— Rachel Marie Lis (@mRsLiSsMoE) February 26, 2013
#Zimmerman statement: "We remember the 1YR anniversary of a very tragic night, w/a reminder: We should all choose R words respectfully-RZJr"
— Robert Zimmerman Jr (@rzimmermanjr) February 22, 2013
It’s been a year since the death of Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge for shooting Martin on Feb. 26, 2012. Martin was returning from a convenience store and was unarmed. Zimmerman told police he shot the teen in self-defense.
Zimmerman’s “Stand Your Ground” hearing is set for April 22. If Zimmerman’s attorneys are successful at the hearing, their client could walk out of court a free man with immunity from prosecution. However, if they don’t convince the judge, Zimmerman will face a full criminal trial on June 10. At trial, Zimmerman will still be able to argue self-defense.
Many people vehemently believe Zimmerman confronted Martin because he was a young, black male. Others passionately believe Zimmerman was “standing his ground” and legally defended himself.
Shortly after Martin’s death, supporters from both sides quickly logged onto Twitter to argue about the evidence in the case and to discuss race in America.
A year later, they are still tweeting.
@insession GZ took the law into his own hands after being told by the 911 operator to stand down! Well as a citizen that was not his job
— HLN FAN (@HLNviewer) February 26, 2013
@insession The new photos with GZ bloody face and banged up nose. GZ clean knuckels and TM messed up knuckles.
— zamberzig(@zamberzig) February 26, 2013
— ÅЙḠ3L_DUST (@ANG3L_DUST_38) February 26, 2013
@insession a horrible railroad job for killing a thug...
— Paul Huebl (@Crimefile) February 26, 2013
— Bonni Whalen (@Justb11) February 26, 2013
— Mic-Dropper®™ (@FranciscusJ) February 26, 2013
A year ago, George Zimmerman was attack & beaten by Trayvon Martin. GZ was forced to shot & kill TM in self defense. #justiceforZimmerman
— Wreck it Rich (@richdurand77) February 26, 2013
@insession I think Zim's injuries may be self-inflicted for self-defense story. There I said it. Not sure he's a racist, def a vigilante.
— Laurie Spezzano (@LaurieSpezzano) February 26, 2013
— Angela Salters (@angela79_2009) February 26, 2013