Monday, July 15, 2013

Justice...Maybe, Maybe Not

***This is a VERY sensitive topic. If you want to comment, great. Keep it clean! If you have a different opinion, that's fine, but this is my blog, my opinions, please be respectful or I will delete your comment.***

I really don't follow the news quite as much as I probably should. In fact, most of the time, I'm relatively clueless as to what is going on around me. "This is my little world. I'm the queen here. Its ok, because they like me."

I haven't been so far out of the loop that I missed the George Zimmerman trial. It seems that everyone else crawled out from under their rock long enough to watch it too. That's ALL I have heard about. Wikipedia even has its own record of events!

The whole situation is sad. Two separate families have had their lives altered beyond belief. The Martin family lost a son, a brother, a friend. The Zimmerman family will have to live with the consequences of a situation that lasted less than 10 minutes.

I'm not saying whether the jury was right or wrong in the decision. I don't really have an opinion one way or the other about the outcome. I do however, have many strong opinions about how America is dealing with this whole mess.

Constant marches, protests, gatherings, blocking of highways, railroads tracks, & businesses. Fights, fires, broken windows, even burning the American flag! Many people are blaming this on racial issues (even though Zimmerman was part black himself). A little boy holds a sign that says "Don't shoot. I'm just young & black." A little girl holds a sign that says "I feel bad for Treyvon". Well, I do too, but you don't see me out here trying to tear down this country!

Its been a L O N G time since America has gotten into such an uproar over a court case.

Is our judicial system perfect? Is our country perfect? Not by a long shot! But the last I checked, we live in AMERICA! Land of the FREE! Home of the BRAVE! We are innocent until proven guilty. We are ALL entitled to our beliefs & opinions. But this is STILL AMERICA!! Our flag is to be honored, not desecrated, wrote all over, & burned. No matter what your belief - THAT is NOT acceptable! You choose to continue to live here. If you think this country is so wrong, feel free to MOVE!

Now, to add more fuel to this raging inferno, President Obama filed for Federal charges to be brought against George Zimmerman. REALLY?!

Is all that necessary? NOW, I believe it is a racial thing. Just where was Obama when Casey Anthony was set free?!

Like I said, the whole situation has been a tragedy from the start. Maybe Martin was hanging around houses trying to find some trouble to get into. Maybe he was just taking the scenic route home. Maybe Zimmerman is prejudiced & reacted on that. Maybe he was fighting for his life & shot because he felt he had no other option.

I can't help but wonder what happened in that 2 minute span from the time Zimmerman disconnected the 911 call until police arrived on the scene. More than likely, we will never get the WHOLE story. The REAL second by second detail of that night.


Liz Isaacs said... bring up some interesting points...that's why I chant....thanks for your post.

Annett Bone said...

Hi Tracie,
I too don't follow the news much and I just commented on a post about this same topic. Because I don't know about this and I am not going to spend the time to focus on something I can't change, I do want to say that I appreciated the way you went about this sensitive subject matter.

Amanda Switzer said...

Very well spoken, and I couldn't agree more. Thank you. We live in a remarkable country, yes it has some flaws but it is still my home. Iam amazed at the turn this country is taking in several areas, I also am amazed at how most can't just seem to agree to disagree. Why can I not have my own set of beliefs and if I don't whole heartly agree. I feel as though I am attacked, cursed at, whatever what happened to simply respecting people and their differences of opinon?

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