Monday, July 15, 2013

Fade To Black

The verdict is in...I was in a hotel room in Washington D.C. when I heard it....I was with my family members from across the nation enjoying our bi-annual family reunion when I got the news...That was perhaps the only damper on what otherwise was an incredibly nice weekend..

The verdict is in...

Five white women and another woman identified as Latina, African-American, mystery...believed George Zimmerman's story...They believed that this 17 year old kid beat Zimmerman to within an inch of his life ,thus justifying him being murdered...

Never mind that this kid was minding his own business that night...never mind that this kid had committed no crime...Never mind that Zimmerman had been told by a 911 operator to stop following him...and never mind that this kid didn't have to stop and didn't have to answer any question that Zimmerman put before him...After all, Zimmerman was not a cop.....

They believed his story...That he was unjustly attacked and there for...Had no choice but to defend himself...
by using deadly force..

I forgot how much some people love fairy tales....

The verdict is in....

George Zimmerman is free...

How free do you feel?


Trayvon...This one is for you!

8 comments:

Larry J. Griffen said...

But for me it comes down to Zimmerman instigated a confrontation, killed an unarmed teenager, got acquitted under the guise of self-defense. He's alive, Martin is not. He gets to do things with his family and friends that Trayvon can no longer do. He's getting money from people that support what he did. And adding insult to injury, Zimmerman still has a right to carry a gun. He may be able to get back the gun he used to Martin. Zimmerman the "wannabe cop" has his ultimate fantasy- he got to shoot his gun, kill a person that he knew too many in our society and nation view as a inconsequential, disposable life (i.e. a young black male), and gets to go on with life as if nothing happened. Oh, and Black People, Trayvon's blood is on our hands, too. The murder case and verdict is a DIRECT outcome of the disgraceful number of homicides in our community, that we observe and say "Oh Well..." like it's normal. When we don't value the lives of young, black men... why are we shocked when George Zimmerman and the "justice system" does not? Look at Chicago on Independence Day this year. What was it, 36 shootings, 16 deaths. Our homicide-mad chickens are coming home to roost. We did as much harm to Trayvon as George Zimmerman...

Keith said...

Amen Brother...

Wilma De Soto said...

The Zimmerman Trial is over and the verdict is in. It is not the verdict for which I had hoped for, but frankly I am not surprised given the performance of the Prosecution during the trial and the standard of the law.

Moving forward, I truly believe citizens should petition for an amendment to the "Stand Your Ground" laws on so many books in many states.

"Stand Your Ground" should be amended to state if, "one is the instigator/pursuer/aggressor in an action that results in personal injury or death, one cannot plead 'self-defense' in a court of law."

Lmani S. Viney said...

Lets cut to the chase this morning. If we want to see change, then the group you need to squarely target in boycotting is the NRA.

The NRA is the one that controls the Florida Government. Their the ones that also control much of Congress. They have alot of wealth and influence. Their giants. Who would dare take them on and win? No one.

But could we take on their many business sponsors that DONT have the same money and influence as the NRA?

How stressful would it be for that little ole NRA card carrying business to have to deal with protests outside their door everyday?
Now imagine this at every business that sponsors the NRA.

Now when the NRA starts getting pressure from their backers, who do you think they will pressure on issues such as "stand your ground?"

I could be wrong. But it sure beats doing nothing.

Kwame Jackson said...

I woke up this morning with the surreal eerie feeling that my life, the life of my friends, and the life of my yet to be born children is not worth the same as everyone else's? That is the very definition of inequality and injustice in MY country that I love, but persist in making me feel like 3/5 of a Man. I'm sad today America :(...‪#‎Trayvon‬

Jazzy Joe Allen said...

After hearing some of the worst news in our lives on Saturday and Zimmermans brother rubbing it in, lets start to move forward and Leave it in GOD'S in Hands, we all know he will make the right decision.

Lashonda said...

othing compares to losing a child. Nothing compares to hearing the last words of someone taking their last breath. Nothing compares to the anger of seeing criminals walk freely, unaccountable for their actions. So what's the next step??? How to heal? How to forgive? How to continue fighting a system that works against you? How???

Well, it begins with Healing! Healing begins with Support and Compassion. Healing continues thru understanding, prayer, enlightenment and forgiveness.... Life is not always Fair nor Kind, but it is filled with many possibilities and solutions! Moving forward.. perpetuating the division & negativity gets us nowhere but further away from the goal at hand! Share thoughts of solutions for the frustration and disappointment that many of us feel. Stand for what's Right and do the work to change the system.. One City, One State, One Law at time... ‪#‎JusticeForAll‬

Anonymous said...

It is not over!George Zimmerman has has to relive this situation just as long as he's alive.We want justice for Trayvon Martin and bring closure for his family,One day soon Zimmerman time will come to atone for his action.Black America need to stand up and not let a tragedy allow to heal our Race! We need to never let the legal system in our country to tell us that Black life don't have no value,it still slavery no matter how you look at it! The fight for certain freedom for Black America continues on!




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