Murder and not guilty


I am angry tonight as the not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman in the murder of Trayvon Martin went across the sky. I did not pray for justice because I am an atheist. And I learned years ago not to expect justice in our legal system for African-Americans. This case had appeared open and shut. A man stalked and killed a teenager under the pretense of being neighborhood watch volunteer. I have never heard about neighborhood watch involve vigilantism. And they certainly never carried guns. The main purpose of neighborhood watch is just that being the eyes and ears of the community, not taking the law into their own hands.

But there was another story always present. It took an outcry from African-Americans to force the District Attorney to indict Zimmerman for his foul deeds. Several people on Facebook expressed a lack of confidence in the prosecutor’s presentation throughout the trial and these were people who believed as I do that Trayvon was murdered. The last minute addition of the lesser charge of manslaughter gave me even less confidence of the prosecutor’s handling of the case.

I don’t believe white juries will convict one of their own of killing an African-American in America. Racism is the most powerful weapon on this earth and until we face that fact those of us who are anything other than white are fair game.

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