In the Trayvon Martin case, there have only been a few
According to Florida’s special prosecutor Angela Corey
at a news conference has charged George Zimmerman with 2nd degree murder. He is
being held with no bond. If George Zimmerman is convicted, he could face life
http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-zimmerman-charged-murder-trayvon-martin-killing/story?id=16115469#.T7Qum59YtO6 (The link to Angela Corey announcing to the press that Zimmerman was being charged)
Also, they have uncovered the weapons in the killing
and the photo of the exact spot he was killed at. News reports say Trayvon
Martin had marijuana in his system before he was killed.
9 mm handgun used by
George Zimmerman being taken into custody in
of the photo.
To add to my research, I have looked up more
information and looked up various videos and news reports on this case. I’ve
also read many news articles about this case. My findings were helpful and gave
me more insight on my issue. Finding out more about the case then I already
knew made me realize there is a lot more than it seems to this cause. It’s more
than just an African American teenager being killed by someone of a different
In my opinion, I think that Zimmerman has a bad
judgment of people that were a different skin color than him, so that really
gave him a reason to physically fight, then kill Trayvon. I also think that
Zimmerman had no reason to shoot. Trayvon was unarmed. To me that wasn’t
necessary. Even though Trayvon was taller and more fit then him, he still
shouldn’t have shot him just because he got over powered. Other things could
have been put in place then to kill an unarmed teenager. Like calling the
police, or filling a report on Troyon, not leaving him dead and his family left
to morn over his death.
I’m left wondering if this was really an act of racism
and why did it take 44 days for Zimmerman to finally be arrested. I wonder
would the situation had been different of Trayvon wasn’t an African American
teenager. Maybe the outcome would have been different if Trayvon was white or
of a difference race that wasn’t African American. But Zimmerman is the only
person that was there at the shooting. He may tell his side of the story, but
Trayvon Martin couldn’t live to tell his side. I think no one really knows what
actually happened. Everyone has his or her own opinion on this. This is just
what I think.
Zimmerman’s head after the shooting
But an unarmed teenager is left dead while he survives
with a few cuts and bruises. Click here
for my Bibliography.