Anger over Trayvon Martin case
There are a lot of people mad about the Trayvon Martin case, and I am one of them. I am mad at an attorney (Benjamin Crump) who suggested publishing photos of Trayvon when he was 65 pounds lighter, 6 inches shorter and five years younger than he really was, who stated that the police and district attorney had refused to even investigate the case when they actually had ruled that there was no evidence to charge Zimmerman with a crime (hence the verdict), who declared that Zimmerman was a racist when Zimmerman, his wife and others at his church actually mentored young men of all colors, sometimes in his own home, because it would create more sympathy.
I am mad at Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and almost every major news agency who ran down to Florida and ran with the story of racial injustice without even an investigation to see if the stories were accurate. NBC went even farther as to alter 911 calls for maximum effectiveness, which is why they are being sued at the moment. I am mad at the governor of Florida whose main concern was being re-elected and not justice and appointed a special prosecutor. These things convinced me there was evidence of a crime until the facts came out.
I am mad at the people who watched the trial and those who didn’t and decided that the facts don’t matter. I am mad at the people who have become enraged about the violence and yet have threatened George Zimmerman and his attorneys and the jurors and their families with violence because they didn’t get the decision they wanted. I am mad at those who claim to be interested in an open dialog about civil rights and yet accuse anyone who does not agree with them as being racist and those of color who do not agree with them as being “black on the outside and white on the inside.”