George Zimmerman was put on trial for defending himself against a young hoodlum who tried to kill him. The justice system determined that Zimmerman did not commit any crimes by defending himself and he was acquitted of all criminal wrongdoing. The obverse of these facts is that Trayvon Martin had it coming. Martin attacked a man that ultimately proved to be a huge mistake.
From CNN here:
George Zimmerman never denied shooting Trayvon Martin, but he said he did so in self defense. Late Saturday night, a Florida jury found him not guilty in the teenager’s death.
The verdict caps a case that has inflamed passions for well over a year, much of it focused on race.
The six jurors — all of them women — deliberated for 16½ hours. Five of the women are white; one is a minority.
When he heard his fate, Zimmerman had little visible reaction. He turned and shook the hand of one of his attorneys before sitting back down, smiling only after court was adjourned.
Martin’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, were not in the courtroom when the decision was announced. But they shared their emotions on Twitter shortly afterward.
“Even though I am broken hearted my faith is unshattered I WILL ALWAYS LOVE MY BABY TRAY,” Tracy Martin tweeted.
Maybe if Baby Tray’s parents had been, oh I don’t know, a bit more INSTRUCTIVE with their parenting they wouldn’t have a dead child. Trayvon was a problem child at school and was fast-tracked to a life of crime. He picked the wrong man to continue his history of assault against. His death while sad, seemed inevitable given his choices he made.