DISTURBED/DEVICE lead singer David Draiman, who is well-known for his outspoken views on politics and foreign affairs, has commented a jury’s decision to clear neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin as the teenager walked home from a sweet shop to his father’s house in a gated community in Sanford, near Orlando, in February last year.
Zimmerman, 29, was found not guilty both of second degree murder and the lesser charge of manslaughter.
In a message on Twitlonger.com, a related Twitter site that allows one to send tweets that require more than 140 characters, Draiman wrote: “Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin;??the case is over and a verdict has been given. Now;
“No matter what your own personal opinion may be on the outcome of this case,
“1. No one is justified in acts of violence or destruction as a result of this.
“2. Politicizing this event (as the liberal and conservative media have both done) is irresponsible, abhorrent, and selfish. There’s already far too much racial tension and baseless hatred in this world, and those on either side who try to use this as a means of furthering their political agendas, fear/hate mongering, or furthering their own rise to fame or power, should be called out and should be ashamed of themselves.
“3. There are a plethora of examples of both justice and injustice all over the world, every day of our lives. This is not, nor should it be made to be a black or white or Hispanic issue.
“So all of you out there, get off of your soapboxes, cut the crap, move on with your lives, and lets focus on all of the other atrocities that occur all over the globe (like the school massacre in nigeria which the media has basically glossed over in favor of the Zimmerman frenzy). There is no greater pimp than the media. They are experts in whoring something out until it is broken, dried up, and no longer of use to them. Do not let yourselves be manipulated by this sleight-of-hand bullshit.
“OK … I’m done.”