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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Justice Will Not Bring Back a Life... It Must be Served Nonetheless

Thoughts on the tragic shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen who was shot dead by an armed neighborhood watch captain for no reason.
While leaving comments on other sights I chose not to run a post on Trayvon Martin's tragic murder. I use the word murder because for anyone who has reviewed the circumstances surrounding this young man's untimely and unjustified death murder is the only concept that is valid in describing the circumstances of his death. I decided to wait on a post because frankly the anger that initially welled up inside me at Zimmerman's complete and total lack of respect for another human life would not allow me to say much. Had I said anything when the story broke it would not have been printable, such was my anger that some bigoted self appointed vigilante took the life a young innocent teenager just entering manhood. After giving space for myself to cool down if you will I find myself believing with even more certainty that Zimmerman deserves to have the book thrown at him and that ultimately, after a fair and just trial he receives the same judgement from a jury of his peers that he rendered the innocence life of Trayvon Martin. To me it is quite simple, as summed up in my comment at TSZ...
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