TOPICS: Trayvon Martin Shooting
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informed voter - Janette: if it was your son who was shot dead for the crime of being, young, male, black and wearing a hoodie, you would not want to "just drop it already." Learn to have some empathy for those in our society who have to be subjected, on a daily basis, to racial prejudices and profiling. I am proud of how civil people have been in their protests of this miscarriage of justice. This is America where liberty and justice for all can not just be swept under the rug because you're "sick to death of hearing about it."
Well, the justice system is far from perfect. I'm sure OJs victims' families can attest to that. SOmetimes if the case cannot be proved in court, guilty people do walk. OJ is the most glaring example but there are others. Casey Anthony maybe? This may be one of those cases where there might not be enough there to charge a person.
R asked on page 1:
How many white men do you know tolerate this crime?
While I disagree with the tone of the remarks, you do raise a good question. So far, the answer is none. The only people in the public eye who are involved in this issue, demanding Zimmerman's arrest, are blacks and minorities. The only white men who have spoken on the issue have only done so when asked by the press.
Facts, please. This should not be tried in the court of public opinion.
"There has been quite a bit of discussion of how to differentiate manslaughter from first and second degree murder, but what it comes down to is this: if something you do causes someone else to die, if something you get someone else to do causes someone to die, or if you do something stupid (or fail to do something smart) that common sense would tell you would create dangerous situation and could cause someone to die and someone does die, you have committed manslaughter."
I believe this fits the case being discussed. If everyone would only allow "due process", maybe things would finally get to this point. If the defendant didn't pursue the victim, then none of this would have happened. The fact that he did, in my opinion, makes this manslaughter.
Truth: I agree the justice system is not perfect, and I was personally shocked when OJ got away with murder. But that is irrelevant to this case: an unarmed teen being shot to death by an armed man who was told not to pursue the teen. Sorry, no comparison to the OJ case.