Today, as the trial against George Zimmerman centered on his interactions with law enforcement after the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, the Twittisphere took a bleak, almost hopeless tone, other than a few straggling words of support to Jamie Foxx for wearing a Trayvon Martin T-shirt at last night’s BET Awards.
Some expressed outrage that this controversial case even made it to trial after Zimmerman “stalked” the 17-year-old, meanwhile others focused on the much-talked about testimony of Rachel Jeantel. A handful even questioned why the story is garnering this amount of attention.
Yall want justice for Trayvon Martin but can’t even help your OWN black community, I don’t understand..
— Ms. Najah Radford (@LeadByAXample) July 1, 2013
In America.If you are Black,racists feel you have no right to defend yourself.That’s why they support the murderer of #TrayvonMartin.
— Nychelle Nychelle (@NychelleX) July 1, 2013
Florida 5 white jurors all women… Trayvon Martin never had a chance for any justice… The system was stacked against him being black smh
— K-DON (@TheRealKDON) July 1, 2013
Why am I still seeing the Trayvon Martin case on the tv…. Why isn’t Zimmerman in jail… Why are we still fighting for justice smh
— NatBoo (@natboo__) July 1, 2013
Why the heck is the news still talking about trayvon martin
— ♡ ashley ♡ (@2gucci_4you) July 1, 2013