George Zimmerman 2nd degree murder trial of unarmed 17-year-old teen Trayvon Martin has been set for June 10, 2013. The last time I watched a court trial I had to for a college course. I keep up via the news with other court cases but I’m going to watch this one because of this Stand Your Ground Law or SYGL. As I’ve said before, I am in full support of the right to bear arms, and the right to defend oneself. What I don’t support is one who is the aggressor finds themselves in a losing battle then wants to cry victim. Our legal system shouldn’t support it either. I believe in the SYGL, I believe I have the right to defend my family and those who I care for along with myself even if it means death to the one who attacks. No one should never take pride in killing. For George Zimmerman to only offer a sorry apology during his bond hearing lacked sincerity and it lacked morals. Outside looking in, I would have immediately apologized to the family. With or against counsels recommendation, the families are not responsible for the actions of their family members even when their death is during the commission of a criminal offense. This is why I refuse to attack GZ’s parents. It’s common for parents to defend their children, we should. What we shouldn’t do is defend their wrongs. I will not, and with my oldest child I have proven so. When an allegation was made against my son, law enforcement didn’t have to come looking for him, I took him to them. They were looking at me like I was crazy. I wasn’t crazy, one way or another good or bad, we were moving forward. I will defend my children, even if it kills me, but only if they are in the right. I will not defend, protect or hide a lie. My son back then denied the allegations placed against him still does, an according to the police investigation he was correct in doing so. We put it behind us, and moved forward. More parents, guardians, friends an other family members need to start doing the same. The truth maybe ugly but it doesn’t change.
The truth is Trayvon Martin was an innocent victim. GZ hunted this child down and he decided, long before he pulled the trigger that Trayvon was not going to get away on the evening of February 26, 2012. Trayvon didn’t get away from George Zimmerman but George Zimmerman took Trayvon Martin permanently away from his, parents, brother, other family members and friends. Then hid behind the SYGL, and our legal system supported it despite the fact that one of the officers on the scene said it didn’t add up and he should have been charged with manslaughter back in February of this year. Whoever defended and tried to hide GZ’s wrong has done him more harm than good because on June 10, 2013 GZ will be on trial for 2nd degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. He faces up to his natural sorry life, in prison.