George Zimmerman finally arrested for the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Was it a case of racial profiling or a case of an overzealous citizen, taking matters into his own hands? One thing is perfectly clear; no one should be murdered because of the way they look. In Chicago, Rep Bobby Rush is tossed off the house floor because he took a stand for Trayvon when he appeared on the house floor wearing a hoodie.
Rep Rush wanted to prove that just because a person dresses a certain way does not mean that you are a troublemaker. We have all seen the teenagers wearing the hoodies; it is what the young kids are wearing these days. A hoodie is just another fashion statement, albeit, not a very chic one. The point is, not everyone that wears a hoodie is a criminal.
Zimmerman prejudged Trayvon, which cost a young kid his life and a stupid man, his freedom. Prosecutors plan to charge George Zimmerman with second-degree murder, which carriers a prison term of 25 years to life in prison. Whether Zimmerman will actually be required to stand trial remains to be seen, the case may be thrown out before it even gets to trial because of Florida’s “stand your ground law” which gives people a right to use deadly force without having to retreat from a fight.
Whether George Zimmerman serves jail time or walks in the death of Trayvon Martin, his life will never be the same, he may have to spend the rest of his life looking over his shoulder. What George Zimmerman did has angered so many people that he will likely never recover from the public outrage against him. On the 911 tapes that were recently released, the dispatcher clearly tells Zimmerman not pursue Martin. Was it ignorance or arrogance that made Zimmerman continue the pursuit?
There has been such an outcry of racism in this case. After closely following the case, it appears to some that George Zimmerman was completely on his own agenda on that terrible night. When you think of Zimmerman, the word Moron comes to mind. Law or no law, who in their right mind thinks they have a right to go after someone based on what a person is wearing. George Zimmerman saw a kid in a hoodie and automatically pegged him as a criminal. George Zimmerman attorney states that her client is frightened. Well George, now you can probably imagine how Trayvon felt.