Why George Zimmerman Was Arrested Immediately When He Abused A White Woman

11/22/2013 04:54 pm ET
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Since George Zimmerman’s recent arrest and arraignment on charges of aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief all I have thought about is how different this outcome is than when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin. Don’t get me wrong I am glad he was arrested on these charges; domestic violence should never be ignored, but it makes you wonder. Why is it that it took six weeks for Zimmerman to be arrested when he shot and killed an unarmed black male, but is immediately arrested on far less serious charges when the crime is perpetrated against a white female? The answer sadly is that even now, in 2013, the life of a white woman is still worth more than that of a black male’s.

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