After 16 1/2 hours of deliberation from a jury of 5 white women and one “hispanic” woman, George Zimmerman is found Not Guilty for shooting and killing 17 year old Trayvon Martin.
The country is currently ripped in two as people are taking to social media to express their frustration. While it is agreed AND confirmed that George Zimmerman did in fact shoot and kill Trayvon Martin, the jury is not convinced by the prosecutions argument.
Trayvon’s Parents were not in attendance during the reading of the verdict, and I’m actually glad that they weren’t. They have been through more than enough since the very night of this shooting and now in some cases it’s now over.
The jury seemed to struggle with the definition of Manslaughter, after dismissing the charge of 2nd degree murder. After the jury sat down and ate dinner one last time, they then decided to free Zimmerman.
I tried to be as objective as I could throughout this but I can’t. Let’s be real with ourselves for a moment. Black males have been victimized and murdered senselessly forever. Emmett Till, Rodney King, countless nameless men throughout our country and now Trayvon Martin. I am not completely surprised by this outcome. Emmett Till was murdered and abused beyond recognition for simply acknowledging a white female. THIS IS AMERICA! everyone needs to wake up and realize where they are. Racism is far from dead, there are individuals out there who hope and pray to come across someone of a race unlike theirs and murder one another. More and more jails are being built to house men AND women of color. So everyone reading this take tonight’s verdict not as a harsh blow, or as a reason to celebrate, but to be mindful and be careful. R.I.P. to Trayvon Martin and condolences to his family….
DMV rapper Fat Trel signs a record deal with Maybach Music Group and reportedly has also signed with Roc Nation for his management. Earlier this year it seemed that Trel was going to sign with Master P however it looks like long time friend and now label mate Wale convinced him otherwise.
Congrats to Fat Trel, an artists who’s been bubbling for a while now and finally gets his shot!