malk8 months ago
I am very upset and completely confounded by the number of people in this country who fail to understand and appreciate the meaning of "self-defense." That's the basis of this case, after all, and the reason George Zimmerman was acquitted. Yes, he was guilty of poor judgement by getting out of his car and **possibly** confronting Trayvon. We don't know for sure if he did indeed confront Trayvon or if Trayvon attacked him first. BECAUSE THERE ISN'T ANY EVIDENCE. When there's no evidence, no conviction can occur. He can't be found guilty of anything, including second degree murder or manslaughter. Yes, it is possible and maybe even probable that George Zimmerman might have been arrested and convicted if he were black and Trayvon was white. But two wrongs do NOT make a right. George Zimmerman had wounds on the back of his head and a broken nose. Where did those come from? Did he injure himself? Did he not have the right to protect himself? Is it possible he wasn't capable of overcoming Trayvon without using his weapon? I don't hear any of these questions being asked, because they are not politically correct. But in my mind, you can't assume George Zimmerman is a racist, which the government will have to prove if the feds file charges, any more than you can assume Trayvon is racist. But oh wait, he did call George Zimmerman a "cracker." Last time I checked, that was a racist term. So who's the racist here? Yes, it is too bad Trayvon is dead, even if he was a racist. He didn't deserve to die, anymore than George Zimmerman deserved to be convicted.