Zimmerman Verdict and Gang Violence.


A white gang looking for African Americans dur...

A white gang looking for African Americans during the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You may think I am mad.  What could the two POSSIBLY have to do with each other.

First I want to answer the Martin’s.  No, George Zimmerman should have stayed in the car.

Why was he acquitted?  Because the way Florida law is written, the jury followed the law.

The United States exists on a level of trust.  A nation of laws.  Do you really want to act on emotion?  Whites who lynched blacks in the bad old days in the American South saw it as justice.  Our legal system is not always fair (lesson learned) but without it we have no peace.  Look at the cover story of Time about Egypt.  Do we want the rule of the street?

That leads me to the street.  The United States has that.  It’s called Chicago, specifically the Englewood neighborhood.  Most African-Americans are killed by other African-Americans.  The reason the Zimmerman case took off as it did is BECAUSE it didn’t happen in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood and the killer was not African-American.    Watch the show, The First 48 on A&E.  Help those homicide detective have to go to fewer homicides.

My rent paying job, (when I am not writing) involves troubleshooting.  When you troubleshoot, you look for the most common problem.  While keeping the shooting death of Trayvon Martin firmly in mind, isn’t the first problem to solve the gang violence causing the majority of the deaths?  Just asking.

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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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