According to ABC News, George Zimmerman’s legal team said today that they are no longer willing to represent him. “Zimmerman’s lawyers Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig said they were withdrawing from the case because they had lost contact with Zimmerman, who is refusing to answer their calls, texts and emails.” Apparently communication has only been one way which leaves the lawyers feeling that continuing the case would be “unethical” as put by his lawyers. They also went on to suggest that Zimmerman could possibly be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
I believe it to be even more possible that Zimmerman is very well in his “right” mind, and that they are just now realizing who they’re dealing with; a man who consistently makes irresponsible decisions even at the expense of 17 year old Trayvon Martin’s life. The fact that a man killed a young boy in cold blood sadly isn’t the most disturbing part of this case, but instead the fact that our “justice” system has yet to apprehend him for a fair trial. On the contrary, they’re protecting him from various bounties that groups such as The Black Panthers have placed on him. So let’s look at the bright side(given that there is one), this tragedy did not get swept under the rug as so many do. This single case has increased social-injustice awareness amongst our generation like never before. With the realization of the legal incosistencies, an attitude of proactiveness seems to be increasingly prevalent via different photo concepts and even video documentaries. Some would pessimisticaly consider this just another trend, but I’ll take a technological peaceful protest over cyber-bullying any day. 🙂