This is not a time to do the happy dance. This is the time where we need to stay focused. We need to continue to follow this case. Who cares if George Zimmerman is arrested today and released tomorrow? What we want is for the facts of this case to come out. We want justice to be done. If George Zimmerman truly acted in self-defense and the facts support that, then I’m okay with the results. If, on the other hand, the facts point to something different, then we need to head in that direction. Let justice be done.
A special prosecutor in Florida on Wednesday charged George Zimmerman with second-degree murder for the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in a case that has stoked racial tensions and drawn calls for justice from seemingly every corner of the nation.
At a news conference in Florida, prosecutor Angela Corey said Zimmerman was in custody, though she declined to say where. She said the decisions to charge Zimmerman and which specific charge to bring were not easy.
“It is the search for justice for Trayvon that brought us here to this moment,” Corey said. “I can tell you that we did not come to this decision lightly.”