The trial of Trayvon Martin gripped the nation. I was travelling to Minneapolis the weekend on which the jury of six women was to announce the decision on the guilt or innocence of George Zimmerman. As we heard the announcement on Sunday July 14, 2003, I was stunned and alarmed by the jury’s decision.
During the trial, the recording of the screaming was played in the court. Both mom’s heard the recording of someone asking for help. Zimmerman’s mom said that it was her son. Martin’s mom said that it was her son. The two mothers each stated, under oath, that the recording was their own son. This reminded me of the story of Solomon and the baby. In that story, both mom’s testified that the baby was theirs. Continue reading