Originally Posted by Piobaire
Hey, glad, good to see you. What's your take on the verdict?
I didn't follow the trial closely enough to know whether or not the prosecution made it's case. I firmly believe that Zimmerman murdered that kid, but I can't really speak on the jury's verdict.
I've elected to view the trial as a net positive. The fact that Zimmerman even stood trial is proof that the people, when motivated and focused, can affect change. Public outcry got the special prosecutor appointed and and the chief of police fired. Zimmerman had his day in court. Do I wish Zimmerman had been convicted of manslaughter? Of course I do. Is Zimmerman's acquittal inticative of the failure of our criminal justice system or a proof of a racist agenda? I don't know enough of the details to say.