Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Life of a Child
I don't know what happened between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. I just know I don't think anyone should shoot an unarmed child. Even if he is beating you up. Even if he is a punk or a thug. No adult should shoot an unarmed child. I can't say that enough.
I don't know if I think George Zimmerman deserves to die but I do think he needs to have to pay the price for the taking of Trayvon's life. I find it hard to believe that he had to shoot to kill in order to save himself. I keep wondering why he didn't just shoot a warning shot or hit the kid in the shoulder or the leg? Why a killing shot?
I am willing to concede that perhaps George Zimmerman was not a practiced shot or any kind of sharp shooter. That only makes me more suspicious.
Trayvon Martin may not have been a golden child. Maybe he was even a thug. I don't know. I do know he was a child, a teenage child. He probably had his hood pulled way down and he was probably hunched over a bit as teens tend to do. He may even have looked menacing. He may have been belligerent. HE WAS A CHILD!!
There will be a civil suit in this case and we will hear about the whole incident again. I still won't pass judgement on either the man or the boy. I just have to be an advocate for Trayvon. He was a CHILD!!!!!!!!!!!!