Just a few points I wanted to express about the Trayvon Martin case. No particular order. No pseudo-activism. If you’re light skinned and under 6ft. I don’t expect you to feel me and we can’t engage in conversations about race relations in America. You aren’t a threat.
For starters, I hope everyone understands that by charging Zimmerman with 2nd degree murder instead of manslaughter, they have all but insured that he gets off. Unless there is evidence out there we don’t know about, he is not getting convicted of 2nd degree murder. 2nd degree murder has to prove “depravity” from what I understand. Manslaughter is a no brainer. It’s the old banana in the tailpipe move.
Sybrina Fulton [Trayvon's mother] needs better representation and just needs to be on hush mode until she’s needed in trial. Saying that she thinks the fatal shooting of her son was an accident was terrible and appearing on Bill O’ Reilly’s bigot ass show was even worse. You can’t convict 2nd degree murder off of an accident. If her goal is to see Zimmerman do real time, she really needs to shut up. Next thing you know Zimmerman’s people will piggy back the defense, claim it was a horrible accident, and he’ll spend 40 months locked up instead of life. The Martin’s need better handlers. That Spanglish speaking lawyer can’t be too much help if he can’t even master the language. He may be incompetent. He maybe somebody’s cousin. I don’t know but he’s a councilor he’s supposed to council the family on what to say. Lawyer fail.
I didn’t get my hopes up when he was arrested and now Zimmerman’s bond is $150,000. The black reaction must be hilarious to the judicial system. Zimmerman’s donations from his fuck ass website can easily cover his freedom. The fantastic part is that he only has to pay 10% of his bail so a murderer is free on 15,000.
Fuck Zimmerman. He has too much support for being dead wrong. Even if Trayvon did in fact look suspicious [LOOK suspicious] how do you justify killing someone who you THINK is about to do wrong?
I’m not feeling any of it. The stage seems to be set for Zimmerman to walk.
I wish that people cared about the dead bodies in their own zip codes as much as they did about the ones they see on national news. People are upset about this case and rightfully so, but they forgot about Troy Davis, Tarika Wilson, Robert Tolan and Sean Bell already. People don’t care about changes in their neighborhoods until someone who isn’t from their hood changes things. That shit is backwards as hell. I’m not saying don’t care about issues like this at all, but people bypass the same crucial shit that happens on their yard but will rally to the death for strangers miles away. Al Sharpton got y’all in fucking LaLa land.
The same shit has been going on in the black community for at least the last 4 decades. There are states in the Union where we are one vote away from bein 3/5 of a person again. When I see people talking about how it is now, it just means they don’t know their own history.
No matter what we do, we aren’t going to change stereotypes. Black stereotypes were not based on fact, were not created by us, and are perpetuated by a nation who believes in them. It’s a lost fight. This case is taking place in Florida. The same Sunshine State that let Casey Anthony skate. If we can’t get justice for a helpless, white toddler, the fuck makes you think we’re gonna get justice for a 6ft. teenage black male? Just live life and keep it pushing.
You don’t have to agree with shit I’m saying. I’m just throwing my 2 cents in the air and letting it hit the ground. You pick it up, that’s on you.