Friday, July 12, 2013


Hey everybody.  I start this post with an anxious heart.  Today the jury will deliberate on the verdict for the George Zimmerman trial.  It has been hard for me to watch the case for the last week.  It is hard for me to imagine this had to be brought to trial.  You would think something like this should be open and close.  Simply put: if George Zimmerman would have stayed in the car, Trayvon would still be alive today.

Aside: I did not attend law school.  But at times during this case, I felt I could have built a stronger case against Zimmerman than the prosecution.  I will give it a try:  George Zimmerman spots Trayvon and calls 911.  George Zimmerman tells 911 he is following him and 911 tells him NOT to follow him.  At this point, Trayvon senses that someone is following him so now he is in self-defense mode.  So even if Trayvon did throw the first punch, it is because he thought his life was threatened.  Trayvon was "standing his ground."  At no point, did Zimmerman have the authority to follow or question this young man.  As neighborhood watch, his job it to watch, not to take action of any sort.

With all that said, I have a strong feeling that the jury will find him not guilty.  The prosecution has to prove that George Zimmerman did it out of spite or hatred.  I do not think he did it out to of hate rather than bad judgement.  Zimmerman made really ill choices and should be held responsible for the bad choices that he made i.e. getting out of the truck. 

Watching this case has been difficult for me because of how the Defense has painted the picture that Zimmerman had no other choice but to kill this 17 year old. He had a choice: stay in the car (see the pattern here).  The Defense said that Trayvon was armed with the "sidewalk."  They also said that following someone is not illegal.  Just because something is not illegal does not mean it is a good idea. 

I continue to pray for Martin's family.  This has been a difficult time for them to be in the courtroom day after day with the man who shot their son and has no regrets about it.  They are the definition of cool composure.  I also hope their will be no violent backlash if the verdict is not in Trayvon's favor.  Let's remember to be peaceable even in difficult times.

What is your take on this trail? What do you think the verdict is going to be?


  1. It is amazing to me that you believe because someone approached someone (which is NOT illegal) who was being suspicious by walking around houses in a neighborhood that has had several break ins should be put in jail for life because of how Trayvon responded. Should Zimmerman have stayed in his vehicle? Probably, for his own safety. Is that why Trayvon died? NO. Trayvon died because of his extreme force of violence which evidence clearly supports. He could have easily just answered what he was doing or simply walked away. The saddest thing about this whole story is that everyone puts some much focus on this case that is weak at best when the same week 3 African American teenagers set a white kid on fire just because he was white. Where is the justice for him? Where is the news media fallout on that case? Where is a heavy heart blog for him?

  2. I don't believe that he should be put in jail for life but I do believe he should be held responsible for bad judgement. He was neighborhood WATCH so that means he WATCHES not take action. Trayvon was not doing anything wrong and how was he suppose to know that he was neighborhood watch. And he wasn't just walking around the neighborhood, he was walking home. There is no crime in that.

  3. Yes the crime came in when he started beating George Zimmermans head into the concrete.

  4. I would love to see your reaction to a strange man following you in the dark. I want to see if you would "just answer" his questions with no problem.

  5. I can promise you I wouldn't try to kill him when he wasn't being violent towards me. Although, I'm sure you would have made the same choice to shoot someone on top of you repeatedly punching you in the face banging your head into concrete. Lets just call this what it is...a witch hunt.