It took two days for the six women jury in the George Zimmerman case to return a verdict of NOT GUILTY. For a year and a half we’ve been immersed in this case, many times drawn along racial lines. I won’t rehash the whole ordeal here because it’s not necessary. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard all about this case or have discussed it with someone you know.
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN IS FREE ( or is he?)
While Facebook lit up like nightfall in Las Vegas following the news of the verdict, with people posting their disdain, I shed tears for a Mother and Father who walked away with absolutely no justice. I watched the press conferences where the defense almost gloated over their client’s acquittal while failing to utter any kind words for the loss these parents are feeling all over again.
In my honest opinion, George Zimmerman will soon wish he had gone to prison. Life as he has known it is over. He will live each and every waking hour of the rest of his life in fear. What type of life is that? He claims he acted in self defense and a jury of 6 women, five white and one Hispanic, agreed with him. It’s done. He may have walked out of that courtroom free but he will never be free.
Media sites and blogs are already referencing the Rodney King case. If anyone is inciting any riots, it will be the media. People of all races and backgrounds are outraged over this verdict, not just Black people. George Zimmerman stated he was on his way to Target when he spotted Trayvon Martin on that fateful night. My question has always been: Why did you have a loaded gun strapped to you in a holster to go to Target?
Did the Prosecution not present their best case? Obviously the star witness Rachel Jeantel wasn’t prepped properly. I will admit I was embarrassed for her. She was not a credible witness.
It doesn’t matter where you stand on this case. Lives are forever changed. Sabrina Fulton & Tracy Martin have lost their child. George Zimmerman will serve a life sentence of fear. No one wins all because of some bad choices made on a rainy evening back in February 2012 in Sanford, Florida.