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According to The Huffington Post, George Zimmerman is probably going to be charged for the death of Trayvon Martin (here).

If he really is charged, it apparently won't be with first-degree murder...first-degree murder charges require a grand jury in Florida, and the prosecutor isn't convening one. So...I guess a charge is better than no charge at all?

You know what made me laugh (because if I hadn't laughed, I might have cried)? Earlier this afternoon I was reading another article from The Huffington Post, the one about Zimmerman's legal counsel being demoted to his legal advisors or whatever-the-hell, and there was a link in the article to a website set up by Zimmerman to raise funds for his legal fees. He wants people to pay money to help him avoid whatever punishment he gets for killing a child. But that's not even the kicker...the kicker is when I visited the site (it was like an incident of minor property damage, I couldn't not take a look) and saw this old chestnut at the bottom of the page, not a part of the main text, just above the visitor counter:

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing.

Really, George? Really? See, this is what I take from your use of that phrase: Trayvon Martin - walking to his father's house from the convenience store, can of iced tea and bag of Skittles in hand - was evil triumphant, and you are the good man that did something about it. A child coming home from the store was evil; the man who followed, shot and killed him is good. Do you really want that to be your message to the world, George?

Sometimes I really hate the world.

Edit: George Zimmerman is in custody and has been charged with the murder in the second degree of Trayvon Martin. *fistpump*


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a pessimistically optimistic realist

October 2012


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