It is a tragedy that Trayvon died. I wasn’t there when he was shot and all I know is what the news media says. Zimmerman was stupid and he probably should be found guilty of some type of crime but he was found innocent by a jury instead. I don’t think it will bring Trayvon back from the dead even if we execute Zimmerman by mob hanging. I think it is appropriate to prevent Zimmerman from making a financial profit from his story by initiating a civil lawsuit if needed. Any money should go to Trayvon’s family even though it can never make up for his loss. I disagree with the idea of a civil rights case against Zimmerman by the federal government now that he has been found innocent by a jury trial because it would be double jeopardy. If you can’t convict a person once then what is to prevent future politically appointed attorney generals from using this technique to please the mob of the moment.
I personally believe that we will all stand before God when we die and receive our just punishment or rewards. Zimmerman will die eventually and I think God is a fair and impartial judge. A mob committing violence against other people in Trayvon’s name and damaging property does not honor the memory of Trayvon or do anyone else any good.
- Zimmerman’s brother warns: Civil suit ‘might not be very flattering’ for Trayvon Martin’s family (rawstory.com)
- Trayvon Martin Political Cartoons – Justice Still Needed For Racial Killing By George Zimmerman (dekerivers.wordpress.com)
- George Zimmerman Files Civil Suit Against Trayvon Martin’s Parents For Being Brutally Attacked By Their Juvenile Son (nationalreport.net)
- Crime Watch or Crime Botch? The Legality of Neighborhood Watch Programs in the Trayvon Martin Case (smartsign.com)