Lights, cameras…and justice for George Zimmerman?

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Lights, cameras…and justice for George Zimmerman?

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Lights, cameras…and justice for George Zimmerman?


Everyone’s seen something about, read something about, or seen something and read something about it- the case against George Zimmerman following the death of Trayvon Martin here last year.  And here we go- call it “Trial of the Century, Part II”, “Casey Anthony, Part II” or whatever you will:  George Zimmerman’s day in court has finally arrived.


I’m simply hoping the trial’s over quickly- and that the post-acquittal riots won’t last too long or do too much damage.


Merriam-Webster defines justice as (among other things) “the maintenance or administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments“.


Some of justice’s related words include equitability, equitableness, evenhandedness, fair-mindedness, fairness and impartiality.  I believe in that kind of justice.  I believe in our judicial system and I respect it.  I pray for and expect that George Zimmerman will get a fair trial- and I’m glad the time has come when a jury of his peers will be afforded the opportunity to hear both sides of this case and to render a verdict as they see fit.


For informational purposes, I believe George Zimmerman is innocent- and I believe the jury in this case will see things the same way and return a verdict of “not guilty”.  There are a number of folks who feel otherwise, of course.  From Trayvon Martin’s parents to local pastors, from the NAACP to other race hustlers and T-shirt hawkers who’ll surely be pimping Trayvon items as the trial starts on what some have called “National Hoodie Day”- most claim to be seeking “justice” from the courts as much as I do.


Some are honest and level-headed, yet some are nothing but vigilantes and thugs who’ll only see justice realized if the Zimmerman jury returns a guilty verdict.  Indeed, one source of hate, Workers World, begins their diatribe below with “George Zimmerman, the racist vigilante killer….” and ends with their assertion that “‘Justice’ means a conviction of Zimmerman and for the right of every oppressed youth to walk the streets free from racist terror from police and vigilantes like George Zimmerman“.


In marked difference to those whose feelings and opinions don’t mirror mine, however, I will accept the Zimmerman jury’s verdict- period.  If the jury hears the case and feels strongly enough that George Zimmerman is guilty as charged, I expect them to return nothing less than a guilty verdict.  I will respect their decision- period, and consider that justice was done here in Sanford.


I hate that those who feel justice is only served by a Zimmerman conviction can’t do the same, though- that those who beat drums so loudly for his arrest last year will have trouble accepting a verdict they don’t agree with that resulted from their clamoring.  I have little doubt that folk’s true colors will be on display throughout this trial- which many feel could carry on for as long as 5 weeks.  But knowing that the true colors of some sing-carrying, hoodie-wearing “racist vigilantes” will see the light of day brings little comfort.


May God bless all of us here- and allow cooler heads to prevail in any argument that arises as our Central Florida summer heats up.  May He keep all of us here safe regardless of our views on this case.  And may God continue to bless the Sanford Police Department and my hard-working friends within the Seminole County Sheriff’s Department.


Lights, cameras…and justice for George Zimmerman?

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Roger Stensland
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Yes, and the amazing thing is that none of these race-baiters was present and have intentionally ignored any evidence and called for Zimmerman's conviction.  Even the initial investigation showed that Zimmerman was acting in self-defense.  Zimmerman was only arrested and now on trial for political expedience and to quiet the race-baiters like the NAACP, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and a host of others who make a living this way.  Any rioting that takes place if a not guilty verdict is rendered just shows the character or lack there of of the rioters.

Jun 09, 2013 06:28 PM #1
Dennis Burgess
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Hi, Roger:  Thank you for dropping by, and for your comment.  Indeed, there were no eyewitnesses to the incident- and the closest thing person the state's had to one is all but useless.  She's the young lady that was supposedly speaking with Trayvon Martin on the phone right before the incident.  She didn't attend his funeral and claimed she was in the hospital for something- a tale quickly revealed to be a lie when the defense requested her records and discovered she'd never gone to the hospital at all.  She also claimed to be 16 at the time of the incident, but she was actually 18 (and is now 19).

Whereas the defense has always maintained this isn't a racial issue, those favoring a Zimmerman conviction have chosen to oscillate between it being a race issue and it not being one- depending on how they're looking to sway public opinion at any given time.

And I find it all too ironic that there's little to no concern with regard to any possible riots, mayhem or damage from Zimmerman's supporters should the jury return a conviction- yet there is a world of concern over problems that might arise should the jury's verdict be one with which the Martin/Fulton family and their legions of fans disagrees.

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