Saturday, July 20, 2013

Winners and Losers of the Zimmerman Case

Winners

Zimmerman
George Zimmerman killed someone and does not have to go prison. Enough said.

Skittles
More skittles are being sold than ever. Wringley, the company that owns skittles, has ironically benefitted from the fact that Trayvon Martin was carrying skittles when he was murdered by Zimmerman.

Hoodies
Modell’s and other retailers have been selling hoodies left and right. And once again, just like the skittles, it is only because Trayvon was wearing a hoodie when he was gunned down.

Guns and 2nd Amendment
Once again we as a country just said that is okay for people to use a gun as “self-defense.” I know the NRA didn't mind the results of this case.

Rappers
How many rappers in the next year or two will be saying lines like “I don’t care if you are my fan/ I will kill you like I’m George Zimmerman!”?



Losers

Florida
With the ruling and the Stand Your Ground Law, this case made Florida look more backwards than the other Deep South states. First Al Gore getting screwed. Now this?

Trayvon Martin’s Family
When you lose a loved one, it deeply hurts the family involved. And in this case not only did they lose a loved one, but they never received justice.


Black People
Black people always get the shorter end of the stick. Slavery, segregation, racism, racial profiling, etc. This case, along with the countless others which have occurred in New York (Amado Diallo, Sean Bell), prove that the judicial system does not care about protecting black lives. Let’s be honest. Do you think that if any of those cases a white woman or male was being killed do you think the murderers would have been acquitted?

The Judicial System
At the end of the day, as a country we did not take a step forward in making a “more perfect union.” We just reinforced the fact that this country’s judicial system is a joke.

Everyone Who Cares About Justice
All of you who watched closely hoping that America would come through. Unfortunately, it didn’t and therefore you were on the losing side.

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