Last night in Florida a six-person jury found George Zimmerman innocent of a murder charge, stemming from the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin of February 26, 2012.
The 17 year-old black boy in a hoodie was walking back to the house of his father's fiancee in a gated community after purchasing Skittles and an Ice Tea at a convenience store.
George Zimmerman spotted Martin and called the police. His community had suffered a rash of break-ins and he belonged to the neighborhood watch. Zimmerman decided to follow Martin, despite police telling him to stay away.
What happened next resulted in the death of Trayvon Martin.
The jury felt there was reasonable doubt.
The defense had placed in their mind that Trayvon had attacked Zimmerman and the shot had been fired in self-defense.
The prosecution failed to convince them otherwise.
Innocence and eliglible to carry a gun again.
The Land of the Free.