greenman Posted April 20, 2012 Share Posted April 20, 2012 Perhaps the public in general. But I believe the expectation in the black community specifically is that he'll be convicted, and anything else will not be justice. And I don't think the black community will sit idly by should Zimmerman somehow be acquitted. All the usual suspects who have already inserted themselves into this case will again screech into every mic the media puts in front of them, turning it back into a racial issue. I certainly hope things don't go that way, but I'm a realist. There are way more precedents that lead me to believe that than there are to believe otherwise. Thats making a pretty massive generialisation, I'm sure some of the talking heads will be upset with anything besides a murder conviction but if the case isnt convincing in court I don't think you'll see massive protests or violence for a Zimmerman acquittal or a lesser conviction. As I said in the other thread my feeling is that this has become mainly a "race issue" almost by default simpley because most of america isnt interested in the firearms issue. From a western european perspective someone like Zimmerman patroling the streets armed is just a crazy situation and this incident is the inevitable outcome. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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