George Zimmerman is a polarizing figure in the public eye. Zimmerman shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012, after feeling threatened by the teenager walking down the street in a hoodie. Zimmerman received no punishment for the shooting, which caused both positive and negative feedback.
Regardless of your stance on the matter, it's hard not to see the irony about the man who shot at Zimmerman in 2015 receiving 20 years in prison.
Matthew Apperson confronted George Zimmerman during a road rage fight in 2015, where he shot at Zimmerman's car. Zimmerman was left with only minor injuries from glass shards after the bullet shattered his window. Apperson claims Zimmerman pointed a gun at him first, but the jury did not believe his claim.
Apperson was charged with attempted second degree murder, armed aggravated assault, and shooting into a vehicle. He was found guilty of all three charges and will be serving 20 years in prison for his actions. Before the sentence was handed down, Matthew's wife Lisa asked the judge to throw out all the charges. She stated local authorities had "given George Zimmerman a golden ticket to go out and do whatever he wants to do."
It's definitely an interesting case involving the judicial system and is certainly causing a lot of controversy today.
So we have to ask...do you think 20 years is too much, considering George Zimmerman walked free? Or are they totally separate things? Let us know in the comments!