My heart goes out to Trevon’s parents and the loss of their son. My heart also goes out to Zimmerman and his family because even though I feel he justifiably won this case via a fair jury, he now must face an unknown number of people who will judge him and do God only knows what to him despite the verdict of Not Guilty.
Judgements, opinions, and assumptions were made from the beginning, even by some of the biggest names in our nation and our world without so much as giving a second thought to respecting the facts and the truth of what really happened, and hearing the reality of that terrible, fateful night first.
Shame on any leader who did not encourage peace and did not call for the justice system to work as it should. Shame on any leader who saw this tragedy as an opportunity as a political opportunity. No matter how you look at it, Trevon didn’t flee from the guy following him and confronted Zimmerman. Despite everything, I hope Trevon’s family and the Zimmerman’s can come together and turn this into a lesson, start teaching children everywhere what can happen when bad choices are made.
Teach them about what to do when faced with similar situations if you think someone is following you, what to do if you think someone is in your neighborhood and up to no good and doesn’t belong there. Tell them the truth and turn this tragedy into a learning experience so it won’t ever happen again. I wish this had been the message our leaders had given… perhaps they still will. I pray they do.
Peace and Love For All ♥