George Zimmerman was found not guilty of the second degree murder of Trayvon Martin. Trayvon Martin was an unarmed juvenile on his way back to his father's friends home after buying treats for himself and younger brother, when George Zimmerman stalked him, profiled him, initiated a conflict then murdered him in cold blood amid screams that many members of the neighborhood heard.
The judicial system in Florida is under attack and it should be. The mishandling and unfair ruling of the George Zimmerman trial and the sentencing of Marissa Alexander, shows a lack of fair and equal judgment from the Bench when Blacks are involved. The 'Stand Your Ground' laws tend to be designed for the purpose of giving folk the right to kill Blacks at will without consequence.
“The U.S. is at a pivotal moment right now where fundamental change to our bloated, racially-biased criminal justice system is possible. But change isn’t inevitable; it will take significant leadership by Attorney General Holder, President Obama, and both Democrats and Republicans in Congress,” says Bill Piper, director of national affairs for Drug Policy Alliance.
The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, and there are between 1.6 to 2 million prisoners in jail. It will cost $24,000 to $27,000 a year to house the prisoners, and 70% of them do not have a high school diploma.
“I still believe in the power of forgiveness; I believe in the power of redemption,” Jackson said when approached by a reporter after the hearing. “Today I manned up and tried to accept responsibility for the errors of my ways. And I still believe in resurrection.” —NBC News, reporting on 8/14/2013.
That is what the former U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. said to media assembled in front of a vehicle that he was about to enter after her was sentenced Wednesday, August 14, 2013 to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items according to NBC News.
Governor Scott has always wanted to be a political leader in the country, and he loves media attention. But with the resigning of Jennifer Carroll, his Lieutenant Governor, the corruption of Tony Bennett, his Education Commissioner, The Trayvon Martin Case, Traymon Williams, Racial profiling case, and the Sopchoppy Florida, Voter complain case, there is something wrong with the leadership in the state. Corruption is running rampant in Florida, and the only answer our governor has is buy a gun.
“I love the SYG law. George had his day in court and won, get over it. Jackson and Sharpton are in it to keep the race issue up. I agree with Bill O’Reilly, on Fox. Should they decide to boycott this state that is fine with me, and as usual, once again the spineless Democrats want more gun control laws, well the law is fine. Don’t commit a crime or attack any one and you will not get shot, see how simple it is. And we do not need outsiders coming to our state and telling us how to run it, don’t like what we do, go home and stay there,” say Florida resident Bob Hudsun.