You may think I am mad. What could the two POSSIBLY have to do with each other.
First I want to answer the Martin’s. No, George Zimmerman should have stayed in the car.
Why was he acquitted? Because the way Florida law is written, the jury followed the law.
The United States exists on a level of trust. A nation of laws. Do you really want to act on emotion? Whites who lynched blacks in the bad old days in the American South saw it as justice. Our legal system is not always fair (lesson learned) but without it we have no peace. Look at the cover story of Time about Egypt. Do we want the rule of the street?
That leads me to the street. The United States has that. It’s called Chicago, specifically the Englewood neighborhood. Most African-Americans are killed by other African-Americans. The reason the Zimmerman case took off as it did is BECAUSE it didn’t happen in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood and the killer was not African-American. Watch the show, The First 48 on A&E. Help those homicide detective have to go to fewer homicides.
My rent paying job, (when I am not writing) involves troubleshooting. When you troubleshoot, you look for the most common problem. While keeping the shooting death of Trayvon Martin firmly in mind, isn’t the first problem to solve the gang violence causing the majority of the deaths? Just asking.
- All Americans responsible for combating ‘black-on-black’ crime, problems (Janita Poe) (al.com)
- Wichita gang violence up over last year (kansas.com)
- Beyond George Zimmerman: we need to be talking about black-on-black crime | Crystal Wright (guardian.co.uk)
- Hey Sharpton, focus on this 17-year-old dead black child, not Trayvon (bizpacreview.com)
- Rep. Bobby Rush Slams Gingrich Over Chicago Violence: ‘When You Were Speaker, You Didn’t Want To Hear’ About This (mediaite.com)
- Don’t Be Mad About Zimmerman’s Verdict If You Avoid Jury Duty (oldschool945.com)