I followed this case closely, and I'll start by saying that I agree with the verdict, because the prosecution at times almost appeared to be on the side of the defense. I mean they were idiots. There wasn't enough concrete evidence to land a conviction. Personally, I do not believe this situation was racially motivated, I think Zimmerman acted on Trayvon's attire due to the many robberies that had already occurred in his neighborhood.
I believe it was the dirty hands of the media pushing it as being racially motivated due to the tampering of things actually being said, and even going so far as to claim Zimmerman as being a white male. The folks behind the scenes provided all of these racist blacks, latinos, and whites a platform to spew their ignorance. When people think of racism, white people are always targeted the roughest, but there are plenty of racist Blacks and Spanish out there. Al Sharpton though, was among the first pulling the race card before any of the facts were revealed. Nothing new there.
People say Trayvon Martin would still be alive had Zimmerman stayed in the car. This is true. But he would also still be alive had he just finished going where ever he was headed, instead of flipping out and beating this guy down. I agree with one of the jurors when they stated both of them should have just walked away. It was an ugly situation no doubt, that should have been handled differently.
I don't have much to say on this. I wasn't there, I don't know what happened. All I know its the evidence and what was said on the news networks. I don't know how a jury found this guy (Zimmerman) not guilty, when he exited his vehicle and followed Trayvon Martin, then shot him. Its simple right and wrong, Trayvon martin would still be alive today if Zimmerman had just stayed in his car, but for some reason its like no one can see that or they refuse to see that. In my book that … more