Trayvon Martin Case Essay

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I am writing to express my concern of the injustice of Trayvon Martin and would like to appeal about the decision of the jury after acquitting the neighborhood watch (George Zimmerman) who murdered an unarmed teenager after claiming it was an act of defense, but i will argue against this and prove that this was a murder case and not an act of self defense.

First, I would like to bring to your attention that George Zimmerman was found not Guilty of the murder of Trayvon Martin under the 'Stand your ground law' This law which is placed gives individuals the right to use deadly force to defend themselves without having to retreat from a dangerous situation However, When Zimmerman called 911 and explained to the police department about the suspicious of Trayvon Martin the police officer informed him not to follow yet Zimmerman continue to follow him after the dispatcher told him there was no need to do so Surely if George Zimmerman after calling a dispatch unit because he felt unsafe why did he feel the need to then follow the young teenager he is now inserting himself into what he declared to be a dangerous situation Knowing full well that he was armed, Zimmerman followed Trayvon in his car AND on foot meaning he left his car making the decision to bring his gun in order to pursue and confront someone Here you can see he was clearly wanting trouble. he was ordered not to follow him. But he did so therefore he has no right to claim self-defense. He was asking for a fight and he got one, with a kid he thought to be dangerous. we can clearly see George Zimmerman was the instigator and placing himself into this position and then use the act of self defense to justify murder of an innocent unarmed teenager. I don't think he set out to shoot Treyvon Martin, but in the end, he did and that was his choice he was warned not to approach the boy and decided to neglect the warning and take it into his own hands he simply took advantage of an opportunity trying to play the part of a 'Neighborhood' hero.

George Zimmerman often called the authorities multiple times about African American men that were walking around his neighborhood in the past which no arrests ever occurred he was obviously obsessed with young black kids this could of triggered something as he was told to back down, but felt it was in his place to go after the kid as he may of felt nothing was being done and he had to step in If George Zimmerman had just done what the dispatcher advised him to Trayvon Martin would still be alive today.

What is such a downfall in this case is the fact that everything is based of George Zimmerman word of what happened the night of the shooting. Since Treyvon Martin is dead the only other eye witness. there is not much to go against Zimmerman's story it was Zimmerman's word against...

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