Russell Simmons: Guilty or Innocent Zimmerman 'Will Ultimately Be Punished' for Martin's Death

"Whether George Zimmerman is found innocent or guilty by the jury, I am firm believer that all of us live by karmic law, and he will ultimately be punished for the death of Trayvon, no matter what."

So wrote hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons Tuesday:

Like so many people across the country, I have followed the murder trial of George Zimmerman very closely. As we enter what is probably the last week of the trial, I am sure that everyone is anxious about the outcome. For the past 16 months, I have proudly supported the courageous parents of Trayvon Martin as they have fought for justice for their son. I have greatly admired the grace and humility that they have exuded throughout this entire tragic ordeal. For them, the day of judgement in the courtroom will be a very difficult day and I certainly will say a prayer for them when that day comes. [...]

He will soon be judged by a jury of his peers, and that is the best we can do. Whatever decision they make, is a decision that we must live with, whether we like it or not. Whether George Zimmerman is found innocent or guilty by the jury, I am firm believer that all of us live by karmic law, and he will ultimately be punished for the death of Trayvon, no matter what.

So if found innocent - which he obviously believes he is - Zimmerman will karmically be punished for having legally saved his own life in self defense?

I thought bad karma comes from performing misdeeds.

Apparently to Simmons, legally saving your own life is a misdeed.

Makes you wonder what Simmons thinks of OJ Simpson's karma.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.