After weeks of contemplating an arrest, it was finally announced today that George Zimmerman will be charged in the murder of Trayvon Martin. Initially police and his attorney’s believed he may have fled to Mexico, but hours later the news media showed him handcuffed and headed to jail. He apparently turned himself in to police. The question many are asking is, “What took them so long?”
The facts surrounding the shooting of Trayvon seemed like an obvious arrest was in order, at least by the general public. Why did it take so long for them to see it? Even if a ridiculous law is in place, don’t they normally at least detain a clear shooter and keep a close eye on them until more evidence is obtained. Arrests seem so much faster if a hoodie wearing “gansta” shoots a clean-shaven college student.
If the public had not caused such an uproar, would this murder have gone unpunished? It appears that may just be the case…it goes to show power is in numbers works. Lucky for the family of Trayvon, supporter’s spoke loud enough for police authorities to listen.
How many young innocent men are shot daily without a voice? Well, hopefully we all now know if we band together and speak up…this behavior will not be tolerated any longer. Justice for Trayvon will be the example police will set for Zimmerman (hopefully). Maybe life in prison? Doubtful…he was charged with second degree murder, so may only get a few years.
If you feel threatened…run to a phone and call the police. A man in a hoodie is no reason to kill.