Zimmerman Back at it

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George Zimmerman in court in Florida in 2013. (Joe Burbank / Orlando Sentinel)

After shooting and killing your 17-year-old unarmed son and putting you through months of emotional stress, only to be acquitted of all charges, surely there is no more I can do to harm you and your family, for George Zimmerman, this is not true. Zimmerman has announced that he plans to sue Trayvon Martin’s family for $100 million for suspicion of conspiracy, along with malicious prosecution and defamation. 

Sybrina Fulton, still trying to cope with the loss “Seven years out, I’m still crying.” 

On the night of February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an African-American high school student. These new claims are based on a racially charged case from 8 years ago and with no evidence that has been shown. This case began the Black Lives Matter movement, which continues to be needed as more and more cases like this surface.

 

In America, if you are a black man you need to remember these rules; do not walk home from 7-eleven; do not live in a gated community; do not wear a hoodie; do not have earphones in your ears; do not Arizona iced tea, a phone, or Skittles in hand, these and many other objects could easily be mistaken for a weapon, but above all do not be black. If these rules are not followed, expect to be severely sorry.

 

If nothing else, we can agree that suing a family for $100 million is ridiculous, I’m sorry Mr. Zimmerman, did they kill your unarmed son? Zimmerman has the nerve to even consider himself a victim. Not to mention, Zimmerman was not charged with any crimes, if the family did use some faulty evidence, which only further highlights the injustice for colored people in America. The fact that a man can get away with such heinous crimes is just an example of how the system is rigged against the African-American community. As for if the evidence was tampered with or not, it didn’t benefit them anyway, so why just add insult to injury by suing them? 

 

Coincidentally or not, this comes up around the time that Sybrina Fulton is running for a seat for the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners. After her son’s death, Sabrina fought for justice, then when it was not received she continued to advocate for the safety of the black youth in America. She has been fighting for a while and will continue to fight regarding this case.

 

 Thinking about the situation from not only a racial perspective but just a human perspective, it’s ridiculous to believe that a court would ever side with Zimmerman. This case should not even make it to a civil court. It seems to me that Zimmerman is in need of a little pocket change and will get it by any means necessary.