George Zimmerman has been found not guilty by a six person jury consisting of five white women and one Hispanic woman.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Jury acquits George Zimmerman of second-degree murder in shooting of Trayvon Martin.
I can’t say I’m entirely shocked, however it’s good to be wrong about these things from time to time. It would be a pleasant surprise to be wrong. To not have our most cynical suspicions confirmed.
The jury was given a choice between second degree murder and manslaughter, however they couldn’t even find it in themselves to declare a mistrial or hung jury. They cleared George Zimmerman of all charges within a day.
I can’t say that it’s now open season on black youths in America, because the truth is it already was and it always has been. If George Zimmerman had killed a white child instead, I wouldn’t be making this somber post right now because he would have actually been arrested on the night of the murder and locked away soon after.
Racism killed Trayvon Martin and racism set George Zimmerman free. And, speaking for myself, Don West is a loathsome, astonishing piece of shit.