The Trayvon Martin killing has, unfortunately, provided some self-serving politicians the opportunity to inflame the situation with careless rhetoric that got national media coverage.
Remarks like "Trayvon was hunted and shot down on the street like a dog" as Rep. Frederica Wilson put it, only served to fan an already hot racial situation and even president Obama weighed in with the "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon" remark which did nothing to help defuse the situation, and all this said before the facts of the case were fully known.
There was also a rush to judgment by the media who were painted into a politically-correct corner because the perpetrator and the victim were both members of minorities - so, they coined a new term "white Hispanic" to describe Zimmerman who, for the most part, they had tried and found guilty in their coverage.
Sensible Americans everywhere are hoping the jury's decision will be accepted by both sides of this issue as the judicial system working, and that they'll go about the business of making sure it doesn't happen again, which would be a fitting memorial to the memory of Trayvon Martin.
I personally think this is a situation that never should nave happened, and wouldn't have had cooler heads prevailed and walked away from what seems to have quickly evolved into a dangerous situation for both parties.
Unfortunately, it did happen and now we have to deal with the painful aftermath.
The law is the difference between living in the jungle and living in civilization. In civilized society we either accept the law or change it - not by violence, but by legislation.
Let's all hope and pray the law of the jungle doesn't prevail here. We've had enough senseless blood spilled.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America