The wheels of justice turn slowly – but, sometimes, they finally turn in the right direction.
As they did yesterdayin the Trayvon Martin case. When Special Prosecutor Angela Corey announced that George Zimmerman had been arrested and charged with second-degree murder.
We don’t know what the final outcome of this case will be. Zimmerman’s lawyer may be able to convince a jury that he acted in self-defense in killing the unarmed 17-year old teenager. If that’s their decision, we’ll have to live with it.
But at least we now know – and, much more importantly, the parents of Trayvon Martin know – that, having heard the facts in the case, the jury may also decide – as seems obvious to most of us – that Zimmerman needlessly provoked a confrontation and killed their son in cold-blooded murder.
We can take comfort in the fact that law enforcement has finally acted – and that justice will finally be done in this case.
So now we can join efforts to repeal the “Stand Your Ground” law – before any more innocent victims are killed under the bogus excuse of self-defense.
That’s my parting shot for today.