On February 26,2012, a seventeen year old by the name of Trayvon Martin was walking home from the store. As he was headed home a man spotted him from his window his name was George Zimmerman. Zimmerman called the cops and told them it was a suspicious guy walking through the neighborhood. Trayvon was wearing a hoodie he was slowly walking because of the rain and he was black. Zimmerman then told the police that Trayvon was looking around at all the houses and hes looking at him.
In the article “How did Zimmerman become a victim?” by DwWayne Wickham accomplish the tone of outrage throughout his article. Wickham states “I had hoped for a different outcome, but logically I should have known better. ”Wickham is referring that even though the evidence was clear Zimmerman still receive no punishment for killing a innocent young boy.
There was a confrontation between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. At the end of this confrontation, Trayvon Martin was dead after being fatally shot by George Zimmerman. The question is, is this case a murder case or a self defense case? The defense would have you believe that George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin out of fear for his life.
by a white male of Hispanic descent named George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was acting as a Watch Captain for a gated community in Sanford, Florida (BROWN JR., O., 2013). At first, the Sanford Police Chief, Bill Lee, did not arrest Zimmerman, because of the lack of evidence to disprove his account of the events resulting in Trayvon 's death. However, because of nationwide protests and a reinvestigation of the death’s evidence, Zimmerman was eventually arrested and charged for the death of Trayvon. On July 13, 2013, a jury consisting of six women acquitted Zimmerman of the charge of second degree murder for the lesser charge of manslaughter (CNN, 2013).
Where an african american child was shot and killed, only, he did nothing wrong. Even if it was a small mistake, this caused uproar and outrage. The citizens of Ferguson started mobs and burned down shops, while the police fended them off as well as they could, but there was not much government intervention, which is why without a doubt, this kind of outrage may start again in another town. But, from small towns to big cities, the issue spreads. In San Bernardino, two people massacred coworkers at a party and fled the scene, even if the police did their best, people were still upset that this happened, which is totally understandable.
(ALECexposed, 6) Back to Zimmerman story before everything had started. It turns out that he was with his neighbors. Then some how one of the neighborhoods was saying that they kept on seeing a man walking around the neighborhood. The man was wearing all black and was looking at peoples’ houses trying to look for something. So, Zimmerman started following Martin to see where he was going and calls the police to report a suspicions person.
George Zimmerman was a Community Watch volunteer and was on patrol that night. On his way back home, “[Trayvon] passed through a townhouse complex where he was an unfamiliar figure to George Zimmerman” (Mills). Zimmerman reportedly radioed police and was told to not follow Martin. After which he exited his vehicle to confront Trayvon. This somehow led to a fist fight between the two and Zimmerman eventually pulled a gun and fired two shots, killing
If you feel that your life is in danger you have the right to kill the person even if you could have gotten away. It does not matter if the person has a weapon or not. It is simply a perceived threat. George Zimmerman was found not guilty and used “Stand your Ground Law” to get off. The killing of Trayvon Martin caused many people to take another look at the law.
Roger McGrath and Warren Burger provide different perspectives on the continuing debate over gun regulation in the United States. Although these authors establish opposing conclusions, both understand that gun related crimes are becoming increasingly common and therefore pose a threat to the domestic tranquility of the nation. Their controversy is centered around whether or not increased gun restrictions will lower criminal activity. McGrath, in his article “A God-Given Natural Right”, argues that increased gun control will only disarm law abiding citizens leaving them defenseless therefore providing incentives for criminals to break the law. However, Burger’s emphasis on the unrestricted distribution of firearms in his article “The Right to
It 's been about a year and a half since 18 year old Michael Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson. This ordeal still holds a lot of controversy. I, myself believe that Wilson 's action were unjustifiable and way worse than just unfair. Regardless of whether or not Michael had stolen something, shooting to kill was unnessecary. It was also unacceptabe and disrespectful for his body to be taken away hours later and in a cop car.
In the summer of June 13,2015, a 28 year old female by the name of Sandra Bland was found dead in her cell. Three days before her death she was pulled over by Sheriff Glenn Smith and she was sent to the local Waller County jail in Prairie View, Texas. There are two sides to the story, starting with Ms. Bland was commited suicide and the the argument against that was she was killed by one of the sheriff (Stanford, 2015). She is not the only black female who experienced police violence. She is added on the list of black women who were violently brutalized by police.
The use of and the owning of guns is a very hot and debated topic in society today. For many, this is a life and death debate due to the recent and numerous school shootings. These school shootings have caused an outcry for more gun control, specifically in relation to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Despite these calls, increased gun control is not the answer. Most gun owners’ use their guns responsibly and for good purposes.
Strict regulations and limitations have been pursued already and clearly do not suffice. Statics brought to attention by gun control opponents, show that gun control laws have done little to reduce crime rates. Several restrictions have been made on certain guns, considered as overly dangerous, though in the hands of an unstable criminal even a legal hunting gun can be deadly. Countless restrictions have been made, however people have still found ways around them. If people are unstable and determined enough, they will find a gun, regardless of the restrictions or regulations.