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Child Watch® Column: "Justice Denied"

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- 1742 days ago -
The outrage over the killing of an unarmed Black teenager who was doing nothing wrong must continue until some semblance of justice is achieved. People who want to keep faith in American justice feel uncomfortable, upset and disheartened.

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Angelika R (143)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 2:03 pm
" People who want to keep faith in American justice feel uncomfortable, upset and disheartened. " You can say that again!! I think most on here who have been observing the things going on must have LOST all faith in American justice system long time ago. I certainly have.

Nancy C (806)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 2:52 pm
The people who live for truth and justice in our country will be fighting tooth and nail every step until we change the structure of politics and corporate rule...(and ALEC)

Birgit W (160)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 4:19 pm
I am shocked that Zimmerman got away with murder. When will we finally understand that we are all the same. It does not matter if we are purple or green.
Where is justice for Trayvon?

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 4:32 pm
In my younger days it was fashionable for young men to flee to Canada to avoid going to Vietnam. Now it seems advisable for them to flee to anywhere to avoid going to Florida.

Carol H (229)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 6:07 pm
sadly noted, thanks Carrie

Helen Porter (39)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 6:59 pm
Zimmerman was obviously in a BAD!!! mood that night.

He also had a desire to kill. That seems to be a major reason why men become cops (NOT ALL MEN) who are criminals with a badge. I find it difficult to understand why an adult of his build (even before the fat came on) would have difficulty defending himself from a teenager who, obviously, was not malicious.

I think Travon Martin may well have had heroic intentions. He knew he was being followed. He did not want to take the probably dangerous follower home to the family.

I've carefully considered the case. If I were on the jury, I honestly believe I would have "hung" the jury before granting an innocent verdict.

In prison or out of prison I wonder how soon Zimmerman will no longer be with us. The people are angry.

Animae C (514)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 7:22 pm
So so sad that this is still going on.

Jason S (50)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 7:36 pm
Good posting, thanks

Elisa F (235)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 10:42 pm
Noted. Thank you, Carrie.

Sheila D (194)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 11:25 pm
This really shouldn't be a surprise to us. Zimmerman had been out looking for an excuse to play big man with his gun. He found it and left a teen dead. This country seems to be going back to the gun-toting days of the Wild West. Now the streets won't be safe as more men like Zimmerman will be out "hunting".

Thank You NRA!

Joanne D (38)
Monday July 15, 2013, 10:22 am
In defense of the jury, please remember that they were, first, restricted to the evidence presented, and second (and maybe this should have been first) obligated to render a verdict under the laws of Florida, which were written by ALEC to benefit the like of the Koch brothers, who may be smart enough to have a clue how many people wish they did not exist.

However, as was demonstrated in the case of OJ Simpson, wrongful death in a civil suit may be easier to prove. I would like to see that happen (probably along with several million other people).

Maybe i should add that the US does not have a justice system. Not a single justice system. Yes, there is a Federal justice system, but it only comes into play for Federal offenses. Otherwise, each state has its own justice system. Therefore, the failures of the justice system in, for example, Florida, do not necessarily reflect on the justice system of, for example, Vermont, although Vermont may have its own problems which we do not hear about.
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