Sunday, July 14, 2013

the more things change, the more they stay the same

some of you will know this case, some won't so just miss this post

last night after watching a movie, I switched to CNN to see what was going on in the world
I don't watch the news anymore....
any news
 of any kind
 from anywhere
but because I am alive and conscious 
I knew there was a jury watch going on in Florida ...
the verdict was about to be read when I switched on...
to say the least, expletives were uttered, as the sheer madness hit home
husband went off on a rant... I had just asked him what he thought it would be and he had answered it HAS to be guilty....there is nothing else...
we were actually quite speechless 
and when that happens one tends to say completely ridiculous things for some reason
we watched a few seconds longer and left it for the universe to sort out
because once again a jury has brought a verdict in 
that makes no sense to sensible people
I didn't watch the, I'm sure, many talking heads on this morning
too many mouths talking all at once
but I did come across this on CNN's website...
and have included a part of it that, for me, says it all
there is no justice there is no fairness
there is no sense left

here is what spoke to me the loudest...

"Some people have forgotten that Zimmerman was not even arrested initially. It took more than a month for the special prosecutor to bring the second-degree murder charge. And if not for mass protests across the country, he might not be the defendant in a murder trial at all.

Miller Francis
Miller Francis

The question that has not surfaced in the courtroom -- the elephant in the room -- is this: Did Martin fear for his life after being followed and confronted by a stranger while going to the store to buy candy and a soft drink? Was he, Martin, justified in standing his ground and defending himself when this stranger, an apparent stalker, approached him in a threatening manner?

Zimmerman didn't identify himself and never said he was part of the neighborhood watch group.
Think about it: We're told over and over that if Zimmerman was afraid of Martin, according to Florida law, he had the right to put a bullet in the chamber of his concealed handgun, get out of his car after being told not to by the 911 dispatcher and follow and confront Martin and shoot him to death.

At the same time, we are told that Martin, who had far greater reason to fear Zimmerman, practically and for reasons of American history, did not have the right to confront his stalker, stand his ground and defend himself, including by using his fists. We are told that this was entirely unjustified and by doing so, Martin justified his own execution."

be careful who you stand up to... 
 I hope his family can find peace... I doubt they can, but we can wish it for them...

the more things change              the more they stay the same