I am truly disheartened today. As we all know that barbarian George Zimmerman was acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin. This man was guilty as sin. The world knew it. He knew it. That’s why he didn’t want to take the stand in his own defense, because they would have murdered him on the stand…
But how could this be? It was clearly that boy’s voice on the 911 tape. But they would not allow the Voice Recognition Expert to take the stand and confirm that. Zimmerman was allowed to go home after the police arrived at the scene. Who does that, when it’s just you and a dead body and no one knows what happened? In the real world, that person would have gone to jail till this was figured out, instead of home to come up with a story and fake injuries. And what about those injuries? There were clearly no injuries on this boob when they finally did arrest him, and he was shown coming out of the police car at the jail. But when he made his little ‘commercial’ he was banged and bandaged up. The first 911 operator told him not to follow this ‘suspect’ that a unit was on the way, but he did anyway, and his comments on that call solidified for the whole world, his feelings about this black man in a hoodie.
The bigger picture is what message is this sending to our children, our Black children especially? The message I am getting is that it is no longer okay to walk down the street wearing a hoodie, lest you be profiled as a hoodlum and shot down in the street. That you have to worry each time your child leaves home in his hoodie, and wonder if, minding his own business, he has encountered his own George Zimmerman.
And it is okay to kill a Black person and expect to get off scott free. Sean Bell, Oscar Grant, Amadou Diallo, and Charles de Menezes (7x in the head-No Conviction), Tyisha Shenee Miller, fired on 24 times sittin’ in her car in a mall parkin’ lot. She was holdin’ her cellphone…Four to the head killed her. She was labeled a gangbanger, and they walked. Scott free. In each of these cases, the victim was eviscerated in court, and the perps set free.
The family is planning to file Federal civil rights charges against this cretin. They will hopefully stick like they did to O.J. Even though he was acquitted, he was found guilty, in civil court and ordered to pay millions.
But as my friend, Precilla said, Zimmerman may have not gone free, but he will never be free in his mind, in his soul, or his spirit, because he knows he did the wrong thing and will have to try and live with that. Then again, public outcry is so fierce over this, somebody might lay hands on him themselves, unless Florida is going to pay for protection, and then how long will that last? He can’t hide forever…
I will never look at a can of Arizona Ice Tea and a pack of Skittles the same way again.