Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Rant #1,004: Violence For Violence's Sake
And today I read that George Zimmerman's parents have experienced death threats due to the outcome of the trial of their son ...
And I also read that in Los Angeles, protestors are vandalizing stores, attacking citizens, and destroying public property ...
What has this world come to?
Whether you agree with the jury's verdict or not, George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin.
The jury simply didn't believe beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman murdered Martin in cold blood.
I mean, that is what it is. And no one has to agree with it, but this is what the jury determined.
There will be payback later, in the form of federal and civil trials.
Zimmerman isn't getting off for this, no how, no way.
But then, there are people who have this "lynch" mentality that completely baffles me.
They feel that since justice wasn't served, there is another type of justice to be handed out.
And that justice is basically frying Zimmerman and his family because of what happened.
Funny, that type of justice went out generations ago, or so it seems.
Do the people who are making these types of threats really believe that they are honoring the memory of Trayvon Martin by doing this?
You don't honor a death with violence.
And you certainly don't hand out your own "frontier justice" by these acts.
If nothing else, it makes Zimmerman look better than he probably has every right to believe.
Look, there are really only two people who know what happened that particular evening, and one is gone.
Zimmerman was found not guilty of the charges lodged against him.
It doesn't mean he didn't do it, it just means that he was found not guilty of the charge of murder.
If you don't like the system, try to change it.
But it has been working, warts and all, for well more than 200 years.
Spewing more violence makes no sense.
Yes, in the form of threats, talk is cheap, but to make people constantly look over their shoulders is heinous.
And to attack people, to vent your frustrations out, makes no sense whatsoever.
Protest if you must. Be outraged if you must.
But don't use the death of Trayvon Martin, and the outcome of the trial, to spew further hatred.
Let's all start from square one and move on.
This thing isn't over yet, and let's do this through our legal system.
Posted by Larry at 2:40 AM