howdy Wrote: I am a 40+ year old mother with teenage sons and my heart fell and the tears poured when the verdict came in. A mother has a dead 17 year old son and no one to pay for that death. That is very common for many teenage homes in our communities today. Many people also see youths as aggressors as well. If you think about it, many of them have to be aggressive in this aggressive world in order to stay alive. Seeing someone pursuing me, you better believe I am going to take on an aggressive mode if I am going to stay alive. I believe that was on Trayvon's mind as he was about to be pursued. Wow, he must have been thinking that I have two things right now which is candy and a drink to defend myself with, but remembered his two hands that God give him and his father may have thought him to use. To the Martin's Family, I say God is in control and He sees all things and knows what is best at times for us. My prayers are with you and the family. We may not understand why things happen but I believe that everything happens for a reason. We are far from not being racist in our communities. If it is not physically being displayed, it is displayed in the minds of many. George Zimmerman is guilty. He knows that, the defense knows that, we all know that, and the odds were in his favor. The biggest mistake the prosecution allowed was an all woman jury. As a mother my thoughts would be on the need to get home as quickly as possible to my children. I believe that there were jurors who wanted to find George guilty but the majority singing they want to go home tonight to their families probably weighed in more. Unfortunately, the Martin's Family did not have their own criminal attorney in their corner. I am not sure why the NAACP did not jump in an offer to assist in this area. Maybe they did or maybe they didn't but I believe that if the state was not the prosecutors then this case may have gone another way. There is one thing when someone is fighting for you, and there is another thing when someone fighting for you wants to win and will do everything possible to make sure you do win.