Letter: Zimmerman was working for the good of his community
Why was George Zimmerman even out there? He was doing neighborhood watch. Why do communities ask for or form neighborhood watch groups? Is it because they have peace and safety in their neighborhoods, or are people and property being hurt despite the efforts of the police?
I bet George Zimmerman would have been happy to see the police be so effective that he could stay home at night. He was doing a community service like volunteer fireman, volunteer policeman and EMTs. Would you be willing to do neighborhood watch? Would you be willing to put down your book or turn off your TV, get out of your chair and go out into the dark and rain – to sacrifice your comfort for the good of others in your community – so they could feel more safe? I’m willing to bet considerable money that anyone reading this would not be willing to make that level of personal sacrifice and commitment for the good of others in their community. Some would say, “Yes, I would,” but when it came to actually doing it – how many?
Oh yes, many of our readers are willing to second-guess and armchair quarterback somebody else doing a community service that they would not dirty their hands to do. But stop and think: Why he was out there and where the world would be without people like him?