While there are many folks here on Newsvine that have been here longer than I have, it often seems as if we have lost our way! Newsvine, a place to learn, a place to discuss, has evolved into an arena where the only thing that is important is to win the argument, no matter how much damage it causes to the other poster. There does not seem to be much debate here anymore, only arguments and in some cases vile disagreements.
One of the major news stories recently has been the Martin/Zimmerman case in Florida. In this particular case it seems as if the people calling for an arrest and fair trial, have been countered with those that insist that Zimmerman was justified in the killing of Martin. What is frustrating is that neither side really knows what happened, that night, only two people know what happened and unfortunately one of them is dead. To further cloud the issue is the fact that the person who died is a 17 year old black male. Reading some of the posts about this case, one can only conclude that some people have determined that because of that he could not have been innocent in this case. Now the real problem is that these people who think Zimmerman is innocent are of one political party, and the people that think that Martin was an innocent victim are on the other political side. Here is my take on this case, if both individuals had be white, there would have been a arrest, if Martin had been white and Zimmerman black, there would have been an arrest. It bothers me that in 2012 this country still has not shed the racial division. I like many others want to see the legal system to do what they are supposed to do, arrest, hold a “fair” trial, and render a verdict! This is not a political issue; this is simply a moral issue. It is time that “our” country gives equal justice for all people regardless of the color of their skin!
Thank you for allowing me to vent my frustrations! Let’s keep the political division in politics and not in every day life?