And the verdict is guilty. Or, maybe not. I grow weary and angered reading the detailed testimony in the media-convened personal assassination, trial and conviction of George Zimmerman. None of us were there (there were only two, one survived, and the 911 operator heard snippets but did not see). None of us knows what really happened there minute by minute, second by second, yet we seem determined to win justice for young Trayvon Martin.
I hope and pray I never have to "stand my ground" to defend myself or my cute little grandchildren because I must a-priori be guilty of wrongdoing. The evidence: I have an ex-wife, learned how to shoot really well in the Marines, my best high school buddy did 18 months in Joliet (Illinois State Prison), I'm German/Irish, and (like Zimmerman) probably said something negative about this group or that in my past. If, just if, Zimmerman is acquitted in an actual court of law, I sincerely hope that cooler heads prevail, but I am doubtful. I'm sure the print and broadcast media will be pleased selling papers, magazines and bringing us live coverage while reporting the ensuing chaos which they have incited.
DON CREIGHTON, Kennewick