Blowing things out of proportion...

Now that the Zimmerman trial has ended, perhaps we can return our focus to things that we can actually do something about -- like our involvement in foreign countries and our lack of meaningful employment here at home?

Like most people, I don't want to downplay the importance of young Trayvon Martin being killed, the pain his family must be feeling and the threat of wannabe cops running around with handguns looking to score a bust.  However, the attention the media has given this case because of the actions of a few racially-motivated publicity seekers like Al Sharpton have driven this case to receive an extreme amount of undue attention, racial conflict and negativity surrounding our justice system.

I do believe that George Zimmerman  is largely responsible for the events that took place the night of Trayvon's death, because he refused to stay in his car as advised to and went looking for trouble.  As to whether or not he really needed to fire his gun to protect his life, only God, he and Trayvon know that answer.  Had Trayvon been shot next to Zimmerman's car, I might have an easier time believing it to be self-defense.  I doubt it was racially-motivated, but am sure that much of the attention given the case now is, thanks to the likes of people like Sharpton.

People believe that Zimmerman is home free because of the jury verdict; I do not buy it for a moment.  He will spend the rest of his life looking over his shoulder as he tries to avoid being attacked by would-be assailants out for revenge.  On the other hand, he has the rest of his life.
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