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Injustice Injustice is still going till this decade. Its sad to see it happen to innocent human beings and even people that deserve a harsh punishment and do not get it. I’ve heard of plenty in just issues throughout my lifetime. The most in just event I’ve heard of and followed was the unarmed shooting of Travyon Martin. The officer George Zimmerman deserved a injustice punishment and should have been incarcerated. George Zimmerman a neighborhood watch in Sanford, Florida, calls 911 to report that there is a suspicious person walking around in the neighborhood. He was specifically instructed to not get out his car or approach the person (Travyon Martin). Zimmerman ignored the instructions and walked up to the man and there was altercations going back and for. Later that night neighbors reported the hearing of some gunfire. An officer said that Zimmerman did have wounds to the nose and the back of the head; this was due to self-defense from Travyon Martin. Zimmerman told police immediately after the incident he killed the teen in self-defense after a scuffle. He was taken into custody but was released without charges being filed. The police chief in Sanford, Bill Lee, who later resigned, said Zimmerman was not arrested because his story held up under Florida's now. George Zimmerman actually got charged After details of the incident began to leak including 911 tapes and videos of Zimmerman in custody as well as several back and forth about criminal charges from state and local officials of the state of Florida, prosecutor Angela Corey announced on April 11, 2012, that Zimmerman was being charged with second-degree murder in the shooting and that he was in police custody. They eventually went to court and tried to charge George Zimmerman with manslaughter instead of second-degree murder, Zimmerman said he failed to identify…...

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