Monday, July 15, 2013
As A Grandmother, I DO NOT Support the "Not Guilty" Verdict. It is Time for Zimmerman to be Charged and Found Guilty for his HATE Crimes!
I am so saddened by the results of the Trayvon Martin case.
A young boy was killed. He died. He just went to the store. He bought skittles and an iced tea. He was just doors away from his Dad's condo.
Then a neighborhood watch vigilante racial profiled him.
I listened to the 911 call.
Zimmerman: Suspicious Guy. Looks like he's up to no good. On drugs.. Looks Black. Wearing Dark Hoodie and tennis shoes. He's near the clubhouse. He's ... AND he's a Black Male. Button on his shirt. Somethings WRONG with him. He's got something in his hands. This asshole. They always get away. When you come to the clubhouse....Shit .. he's running. Entrance of neighborhood. Back entrance.
... 911 Operator: Are you following him? We don't need you to do that.
It is clear, by the 911 call alone, that Zimmerman racially profiled Trayvon. I truly believe this was a Hate Crime.
The Prosecution did a poor job. Very Poor. They didn't argue the evidence. They never explored the racial aspect at all. It is clear Zimmerman racially profiled 17 year old Trayvon. That's why he followed him. That's why he disobeyed the 911 operator's direction NOT to follow.
Zimmerman's lawyers successfully argued that Zimmerman was afraid and responded with a gunshot. But tell me, how can a grown adult with a gun be afraid of a 17 year old child? How on earth is that possible?
George Zimmerman said TWICE on the 911 call: "Black Male" "Black Male." He added on "Up to No Good." "On Drugs." How could Zimmerman know this? How? And WHY is it justification for shooting a 17 year old.
The 911 tape tells us Zimmerman followed Trayvon. The 911 operator told him NOT to follow. Zimmerman refused to listen and continued to follow.
We don't know what happened next. All we have are Zimmerman's words. He lied several times to the police, changing his story several times. And now, WE THE PEOPLE are told to believe him. I don't.
I suspect that Zimmerman ran up on Trayvon. Trayvon turned around. They scuffled. And Zimmerman shot him dead, in the chest.
What is interesting now is that Zimmerman now has his gun back.
The Far Right Wing is CHEERING the verdict. Ann Coulter said, "Hallelujah."
The Tea Party Republicans, Fox News, Talk Radio, all those that HATE President Obama -- are cheering and applauding the verdict.
All those that support this verdict, I ask you:
-- If it was your 14 or 17 or 20 year old son or grandson who was walking home from the store, who just bought skittles and an iced tea-- that was visiting you for the weekend. If a George Zimmerman shot your son/grandson because Zimmerman thought he looked suspicious, would YOU Support the VERDICT?
I think NOT!!!