- Dec 20, 2011
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I feel sick. Absolutely sick. No justice for the VICTIM in this case. All of my thoughts and prayers are with his family.
MSNBC is fanning the flames right now. If there is violence it is on them, imo. They are saying that this verdict means that black men's lives are worthless in our society now. AND THAT IS NOT WHAT THIS VERDICT MEANS.
I don't know how he can smile. Self defense or not, Trayvon is dead.
I don't believe I could ever move past that but I've also been accused of being too soft-hearted, so what do I know.
Like a few others here, I wanted the prosecution to prove their case. I do NOT think GZ is without blame here, I DO NOT. But if you went solely on the basis of the evidence provided, this verdict is not shocking. There just wasn't enough evidence to go on. I'm not sure justice was served in this case, but I think the legal system worked...like it or not. I think the jury did what they felt was the right thing to do. Nothing like the Pinellas 12.
I feel very bad for Trayvon's family. :cry:
With riots that are predicted, I am betting that they are with police trying to figure out how to keep the community from rioting. They must at least try to keep things calm, even if they did not get the verdict that they wanted.
The problem is that the state was wrong to charge him. They only charged him due to pressure.
under the LAW GZ met the requirements for self defense under Florida law.
That is the end of it.
The state did not prove it to the jury just like they did not prove it to many of us who watched the trial and only got our information from there.
My heart hurts for Trayvon's mother. I am not rejoicing.. I am glad that the jury followed the evidence. But I am not happy that his parents are broken from the loss of their son.
Nothing will ever make that better. Ever.