The thing that's driving me nuts about the zimmerman shit isn't even that case, it's all the morons with this picture (or it's countless variations)
Makes you angry right? What kind of government would do that to a poor woman just tryin to defend herself, right?
That waste of space is Marissa Alexander who got 20 years for firing a gun at her husband and children. Lately she has become round 2 of the "Ain't Zimmerman a bastard" contest, the one where they pick apart the state. If they have their way, that woman could end up out of jail, which I do not in any way agree with, and even worse, she'll probably get her children back.
During Marissa's trial she believed that she should be covered under the "Stand your ground" act Florida inserted, which is just a really messy piece of legislature to begin with. Only problem is it did not in any way apply.
just for fun, compare that picture with the following link
That's from the actual case, it describes how she got in a fight with her husband over whether or not she was fucking her ex, walked from the bedroom, through the living room and kitchen, (passing 2 doors and a window to do so) into the garage, where she opened her car, retrieved a gun from the glovebox (because it's not like she had small children or anything that could have been shot) walked back inside, and shot at her husband, who had been in the living room, standing next to their fucking children. (She states she fired straight up while standing in the kitchen, but the bullet holes were all in the living room)
You'll also notice that the husband called 911, and that the previous "Domestic assault" was on her record, not his.
But she's black, and there's a dead black kid that was shot by a guy that kinda looks white in the same state, so she must be innocent, right? Hell, they even had the same DA, and you know DA's only work on 30 maybe 40 cases a year, so what are the odds?
That is what pissed me off most of all, that instead of these people who feel, rightly or wrongly, that Zimmerman got off unfairly, using that energy to something useful, they turn around and start championing someone who I would very easily define as a child abuser, simply because a responsible parent Doesn't shoot firearms towards their children!