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Is This Still America?

Happy Jake Wrote: Jul 16, 2013 6:51 AM
George Zimmerman did what he would have had to in a Soviet court - prove himself innocent after a presumption of guilt. The DOJ bringing charges down on him should be an impeachable offense for Holder and fireable for whatever attorneys choose to pursue it - on the grounds of harrassment and wrongful prosecution. Everyone's saying "the prosecution couldn't make the case" because, just like in the Duke Rape Case and the Tawana Brawley case, there was no case to make. When Zimmerman shot Martin, he acted not out of malice, but out of fear. Was it the right decision? Maybe, maybe not. None of us were there, none of us will ever know. HE may never know. What we do know is that Martin was not shot in the back (as has been reported) he was not shot in cold blood (as has been alleged) and he was not SHOT because he was black (the whole point of the story). He was followed because he was black, but he was shot because he became violent. Had he not been shot, we'd probably be having MARTIN'S murder trial, and we'd have the same racial divisions we have now. Whites would say that Martin attacked and killed a man who presented no physical threat. Blacks would either accuse Zimmerman of starting the fight, or of "stalking" Martin (as they have done now), thus justifying Martin's attack (as they have done now).
Gyst53 Wrote: Jul 16, 2013 7:02 AM
Researching the crime stats would tell more of the story or fill in some blanks regarding the Zimmerman – Trayvon altercation that resulted in the shooting and death of Martin.

According to Neighborhood Scout ( http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/fl/sanford/crime/ ) the city of Sanford has a crime index of 3 – which means the city is safer than 3% of the cities in the US. A score of 100 is safest. A score of 3 wouldn’t make you feel so secure would it?

The specific area where this happened was the gated community of Retreat at Twin Lakes but from another article taken off the web I found this …police had been called to the 260-unit complex 402 times from Jan. 1, 2011 to Feb. 26, 2012. Looking at these stats puts things into a little bit of a different perspective. Trayvon could have easily walked to his parents condo in the 4 minutes Zimmerman lost track of him. Unfortunately, teenagers don't always make the right decision.
Kuwull Wrote: Jul 16, 2013 7:33 AM
According to the testimony of Trayvon's highly educated girlfriend, my belief is Trayvon was playing "stud" for his woman. He could have called 911 and said someone was following him, at which point the police would have probably been able to put two and two together and tell Trayvon he was being followed by the neighborhood watch. They could have then communicated between Trayvon and Zimm and it would have been the end of it.
Instead, Trayvon called his girlfriend.