With the recent verdict of the George Zimmerman trial, I am amazed at the number of people who are willing to completely ignore any and all facts to hold on to their preconceived conclusions. For example, how many of us have heard that Zimmerman should be punished because he racially profiled Martin?
Even Attorney General Eric Holder is considering bringing up hate-crime charges. Truth is, the FBI has already completed an extensive investigation and found no such profiling occurred, but that fact doesn’t stop those who are closed-minded.
Also, how many people have heard that the shooting was Zimmerman’s fault because he was ordered not to follow Martin?
It doesn’t seem to matter that he was not ordered to do so, nor does a 911 dispatcher have the authority to give such an order in the first place. It also doesn’t seem to matter that following someone is perfectly legal, and punching someone in the face and slamming someone’s head against the ground is not. That doesn’t stop them from saying that Martin was the victim here, even though all evidence shows that Martin was the aggressor, and the only one who actually committed a crime.
Six jurors listened to all of the evidence and entered a verdict, yet there are people who don’t seem to care about real justice if it doesn’t turn out the way they wanted it to. It saddens me that there are so many people who care so little for facts.