Justice with Judge Jeanine covered the murder of Trayvon Martin. Self-proclaimed neighborhood watch George Zimmmerman fatally shot Trayvon while he was walking home from the store. The killer is claiming self-defense under the stand your ground law. This new law allows you to stay and fight. However, current evidence is showing Zimmerman was chasing down Trayvon, so there is a lot of anger over what many are calling a murder.
Judge Jeanine had a copy of the original police report written by the first officer on the scene. He had written homicide on the report but no arrest was made. There is a debate over whether the stand your ground law applies to this case. A grand jury is investigating and is expected to rule soon.
Part of the evidence in this case is a 911 dispatcher telling Zimmerman to wait for police. Zimmerman tells the dispatcher the Trayvon is wearing a hoodie and is acting like he’s on drugs or something. Moments later Zimmerman kills the teenager. Trayvon was carrying a bag containing an ice tea and a bag of skittles. The victim’s girlfriend said he called her concerned he was being followed. Witnesses say there was a scuffle before the fatal shooting. I think Zimmerman should be charged with murder.
I applaud Judge Jeanine for speaking out for Trayvon. People have been blaming the fact Trayvon was wearing a hoodie for being mistaken for a criminal. Judge Jeanine said, a hoodie doesn’t contribute to victimization any more than short skirt contributes to rape.
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