No Winners in the Zimmerman – Martin Shooting

Zimmerman - Martin Shooting
Zimmerman (right) – Martin (left)

Upper Marlboro, MD –-( I wasn’t there that night on February 26, when Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida but I still weep about it. I grieve for both families and our nation.

I know what is coming. One young man lost his life for being black. The other will lose his way of life for taking it. Our nation is already hurting from economic issues, moral decay, and apathy that will polarize us over this. Some folks will disagree with me but it is ok. I know old hates will return.

The blood that was spilled has already attracted the political critters that feed off of tragedies like this. It has happened before. Check into the names of Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, and Abner Louima, and you’ll see familiar “players” emerge.

None of the rhetoric brings back a life.

Admittedly, anyone that makes a comment is “Monday Morning Quarterbacking” no matter what side you are on. This however is not a game. A young man died. Personally, I see a “cop wannabee” and think he should be treated as such judiciously. There is a rumor going around that Zimmerman said a racial slur on the audio that was recorded at the 2 minute and 20-second mark. Because of these thoughts I would never be chosen on his jury.

Law enforcement and the Justice Department is going to have a tough time putting the genie back in the box the longer they wait. Time is not on their side.

The only “happy” people in this horrible mess are the gun control groups.
They are hoping gun owners don’t show compassion for Mr. Martin and paint us all like vigilantes. Expect to hear how Florida’s gun laws were the cause. Expect the anti-rights groups and ambulance chasers to blame everyone except Zimmerman for pulling the trigger. Don’t think the Handgun Control Inc folks forgot about that huge loss either handed down by SCOTUS. They have been castrated politically by common sense ever since, but they are chomping at the bit for another opportunity, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste”.

Pro-gun people in Florida practically led the concealed carry movement that is making us safer now. If you think the dude was wrong, say so. I believe in policing my own. Every situation is different and I wasn’t there but I do think we should take Zimmerman off the streets until the courts determine his future. It is not easy or fair.

There are no winners in this, only survivors.

Rev. Kenn Blanchard
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The ‘young black man’ named Martin lost its life because he was a thug who attacked Zimmerman ! Im so glad that Zimmerman wasn’t killed by this thug. Zimmerman was the clear winner in this in more ways than one !

Mike Meserve

As a Texas CHL instructor under Texas laws if Zimmerman told the truth about what happan than Zimmerman did not break any laws. If Zimmerman was walking away form Martin and Martin fellow and threw a punch at Zimmerman. Than Zimmerman was in his right to shot Martin off of him. Martin was not shot becuse he was black he was shot for attacking a man who was armed

Robert Krawiec

Don't know if Florida has mandatory training as requirement for CCw, they should. My state does and you should have to know your responsibilities and legal requirements. All for CCW's but you are a not policemen.


Debate over the inalienable rights of Trayvon Martin vs the inalienable rights of Zimmerman appears to be the core of this conflict in the news, and how to decide.

That decision is critical to American society in any debate of Constitutional efficacy.

John Casor

I know that Martin thug had it coming, Its too bad the media wont tell the truth about Zimmerman wanting to live and not die, for this we should beat him into the ground because he saved his own life at the expense of a thug? not on my watch, and I hope that all like him meet the same end sooner than later.

El Bombardero

A well written post. Zimmerman gives Stand Your Ground and conceal carry a bad name and he should be charged with manslaughter.

Ricardo A. Royal

My prayers go out for the Martin Family and the people that knew Trayvon personally. We have lost a great piece of our future society. I can't help but think about my 17 year old son that I call a gentle giant because he is only 6'4 and 380 lbs, his favorite piece of outer wear is a hoodie. I always tell him be careful and watch your back some people will see your size as a threat. Not that you would do anything but ….. Trayvon is a fraction of my sons size. They are both good boys doing… Read more »


In the transcripts of the 911 tapes there are nor racial insults unless one chooses to interpret "They always get away" as such. I am already seeing the signs that Law Enforcement brought to the case is trying to wash their hands of the whole thing. Seminole County prosecutor sent the case to grand jury instead of making the determination himself. Department of Justice issued a florid statement with the disclaimer “Negligence, recklessness, mistakes and accidents are not prosecutable under the federal criminal civil rights laws.” This has stopped to be about Treyvon and became a "Destroy the Stand Your… Read more »


Trayvon Martin was suspicious and threatening because he was a black without a gun.

Only when every black teenager is carrying guns will the be real Americans and no longer seen as dangerous.

Bring back the patriotism of the Black Panthers who were arming themselves to defend their communities.