I'm thinking this thread may get moved to the Politics forum.
This is an emotionally charged topic to chime in on. But, I'm going to chance it in case the following is at all informative to others wondering if there is more to the story. I think many are trying to process what's going on. Perhaps more than we know.
Smelly... the following reports will likely not sit well with you (and perhaps others as well), but there's more to this story than what the public has been fed. Please don't anyone shoot the messenger here. Just FYI. (by the way... there is really no such thing as "neutrality". Longer conversation, but I believe that is a myth. So, you're always going to hear things from one perspective or the other. Don't dismiss the following if you choose to dismiss the source. I don't frequent the site, but felt these were worth reading.)http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/07/georg ... ce-served/http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/07/trayv ... osecutors/
Roddy White's comment is inappropriate. As a representative of the NFL... Roddy White should have been more responsible with his words. Freedom of speech should not grant liberty to say such things just because he didn't agree with the verdict. Justice to Roddy White would have only been if Zimmerman would have been found guilty (no matter whether he was guilty or, as found, innocent.) Justice, according to Roddy White, is defined here as his personal (and probably fair to say uninformed) opinion.
We all say stupid things from time to time and have need to apologize. But, the apology you're suggesting doesn't really sound like an apology. It sounds more like you're suggesting Roddy White offer insincere lip service?
Regardless of race, it sounds like there's more to the story than the public was let on to believe... that Trayvon Martin was really a troubled teen. His parents, family and friends will grieve the loss. I've lost a child, family and friends. It's never easy no matter the cause or who is at fault.
I'll say one more thing (realizing that you're probably not acting your best at the moment as you're obviously in disagreement with the verdict)... Smelly, I think you projected way more than what was fair on NateTheGreat. I don't know either of you, but perhaps you two would see more eye to eye in person than in relative anonymity in this forum. It might be worth it for you both to apologize and not assume so much of each other.