The media, the jurors and the many living room consultants have easily swept under the rug that a mother and father have lost a child. Nobody wants to lose a child. Most of us try hard to empathize but cannot sympathize. What would it be like to lose a child and then not be able to turn on your television or read a newspaper without seeing that child demonized by people who have never met him. How can you judge the life of a person based on one isolated innocent? Is this nation so heartless that we would forget about the grieving family of an unarmed 17-year boy who was killed while walking home from a convenience store?
To add insult to injury, a news network (CNN) was heartless to entertain a jury member (B37) who was too coward to reveal her face but bold enough to say that she felt sorry for the killer just as much as she felt sorry for the dead. Think about that. If you are disgruntled with the interview… you should ask CNN why they decided to air this interview!
I’m an educated, African American man. Anything that photos and text messages revealed about Trayvon Martin could have easily been me and my friends when we were 17. We smokes, stuck up our middle fingers at people, spoke crazy… but we were provided with the opportunity to go to college and become contributing citizens. Trayvon will never have any of these opportunities. His parents will never have the opportunity to attend anymore graduations. They will not witness Trayvon walking his beautiful bride into the sunset. They will not be present to witness the welcoming of a little Trayvon Jr… and every time they think about not having these moments with their child, they will wrestle with forgiving the man who killed their un-armed son.
I’m a Christian. I’ll end with the scriptures that resonated with me once I heard the verdict.
Numbers 23:19 – God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
Galations 6:7 – Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
Exodus 20:13 – Thou shall not kill.
Romans 12:19 – Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
WHAT NOW? CLICK HERE to Petition Attorney General Eric Holder.
- CNN’s Anderson Cooper Interviews Anonymous Member Of Zimmerman Jury Who Defends Acquittal Decision (mediaite.com)
- Rachel Jeantel Opens Up About The Verdict, The Trial & Trayvon [VIDEO] (kysdc.com)
- Trayvon Martin Cannot Be Dismissed (jacobcates.com)