George Zimmerman to Be Charged in the Killing of Trayvon Martin

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Washington Post reports:


Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey plans to announce as early as Wednesday afternoon that she is charging neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation. It was not immediately clear what charge Zimmerman will face.
What I know is that I care much more about him being charged, then I do about him being convicted. What always rankled about this case wasn't that Zimmerman might not see a jail cell (that's what judges and juries determine) but that law enforcement had done everything to foreclose that possibility. We may find that they still have. I imagine a lot was lost in bungling. But at the very least this says, "We take the loss of life seriously."

I'll have more later. I need time to process this some.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/04/george-zimmerman-to-be-charged-in-the-killing-of-trayvon-martin/255753/