Jeez.. I hope I don't fall into that catagory!
Nothing is more depressing then reading comments on a yahoo! article or a youtube video... I'll give you that.
While I'm not sure why it bothered me so much I just wish from Day 1 there had been a more accurate reporting of the incidents AND the people involved from both sides with less outrage and outcry.
There wouldn't have been that much of an outcry if the higher-ups didn't decide to sweep it underthe rug and let this guy walk against the recommendation of the lead investigator, police didn't tamper/coerce witness testimony, police chief didn't make stupid comments, didn't lie to Martin's family about Zimmerman's criminal history, and a whole slew of other things that lead to this perfect storm of obfuscation. And you're still comparing public outrage to get the wheels of the justice system moving on Zimmerman to those that think Martin deserved to get shot. That shit is not even close to being equivalent.
Now that he has been officially charged with 2nd Degree Murder (I think it would have been more fitting and more likely for a conviction if charged with manslaughter) where do you stand dohdough?
Best case scenario, he plea bargains down to manslaughter(there's no involuntary/voluntary difference in Florida). Worse case scenario, he walks out not-guilty. As for what I think is going to happen, I call hung jury and he walks.
Do you think this or any charge for that matter would have come WITHOUT the parents and public outcry?
Of course not. The state DA that was in charge of the case told them to drop it within a week.
If he walks on the murder 2 charge will that be the end of it?
^ Please don't take those at bait; just truly curious
IMO I don't think he should be charged with murder 2 but a lesser manslaughter charged--but honestly I'm not too concerned with the court outcome... that's more icing on the cake if you will.
How's that icing on the cake? Getting him arrested and answering in court is merely prepping the ingredients.
What I'd like to see come from this is an impact on the laws that allow someone like Zimmerman to openly carry a gun and such silly stand your ground laws where there is such open interpretation on what constitues being "threatened"
I'll agree with you here, but the really US needs to address the issue of race.