'when the police dispatcher realized Zimmerman was pursuing Martin, he instructed him not to do so ... and that a responding officer would meet him. Zimmerman disregarded the police dispatcher ... continued to follow Martin who was trying to return to his home'
Eric LaMont Gregory
a struggle ensued, a shot rang out in the dark, and Martin died
In the late evening, in Sanford, Florida, a teen was mortally wounded, and a nation was reawakened to an all too often occurence in America.
Here was, is, an opportunity to weigh carefully what happened that night in Sanford, but the event took on epic proportions. Small bits of convienently leaked recordings fanned this case into a media feeding freenzy.
Sanford grew into a discussion of social relations in the United States in the second decade of the 21st Century, but not a particulary helpful one.
The fact that such useless loss of life is so common in this country did not escape the attention of some commentators, and events in Ohio, California, Oklahoma, and a host of other communities which followed Sanford, speard into living rooms across this nation. The media attention to these events will die down, but not the acts of violence themselves.
The saga of directionless youth committing acts of horror in every community in this country is, in fact, so commonplace that it only occassionally warrants the kind of attention given to the incidents in Florida, Ohio, California, and Oklahoma.
After all the hype and accusations sorrounding the two whose paths crossed that night with lethal consequences, the slow and deliberate actions of two accomplished homicide investigators has laid out the sequence of events that night. And as a result, an Affidavit of Probable Cause - Second Degree Murder, was duly filled with the relevant court.
This matter, now lies with the court, where is rightfully belongs.