|George Zimmerman is definitely not Latino, nope. And he|
wouldn't shoot an unarmed black teenager unless he had a
very good reason. (Credit: Reuters/Joe Burbank/Pool)
As is well known, Florida police did not even arrest Zimmerman until the rest of the nation obnoxiously intruded, claiming (however erroneously) that shooting unarmed black people might be wrong. A package of Skittles in the hands of a hardened black teenager, after all, could be used to lethal effect in certain situations. The jury thereby upheld the initial assessment of the situation by the police. There was never any danger that Zimmerman might shoot a white man.
The verdict is a clear demonstration of the effectiveness of Florida's "stand your ground" laws, in which armed persons may pick fights with whomever they want and, as long as there are no witnesses to the contrary, or at least no living witnesses, blast their way to victory in self defense—as long as they are white. If you are black and attempt to invoke the "stand your ground" law, you get twenty years in prison, even if you merely fire warning shots.
Zimmerman has surely suffered unjustly, but there is a silver lining: Zimmerman has told close friends that he hopes to attend law school to help people like himself, white people wrongly tried for murder after shooting unarmed black teenagers. He may have been "kicked out of school [community college] because he posed a danger to the campus, according to family sources" (thus Reuters) but he has already shown he has the right attitude to pursue a career in law in Florida.
Unless of course Zimmerman really is Latino, in which case he should definitely go to jail.