Zimmerman verdict: a tragedy for a family and for a nation
Posted in the Minneapolis Forum
#1 Jul 15, 2013
Is it bad that my first reaction to George Zimmermans not guilty verdict was Thank God we have Mark Dayton so we didnt get one of those BS ALEC-inspired Stand your ground laws in Minnesota?
This verdict is a tragedy for the Martin family, who lost their son and brother and now have no justice to show for it. I dont blame the black community for a second for anger and fear and immense racial animus over this. But lets be honest with ourselves: if Trayvon Martin were instead Tomas Martino, a scary-looking dark-skinned kid from Oaxaca, would George Zimmerman have done anything differently?
George Zimmerman is a racist scumbag. But this is a tragedy for a family, a community, and for our entire society that we allow entire states to pass laws which allow armed bigots to kill someone whose look they dont like, make ex post facto claims of fear for ones life, and get away with murder. All in the name of freedom and liberty from people we dont like, words we dont want to hear, sights we dont want to see.Stand Your Ground is nothing less than the legalization of the NRAs armed society = polite society trope, one of the most unamerican pieces of stinking filth in existence today.
We cannot bring back Trayvon Martin, nor will we be able to bring back the next person who is gunned down because they wore a hoodie in the wrong neighborhood by an overzealous bigot with legal cover. Or the one after that. Lets be perfectly clear-headed about this, its going to happen again and again and again while these idiotic fear-driven laws exist. The only thing we can do is get the morons and bigots who passed these laws out of office, whatever it takes, and repeal them in the name of freedom: freedom from idiocy, armed bigotry, and fear itself.
#3 Jul 15, 2013
Ask little Nizzle what he thinks about the 17 year old Trayvons of North Minneapolis.
Oh, wait, you can't, one of them murdered him!!!
Get off your high horse, Latte Liberals who are clueless about life in the hood!
#5 Jul 15, 2013
TrayVon = BeGone,,,,Gods court on earth, has spoken.
#6 Jul 15, 2013
Trayvon = gang banger who deserved to die
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