George Zimmerman was acquitted of a crime after he shot Trayvon Martin to death three years ago.
You’d think he’d just fade away, get his life back in order, never to be seen or heard from again. Correct?
Nope. It’s been a rough ride for the one-time neighborhood vigilante.
The case opened up a serious wound about how young black men are treated by those in authority. That debate is still raging.
Zimmerman has had several scrapes with the law. Some of them have involved weapons and aggravated assault.
It’s fair to ask: Are the incidents post-trial a result of the notoriety he got when he shot the young man in Florida or do they serve as a prologue to the sort of attention he garnered?
I am not prepared to answer that. I’m just asking.
But as an average American citizen who wasn’t too engaged in the shooting incident and the subsequent trial, I keep wishing Zimmerman would do what some of us expected him to do after the jury acquitted him.
I want him to disappear.