh/statuses/350328953468227584

Whether or not Zimmerman is guilty is no longer the issue.  We are witnessing a disgusting display of torch and pitchfork justice which is setting a chilling precedent.  That a criminal prosecution can be driven by the demands of those willing to subject an innocent community to assault and murder should bring cause for concern, but it doesn’t seem to.  Our presumption of innocence when being charges with a crime  is perhaps one of the most important rights we have.

The constant pressure from activists and supporters of Trayvon Martin have made this a racial issue with no evidence other than a difference of skin color between the shooter and the deceased.  Threats of mass violence and retribution fueled Zimmerman’s arrest and now his conviction makes this is nothing more than a modern day lynching.

Zimmerman has no chance to live a normal life from here on out, and why not?  Because he was the wrong color.  What a shame.

Comments

  1. The real racism is displayed by those who have been hounding Zimmerman.

  2. It’s fairly obvious that these people don’t care about whether the killing was justified or not, but only that it happened to a black kid. With all the talk of “judge not” floating around like pollen in the air, Zimmerman is assumed to have acted out of a sense of racism and as such it is taken for granted. Of COURSE he’s a racist! He killed a black kid, didn’t he? So he must be found guilty of murder or else we’re going to go on a rampage.

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