Last edited by VanceMack; 04-22-12 at 05:08 PM.
Zimmerman shot an unarmed person in self defense, and was unreasonably suspicious by most people's standards of the person he shot. Any parent, regardless of their race, would have serious questions and would be raising hell to demand an investigation and demand something be done other than letting him walk away. The family of Trayvon deserve answers, and Zimmerman deserves a fair trial. This should NOT be a racially tense issue at all. It's defiantly not a race issue for me.
You brought up race earlier with your comment about black and black violence... yes, there is a lot of black on black violence. Lots of areas are known for higher crime rates, lower income, gang activity, etc. Cabrini Green in Chicago was notorious for violence and that's where the black people lived. Gangs and violence go together. There are Asian gangs, white gangs, etc. There is white on white violence, and we discuss white violence a lot. A local police offer told me there is a ton of illegal aliens and Latin people involved with crime and black gangs, and they kill each other constantly, but it isn't constant nightly news.
Let me make up a statistic off the top of my head.... Before and since the Trayvon Martin case there there have been over 500 cases of white/Latin assailants assaulting or killing black victims, and those are not being discussed. Every time a white person or Latin person kills a black person, it's national news.
I really feel that when people make this a race issue and state the public concern only boils down to race... then you're kind of acting like discussing the case is taboo and we should sweep it under the rug. You're saying it doesn't deserve the attention it gets, but who are you to say that? Did Casey Anthony's case get more attention than necessary, the JonBenet Case, Natalie Halloway???
More than likely, race isn't at fault. More than likely the 24 hr news cycle and sensationalism is at fault. The media has spread false information. The media is definitely at fault and Nancy Grace was key to blowing Casey Anthony's trial out of proportion as well.
I don't see Trayvon's parents going to the media any different than Natalie Halloway's parents doing the same. They just want justice and answers, they are experiencing something no parent should ever have it, and they deserve answers, an investigation, and closure. If Zimmerman isn't found guilty but it leads to a change in SYG laws and changes in NW committees, then so be it. Having something done is going to give them closure as opposed to seeing nothing done.
You are on your own property and this person is there illegally. Does that mean shoot the UPS man when he delivers a package? Of course not, because when you confront him and he hands you the box, you know why he's there. It's the stranger, in the middle of the night, that you have a right to suspect they are there with ill intent. You have a right to protect your property, your HOME, from invasion as that is the one place you should feel safe.
Whether or not you agree with it is irrelevant, its what the law says. And I've been told this by the police. I asked them what do I do if someone threatens to harm me in my yard or home, and they said take 'em out, we'll come get the body.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
Another headline news story involving non white murder victims. Yep, Jennifer Hudson is black... so I am guessing the killers were white otherwise this story wouldn't be in the headlines, right?