For this article of the week, we were able to choose our own article and I chose a article from NYtimes. The article was named ” The Events Leading to the Shooting of Trayvon Martin”. The link is http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/04/02/us/the-events-leading-to-the-shooting-of-trayvon-martin.html?ref=us. The article was about the events leading up to the shooting, hence the name of the article. It is about all the different points of views of different people and what the police had to say. To my surprise, many of the stories were very similar or very different. It also seemed as if the different families had different stories from each other. But all the stories had similar characteristics. Obviously, they all had the horrible ending because Trayvon Martin was shot.
Not to my surprise, Zimmerman and and his father and very similar stories to each other. They had both mentioned how Trayvon Martin had walked up to Zimmerman and decided to beet him up out of the blue. For obvious reasons, I do not believe this at all. Why would anyone walk up to a random stranger and beet them up. It just does not add up. The detectives had said that Trayvon went up to Zimmerman and asked him why he was following Martin. This gives me an idea that Zimmerman was following Trayvon. This makes me a little suspicious. The police also found out that in Trayvon Martin’s last phone call was to his girlfriend when he mentioned that he was being followed. This proves to me that Trayvon Martin was being followed and it makes me think that Trayvon had nothing to do with being attacked. Two witnesses of the whole thing had said that Trayvon Martin was below Zimmerman as he was being attacked. This makes me think that Trayvon was the one to be attacked and not Zimmerman.
In the end, I believe that Trayvon Martin was the one to be attacked. I believe this because all the stories make me lean towards Zimmerman being the bad “guy”. I think that Zimmerman decided to attack Trayvon Martin for absolutely no reason. I think that Zimmerman should go to jail for murdering someone for absolutely no reason and I hope that Trayvon’s family gets justice out of all of this.