The verdict in the George Zimmerman case is in. He's been found not guilty. Regardless of what you might believe actually happened, the right verdict seems to have been reached. The prosecution did not prove Zimmerman's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and so he was acquitted. That is the nature of the justice system and it was the only reasonable conclusion if you followed the trial. I followed the trial but to be honest, only out of a blogging interest. I was never interested in this story. It should not have gotten national attention. It should never had risen to the level that the president stuck his nose into it. It should not have risen to the level that an NBC employee had to be fired or falsely editing the 911 call to make Zimmerman look guilty. Yet it did.
This story is a tragedy. A 17 year old is dead and another man almost went to jail. There are no winners here. The biggest loser though, is tempered, sane journalism and that's why I avoided writing about it, and will continue to do so.
Instead, here is a round-up of some good and terrible opinion pieces on this verdict.
Prosecution relied on emotion.
And with that, I'm tapping out on the whole Treyvon versus Zimmerman case.