The cops had and released GZ without filing any charges. Not saying they were wrong in doing so, but to a community who just lost an unarmed minor for the crime of walking thru his neighborhood after dark, I can see how doing it might offend said community.
Saddlebag...I think you and I are on the same side of issues MOST of the time, but I respectfully disagree this time in this case.
GZ was arrested because of political correctness and pressure by the Black community. Pure and simple, the verdict bears this out.
An unarmed MINOR that enjoyed fighting and took pleasure in beating down his opponents. He was also a 2x a week pot smoker and did indeed have it in his system during this altercation. Other evidence that was not allowed in BECAUSE THE PROSECUTION withheld it until trial time were the thousands of hidden TEXTS about fighting and guns and also about 600 pictures that were also hidden...some of which are reported to be pornographic.
I agree that age 17 is TOO YOUNG to die. But, so is age 27. Both MEN (and yes, Trayvon Martin was a young MAN), both of them were responsible for EVERYTHING that happened. Trayvon was responsible for the BEATDOWN of Zimmerman, and Zimmerman was responsible for the shooting.
At what point during an altercation of having your head smashed against concrete do you make the decision to let the young man to continue to beat you...or do you do what you have to do to survive.
If this was a BOY as some are arguing...then why didn't he respect the AUTHORITY of an older man. He didn't, he sucker punched the man and then beat him until something STUPIDLY drastic had to be done.
Had Trayvon KILLED George Zimmerman, do you think they would have tried him as a juvenile OR as an ADULT.
Take heart though Saddlebag...we agree on most everything else.