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You've probably heard, if you are paying attention, about the murder of Trayvon Martin. Oh, the cops are calling it "self defense" and letting his murderer walk free. It's in that racist cesspit Florida, after all.

Now go read this: The Crime of Being Black: Trayvon Martin and the Everyday Reality of Racist Violence in America

Think about this the next time you get twitchy about seeing a black or latino teenager just meandering down the street. He's just a kid, with as much right to walk around in public as any adult. Wearing a hoodie, hood up or down, isn't a fucking criminal act, damnit.

Hell, if you meet a kid wandering down the street, meet his eye, smile, say hi or wave. He's your neighbor, and has a right to be there, just like you.

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melchar
Mar. 21st, 2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
This was covered on a KGO talkshow and the fill-in host played the -live-, on-the-phone conversation the nasty, murdering racist was spewing as he -stalked- the kid and murdered him! It was completely premeditated, based on racial hatred and - as he is talking about shooting the 'coon' - the cop on the 911 line is telling him that 'you don't need to do that sir'.

NOT 'don't you dare shoot that kid' - or 'put your gun away you maniac'. I mean, WTF!?!
jilara
Mar. 23rd, 2012 12:37 am (UTC)
The kid's girlfriend was on the cell phone with him, as he was saying there was this guy stalking him. Right up until he yelled, and she could hear the phone drop, and couldn't call back.

And now they're buying this self defense thing? I know whose self defense it was, and it wasn't the guy with the gun. Unfortunately, defending yourself against a maniac with a gun is usually not effective.
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