Letter to the Editor: Case closed?
BY Daisy Mullins, Tulsa
Saturday, April 14, 2012
4/14/12 at 3:26 AM
Trayvon Martin's death was tragic and unnecessary. In my opinion, George Zimmerman allegedly caused Martin's death by his actions. Zimmerman had no right to follow Trayvon. All he was doing was walking home, which was his right. Martin committed no crime. Trayvon knew he was being followed, so he had two choices, fight or flight. Running can mean guilt or fear. He decided to fight, to stand his ground, which was his right.
Evidently Martin was able to overcome Zimmerman, and therefore was shot. I believe the cries for help were from Trayvon not Zimmerman; the voice was from a young man.
Zimmerman should have been arrested and charged with murder at the time of the shooting in February.
As far as the stand-your-ground law, apply it to Trayvon, not Zimmerman. Just because a fight occurred, this does not justify killing. Kids get into fights and some receive severe injuries.
Since Travyon has no voice now, I feel I have to express mine. This was not a justified killing.
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