Tuesday, July 16, 2013

What if

What if Trayvon Martin had been carrying a gun, and when George Zimmerman approached and confronted him after targeting and stalking him, Trayvon had took out his gun and when George took out his, Trayvon shot George.

How would the Sanford police handled the investigaion and the chief prosecutor handled the case? What charge would they have brought against Trayvon, or consider it self defense as George Zimmerman alluded and the jury agreed?

Would Trayvon have been treated the same as George by the police and the prosecutor's office? If race wasn't a factor as some suggest, and if Trayvon had a gun and shot and killed George, would the end be the same?

Or would race be the factor and Trayvon treated as many young black men are treated by law enforcement and the judicial system? Wasn't race really the case in the trial of George Zimmerman because they would have seen Trayvon differently if he was on trial for the same crime as George?

Just a thought if you think race wasn't a factor, consider what if...

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