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Mr. Will Smith,
The difference here is that cameras recorded the flour tossing incident and there were hundreds of witnesses. Although I find it ridiculous that she got arrested for throwing flower, the fact that you compare this incident with that of Treyvon is very ignorant on your part. There were no witnesses (as of yet) to the actual killing. In this country, men and woman are innocent until proven guilty. Had someone been there to witness the killing, then perhaps an arrest would have been made immediately. If Treyvon were white or the Zimmerman black, would you still feel the same way? It’s a tragic event nonetheless, but let’s please not judge someone until all the facts are reviews. Thank you.
Ignorant? The differences are far greater than cameras and witnesses. There is no question that Zimmerman shot and killed Martin. There is no question that Martin was unarmed. There is no question that Zimmerman has a record of violence and Martin does not. There is no question that after calling police, Zimmerman was informed that he need not follow Martin. A short time later Martin was dead from a gunshot wound inflicted by Zimmerman. In light of those facts, there is no question that Zimmerman should have been arrested. In light of those facts, the comparison that Smith made has plenty of merit. It is a comparison of injustice and inconsistency.
Mr. Mulhart, all people that are arrested and booked into jail are innocent until proven guilty. Guilt is not a prerequisite for being arrested; circumstances, evidence and facts are. As for alluding to Smith’s possible motives for concern being racially biased, that is just sick. Any time, anyone, of any color, in a position of authority, shoots and kills an unarmed child of any color, we as a society should be outraged and demand justice. In our current social structure that justice would come in the form of an arrest, a firm, fair and consistent police investigation, followed by a firm, fair and consistent trial by jury.
Thank you for stopping by, MM, and for taking the time to comment.
I think Zimmerman should be arrested because if it was in self-defense Trayvon Martin would not have been screaming for help in the background of a 911 call. Ignorance and injustice have very little to do with this, this has to do more with inequality, judgement, and corruption in todays America. Just my opinion
Injustice: Violation of another’s rights or of what is right; lack of justice.
Ignorance: The condition of being uneducated, unaware, or uninformed.
The fact that Zimmerman is still a free man has a lot to do with injustice and ignorance. The fact that he is still a free man is in itself an injustice. As for ignorance, with a more well educated society there wouldn’t be the level of inequality, judgement or corruption there is today. Ignorance is a breeder-reactor for injustice, judgement and corruption.
As for the screams on the 911 call, I haven’t heard officially whose voice it was. Like you, I am inclined to think it is Martin crying out for help. Time and technology will tell, but not soon enough.
Whatever the case, whatever the outcome, this was a senseless, unnecessary, tragic event. The effect it’s having on society is sad as well. All of the hate, anger and division helps no one. Education and understanding are key for equality and a better tomorrow.
Thank you very much for stopping in, Kaitlin, and for taking the time to comment.