“It’s important to point out, that although the verdict is not guilty, that does not mean George Zimmerman is innocent. ” That’s what I thought and voiced the moment my sister told me the verdict.
This country isn’t exactly known for providing justice, safety, and “equality’ (whatever that means) for Black people with its legal system, not without people having to claw and fight, die and be brutalized for it, and even then…
So, yes, Zimmerman may have been labeled as “not guilty”, but that by no means proves he is innocent. I realize that this is all I have the energy to say.
The verdict is in. And for me, certain things became clearer once the trial progressed.
It’s important to point out, that although the verdict is not guilty, that does not mean George Zimmerman is innocent.
Without cross-examination, only Zimmerman’s account of what happened seems to be the accepted version. And sadly, throughout American history, the murder of an African American male holds less weight than letting a killer “get back to his life.”
For more history on how black males have been stereotyped in American society, see this post:
At the end of his closing statement, Mark O’Mara implored the jury, ” . . . let George Zimmerman get back to his life.”
Now, which “life” would that be?
Chalk this one up to George Zimmerman’s defense attorneys. Because in order to paint Trayvon Martin as the aggressive big…
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