New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow penned a riveting op-ed piece about the Trayvon Martin case. Throughout all the million hoodie marches, protests, rallies and church gatherings, America seems to be finally getting it right, because equal justice under the law is one of our country's greatest ideals.
As Blow writes in his op-ed piece:
America saw its concept of basic fairness sinking in to the marsh of miscarried justice...This is a moment when America should be proud. The wheels of justice are finally turning. The State of Florida has taken up the cause of the dead boy. His life is no more, but his legacy will live forever.
When it comes to the case itself and the possible outcomes, Blow continued:
Truth will be sought and, hopefully, found. And whatever the verdict, it will be based on the presentation of evidence and the interpretation of the law, as it should be.
And, because of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law and Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense, there is a possibility that the case may never go to trial or, even if it does, there will be no conviction.
But whatever the outcome, satisfaction must be taken in the fact that the system recognized the value of Trayvon’s life and the tragic circumstances of his death.
It was a compelling piece that highlighted a simple fact: the voice of the people can never be silenced if we all speak up loud enough.
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