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TRAYVON MARTIN vs ZIMMERMAN CASE IS A FAILURE OF LAW AND JUSTICE

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AMERICA – In Trayvon Martin vs Zimmerman case, defendant’s lawyers managed establish ‘doubt’ about the details of the confrontation. Their defense was built on getting the jury to focus on the fight that occurred just before he shot the unarmed, 17 year old Trayvon Martin, and jurors ‘overlooked’ on the events that antedated the crime.

However, his attorneys cannot erase Zimmerman’s final conversations with  911 dispatcher.

Zimmerman called the 911 dispatcher after seeing Martin walking back to his father’s home from a store, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something,” he said.

“He’s just staring, looking at all the houses. Now he’s coming toward me. He’s got his hand in his waistband. Something’s wrong with him.”

Then he decided to follow Trayvon Martin who was talking on his cell phone.

“He’s coming to check me out. He’s got something in his hands. I don’t know what his deal is. Can we get an officer over here?”

“These assholes always get away. Shit, he’s running.”

The dispatcher asked, “Are you following him?”

Zimmerman said, “Yes!”

The dispatcher told him, “We don’t need you to do that,” but he did not listen and went after Trayvon Martin, who was definitely not an aggressor but probably a frightened teenage boy.

Two defenses offered by Zimmerman’s attorneys. First one was, Florida’s Stand Your Ground law which gives a person right to protect his/her property and self. However, Zimmerman was not on his property and was not standing on his ground. He was on the move.

Second was self defense. Zimmerman’s attorneys interviewed a combat expert who said Zimmerman picked a fight he couldn’t win. Since he was losing, he felt entitled to shoot Martin in self-defense.

Although, Zimmerman’s attorneys successfully confused the issue in the court room, the actions or intentions of Trayvon Martin was almost irrelevant to the case. The trial was about whether George Zimmerman had the right to commit murder, or at least it should have been.

Zimmerman was a Neighborhood Watch and neighborhood watches are not supposed to be vigilante. When suspecting criminal activities, they are encouraged to contact authorities and not to intervene.

The fact is, Zimmerman instantly identified Martin as a “bum” who looks like “up to no good.”

The fact is, Zimmerman did not have the right to follow which makes him a stalker and the aggressor.

The fact is, had Zimmerman stayed in his truck, as advised by the police, Martin would be alive today.

And these were the points that the six jurors, five of them white, should have stick with when they pass their judgement.

At the end one more black fella died probably for no reason other than his skin colour and his white murderer found not guilty. After the verdict President Obama stated that the U.S.A is a nation of laws. Today, from one end to the other, our world is full of leaders who constantly remind people that their country is ‘a nation of laws.’

What do we all think? If something bad can be fitted within the parameters of law would that make it a good thing? Why do we still ignore the fact that most atrocities committed in history were also lawful? What does law mean if it does not have common sense, humanity and insight?

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