No matter what happens in this case a child is dead. He is dead because an individual is claiming he was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin. Not only do you have a dead child, but you also have a community that is outraged; when that child was killed no immediate action was taken by the police, and as a result the State Attorney's Office has not been able to open a case against Mr. Zimmerman. Currently, there is an ongoing investigation about the shooting and it will be sent to a grand jury to see if there is enough evidence against Mr. Zimmerman to proceed.
This is a situation that can get out of control very quickly if the appropriate action is not taken in a reasonable time period. The city of Sanford has been, and will continue, to face tough scrutiny if appropriate measures are not taken.
How would you feel if your child was killed and the person who was responsible for the shooting is walking free?