We asked, and you commented. Last week, the Bowling Green Times asked its Facebook followers what they think about disciplinary regulations within the school system. Here are some of your answers…
“Late Saturday night, a jury of 6 declared George Zimmerman not-guilty in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Now, crowds are gathering for rallies, marches, and protests against Zimmerman’s being acquitted. Although most of the marches were peaceful in nature, few became ‘rowdy’ when police intervened.
So what do you think about the trial? Was the jury right in setting Zimmerman free? What about the protests? Is the entire thing centered around race?”
“Because of media.” – Robin Windmiller Howland
“Bottom line he should’nt have never gotten out of the car in the first place, the boy wasn’t doing anything.then get whooped and yell self defense, coward.” – Willie Richardson
“well the boy did try to beat his head in.. and the boy was also in a gated community where he knew no one…” – Charise Jason Roberts
“We should be praying for both families/friends affected. Lives changed forever! Even though Zimmerman was acquitted, don’t you think he will be living with the guilt of causing someone’s death?” – Kelly Hopke
“The only one with a criminal history of assault was Zimmerman. He was unable to get a job as a police officer because of his crazy answers on the psych eval. So he made himself a cop and went hunting. HE was looking for a fight that night, not a someone who went to the gas station to buy a drink and some candy and headed home. Amazing that people say Zimmerman deserved to defend himself, but what about Martin? If someone you didn’t know started following you in the dark for no reason, don’t you think you would fear for your life? Why isn’t that considered Stand Your Ground? Now Zimmermans cousin is filing sexual assault/child molestation charges against him (she states he abused her sexually and physically from the age of 6). You can listen to her sworn statement online for yourself. Yep, it’s great that this man is free walking around.” – Rainee Calhoun Sinroll
“the whole thing is tragic and was highly avoidable. no winners at all. I am not sure why this was national news though. young black men are shot every day”…“usually by another black man.. the needless violence is the bigger issue.” – FrBill Peckman
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