Let’s Not Forget: Prayer in the Aftermath of Zimmerman/Martin Trial

oruAnyone with even an ounce of compassion must grieve the tragic death of Trayvon Martin and sympathize with the suffering of his family and friends. Things like this shouldn’t happen in America.

This entire tragedy has been grossly mishandled by the State of Florida, by Angela Corey, and most of all by the media. The latter’s lack of professional scrutiny, analysis and reporting is disgraceful and continues in the aftermath of the jury’s’ decision.

No one seems willing to state the obvious. Trayvon Martin picked a fight with a little fat guy with a gun.  Trayvon slugged George Zimmerman – knocking him to the ground – pounced on him – beat the hell out of him – and failed to back off when he had the chance.

Trayvon had four minutes prior to the confrontation to walk the one-minute distance to his father’s fiancé’s home where he was staying. Instead, he chose to attack the undersized and seemingly defenseless neighborhood watchmen.

Trayvon was not an innocent child with skittles and iced tea as the media like to portray. He slugged Zimmerman – took him to the ground – beat on him with deadly fists – and repeatedly bashed his head against the concrete walkway.

This was not self-defense by Trayvon – but a violent attack by an apparently outraged, superbly conditioned athlete against a pint sized and somewhat flabby, multiracial neighborhood watchman.

Of course, you will have to look far and wide to find this perspective in the mainstream media.

About the author: William Pauwels

William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.

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