Zimmerman Charged: My Faith Is Restored

Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart reacts to the charges against Trayvon Martin's killer.

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Florida state attorney Angela Corey announces charges. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

In his column for the Washington Post, Jonathan Capehart reacts to the news that George Zimmerman, the man who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, is in police custody and being charged with second-degree murder.

The court of public opinion has been working overtime since this tragic story flooded the national consciousness last month. That there are so many questions still unanswered have given some license to be judge and jury for both Trayvon and Zimmerman. And those unanswered questions, some so maddeningly simple, shook my faith in the justice system. I wondered if someone could take the life of another -- an unarmed child -- and not be judged in a court of law.

At 6:05, my faith was restored.

Read the entire column at the Washington Post.

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