Trayvon Martin - 6'3" 140George Zimmerman - 5'9" 250
Now, I don't necessarily agree with everything written in this article but it does shed a little more light on the situation, add a little perspective.
*this was on a friend of mine's Facebook, I didn't actively look for an article bashing the kid.
They are making Trayvon out like he was the student council presidentand that Zimmerman was a "white" member of the K KK..>>>>>>>>>>>>
I've not once heard Zimmerman even referred to as "white", what are you watching?
"I've actually been shocked at how little race has been mentioned in this case; I think people expect it to be more at the forefront but it really isn't, the controversial law is"
The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that Martin's killing reflects "the classic struggle of our time" and said it echoes the slaying of Emmitt Till, a 14-year-old from Chicago who was murdered in 1954 while visiting Mississippi by a group of white men. No one was ever convicted, but Till's killing galvanized the civil rights movement.
"I've actually been shocked at how little race has been mentioned in this case
It would have been all about race had Zimmerman been white and the samething happened, but now it is a gun issue.....and this law.... I feel Zimmerman was in the wrong, but Trayvon should not have called hisgirl friend, he should have called the police....
I feel Zimmerman was in the wrong, but Trayvon should not have called hisgirl friend, he should have called the police....>>>>>>>>>>>
Good point, he probably didn't feel as threatened as he should have. From the way things sound so far though, I don't think a gun had been pulled at that point.
It's 2:30 in the morning and you're getting the heck beat out of you by one of the Beautiful People? What time of night was it by the way?
I'm just glad that Mr. Zimmerman had the unfortunate results to take a few punches from the perp and yell for help before he filled him full of holes.
In this instance though, we know who the shooter was, where he is & know the circumstance.
<39 People were shot in Chicago over the last few weeks>
Good lord that's insane.
Last few weeks? That happened over ONE WEEKEND. That's the Democratic voting block for you.
Did a white guy shoot this kid? That's what the MSM is making it out to sound like since this guy looks "white". Nevermind the fact that he is hispanic.
I'm still waiting for Obama to tell the South Side of Chicago to do some soul searching since they've got no problem shooting themselves year round. I guess if blacks shoot themselves, it's fine, but as soon as a black is shot by a "non-black", it's a news story. I see the New Black Panther Party is mobilizing. I wonder how Bucky is directing his local chapter during these times.
I've read that Trayvon attacked Zimmerman from behind. Apparently an eye witness saw Trayvon on top of Zimmerman wailing on him.
Personally I think people need to wait for the facts to come out before passing judgement and making it a race issue. Also, Trayvon wasn't this clean cut all american boy the media has made him out to be, showing his picture when he was 14 instead of his more recent pictures.
An arrest without a case definately means nothing. Not sure in Florida, but in Illinois.....
Once an offender is ARRESTED, you only have a certain number of hours to charge or release-usually 72 hours max. However, if the suspect comes in to be INTERVIEWED, which Zimmerman was, there is no time limit.
If the suspect gives an alibi, the police MUST break it, and that takes time. one way it can be done through locating witnesses, and having them come in to be intereviewed.
Evidence that was collected has to be worked up before any charges. That can take days, weeks or yes, even months.
THEN a State's Attorney (or District Attorney in C.S.I. speak) is brought in to review the case. It is the State's Attorney who then approves or rejects the charge for murder, not the arresting officer.
Once a person is arrested for murder, the suspect must go before a judge the following day for a bond hearing where the facts are presented to the judge. If there are still cracks in the investigation, the judge can release the suspect right then and there, so naturally the state wants the strongest case possible BEFORE that happens.
Everyone needs to take a deep breath with this case. I say bring in some assistance for the investigating department in case they do not have much experience with homicides.
Zimmerman will be charged with something, it's going to just take time.