Two men, two victims. We have been informed by the Media about the injuries to Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin’s suspension from school for marijuana use.
We also heard about Martin attacking Zimmerman in an “martial arts” manner. Although Zimmerman should not have followed Martin, but left the matter up to the Police, from the recent reports of Zimmerman’s injuries and the testimony of at least two witnesses, perhaps Zimmerman was, indeed, in fear of his life, which prompted him to fire his weapon in self defense.
Looking at the photo above, we can see Martin displaying gang signs and wearing his pants low enough to show his ass cheeks and his poor taste in undergarments. Martin’s pose in the photo above can only be construed as being aggressive, rebellious, even, perhaps, revealing a possible violent nature. This makes it quite believable, then, that Martin was, indeed, violently attacking Zimmerman, slamming the back of his head against the ground. See the next photo.
Blood and lacerations can be clearly seen in these two photos of Zimmerman. Perhaps he would not have suffered these injuries had he not followed Martin, yet these injuries are certainly not deserved.
The Black population, and even the Media (who seek to sensationalize such events involving race relations), may have rushed to judgement of Zimmerman, but I doubt either one will admit that. I also believe the Black population might be a little sheepish, now, to shake their fists in the air and call for the condemnation and swift punishment of Zimmerman. Perhaps embarrassed might be a better word than sheepish.
We now know Martin was not the “angel” so many Black people have tried to portray him as in their protests. Martin may have overreacted to the situation, thereby causing his death. It seems, now, that Zimmerman was defending himself against a violent attack.
In my first post about this incident, I mentioned that perhaps people have rushed to judgement, including the Media. I implied there was not enough information/facts to come to a definite conclusion about the incident. Apparently, recent news from all media sources have proven me correct.
I believe both men were at fault. Neither one is innocent. The blame must be shared by both Martin and Zimmerman. I am, however, very saddened that Martin lost his life over this incident. This never should have happened. Had Zimmerman just let the matter be and stayed in his vehicle, Martin would most likely still be alive today. To be fair, had Martin not so violently attacked Zimmerman, he might still be very much alive.
This can only be an example of how something of a minor nature can escalate into a very tragic incident by not taking our heads out of our arses and using it to think through a complicated situation. There are many thousands of convicts in our prisons who used their heads but not their brains. Why did God give us brains, anyway? To think.
Perhaps a millisecond of thought could prevent years of regret.