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The shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, started protests across the country. Many were outraged that a night watch patrol could kill a teen in a hoodie, because he felt “threatened”. But the drama continued with today’s announcement that attorney’s for the shooter, George Zimmerman, have now quit the case.
After defense attorney’s Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig lost contact with George Zimmerman for two days, they decided to resign. In a press conference they stated, “We can’t represent him unless he comes forward and asks us”. They went on to say, “We have a pretty good idea where he is, but Zimmerman is not answering the phone”. It appears they believe he is still in the United States, but just not in Florida. Seems natural for him to run and try to hide under a rock, with all this unwanted publicity. The strange thing is…the attorney’s never actually met with him. Say what?
What an incredibly senseless shooting and outcome. This goes to show…if we put guns in the hands of untrained citizens and give them authority to shoot based on “feeling”, things can go really wrong.
While it is tragic to lose the life of an innocent teen, it is also disheartening that a “regular guy” lost his normal life with one bad decision. We all judge but should be reminded…one wrong move and we are all a step closer to destruction. It would not be surprising if Zimmerman ends up in a mental institution from a breakdown.
And yes, Zimmerman has set up a website to get donations for paying attorney fees. Will you donate to his cause? Sorry…but no plans on my end to throw cash his way. No Grand Jury coming to save him either…that plan was rejected.
4/11/12 UPDATE: GEORGE ZIMMERMAN ARRESTED!