WAR ON FAIRNESS
(Fairness for Trayvon Martin)
This killing of a child by a grown man, IS NOT A BLACK AND WHITE ISSUE... THIS IS A 99% ISSUE. I wish I could have attended the hoodie march to demand fairness for Trayvon Martin... I am so angry that this murder was almost swept under the proverbial rug.
In this day and age, some conservative white folk are still trying to take the law into their own hands, vigilantly style.
We, the 99% are experiencing at this very moment, A WAR ON WOMEN, A WAR ON CIVIL RIGHTS, A WAR ON UNIONS and now IT'S A WAR ON FAIRNESS FOR THE 99%.
The young man, Trayvon Martin was fighting for his life. A black boy stalked by a man full of rage toward black males, with the intent to harm or kill one, who he feels is foreboding in his world of racial profiling; in Florida we have an insane law called STAND YOUR GROUND or SHOOT FIRST, in which supposedly, any citizen of Florida who feels threatened, has the right to fight back (even kill) in order to protect himself.
The police chief of Sanford, Florida, gave that right to George Zimmermann, but Trayvon Martin was denied that right. Trayvon, tried to fight off his stalker and it appears, at first he was not afraid, just curious as to why this man was following him, after all, he had the right to walk down the street of a neighborhood to a convenience store, without fear. Now the ones who are trying to protect George Zimmermann are saying he, felt threatened because he attacked this boy and the child fought back.
The law is insane, I knew it when it passed, (I was so outraged I had blogged on it http://thinkingblue.blogspot.com/2005/10/beware-of-shoot-first-law-in-florida.html ) but what is even more tragic, is the fact that a few have the right to use this atrocious law to physically assault a person and if that person fight's back the perpetrator has a legal right to kill (because he feels threatened??).
I don't know about you but I'm Mother F**king Angry and sad beyond words. thinkingblue
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Why This Is Important
On February 26, our son Trayvon Martin was shot and killed as he walked to a family member's home from a convenience store where he had just bought some candy. He was only 17 years-old.
Trayvon's killer, George Zimmerman, admitted to police that he shot Trayvon in the chest. Zimmerman, the community's self appointed "neighborhood watch leader," called the police to report a suspicious person when he saw Travyon, a young black man, walking from the store. But Zimmerman still hasn't been charged for murdering our son.
Trayvon was our hero. At the age 9, Trayvon pulled his father from a burning kitchen, saving his life. He loved sports and horseback riding. At only 17 he had a bright future ahead of him with dreams of attending college and becoming an aviation mechanic. Now thats all gone.
When Zimmerman reported Trayvon to the police, they told him not to confront him. But he did anyway. All we know about what happened next is that our 17 year-old son, who was completely unarmed, was shot and killed.
It's been nearly two weeks and the Sanford Police have refused to arrest George Zimmerman. In their public statements, they even go so far as to stand up for the killer - saying he's "a college grad" who took a class in criminal justice.
Please join us in calling on Norman Wolfinger, Florida's 18th District State's Attorney, to investigate my son's murder and prosecute George Zimmerman for the shooting and killing of Trayvon Martin.
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