One can find a striking similarity between the Zimmerman Trayvon Martin case and the maiden Book of John Grisham ‘A Time To Kill“
A white boy rapes a Black child injuring her seriously.
The child’s father kills the rapist in cold blood and he is arrested.
What happens forms the story.
Set in the immediate after math of segregation, there are various issues addressed.
Like how a repressed community will act,the majority, though paying lip service, treats the minority with contempt, though there are well-meaning people on both the sides,
If the verdict has gone the other way, that is if Zimmerman has been sentenced, the reactions could have been worse as well, with a Black as a President..
But as things appear the present verdict seems to be unfair.
Had it been the other way, what would hve been the reaction?
This pass is because of the fact that there are certain things people would not want to live with, say, equality with the Blacks, notwithstanding that the president is a Black.
I think the Blacks are being tolerated that in a condescending manner.
Zimmerman Trial Timeline.
As George Zimmerman was found not guilty Saturday night for second-degree murder and manslaughter, many are looking back to the case that spanned more than 16 months. From 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s slaying in February 2012 to the verdict that has everyone reeling, here’s a timeline of the controversial Zimmerman case.
February 26, 2012: Martin is found shot and killed, with several eyewitnesses telling police they heard a fight, then a cry for help and a gunshot. Zimmerman, 28, is seen standing over Martin’s body while wielding a handgun and reportedly sporting a bloody nose and a wound on the back of his head.
Martin is pronounced dead at the scene, and police find no weapons on him, just a bottle of iced tea and a bag of Skittles. Zimmerman claims he killed Martin in self-defense and police do not arrest him or administer a drug or alcohol test.
March 16, 2012: Public outrage about the case begins to spread as Martin’s family hears the 911 calls made February 26. The Change.org petition from Martin’s family asking for Zimmerman to be prosecuted gathers more than 250,000 signatures in its first few days. In total, it gained 2,278,988 signatures.
March 19, 2012: The U.S. Justice Department launches an investigation into the case.
March 21, 2012: Hundreds of people take to the streets of New York calling for justice in the Martin case during a protest dubbed the Million Hoodie March, so named because of Zimmerman’s assertion that his victim looked “suspicious” in his hooded sweatshirt.
The protest was attended by Martin’s parents in their first public appearance since the shooting.
Disgrace to the Profession:
O’Mara accused the prosecutors of several violations before the trial and judge Debra Nelson responded that she would look at the charges once the case was over due to lack of time.
“This is not acceptable, and is not going to be tolerated in any case that I’m involved in,” O’Mara told Reuters in New York on Monday, accusing special prosecutor Angela Corey and lead trial attorney Bernie de la Rionda of Brady violations.
“They are a disgrace to my profession,” Zimmerman’s attorney said, referring specifically to de la Rionda and Corey. “They said my client was ‘lucky’ to have been acquitted. Really?”
Corey commented that the statements are false and challenged O’Mara to to point to any judge’s ruling that her office improperly withheld evidence.
“Our office adhered to the highest standards of ethical behavior,” Corey told Reuters in a telephone interview. “Our rules of professional conduct regulate comments like that. I don’t think those are the kind of comments that are appropriate.”
A Time To Kill By John Grisham at
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