Jordans Blog Post 9

The protests against injustice I chose to research are the protests regarding the shooting of seventeen year old Trayvon Martin in February of last year. The shooting took place in Sanford, Florida where the unarmed teen was murdered when he was killed by the twenty eight year old George Zimmerman.  Zimmerman saw Martin walking in his neighborhood, quickly calling the police claiming the teen look suspicious walking in the neighborhood.   Soon after calling the police Zimmerman left his vehicle, stating that he and Martin then became in a violent altercation. The altercation led to Martin being shot and killed, while Zimmerman claimed self-defense and was questioned he was not charged initially. This caused uproar around the country, many people felt that Zimmerman should have been prosecuted for the Murder of Trayvon Martin. Protestors also saw flaws within Florida’s “Stand Your  Ground Law” a law permitting the use of force without an obligation to retreat first. Prortestors around the United States paid their respects to the fallen teen by wearing hoodies with their hoods up over their heads which was the way Trayvon was wearing his on the day he was shot. Zimmerman was eventually detained and charged with second degree murder for Martins death. He was awarded bail and his trial is set for June of this year.

In my opinion this was a protest worthy event. There are numerous questions that can be  asked regarding this situation. What if Trayvon had been a teen of a different race? Would Zimmerman had gotten off so easily for his murder? Is it truly self-defense if the person claiming self-defense is the individual with the weapon and approaches the person he or she claims they were defending themselves from? I do not believe the protestors were overreacting at all, a murder of a young teen should never be brushed aside as this case almost was. I also don’t believe that the entire clear, concise story has not been completely told by any newspaper or news station. I feel that this case definitely should be examined again and that Zimmerman should serve jail time for the murder of Trayvon Martin.

 

 

http://news.yahoo.com/trayvon-martins-mother-urges-florida-repeal-self-defense-221609977.html

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  1. Posted January 17, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    I agree with you, Jordan. I believe that we do not have the complete story in regards to Trayvon. I think race relations place a HUGE role in this case. Zimmerman saw a black teen wearing a hoodie and immediately thought threat. If that is not nonsense, I do not know what is. However, that is the way we have been brainwashed by society.

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  2. Posted January 17, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    I agree with what you posted in this blog. They should not be able to prosecute someone on something they do no have much evidence on. Race does play a big deal in this case which is seen in many situations through-out the world everyday. This is a very interesting topic.

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  3. Posted January 17, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    This is a very controversial situation. It is not clear exactly what when down, but i believe the murder was not justified and should have never happened like it did. Zimmerman did not have that type of authority, and nor should he have had a weapon on him. And no that does not mean I am against being able to own weapons.

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