The Last Word on Trayvon Martin CaseSubmitted by rpcongress on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 13:11
I have a confession to make. I didn't follow the Trayvon Martin case closely. Yet I formed my own conclusions as to whether or not Zimmerman was justified in shooting him.
It's obvious what the majority sentiment on this site is after reading thread comments. This issue appears in danger of polarizing possibly not only this site, but also much of the country.
One thing we ALL seem to share here is a desire to get to the truth, even if it's unpleasant. We get an official story about 9/11 and Building 7, and we question it. We get one about the death of Michael Hastings, and we question it.
I used the same analytical thinking on this Trayvon Martin case, with available scraps of evidence I knew about. It wasn't about "sides", it was about truth.
In the thread titled "Am I the only one on DP that thinks Zimmerman was guilty?" I tried to ask rational questions and debate rationally from the "Trayvon side" if you will. I was mostly downvoted.
As this topic has continued I started digging, for myself, into more of what evidence is available. I have to say that while I previously came to the conclusion the technical verdict was correct for Zimmerman even if self-defense was questionable, and with him possibly being fairly irresponsible, I've come to a new conclusion.
I'm not going to say what that conclusion is (whether Zimmerman's unquestionably innocent or otherwise) because I think the timing of this case is horrible with what our country is facing. I don't think one person (I'm not saying which) should be able to polarize and possibly derail the important work we in this country need to do together.
So let this be the last word here for the Trayvon Martin case. We may never all agree (likely) because of seeing evidence differently. There is still very important work to do, and possibly many more lives at stake too.