8:15 AM EDT, July 16, 2013
Great conclusion here: Justice has been served and George Zimmerman was found not guilty ("Martin verdict fires debate," July 15).
The jury was 100 percent correct in its decision and followed the letter of the law. This should have never come to a trial, as Mr. Zimmerman acted in nothing but pure self defense and did not commit a crime.
Trayvon Martin's death immediately captured national attention and sparked a heated debate over race relations and racial profiling in the U.S.
This case only became of national and world-wide interest because of the liberal media frenzy and circus and because of the statement that President Barack Obama made on national television: "If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin."
Then to make the situation worse, the Justice Department wrongly intervened, which caused even the police chief of Sanford, Fla., to resign.
The news media's constant intervention then further caused a special prosecutor to bring this case to trial.
The prosecutors from the beginning called Mr. Zimmerman a liar and portrayed him was a vigilante who had grown frustrated by break-ins in his neighborhood committed primarily by young black men.
Thank God that justice has been served here for Mr. Zimmerman and the jury saw the light and did the right thing in this case.
Al Eisner, Silver Spring
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