I’m not even gonna link it. I don’t think it dignifies that. I don’t want more people getting interested in it, I just want to bitch about it. It’s another case of what appears to be a clear-cut case of murder being turned into a he-said-she-said self-defense gambit by Stand Your Ground laws. A white perpetrator, a black victim. Same old story. And of course it’s turning into another big piece of national news.
Guys… can we not? Can we not turn this into a thing? The whole Zimmerman/Martin thing was dumb as all fuck the moment Zimmerman got arrested. There’s no fucking point. It’s a murder case. It has some minor significance for a certain state gun law. So what? Can we not turn this one into a year-long media circus? Can we not invite every stupid racist douchebag to spout their stupid opinion? Can we not turn it into yet another partisan, divisive, racially charged narrative? Can we just not? It was a murder in a city in a southern state. Those happen all the fucking time. Let’s just leave it at that.
This happened a year and a half ago, the guy was charged with murder, and the case is already being deliberated by the jury. I’m pretty sure this isn’t going to turn into a year long debate, unless they let the guy off, which is very unlikely to happen.
Ummmm… This has been decided already, right? Zimmerman walks, or I may have dreamed that. I see boxing in his future. Once. Once will be enough, Like Danny Bonaduce and Donny Osmond.
The thing that gets me, is this Jerry Sandusky guy. Can you believe that shit? Who in their right mind would make a habit out of fucking paper towel tubes??? In showers, no less, with innocent kids in the area??
I’ve been curious if anyone else noticed this: Zimmerman’s mom was Peruvian, his dad obviously German … okay … a German in Peru maybe settled there in the mid 1940s … okay … am I the only one thinking there’s more to this story?
Without more information, I’m not sure that it is; I don’t know if you’re trying to invoke a specific example. But how is it “Stand Your Ground”? My complaint is looking at age-old difficulties inherent in self-defense claims and raving about a law that has nothing to do with a particular case as if the law caused the difficulties that have always been there.