I'm Losing Hope on Justice for Trayvon
1 year ago
What is taking so long to get this case moving?
So much has happened since then.
First, Trayvon was painted as an upstanding young man who "majored in cheerfulness," according to one of his teachers. Then allegations about Trayvon's behavior bubbled up into a bonafide smear campaign with the media painting him as a thug, a drug dealer and a boy looking for trouble. Everything but a child of God. Then the police surveillance tapes were released, showing a relatively clean and unbloodied Zimmerman, who alleged that Trayvon beat him like the boy was Tyson in his prime, knocking him out with one punch. Now, enhanced video shows that yes, Zimmerman had some wounds on his head, but (if you ask me) nowhere near the extent that Zimmerman should have shown if he suffered a bloodied nose and a head repeatedly punched and slammed into the sidewalk.
But most notable is what hasn't happened.
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George Zimmerman hasn't been arrested, there is no real movement on the case and we're left to battle out the sketchy details in the public court of opinion versus an actual court of law.
If I can be completely honest here, I'm losing hope. All these rallies, all the photos of Skittles and hoodies populating my Facebook feed, all the press conferences with Trayvon's parents — all of it is becoming more infuriating. All these calls for justice don't erase the fact that upon arriving at the scene and finding a young black boy on the ground, dead and bloody, it was all too easy for the Sanford Police Department to take George Zimmerman's word for how things actually went down.
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