Barber Shop Show recap: Can George Zimmerman be brought to justice? What would that justice look like?

Whether the killer of  Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, should be brought to justice has been a mostly uncontested position since the case broke into the national spotlight nearly two weeks ago.

But what would true justice really look like?

And can what many believe is a deeply flawed criminal justice system serve justice in this case?

Claudia Garcia-Rojas, a contributing writer to Gozamos and social justice activist we interviewed on last Friday's Barber Shop Show, says the question of whether a satisfactory solution can come from a broken justice system needs to be part of the current discussion.

In the clip below, she elaborates on the following quote from the blog Prison Culture, which focuses on how the prison industrial complex structures our world.

"I worry that all of the black people who are calling for the prosecution and ultimately the incarceration of Zimmerman are facilitating the carceral state. How can you decry the unjustness of the current legal and prison system while simultaneously calling for the prosecution and imprisonment of more people?," asks the Prison Culture.

"If you think that prisons are ineffective and counterproductive, then aren’t they going to be the same for Zimmerman and his ilk too?" Prison Culture added.

But Lenny McAllister, a contributor to and a Barber Shop Show guest last week, says that the real crime is when someone who commits a murder doesn't go to jail at all, while other individuals languish behind bars for petty offences.

After last week's show, which was spent almost entirely discussing the ins, out and racial dynamics of the Trayvon Martin case (listen to it here), we took two of our contributors aside to continue the conversation.

Watch Garcia-Rojas and McAllister face off on what justice for Trayvon Martin could really look like.

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