Friday, March 23, 2012

Out of Hand

The mob mentality surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin is out of hand. I have heard many TV and radio personalities talk about it, newspapers, interviews with the "man on the street." It's all very confusing and only one thing is perfectly clear - none of these people know what they are talking about, they do not know what transpired between those two people and we would all be a lot better off if we would let the authorities handle it. It seems more and more like both individuals made mistakes that night, both did something they shouldn't have done and if either one would have acted differently the outcome wouldn't have been a death. I do not mean to insinuate that Trayvon got what he deserved at all, just that if had just kept walking home he might still be alive. Or if Zimmerman would have not followed Trayvon, he might still be alive. But we don't know.

So what will the mob do if the new investigator finds no reason to arrest Zimmerman? What if he goes to trial but is found innocent? Will the mobs be out rioting then? It is irresponsible to hold a trial by media. Let the justice system work. You know what? Innocent people are killed everyday (with no outrage, BTW), sometimes the killer is not found, sometimes they get off. I don't like it and neither do you but there is no way for a human justice system to be 100 percent without fault. Lynch mobs are always wrong, however.

It's not a lynch mob? Are you sure? What's the difference if you hang someone yourself or you force someone else to do it?

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