My perception, from comments I’ve read, is that every George Zimmerman supporter would have reacted exactly as Trayvon Martin did in the same situation. It appears in the gun culture that, as long as you kill with a gun, you are the good guy. And if you get killed by a gun, you are, by definition, the bad guy.
The Buckeye Firearms Foundation has raised more than $12,000 for Zimmerman — to be spent on guns or ammunition or a security system. Does he need another gun to shoot another innocent person? That is really sick.
The writer who basically said white people should be afraid of black men because they are criminals is woefully uninformed. He accused President Obama of injecting race into the discussion and not doing his homework. He showed both his own bias and his ignorance with his comments. Almost all crimes are perpetrated against same-race members. White women have far more to fear from white men than from black men. Learn the facts and take some anti-racist classes would be my suggestion for him.
I’ve been following all the news on Trayvon Martin, but I am somewhat confused. Juror B29 is part Hispanic, Zimmerman is white Hispanic, and President Obama is African-American. Isn’t everyone actually mixed? Beam me up, Scotty — because I don’t know what race I belong to.
Re “Juror says Zimmerman ‘got away with murder’,” July 26: Wow, now we have a new norm in this country — “You’re innocent, but you’re really guilty.” Juror B29 says she initially favored conviction of Zimmerman but, on the second day, realized that evidence didn’t exist. She sat through the entire trial and didn’t know that? Then she discloses she just moved to Florida from Chicago, the U.S. murder capital of blacks by blacks. Interesting.
The only established “profiling” in the Zimmerman trial seems to have been done by Juror B29, who stated she believes (or has profiled) George Zimmerman to be a murderer, but admits there was not enough evidence to support her conclusion.
I am a white retired police officer and I fault the prosecutor for going for too high a degree of murder in the Zimmerman trial. It is obvious that there was recklessness and negligence involved in Zimmerman’s actions. That is a much lower degree of murder, but still holds you accountable for a life taken. At no point did Zimmerman yell out and identify himself as a “Neighborhood Watch man.” Even police, in uniform, do that routinely. Personally, I believe Zimmerman panicked due to a lack of training. The penalty for involuntary manslaughter/recklessness/negligence would have been less, but there would have been a conviction. …
The organized Democratic mob-rule tactic of the Zimmerman trial needs to be exposed for what it is — a subterfuge for Benghazi and the IRS scandal.
The Florida court in the Trayvon Martin case was totally inept, but the court of public opinion has ruled against Mr. Zimmerman and now his life isn’t worth a plugged nickel. Justice rules one way or the other.
I have no idea how anyone can think that someone who follows and confronts a boy for no reason and then kills him is innocent. And calling out racism has suddenly made you a racist? What kind of idiot thinks that pointing out injustice makes you a bigot? … Heal thyselves, racists.
I watched almost every moment of the trial on HLN. Regardless of everyone’s personal opinion, the facts cannot be ignored. The jury had to follow the law, not their hearts. Our legal system can seem to benefit criminals at times, but it is reassuring to know that “beyond a reasonable doubt” was the most important consideration.