I drew this cartoon in March of 2012 after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed.
It is no surprise to me that George Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder. He was also acquitted of manslaughter. He shot and killed an unarmed black teenager wearing a hoodie on a snack run. Oh… sorry… he was armed with Skittles.
Did you know that in Florida you can kill someone you believe is a threat to you even if you can retreat from the danger? Did you know that if there are no witnesses then the court must lean in favor of the killer? Did you know that they are required to believe that if Zimmerman felt threatened by Martin, and even though he could have left the scene, he still had the right to kill him?
But I could tell from the beginning of the whole thing, and then seeing the court proceedings, that justice for Treyvon didn’t stand a chance. I could see it coming. I’m not the only one.
What? Zimmerman just walks out of the courtroom a free man with no consequences?
I’m not a cop. I’m not a judge or lawyer. I’m not a legal analyst or a journalist. I’ll admit it. I’m just telling you what I see and how I feel about it: IT’S NOT FAIR.