When I learned that George Zimmerman was arrested on Monday and subsequently charged with domestic aggravated assault with a weapon; domestic battery; and criminal mischief, my reaction to that messy scenario was similar to this gif of Sean “Diddy” Combs taking a sip of water:
In fact, since Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin, he has had his fair share of brushes with the law, including allegedly assaulting his soon-to-be ex-wife and getting pulled over by the police for three separate traffic stops. The guy that we were led to believe couldn’t harm a fly, has gotten into trouble less than six months after facing murder charges.
The Black community’s reaction to George Zimmerman’s legal problems has been both rage and glee. But some have also proposed that his issues will bring about justice for Martin, and that’s where I begin to get really upset.