The bottom line is that Martin could have been compliant rather than jump into a confrontation when questioned about what he was doing in the neighborhood, one he is not seen in normally since he was visiting a relative and not a resident. That in itself presents a concern for someone on a neighborhood watch, in a community that had recently succumbed to multiple burglaries by that ethnic group. If someone identifies themselves as a person of authority or a security group then you stop answer questions and move on your merry way, or if you are in the wrong pay the consequences. The problem is that there is no respect for authority any longer especially from the young. And that is part of the problem. As a parent I can empathize with his parents but I don't care how well you know your children, you are not with them 24/7 and they are capable of so much more good and bad than you will ever know.
As for the OP comments about black on black crime it seems as long as its contained within that ethnic group its not something to get upset nationally about unless its an innocent 4 or 5 year old that is killed but when you have someone of another ethnic group commit the crime its an affront to the whole of the ethnicity. That again is troubling since we should have the same convictions whether its white on white, white on black,black on black, black on white, white on hispanic, hispanic on black, black on hispanic or asian crime etc.. How many times do we see the Caucasian community up in arms protesting, breaking windows, lighting fires when another ethnicity takes the life of a caucasion, hispanic, asian, native indian, eskimo...........
The bottom line is that none of us were there the night it happened. None of us will ever know what truly happened moment by moment by moment. In the end Justice was served in the eyes of the law, that verdict says that Zimmerman acted in self defense and was justified in using deadly force to protect his life as someone was trying to take it.
Now had this gone differently and Trayvon Martin had successfully crushed Zimmermans skull against the concrete and left him in a coma or dead? No witnesses means we have an unsolved crime with a man left in a coma or worse. How does Justice get served there? Does the whole of the hispanic and or caucasian community jump up in arms with this unsolved crime? Does it make national news? Does anyone even care outside of Zimmermans parents, spouse and the local detectives? Probably not............
It's a sad state we live in........
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