I think if people were willing to step back, look at things honestly and rationally with an open mind and without the preconceived ideas based on all the emotive language and media propaganda that has gone on for the last 15 months or the prejudices of the past ...
Most would admit that the justice system has not worked as it should and has been abused. Everyone should be entitled to a fair trial and to fair treatment under the law. That means if you're found not guilty that you walk out a free man and get to continue your life.
It doesn't mean a mob of people get to send death threats and harrass you and your family forever more. That Zimmerman is unable to work and that his elderly parents have to live in hiding is because of vindictive lies by racists, pure and simple. How can anyone support this? Nothing justifies it. No amount of past suffering excuses it any more than killing a German today is legitimized by what the Nazis did.
That is not how the system is supposed to work but it's how American seems to operate now.
If someone doesn't like your political view? Try and ruin them. There are many cases of this from the Dixie Chicks to US Operatives being exposed as retaliation..
Now it seems to be starting in the justice system too - don't like a verdict? Ignore it! Tell the world you're going to hunt them down and try and rile up enough of a mob that you'll get your way.
"It won't destroy the country" but only if the systems of justice are maintained and respected. But is that happening?
The "discussion" is simply not happening. We see it here - any attempt at sensible discussion is fine and then the yobs turn up, start chanting their mantra over and over and insulting anyone who voices objections or attempts to point out the facts.
People don't want to see evidence, they don't want justice ... they want their turn at forming a lynch mob.
Did Obama start a discussion or light a fuse and walk away covering his ears? What his words say and what his government does (Holder) seem at odds and not designed to calm the situation down.
I was optimistic when the verdict was first announced that maybe things would calm down and rationality would prevail but it seems things are now going backwards. Maybe it's just too soon and more time is needed. Right now I'm not hopeful.