It seems there are a few who feel Trayvon Martin was just an innocent victim. Let’s look at the evidence and facts that were presented at the trial.
George Zimmerman saw a person he believed didn’t belong in the area. Fact: There had been a large number of break-ins in the area. Fact: Trayvon Martin was walking home after going to the store, which is not illegal. Zimmerman did follow Martin, which is not illegal.
Fact: Zimmerman lost sight of Martin and started walking back to his car. On the way back to his car Zimmerman was confronted by Martin. Evidence shown in court showed that Martin struck Zimmerman in his face causing his nose to bleed. This is a crime of assault. Zimmerman fell to the ground and Martin jumped on top of him, hitting him and pounding his head on the sidewalk. Again this evidence was show in court and is a crime. Zimmerman had committed no crime to this point.
Sometime during this fight Zimmerman felt that his life was threatened enough that he could die. Example of this is the referee who was punched in the side of his head by a player and died two days later. Zimmerman took his handgun out, which he had a legal right to have, and shot Martin, who died from that wound. Evidence showed that Martin was on top of Zimmerman at the time he was shot. This is a tragedy but under our laws you have a right to defend yourself against great bodily harm.
Now for those who do not like the “stand your ground” laws and feel they are wrong, just remember this: If you didn’t have these laws and you did not flee but stayed and defended yourself, you would be violating the law.
Martin choose to confront Zimmerman and assault him instead of going home. No one will know why. He and Zimmerman are suffering the consequences for their choices.
No time during the investigation or trial was any evidence presented to show race was a factor.
With the evidence and facts that were presented to the jury, they made the right verdict of not guilty. Before anyone says they were wrong, put yourself in Zimmerman’s place; would you want them to convict you with the same evidence and facts?
Fact: The prosecution withheld evidence that was favorable to Zimmerman, which is a crime. The man who did the right thing and revealed this information to the proper authorities was fired from his job the next day by the prosecutor who withheld that information. Fact: The chief of police was fired because he would not arrest because there was no evidence to support that arrest. Fact: The lead investigator was taken off the case for the same reason the chief was fired. From watching the trial and how the judge acted, I somehow think the state may have gone “judge shopping.”
Fact: The jurors are now under armed protection because of death threats.
Fact: 92 percent of the blacks murdered each year are killed by other blacks, FBI report.
Eric Holder is now investigating Zimmerman again for civil rights violations; the first FBI investigation and court evidence showed that race had nothing to do with it. If Holder wants to investigate civil rights violations he now has dozens from last weekend and this week. He need not look to far, because four black males beat a Hispanic man in Baltimore on July 14. Witnesses said that while they were beating him they were yelling this is for Trayvon. This is a hate crime because they targeted this man because of his race.
I wonder if Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson will be held accountable for any deaths for stirring up the crowds.
Now think about this: Would Zimmerman have been charged if he were black?
Now I am going to be called a racist for stating the facts, but before you write your letters look in the mirror and ask if you have ever in your life uttered an ill word about another person because of their race?