Sorry Mr. Zimmerman….
Trying to avoid a ‘mob lynching’ of Zimmerman, however
Just 11 percent say he shouldn’t be arrested.
Almost three in four people surveyed, 73 percent, said the 28-year-old neighborhood watch captain whose shooting of Martin has touched off a national uproar, should be arrested, a CNN/ORC International poll found. Just 11 percent said Zimmerman shouldn’t be arrested, while 16 percent said they were unsure.
Under a Florida legislation known as the “Stand Your Ground” law, individuals who believe their life is in danger can use deadly force against another person. Zimmerman, who has claimed he shot Martin in self-defense according to reports, has not been arrested.
The incident has unleashed a nationwide protest from those in the African American community who say Martin was the target of racial profiling, and President Barack Obama addressed the issue at a press conference last week, saying if he had a son, “he’d look like Trayvon.”
And on Monday, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg weighed in on the controversy, saying “the gun lobby is writing our nation’s gun laws.”
“It’s a disgrace,” Bloomberg said in response to a question during a press conference, Capital New York reported. “They write ‘em in Washington. They write ‘em in the state capitals. And the result is that our children are being killed, our police officers are being killed, you and I and our families are in danger.”