Zimmerman verdict reflects bigger issues

July 17, 2013 

Regardless of the verdict in the George Zimmerman case, we have a bigger problem in America.

It's a sad day when adults celebrate the death of a teenager. Common sense was overlooked and all that was seen was black and white. You can have a gun, shoot an unarmed person and claim self-defense.

I don't know anyone who would attack someone only armed with Skittles and a fruit drink, but what saddens me more is all the adults who find it justified.

Was this racial? Yes. The past actions of a kid growing up were looked at but the past actions of the adult shooter were overlooked.

Many of us did things as kids that in retrospect were stupid. If our past were looked upon, what would it show about us as teens?

Those people celebrating the verdict, think about it as if this was your unarmed, troubled teenager.

Louis Johnson


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