George Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman, appeared on Piers Morgan to answer questions about the Trayvon Martin case from his family's point of view, and he helped give a clearer picture of that side of this controversial issue. More importantly, Zimmerman spoke calmly and carefully, and with an expression of compassion for both the victim as well as his brother, who he says, "had to take a life to save his own."
Sarah McKinley, the widow with a child who was forced to shoot to kill an intruder at her home last year, also took a life to save her own. And a nation applauded her for it. But her intruder wasn't a black male, and that has made all the difference, apparently.
The facts of the Trayvon Martin case are clear: Zimmerman was where he belonged the night of the shooting, as he lived in the community and was a designated neighborhood watch captain for it. And he, of course, carried a weapon to that end.
Martin, however, the facts show, was not a resident. And he had a history of criminal type behavior in the past, specifically being suspended from high school three times in the span of one year for defacing school property, possession of a suspected bag of marijuana and other infractions that school authorities deemed serious enough to garner three suspensions, according to ABC News.
Yet, despite the fact that the black young man ventured into a situation in which he knowingly took on another older male in a physical altercation, some across the country believe that he is the victim merely because he was the one to dieÂ—or because of his skin color.
If America applauded Sarah McKinley for protecting her life and home last year, why are they now attempting to crucify another person for doing the same thing, especially when Florida law supports "standing your ground"? After all, just as Sarah McKinley was in her home at the time of that shooting; George Zimmerman was in his home neighborhood at the time of his.