Zimmerman trial about self-defense, not race

2013-08-13T00:00:00Z Zimmerman trial about self-defense, not race nwitimes.com
August 13, 2013 12:00 am

Our legal system for the United States and Florida rendered a not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman self-defense trial. This was after several days of the prosecution providing evidence, witnesses and more than 16 hours of jury deliberation.

This case was about self-defense, it was never about race -- except those who called George Zimmerman a white Hispanic.

I have never heard anyone call the president a white black. Both Zimmerman and Obama had mixed parents. The last time I filled out a job application, the categories were white, black, Hispanic, Asian or other.

This was legal justice. Social justice is not listed anywhere in the Constitution. Maybe this is what the president meant by fundamentally transforming America, to change the Constitution and bylaws.

The only racial slur made was by Trayvon Martin, when he used the term "cracker."

- Richard E. Tudor, Merrillville

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