I'm beyond disappointed with the verdict in the Zimmerman trial.
To me, this was not a case about racism. (Though I do believe that Mr. Zimmerman was criminally profiling based upon race.)
When does a fist fight equate to gunpower?
When does a person standing up for themselves because they feel threatened equate to being murdered?
Why is it that Mr. Zimmerman "felt threatened" and so it was okay to murder someone? So Trayvon Martin's death doesn't matter because Mr. Zimmerman was "scared"? Because basically, to have not given any semblence of discipline for the taking of another man's life in a deliberate manner just screams "unimportant". Didn't this physical altercation that Mr Zimmerman claims happened - take place as a result of Trayvon Martin -- feeling threatened and defending himself? So why is Mr. Zimmerman's fear more important than that of Trayvon? What if Trayvon was the one that had the gun? Somehow, I feel that might have played out differently.... "Thou shalt not kill" is a phrase that I do believe the Bible Belt state needs to revisit.
This is a stupid law, plain and simple. Mr. Zimmerman was told to stay away and leave the victim alone, and he didn't. Don't fault the victim for standing up to his assailant; that's like blaming a woman for being raped because she wore perfume.
It's disturbing, disgusting and disappointing. To me, it's irrelevant if the prosecution didn't play fair, if there was evidence withheld or if it all was presented as is. The bottom line is that people should not have the right to kill another person just because they feel threatened. Define threatened. Define "in fear for your life". It's all subjective and up to interpretation, isn't it?
If a person puts a knife or gun or baseball bat to your head - then yes, you may feel your life is in jeopardy. But an unarmed person, who may have just handed you an ass whipping because you aren't capable of defending yourself otherwise - does not give you the right to take that person's life.
And there's absolutely nothing else that anyone can say, that can justify it in this girl's mind.