Yeah, it just got more messed up. In case you missed it, the Zimmerman trial...well. Zimmerman walks off scott-free. Honestly, I don't get how our system works when the evidence was so obcious, and so were his actions. The prosecution did a bad job apparently, but in all honesty, the results are as clear as day.
George Zimmerman stalked a kid. The kid was alone, at night, being stalked. Zimmerman calls police. Police say to not pursue, and leave him be. Zimmerman disobeys police. Martin was shot and killed in the ensuing scuffle.
I don't get it. How...how does this work? How did he win? Why was Treyvon being put on trial? Why was he treated like the bad guy here? And how the hell does 'stand your ground' work?
That last one is especially powerful...in light of this.
Woman with an 11 year old daughter fires a warning shot at her abusive ex...while he's assaulting her. And now she's facing 20 years for attempted murder? This is also in Florida. But Stand Your Ground isn't applying to her? How, when sh'es being assaulted? She didn't kill him. Didn't hurt him. Didn't hurt anybody, really. So why, and how is it that SHE is convicted of attempted murder when nobody died from her actions. Hell, convicted murderers sometimes don't even see those numbers.
In fact, a murderer today didn't see a single number.
Ladies and gentlemen, Florida.
And I'll be honest with my opinion, feel free to disagree.
That's just as racist as can be. Why "Stand your Ground" doesn't apply to a black woman...but it totally works for, it seems like anyone else. I don't get our laws. I don't get this country. All I know, what I've been saying for the last...maybe 2 years. Our entire Justice system needs a complete overhaul. From the Supreme Court all the way down to the Police Departments all across our country. Something needs to be done because...I'm probably gettin' out of here and going to Canada at some point. Probably safer for a black dude to stay. o3o
And as for Stand your Ground: Apparently it only works if the person your standing agianst dies. If they don't, you're a bad guy.
When ya say it out loud, you realize just how freakin' backwards our country is.