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I’m going to be fair. Let’s say we know nothing except that George Zimmerman ended up killing, Trayvon Martin. A month later everyone is crying for an arrest and or George Zimmerman’s head. This creates a serious problem because the FBI not only has to either arrest, detain, or release this man, but see that whatever they do they keep him safe. It is the law that even prisoners are guaranteed safety. But what would really happen if he was arrested?
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George Zimmerman is without a doubt, the Most wanted man in America and Probably the world right now. Where would they jail him, where would they put him, if they release him where would he go?
The Problem the legal system (FBI, not Sanford PD) has is not about arresting or not arresting George Zimmerman. The problem is what to do with George Zimmerman. By now every Gang probably has a hit on him, the New Black Panthers put up a reward for his capture (The only reward we know of), in most jails he would not be safe. I’m left to wonder if the police can even release the tapes of what happened because of the backlash.
One of the biggest problems if the memory of Emmett Till, which has resurfaced in light of what happened. Many compare what happened to what happened to Emmett Till to the killing of Trayvon Martin. The memory and questions surrounding the events of that night, the way the Sanford PD handled things, and the current lack of an arrest have many people antsy and wanting justice; social ingredients that do not go together well.
Many are questioning the lack of an arrest. There are so many new developments and irrelevant attacks on the character of both Zimmerman and Trayvon, which seems like a legal battle being fought through the media. But I have to ask. Would George Zimmerman be safe if he was arrested? Has the demand for Justice made George Zimmerman un-arrestable? My opinion for one thing is that his life in FLA and probably the United States is over. There is no safe place for him there. So the only question is; what to do with George Zimmerman?