I have been following
the Martin/Zimmerman case and I was shocked by the verdict. I can see how/why
the jury found him not guilty of second-degree murder, but I don't understand
why they failed to convict him on a lesser charge of manslaughter. I am aware
I do not know either party personally, nor do I have any ties to the case. However, I do pay attention to current events, national news, and I like to look at cases from a social scientist point of view. I found this trail interesting because it emphasizes the way our society has taught us to social profile.
Yes, I would like to volunteer my time to raise awareness; not only to this case, but to other cases that highlight social constructs we have created that can have a negative effect on our lives. I will be attending a party affiliated gala next weekend to discuss options of unity and ways to better our society.
If you can think of anything to add feel free to do so.
We are all human beings. A crime is a crime. A mistake is a mistake. Everyone should be held accountable for their actions. I still have faith in humanity, but the verdict of the trail illustrates to me that we have a long way to go.
4. The Newsroom Clerk/stringer
What race do you identify yourself with?
Have you followed the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman Case? If so, are you surprised by the verdict?
I didn't watch the entire trial but I knew
about the case. I was initially surprised because I honestly thought that a juror
of mothers would be able to relate to a mother who lost her son simply because he
was in the wrong place at the wrong time. But after the fact, I realized that