The title of a recently released Yahoo! article is “Jury finds George Zimmerman NOT guilty” (Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/jury-reaches-verdict-in-zimmerman-trial-131511601.html). WOW.
“George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman whose trial for the killing of UNARMED BLACK teenager Trayvon Martin RIVETED viewers and sparked a national conversation about race and justice, was found not guilty on all charges Saturday (July 13 2013)”. The key word here is “unarmed” which in turn implies that Zimmerman shot a DEFENSELESS Trayvon Martin.
“Zimmerman, 29, was ACQUITTED on charges of second-degree murder in the death of Martin, a 17 year old whom the defendant shot during a scuffle in a nearby on Feb 26, 2012. The six-WOMAN jury also found Zimmerman NOT guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter”. Notice “women”. Women are generally more SYMPATHETIC than men. PERHAPS this was a factor in Zimmerman’s acquittal?
“The jury signaled they had reached a verdict 9:45 pm ET and filed into the courtroom around 10 pm (July 14, 2013). After the verdict was read, Judge Debra Nelson polled the jurors to MAKE SURE EACH AGREED WITH THE DECISION (?)” Did any of these jurors think that Zimmerman was GUILTY? “She then told Zimmerman he was free to go”. “filed into the courtroom” sounds like what happened to TOM ROBINSON in “To Kill A Mockingbird” (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_To_Kill_a_Mockingbird_characters#Primary_characters). THIS IS A CIRCUS.
“Zimmerman showed little emotion as the verdict was announced” AS EXPECTED (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). Zimmerman got what he wanted: AN ACQUITTAL.
“Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, were not in the courtroom when the verdict was read. They later tweeted thanks to their supporters”.
Fulton tweeted. “Lord, during my darkest hour, I lean on you. You are all that I have. At the end of the day, GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL. Thank you all for your prayers and support. I will love you forever, Trayvon!!! In the name of Jesus!!!”
“Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s father, tweeted, “Even though I am broken-hearted, my faith is unshattered I WILL ALWAYS LOVE MY BABY TRAY”.
“At a press conference following the verdict, prosecutors expressed DISAPPOINTMENT with the outcome, but urged the community to REMAIN CALM“. Hopefully, we WON’T see the riots that occurred after the RODNEY KING beating (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_King).
According to prosecutor John Guy, “We have from the beginning just prayed for the truth to come out and for PEACE to be the result and that continues to be our prayers“. We must “pray” HARD for “peace”.
“But prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda insisted the fundamentals of the case SHOULD HAVE FAVORED THE PROSECUTION“. “We respect the jury’s verdict, but really this is about A KID being followed by A STRANGER“. Martin was 17 at the time of the shooting and Zimmerman was 29 (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Trayvon_Martin).
“Benjamin Crump, a civil rights attorney advising the Martin family, echoed that plea. “For Trayvon to rest in peace, WE MUST ALL BE PEACEFUL“. Again, this is our HOPE.
Finally, “Zimmerman’s defense attorney, Mark O’Mara, told reporters that he believed Zimmerman will now TRY TO return to a normal life“. IS THIS/WILL THIS BE POSSIBLE? “O’Mara said that Zimmerman was used as a “SCAPEGOAT” by people who wanted to create a civil rights violation, and was thus overcharged in the crime”. Both sides are now “scapegoating” or “Blaming and criticizing” each other (Web-site/URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-AJviZ8Itk). “(Speaking) of his client being charged with murder”, O”Mara said: “It certainly WOULDN’T have happened if he (George Zimmerman) was BLACK” again reinforcing the RACE issue.
Finally, O’Mara also compared the media to “MAD SCIENTISTS” who had turned his client (Zimmerman) into a “MONSTER” with shoddy reporting”. This is another example/case of “Blaming and criticizing” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-AJviZ8Itk).
This brings to an end the case that has riveted the United States more so than any case involving RACE since the beating of RODNEY KING in 1991 (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_King) and the murder trial of OJ SIMPSON in 1995 (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._J._Simpson_murder_case). NERVES ARE CERTAINLY FRAYED AND THE UNITED STATES IS POLARIZED/DEEPLY DIVIDED ONCE AGAIN.