There just seems to be some facts missing from the case. If Z just walked up and shot him, he is a monster but my experience is that people do things for reasons. Is Z just stupid? A racist fool? Has to be more.
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Sanford PD Chief is "temporarily" stepping down.
There is a huge rally in Sanford today/tonight.
I wonder if any "white" folk will attend to support the rally due to the potential for mob rioting and racial tension
Doubtful. First and foremost to me, what really sucks about this whole thing is that a kid who wasn't doing anything wrong got killed.
If another black guy did it, the only difference is some perceived question of whether it was a hate crime could be removed.
But who really knows? It would be nice to think that races from all backgrounds could peacefully protest without anger and violence. The issue is now so racially charged, it would be cruelly ironic to see some type of hate crime break out at a rally protesting a hate crime.
What's up in the air, is what really happened.
Everyone, me included, can hope that the fact that Zimmerman was following the poor kid removes the Stand Your Ground defense, but it's going to be up to a jury (I'd imagine it won't go to a judge) to decide beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman wasn't protecting himself because he felt that his life was in danger. No eyewitnesses. A reasonably prudent man would put it all together and badabing, send him to be shivved in a holding cell, but not before a night of suffering.
Do I think dude tried to be a hard guy because he was not only in Neighborhood Watch, but because was carrying? Hell yeah.
Do I think he finally got confronted by the kid and panic ensued, where he shot the kid unnecessarily? Hell yeah.
Sadly that doesn't mean I think he'll get justice. A defense lawyer will ring that bell all night long.
This is going to get uglier before it gets better.
People can be so fukcing awful can't they?
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