George Zimmerman acquitted in Trayvon Martin’s death
SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman is a free man.
After nearly 16 hours of deliberations over two d…
A difficult case to prove in either direction, with so many conflicting reports of who threw the first punch and so much emotion-inspired testimony from witnesses. However, I do feel that no matter who started the fight that brought a tragic end to this young man’s life, Zimmerman must be held responsible for the simple fact that he had no right following or otherwise engaging Trevon to begin with. A neighborhood watch volunteer has no more right to engage a suspicious person than you or I and I do not consider his insistence to do so after the 911 representative clearly advised him to stop as anything shy of irresponsible. Had he left the matter to the police, that young man would still be alive to tell his side of the story. Zimmerman may very well have acted out of self-defense, but he must be held responsible for placing himself in the position that led to the necessity for such actions to begin with. He may very well not be guilty of second degree murder, but I feel he is still guilty of manslaughter, at the very least.