Sunday, July 14, 2013
Despite overwhelming evidence of guilt, a jury of 6 women last night found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was walking home in the rain minding his own business talking to a girlfriend on his cell phone after purchasing Skittles and a can of Arizona iced tea at a 711. Zimmerman, a white cop wannabe and Neighborhood Watch captain in the gated community where Martin was staying, spotted the black teenager walking home. He did not recognize him and arbitrarily decided that he looked out of place and “up to no good.”
Zimmerman called the Sanford Police Department’s non-emergency number and reported what he saw. With a police officer en route, he followed the teenager first in his vehicle and then on foot after the teenager attempted to get away from him by running behind a building of townhomes. Muttering under his breath, “fucking punks” and “these assholes, they always get away,” he got out of his vehicle and took off after teen. Ignoring a warning from the police dispatcher not to follow the teen, he hunted him down and when he found him, he attacked and threw him to the ground. During the ensuing struggle, he sustained minor bleeding injuries to his nose and to the back of his head. With the responding officer less than a minute away, he pulled out his gun and executed the teenager at point blank range with a single shot to the heart. He killed him because Trayvon Martin struggled and would not submit to his authority.
Trayvon Martin died without knowing who attacked him or why he attacked him because at no time did Zimmerman identify himself by name or as a member of Neighborhood Watch.
The defendant told police that he killed the unarmed teenager in self-defense.
This verdict is shocking, unconscionable and indefensible. It’s an absolute outrage that should be condemned by every human being who cares about the safety of their children and every human being who believes in equal justice under law.
Because of this terrible case, no adult or child with brown skin in Sanford, Florida can go out for a walk without fearing that some crazy white freak with a gun is going to hunt them down and kill them just because they can.
People should not expect the police to help them. Investigator Chris Serino and Officer Doris Singleton of the Sanford Police Department testified at the defendant’s trial that they believed his claim of self-defense despite Zimmerman’s minimal and insignificant injuries, numerous lies and material inconsistencies in his stories to them and his admission that he passed up two opportunities to identify himself as a concerned member of Neighborhood Watch and ask the teen if he needed assistance. They did not even arrest Zimmerman.
How is it possible that the jury could have acquitted a man who executed an unarmed child with a single shot to the heart?
Shame on the members of this jury. The stain of Trayvon Martin’s blood is now on your souls forever. Better get down on your knees and beg God for forgiveness.
And shame on Chris Serino and Doris Singleton for vouching for a child killer.
With the whole world watching, all of you have disgraced the community in which you live.
Behold Sanford, Florida: You are the ugly face of racism and lawlessness.
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