It hurts me to say, “I told you so”; but I have to. Racism is alive and well at 7:20 PM today. Those white jurors before they got to “deliberate”, decided they would take the word of a killer, a premeditated, in the daylight , video-taped, callous murderer over the words of three young boys who were lucky enough to survive this person’s evil onslaught . I know this murderer is sitting there saying to himself, “sh**********t! I shudda killed them all, already, I’da walked!!!
My heart is in tears right now. I really cannot print what I really think.
The thing is though, we live in a divided America, still the best country for human rights in the world, we say….but racist white people are spoiling it. These verdicts will come back to haunt these racists, if it takes a hundred years.
Maybe it will take black folks shooting innocent white kids to get them to understand the value of life. For sure they do not value black lives. When that white cop in Tampa was shot and killed by that black teenager, the black community condemned the crime. Why can’t these people understand the pain of a wrong verdict. Attempted murder convictions do not assuage the lack of a murder conviction. A hung jury on those murder charge does not ease the pain to Jordan’s parents and the cry for justice. This verdict does not tell anyone that jurors value a black life and will say that “you cannot kill and walk away from justice!” The consecutive sentences for the attempted murder charges do make up for the lack of conviction,given the evidence.This case warranted a murder conviction but the racists prevailed.
I need more time to think about this, so in the coming days, I will analyze this verdict and have further comment.