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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

How Obvious Does Murder Have To Be?


Walking down the street in America while being black appears to be a crime. Laws are created to protect citizens, not to keep murders free.

On February 26, 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. Zimmerman still hasn't been charged for murdering Martin.

Trayvon was a 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 that’s 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.


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This phone call from the slain Trayvon Martin to his girlfriend seconds before he was shot dead by a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain - "blows out of the water" the shooter's self-defense claim and he should be arrested "right now"!

Treyvon Martin, another senseless death by the right to tote vigilantes! Vigilante justice is never justified. How obvious does murder have to be? At 17, what did this young man do to deserve death - he was black walking the streets of America.

They say the deck of an aircraft carrier is the most dangerous place to be, I say bullshit, be black and walk the streets of white suburbia, now that's dangerous! A self-deputized armed block watcher follows an unarmed 17 year old black kid, who was walking home from the store after purchasing a bag of skittles, and winds up shooting the kid in the chest, killing him. Where the hell is justice?

Roger West