I signed the NAACP Petition for Treyvon Martin. This is what I wrote in my personal note...
I am completely disappointed with the outcome of the trial. I was assuming the jury would at least go for manslaughter simply because Zimmerman caused the death of Treyvon simply by following him for no reason.
The fact that Zimmerman was considered not guilty in the same state as Casey Anthony is really disturbing to me. After the Anthony trial I said that I thought people would be more inclined to commit murder and other acts of crime simply because she was set free.
Two years later and Zimmerman is set free for.
I have 2 sons and I really do not want to have to worry about someone getting away with the murder of my child or anyone else's child, claiming false self defense.
Teenagers do not try to kill people when getting into fights. Treyvon was clearly afraid because he was being followed at night by a strange man, and unbeknownst to him, yielding a gun. I have to say if it was me I would have confronted him and it probably would have ended up in a fight of some sort as well.
I am not a violent person and I do not have a record, but I believe that whatever Treyvon did that night he believed was in his own self defense.
Zimmerman had absolutely NO RIGHT to follow an unarmed, innocent, child, and I feel that because of the verdict of this trial what I said after the Anthoney trial will be evermore true.
Please help the people of america find justice.
I'm going to add that I hate the fact that so many people are getting away with such crimes, but at the same time innocent people are being sent to jail.
A woman sent to jail for 20 years for firing warning shots against an abusive husband is not ok. But then again she was black, so I guess so...
It appears that, at least in Florida, you can get away with killing children, including young black males and babies you gave birth to but didnt want, as long as you are white or close to it.
Its not fair. Its not just. Its absolutely absurd.
I feel for the Martin family. I feel for little Caylee. I feel for all of those who have been victims of racism and oppression. I feel for those who have been victims of abuse of any kind.
I myself have been a victim of some of the above.
The people of America need to grow up and learn that diversity is beautiful. Everyone is different and its not going to change.
People of all ethnic backgrounds rallied against the verdict. People of all races and origins are fighting for justice!
Right now I feel like so many have not gotten past the 60s. I try very hard to believe that racism is for the most part a thing of the past and teach my children not to look at people and judge them by their color.
I have friends from all over the world and I LOVE it!!
How can the world today be so blind and ignorant.
I had to re-evaluate myself a little while ago, because I had met a few bad apples from the Middle East. I had heard too many negative stories.
But then I met a real devout Muslim who was respectful, funny, kind, and nothing like the things that I had heard and seen in the past. I realized that I myself had formed a stereotype of my own. Something I cant stand from others!
People are mostly good. Everyone has their flaws but thats what makes us as people so complex and interesting. People need to learn to open their minds and accept others for who they are, flaws and all, because no one can change who they are, or what they look like.
Until we can do that as a whole there will be no progress.
It always takes something really drastic and painful for people to change.
Lets hope something happens that will bring justice to the situation.
Lets hope that people learn to change and to leave their pre-civil war ideologies where they belongs.