The Trayvon Martin/Zimmerman case is a tragedy that never should have happened. Two people and their families have been forever affected by this. The fact remains that Trayvon was guilty of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. George Zimmerman made a BIG mistake. He racially profiled Trayvon because he was a young black male in a hoodie. Trayvon had not committed a crime that day and unless George Zimmerman had witnessed Trayvon involved in a crime he had no other reason to stop him OTHER than he fit the “profile” of a criminal in that neighborhood. Trayvon was a teenager who walked to the store and was attempting to head home that day. There is no doubt that both Trayvon and George Zimmerman acted in fear that day, but one had a gun and one had a can of soda.
“Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself” – Samuel Butler
Zimmerman’s only way out of this was to “claim” self defense. The details of what happened are only known to Zimmerman and Trayvon. The undeniable factor here is that racial profiling occurred by George Zimmerman and someone lost their life because of that. If Trayvon was beating Zimmerman it was probably was because he feared for his own life. Zimmerman should never have pursued the teen with a gun in his possession. This type of vigilante justice is extremely dangerous for our society. Call the police and give a description and allow the police to handle questioning. Under questioning Trayvon would have been found to have every right to be in that neighborhood that day and two people lives would have returned to normal. George Zimmerman was more of a danger to himself than Trayvon was. If you want to carry a gun at least have the capacity to deescalate a situation without resorting to violence or the threat of violence. You can’t solve violence with more violence just like you can’t solve stupidity with more stupidity. It is far past time to evolve our thinking to a higher level of consciousness because, “Heedfulness is the path to the Deathless. Heedlessness is the path to death. The heedful die not. The heedless are as if dead already.” SQUAREROOTOFZERO