'Opinions are like ass-hole's. Everyone has them, and they all stink.'
I'm not sure who first said it...I'm sure it was floating around for decades before I was born. I found one site that attributed the quote to P.T. Barnum, and I know that Dirty Harry said something similar in The Dead Pool. Either way...it's a great quote, because it's so very true.
Bring me to my opinion on the whole George Zimmerman/Treyvon Martin case.
Now...I don't know anything that wasn't fed to me through the media, but from what has been force fed down my throat, I think the jury made the right call...I don't think Zimmerman was guilty of 2nd degree murder. I think at the moment the shot was made, George Zimmerman DID fear for his life, and by that slim standard, he was justified in the shooting.
However, I don't believe Treyvon Martin had to die that night. Somewhere along the line, George Zimmerman displayed poor judgment in his pursuit and confrontation of Treyvon Martin. That poor judgment lead directly to confrontation in which Martin was killed, meaning that Zimmerman went out of his way to create a situation that led to an unnecessary death.
In my world that makes him guilty of something...I'm just not enough of a legal expert to know what. I think that is the prosecutions fault for trying for 2nd degree murder instead of settling for some kind of manslaughter/aggravated assault charge right off the bat. The prosecution wanted to make a statement, and they overreached. As a gun owner, I believe Zimmerman should be doing some jail time for his actions that led to this death.
I just think the jury, faced with the decision they had to make, made the right call in deciding he was not a murderer.
But boy, if you are still someone who carries a gun with visions of John McClane running through your head, and this didn't convince you to change your attitude, you haven't been paying close enough attention.