Trayvon Martin Case Essay

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February 26, 2012 marked the day that the innocent minor, Trayvon Martin, was shot to his death in a gated neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The shooter, George Zimmerman, still has not faced any serious consequence for the murder. Many people in the Sanford community, and even around the country, believe that there is no question that Zimmerman should be convicted and sent to jail, but, unfortunately, it is not up to the people; it is up to the justice system. With the consideration of Florida’s state laws, this is a difficult case to foresee the outcome of George Zimmerman’s conviction and prosecution. Trayvon Martin’s murder occurred around 7:25 PM of February 26, 2012 on his way home from a convenience store. (CNN Wire staff, 2012) …show more content…
Nelson made June 10, 2013 George Zimmerman’s official court date. She also included that any hearing regarding the “Stand Your Ground” law must be held by the 26th of April 2013. (Click Colorado, 2012) After doing all my research on this case and taking a deeper look into the evidence, I cannot believe that this case has been drawn out for so long. With that being said, I can say that I disagree with the general outcome of this case so far. I do not believe that it should be the police’s decision as to whether or not Zimmerman is guilt. We have trials for that; the courts make that decision. By confronting Martin first, Zimmerman deliberately disobeyed the police when told by the officer on the phone, “We don’t need you to do that,” meaning that they did not want him following Martin. (CNN Wire staff, 2012) In reality, Zimmerman could have prevented the danger he claims to have been in the night of the murder by staying within the premises of his yard or home to await the arrival of the police. Therefore, I believe that his plea under the “Stand Your Ground” law is insufficient being that he threw himself into the “dangerous” situation. I also do not buy the statement Zimmerman made about “God” making him shoot Martin. In an interview, Zimmerman said, “God Murdered innocent