You just got away with murder! Where are you going to go next?
"I'm going to Paula Deen's Lady and Sons Restaurant!"
Now that Trayvon Martin's rotting corpse has been convicted of Walking
While Black, what are we to learn about the criminal justice system in
the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave?
Well, first of all,
we've learned that hulking white men with guns and a criminal record of
violence can stalk, accost, assault and kill unarmed black youths in
Florida, use the Stand Your Ground law (Thank you, Jeb) and get away
with it. Secondly, it also proves the same law that's been successfully used in that same state
by old white men with erectile dysfunction doesn't necessarily apply to black women
who don't kill anyone but merely fire warning shots in a wall to scare
off an ex who'd violated a restraining order and broke into her home.
And that, if you're in Texas
, you can use the even more NRA-friendly "Shoot to Kill to Get Your Whoring Money Back" law.
George Zimmerman's acquittal last night by a jury of six women shows
that laws and One Size Fits All mandatory sentencing can not only be
perverted and twisted but that such contortions are almost invariably
predicated on purely racial lines.
Let's take stock from
the travesties we've seen just this past summer: George Zimmerman, a
large white man, stalked and shot to death an unarmed African American
youth who had both hands occupied with Arizona Iced Tea, Skittles and a
cell phone. The boy was on his way back to his father's house after a
trip to a convenience store and was going to continue watching a
football game. Zimmerman, a self-appointed vigilante (NOT
a "neighborhood watch captain
as it's been wearisomely reported in the MSM, especially ABC News),
called the police and was told by the dispatcher to stand down.
He then accosted the youth, who was understandably alarmed a white man
with a gun who wasn't a cop was following him and acting in a
confrontational, hostile and threatening manner, defended himself when
Zimmerman assaulted him. The corporate mainstream media, as per its
usual standards, then decided to give credence to racists and NRA gun
nuts (not that there's any degree of separation between them) by trying
Trayvon in the media for being a thug, a tactic used successfully by
Zimmerman's attorney, Don "Knock Knock" West.
We were treated
to pictures of guns on Martin's cell phone, Martin's middle finger,
Martin in a hoodie, Martin's gold tooth caps, Martin's alleged hostility
on the day of his death, Martin smoking pot. Yet, we'd heard precious
little about Zimmerman's history of racism, domestic violence and
attitude problem toward law enforcement. It was plain that the MSM,
which will always portray black people as perpetrators both real and
imagined and almost never as victims, put Martin on trial in the court
of public opinion.
And a jury of Zimmerman's peers
decided a large vigilante with a gun is justified in killing an unarmed
teenager as long as he gets to wave the "I was in fear of my life"
Earlier this summer, Marissa Alexander had gotten a
restraining order on her abusive ex husband just nine days after having
his child. He'd broken into her home and in the process, violated a
restraining order and began acting in a hostile manner. Marissa, after
repeated attempts get him to leave, then grabbed her pistol and fired a
warning shot into a wall.
The jury took all of 12 minutes to
convict the black woman, who then automatically got 20 years under Jeb
Bush's 10/20 mandatory sentencing laws that were originally written for
liquor store robbers and spree killers, not single mothers fearing, like
Zimmerman allegedly was, for their lives.
ALEC and the Koch
brothers have Trayvon's blood on their hands for the bottomlessly absurd
and endlessly despicable Stand Your Ground laws, another wonderful
legacy from Jeb, that have essentially been successfully used by white
racists such as Zimmerman while being denied that defense by people of
color. Stand Your Ground, and the Zimmerman exoneration, have
essentially declared open season on African Americans who may think
about breaking an unwritten law in Florida now known as "Walking While
: Mrs. JP reminds me that Stand Your Ground was not
invoked in the Zimmerman defense, a fact of which I should've been
cognizant as that fact was reported in the NY Times
Labels: George Zimmerman, Stand Your Ground, Trayvon Martin, Walking While Black