I’m sure I’m not alone in having some of the thoughts I had
during George Zimmerman’s ordeal in Orlando
after the tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin.
My main thought was, “If I ever have to defend myself against an
African-American trying to maim or kill me, will I have to go through what
Zimmerman went through?” After all, if
you are aware of the crime statistics, it’s almost a certainty that any
criminal event threatening me will be carried out by an African-American youth.
Will the President of the United States publicly take the
side of the African-American; will NBC and ABC doctor the 911 call to make me out to
be a racist; will the actions of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton cause the
investigative results of the local police force to be over-ruled (only to be confirmed during the trial), and all the
powers of the government arraigned against me regardless of the facts?
Mr. Zimmerman is much in the news these days because he has
been acting completely out-of-character with the testimony several witnesses
gave at his trial. I believe Mr.
Zimmerman may have developed PTSD during his terrible ordeal similar to the
malady suffered by many soldiers in a combat situation. I feel sorry for Mr. Zimmerman and hope he
can get help and have some semblance of a normal life one day.
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